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									                                                           PRI (Patient Review Instrument) /Screen
                                                    If you feel it is time to consider or pursue another level of care such as a
                                                    Nursing Home, your first step is an assessment to determine what care you
                                                    may need. Contact Ontario County Home Health Agency or Finger Lakes
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                                                    Visiting Nurse Service to request an assessment known as a PRI/Screen. A
                                                    nurse will come to your home and evaluate your situation. It is recommended
                                                    that a caregiver who knows you be present at the time of the evaluation. The
                                                    nurse will also discuss alternative options such as Adult Homes, Adult Day Care
                                                    or in-home services if they are appropriate for you.

                                                    What will the nurse look at?                        How is the PRI/Screen paid for?
                                                    Medical conditions                                  Medicaid
                                                    Treatments                                          Medicare (under certain
                                                    Medications                                         circumstances)
                                                    Special Diets                                       Sliding scale fee based on monthly
                                                    Therapies                                           income.
                                                    Abilities/limitations
                                                    Behaviors
                                                    Home caregiving arrangements                             If you need Medicaid to pay for
                                                                                                              your care, call Ontario County
                                                    What happens next?                                       Department of Social Services
                                                    The nurse will complete the PRI/Screen                                   at
                                                    paperwork and the results will then be                  (585) 396-4060 (315) 789-2841
                                                    mailed to you.                                                (877) 814-690 toll free

                                                    What must I do?                                     Lists of Nursing Homes, Adult
                                                    -make an appointment to visit Nursing               Homes and Adult Day Care in
                                                     Homes or programs you are considering.             Ontario County may be obtained by
                                                    -submit applications with the PRI/Screen            contacting the Office for the Aging.
                                                     attached.                                          You may also request information
                                                    -continue to contact the facilities where you       regarding Paying for Nursing Home
                                                     have applied to check on your status.              Care.
                                                     Keep in mind that PRI/Screen is valid for
                                                     three months then needs to be updated.

                                                                 To schedule a PRI/Screen or for more information call:
                                                       Ontario County Home Health Agency or Visiting Nurse Service
                                                       (585) 396-4353 or (800) 299-9996          (315) 789-9821 or (800) 253-4439


                                                                      This Fact Sheet provides general information only.
                                                     Contact the appropriate agency mentioned for information on your individual circumstances.

                                                     (585) 396-4040          Ontario County Office for the Aging            (315) 781-1321
                                                                               www.co.ontario.ny.us/aging                          03/14/05pg

								
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