This resource page will be continually updated with the latest information and resource links that Maryland’s more than 771,000 family caregivers should know about as they practice their labor of love. Last updated October 2018. En Español 

Caregiving Resources:

Learn about Maryland’s CARE Act and download your free wallet card

Earned Sick Leave in Maryland: Top Five Things to Know

Maryland Guardianship Information
If someone is caring for a family member who can no longer make decisions for themselves and who did not plan ahead for legal/financial power or attorney and/or health care agent, the Maryland Courts website provides a wealth of information regarding guardianship, including instructions on how to file a guardianship petition, forms, and self-help videos. Get more information

Emergency Lifespan Respite Care Grant
The Federal Administration for Community Living’s Lifespan Respite Care Grant is now available through The Department of Human Services Social Services Administration, Office of Adult Services.
The Emergency Respite Care will be available to provide assistance for individuals with special needs, living in the community across the age and disability spectrum, in or out of their homes, by qualified care workers in order to provide relief for their families or informal caregivers.
Get more information

National Resources of Note:
Caring for the Caregiver: A Guide for Physicians (from AMA website)

If you have questions related to AARP’s role in family caregiving resources or other questions, please send an email to md@aarp.org with the subject line “Caregiving Question.”