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HomeAging In Place Resources

        Howard County Office on Aging and Independence

Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services

9830 Patuxent Woods Drive• Columbia, Maryland 21045  * 410-313-6410 voice/relay                                          FAX 410-313-6540

Aging in Place Resources


Home Modifications:

Ramps,  Stairlifts, Railings, Grab Bars, Vertical Platform Lifts, Vertical Lifts

Freedom Mobility:

Mobility 101: 

Home Safe Home:

Amp Ramp:             1-888-715-7598

Owner:                   Greg


Rebuilding Together:  Must meet eligibility requirements


Accessible Resources for Independence (ARI)- portable ramp loan program.

National Association of Home Buildings Aging in Place Specialist          


Home Safety Assessments:

Freedom Mobility:

Mobility 101: 

Home Safe Home:

Age Safe America:

Private Occupational Therapy Practitioner


Funding Sources:

Private Pay

Howard County Livable Home Tax Credit:  410-313-4076 ($2,500)

Howard County Aging in Place Tax Credit:  410-313-2323

MD Independent Living Tax Credit:

MD Accessible Homes for Seniors:  410 429-7409

Rebuilding Together:  Must Meet eligibility requirements

Housing Repair Loan Program 410-313-6316


Durable Medical Equipment/Assistive Technology Loan Closets

Loan Closet: County Funded- Office of Disability Services

7125 Riverwood Drive, Suite D1, Columbia, MD 21046.  Appointments required for all services;

call 410-313-0363 (voice/relay) to discuss your needs.

·       Howard County Residents and caregivers

·       Reused/Donated Equipment

·       Provides DME:  walkers, WC, crutches, toilet aids, bathing aids, hoyer lifts/slings, WC Cushions

·       Stairglides and ramps-donated/new:  Client pays for install

·       NO Hospital Beds, CPAP machines, ICE Machines, Mattresses, Equipment needing calibration


Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use Center

11701 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone:  240-230-0800

·       Wheelchairs, Power Chairs, Rollators, Scooters, Walkers, Shower Supports, Hospital Beds, Mattresses, Hoyer Lifts, Medical Reclining Chairs, etc.

·       Must complete a request from either Complex or Basic Equipment

·       Client can pick up at Cheltenham, MD location or equipment can be delivered to Howard County LC. Deliveries every two weeks.


Assistive Technology Loan Program (MDTAP)

2301 Argonne Drive, Room T-17

Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone:  410-554-9230 or 1-800-832-4827

TTY: 1-866-881-7488/ FAX: 410-554-9237



Description: Aids Maryland residents with disabilities and their families in qualifying for low-ionterest loans to purchase assistive technology.  No charge.


Medicare Part B:

Medicare Part B covers medically necessary DME if your doctor prescribes it for use in your home. DME that Medicare covers includes, but isn’t limited to:

·       Blood sugar meters

·       Blood sugar test strips

·       Canes

·       Commode chairs

·       Continuous passive motion devices

·       Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices

·       Crutches

·       Hospital Beds

·       Home infusion services

·       Infusion pumps & supplies

·       Lancet devices & lancets

·       Nebulizers & nebulizer medications

·       Oxygen equipment & accessories

·       Patient Lifts

·       Pressure-reducing support surfaces

·       Suction pumps

·       Traction equipment

·       Walkers

·       Wheelchairs & scooters

Disclaimer:  Howard County Government, Office on Aging and Independence does not endorse any business or individual listed on this document and is only providing contact information.  This material is compiled as a courtesy for Howard County residents and services only as a resource document; Howard County Government, Office on Aging and Independence is not responsible for any misinformation offered by the organization or accidental errors in documentation.  Howard Count Government, Office on Aging and Independence is not accountable for the performance of companies or individuals on this list.  The consumer is responsible for screening and contracting with the company or individual if you need this document in an alternate format contact the Maryland Access Point (MAP) at 410-313-1234(voice/relay).