Senior Services

Montgomery County, Maryland

Phone number: 301-572-6585 ext. 2190
Hispanic Seniors Outreach program: 301-572-6585 ext. 2190

Services offered:
The following services and programs are free to homebound seniors, 60 years of age and older, who reside in Montgomery County, Maryland. Services are offered in English and Spanish.

  • In-home Therapy with Homebound Seniors: Assessments, brief psychotherapy and practical support helps homebound individuals and families deal with issues like difficult behaviors, stress, depression, adjustment and chronic disease management.
  • Hispanic Outreach Program: This program provides culturally sensitive, bi-lingual short-term therapy and gero-psychiatric care to homebound seniors in our community who speak Spanish.
  • Gero-psychiatric Consultation: In-home consultations with an English or Spanish speaking psychiatrist can determine appropriate treatment interventions. These recommendations are shared with the primary care physician for ongoing care.
  • Family Therapy: Families experiencing lifespan transitions, strong emotional response to the health of a senior or caregiver stress may benefit from psychotherapy services.
  • Educational Seminars for Seniors: Classes on mental health and wellness issues for seniors. The primary goal of these seminars is mental illness prevention and early intervention for seniors.
  • Professional Consultations & Educational Seminars: Free case consultation, staff training and collaborative activities are offered to aging service processionals and community organizations that provide services to seniors in Montgomery County.
  • Drop-in Support Groups for Seniors: Community outreach and drop-in support groups are offered throughout Montgomery County. Drop-in groups offered at Senior Centers are designed to decrease social isolation, help seniors make friends and encourage learning about self-care and wellness.
  • Mental Health Support for Caregivers: Professionals that understand the unique mental health needs of seniors and caregivers offer ongoing education and support services to caregivers in our community.

Population Served:
There are approximately 92,000 seniors living in Montgomery County. The following are indications that a senior might have problems that might be addressed by our programs:

  • Unexplained decrease or increase in appetite
  • Increased anger or irritability
  • Rapid mood changes
  • Unusual or disorganized behavior
  • Makes statements about suicide or an “empty life”
  • Isolating self from others
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Unusually quiet
  • Tearful without apparent cause
  • Highly suspicious of others and makes false accusations
  • Refuses to leave home (despite being physically able to leave)
  • Hearing voices or seeing things that others do not hear or see
  • Inability to maintain personal hygiene
  • Excessive collection and retention of newspapers, trash, unopened sale items, clothing, paper, rotting food, animals (hoarding)

Program Staff:
Staff includes licensed mental health clinicians and psychiatrists trained in gero-psychiatric care and senior mental health.

Program eligibility:

  • Montgomery County resident, aged 60 or older
  • Individual is at risk for or has a suspected mental health concern and who is not currently receiving other mental health treatment
  • Senior must be homebound: unable or unwilling to leave the home for treatment

To refer a senior for our services, please fill out our Referral Form by clicking here.

Please note: This site is not monitored for responses to crisis or emergency communications left on the site. If this is a life threatening emergency call 911.  For an immediate response in the following counties, call our crisis hotlines in Prince George's County (301-429-2185), Baltimore County (410-931-2214) or the Eastern Shore (888-407-8018), as well as Mecklenburg County NC (704-566-3410, option 1).”