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First Steps


The first steps in planning for long-term services involve educating yourself on local resources, asking questions, and assessing your situation.

Here are a few things you can do to get started as you plan for your future:

  • Assess your need for long-term services and supports.
  • Consider your financial circumstances and how they may change over time.
  • Maintain your health and independence by having healthy eating habits, physical activity, mental stimulation and regular health care check ups
  • Talk with your friends and family about what kinds of care you would like.
  • Familiarize yourself with local resources.

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Maryland Access Point (MAP) staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.