Pre-Admission Consultation (PAC)
Pre-admission consultation is a service provided by Aging and
Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to individuals who are in the process
of considering or making a decision about the need to move out of his or
her home in order to receive the help they need to remain independent and
safe. Sometimes people are unaware that there are services and supports
that can be provided right in their own home, often making a move
unnecessary. Those who want to move into a nursing home or assisted living
facility (such as a community based residential facility or residential
care apartment complex), can find it difficult to know which facility
would be the best for them or a loved one.
Through pre-admission consultation provided by the ADRC, people have a
conversation with a knowledgeable professional about the options available
to him or her and the costs of different options. ADRC staff can help
individuals consider how long personal funds will last and discuss what
may happen if money runs out so people can best plan for their future. The
conversation can also include information about the sources of government
funding that may be available and how people can be eligible. The
pre-admission consultation will provide individuals with an opportunity to
discuss important factors to consider when choosing among long term care
programs, settings and benefits.
Information for Potential Residents
For a brochure with additional information about pre-admission
consultation and the way that you can contact the ADRC in your community,
click below on the county where you currently live.
Information for Residential Providers
In addition, nursing homes, community based residential facilities (CBRFs),
and residential care apartment complexes (RCACs) are required to provide
prospective residents with a brochure about the pre-admission consultation
service provided by ADRCs. These providers can click on the appropriate
county below to access and print the brochure they are required to provide
to individuals interested in residing in their facility.
ADRC Resource Centered
Technical Assistance Memo:
COP-W Numbered Memo:
brochures by County written in English, Spanish and Hmong.
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March 28, 2013