There are a variety of options for individuals and their families to consider prior to making a decision about the necessity nursing facility placement. Indiana's Nursing Facility PreAdmission Screening (PAS) program helps individuals evaluate their needs and provides information on possible alternatives to nursing home admission.
Since 1983, PASís primary purpose is to assure that alternatives are explored before nursing facility placement is deemed appropriate. Care Managers help applicants determine the best options for their long-term care, ranging from in-home and community-based services to placement in a nursing facility.
Alternatives to Nursing Facilities
Some alternatives that may be available are:
- Assisted Living
- Home Health Services
- Private-Pay Services
- In-Home Services
- Adult Day Services
Nursing Facility Placement
Sometimes nursing facility placement is the best alternative. If this placement is necessary, Care Managers will evaluate the level of medical need for an applicant in order to locate the best facility to meet his or her needs.
Additional Forms for Admission to Nursing Facility from Home: