First Steps


The first steps in planning for long-term services involve educating yourself on local resources, asking questions, and assessing your situation.

Here are a few things you can do to get started as you plan for your future:

  • Assess your need for long-term services and supports.
  • Consider your financial circumstances and how they may change over time.
  • Maintain your health and independence by having healthy eating habits, physical activity, mental stimulation and regular health care check ups.
  • Talk with your friends and family about what kinds of care you would like.
  • Familiarize yourself with local resources.

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Connect with your local MAP office.

Maryland Access Point (MAP) staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.

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Disclaimer: Please note that because providers voluntarily list their services on this site, all providers in the state may not be listed. While we strive to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, the inclusion of a provider listing on Maryland Access Point does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that services. Always use appropriate caution by consulting trusted advisers and checking references and licensure before hiring a care provider.

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