Nursing Home Level of Care

 

What determines the eligibility requirement of “nursing home level of care”?

The Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is a tool used by the state to meet the federal requirement to help ensure that individuals are not inappropriately placed in nursing homes for long-term care. Our qualified nursing staff is responsible for completing this screening with the potential PACE participant.

The PASRR can advance person-centered care planning by assuring that psychological, psychiatric, and functional needs are considered along with personal goals and preferences in planning long-term care.

 

“Nursing home level of care” may include needing assistance with:

  • Medication management

  • Wound care

  • Nursing management with injections

  • Catheter care

  • Activities of daily living which may include:

    • Dressing

    • Walking

    • Bathing

    • Assistance with meals

    • Transferring

    • Toileting

    • Housekeeping

    • Eating

    • Laundry

    • Shopping

  • Chronic health conditions

    • Vascular disease

    • Major Depressive, Bipolar and Paranoid disorders

    • Diabetes

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    • Congestive heart failure

    • Cardiac conditions which require close monitoring

    • Cognitive impairment (hypertension, hyperlipidemia, etc)

    • Mental health conditions

 

[graphic provided by National PACE Association]