Elder Rights

safety and protection

These services are designed specifically to support the protection and safety of older adults and adults with disabilities.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO)
The Ombudsman advocates for the rights of people living in Baltimore’s skilled nursing facilities and assisted living programs. A trained Ombudsman receives and responds to individual complaints and issues by, or on behalf of the resident. These may include allegations of elder abuse, negelct, or issues involving care. For more information, call 410-396-3144.

Public Guardianship
This program provides a court-appointed guardian to individuals age 65 and older who have been adjudicated disabled by
the Circuit Court. For more information, call 410-396-CARE (2273).

Senior Legal Services (SLS)
This program provides quality, pro-bono legal services to older adults over the age of 60. Attorneys advise and represent clients on a broad range of civil legal matters including estate planning, consumer and debt collection issues, landlord/tenant disputes, housing matters, foreclosure prevention, probate, and guardianship. For more information, call 410-396-1322 or visit the Senior Legal Services (SLS) website.