COVID-19 UPDATE

This is an important update about COVID-19. It is our priority to keep our members and communities safe; therefore, our AA office and boutique are open at 50% capacity. Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00-5:00PM with limited services available. For boutique hours, click here.

Our Frederick County Office is open with limited staff and services Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30PM. For boutique hours, click here. Want to volunteer? We need you! Click here to apply.

Our Mid Shore Office is open with limited staff and services Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30PM. Please call for more information.

Click here for our FAQ document of re-opening safety guidelines.

Member Care

This program offers person-centered support, advocacy, and social engagement opportunities for members of Partners In Care.  The Member Care team provides assistance with navigating county and state agencies, offering resource referrals, and assistance with completing forms and applications. Neighborly assistance and resources are available for those transitioning home from hospital stays, as well as for caregivers in need of support in caring for a loved one. Creative, community-based activities and gatherings are planned regularly to address social isolation and to build community. Additional services include friendly visits and phone calls, and picking up groceries and prescriptions.

Warm Houses– members can connect with various social groups that travel community to community to increase engagement and prevent isolation.

Phone Buddies– One-on-one phone calls for members to chat with other older adults and prevent isolation.

Social Learnings (PIC & CFL)- community events that feature speakers or a specific topic like financial planning, emergency preparedness, etc.

Repairs With Care

Partners In Care volunteers help members maintain their homes for safe and independent living. Services include: nonprofessional skills such as light carpentry, painting, repairing leaky faucets and toilets, replacing light bulbs, and addressing safety issues by installing handrails, repairing stairs, and installing bathroom safety equipment. Members will pay for repair materials, but the service is free of cost. Availability of repairs is dependent on the gifts and talents of our volunteers. 

Personal Emergency Response System

This program helps older adults remain independent in their homes, by giving them a peace of mind. This Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), is a waterproof medical alert device you wear on your wrist or around your neck that is designed to reduce the concerns and risks of being alone. In the event of a scare, fall, or emergency, help is available at the touch of a button. Systems are for all members of the community. Private Pay and Maryland Medicaid Waiver Provider options. Call your local office to schedule a free demonstration today.

Veterans Helping Veterans

VHV helps Active Duty, Veterans and their spouses who are 60+ years old remain independent in their own homes and engaged in the community by providing:

  • Transportation
  • Handyman Services- Repairs With Care
  • Friendly Visits & Phone Calls
  • Supportive Social Network
  • Stimulating Activities
  • Educational Events/Speaker Series
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Comprehensive Resource Guide
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Ride Partners

Partners In Care volunteers use their own vehicles to provide occasional arm-in-arm, door-through-door transportation for older adults to non-emergency medical appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, hair salons, and other errands. Approved caregivers may ride along. This is a no-cost service for our members. Call your local office to find out more about eligibility and guidelines.

Community For Life℠ (CFL)

CFL is our new program (effective Nov. 1, 2020).  A service navigator will connect members (60 years & older) with vetted contractors to provide guaranteed handyman services, and will also provide guaranteed transportation. For a monthly fee, members will be provided with either 5 or 12 service hours (per month). For more information, contact heidibresee@partnersincare.org (Frederick & Washington Counties), yannysilvarosario@partnersincare.org (Anne Arundel County), & christierottman@partnersincare.org (Talbot & Caroline Counties).

Mobility Bus

The Mobility Bus provides affordable, wheelchair and scooter accessible, on-demand transportation for members in the community. Caregivers may ride along.  Services available only in Anne Arundel County at this time.

To schedule a ride, individuals can make a reservation in advance via email at matthewjermann@partnersincare.org or call 410-544-4800 between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.  Weekend service and group rates are also available.

Rates are based on:

Distance from Client’s Residence

Hourly Rate Including Wait Time

10 miles or less

$20.00

10-15 miles

$22.50

15-20 miles

$25.00

Non-Discrimination Statement
Partners In Care is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied benefits of the transit services we offer.

Hop On, Hop Off Shuttle

The Hop On, Hop Off Shuttle serves PIC members who live in the zip code areas of 21144, 21076, and 21077. The shuttle ONLY runs on Wednesdays from 8 am- 4 pm. Members must schedule their ride seven days in advance. This is a no-cost service. Remaining 2020 dates are Oct. 28th & Nov. 18th.

The shuttle stops at Arundel Village and Arundel Mills (Walmart). In addition, the shuttle serves two medical facilities: Johns Hopkins Community Physicians-Odenton Medical Pavilion-Annapolis Road and Primary Care of Hanover- University of Maryland Medical System- Teague Road (adjacent to Arundel Village)

If you have a doctor’s appointment at either of these facilities when the Hop On, Hop Off Shuttle operates, service will be provided.

For schedule or more information, contact Sharon Smith at 410-544-4800 or sharonsmith@partnersincare.org

Boutiques

Our Upscale Resale Boutiques are located in Anne Arundel County and Frederick County. They are a thriving social enterprise and microcosm of Partners In Care “in action” with volunteers contributing their time and talents each week.