Pre-admission consultation is a service provided by Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to people who are in the process of considering or making a decision about the need to move out of the person's 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.