Safety and Protection

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, residential care facilities for the elderly, 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. 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 410-545-7702.

Senior Legal Services (SLS)
This program provides quality, pro-bono legal services to older adults over the age of 60 with low income. 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.