- OFA Home
- Bill Payer Program
- Caregiver Support
- Chronic Disease Self Management
- Community Assistance Program for Seniors
- Community Living Program
- Elder Abuse Coalition
- Elder Wellness
- Employment (Title V)
- In Home Personal Care
- Information, Referral & Outreach
- Legal Services Program
- Long Term Care Ombudsman
- Long Term Home Health Care Program
- Meals & Nutrition
- Mission Statement
- Oneida County HIPAA
- Placement Assistance Program
- Social Adult Day Care
- Transportation Program
- WRAP-Weatherization & Energy
- 2012 Annual Report
Placement Assistance Program
PRI / SCREEN / DMS-1 ASSESSMENT
A Patient Review Instrument (PRI /SCREEN is required before any person can enter a skilled nursing facility. A DMS-1 and/or a PRI is used to determine the level of care a person requires. The SCREEN determines . the type of facility that can best meet that persons needs.
A PRI assessment is very thorough and includes medical conditions, treatments and medications needed, special diets or therapies needed, physical and mental abilities and limitations, ability to perform acts of daily living such as eating, moving and toileting, and behaviors such as aggressiveness and disruptiveness.
The SCREEN uses information gathered from the PRI and has two purposes. The first is to determine a person’s potential to be appropriately care for in a setting other than a residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) The second is to assess persons being recommended for RHCF placement for possible mental illness an/or mental retardation or developmental disabilities .
PRI/SCREENS are also completed as part of the eligibility process for participation in Medicaid waiver programs such as the Home and Community Based Waiver,(HCBW), Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver (TBI), and the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver (NHTDW). A PRI/ must be completed by a qualified screener, who is certified by the NYSDOH.
In 2011, OFA-OCC served (268) unduplicated persons, and provided 1,072 assessments / re-assessments under this program.