Home Care / In Home Aide Services (IHAS)

The program provides self-care services (such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation assistance, etc.) to frail seniors and adults with disabilities to help them remain in their own homes. The goal is to prevent or reduce the length of institutionalization, and help relieve caregivers of some of their responsibilities of care for disabled family members.

How to Apply

Call the Aging and Disability Resource Unit at 240-777-3000 for more information and to discuss eligibility for the program.

Documents To Bring


Eligibility Requirements

An individual is eligible for Home Care if the individual is receiving case management and requires the service as a part of a treatment plan to prevent or reduce the length of institutional placement;  prevent or reduce the length of out-of-home placement of children; prevent or remedy abuse, neglect, self-neglect, or exploitation; or promote self-sufficiency; and is:

  • Unable to obtain the necessary paraprofessional services from another resource;
  • Willing to accept Home Care; and agrees to pay any fee required. 

Fees and Payments

Fees are determined based on an established sliding fee scale.  A monthly payment plan is established for those individuals who have fees. 


  1. How many hours can I receive weekly?
    An assessment is done to establish a weekly service plan.   The number of weekly hours provided is based on need and funding availability.
  2. Can a family member provide my care and get reimbursed? 
    During the assessment to determine service eligibility, available service provider options are discussed with clients and/or their families.  There are some situations that a paid provider may be a family member.

Additional Information

No Additional Information at this time