Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS)
Charles County Department of Health
PO Box 1050
4545 Crain Highway
White Plains, MD 20695
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
AERS is a comprehensive whole person, in-home evaluation and assessment program for aged and/or disabled adults.
Statewide Evaluation and Planning Service (STEPS)
The STEPS evaluation is completed in the home by a nurse or social worker. The results of the personalized evaluations help the AERS team to make specific and appropriate recommendations and identify resources that help the aged and/or disabled adults at risk for nursing facility placement to remain living in the community. The AERS team meets regularly with the Office on Aging and the Department of Social Services in Care Planning to carry out the recommendations that will best help the individual.
AERS also performs inter-RAI evaluations for community Medicaid recipients who are seeking Home and Community-based Services (HCBS).
Pre-Admission and Resident Review ( PASRR)
AERS is responsible for performing the Federally mandated PASRR evaluations for clients who have an Intellectual Disability (ID) or Mental Illness (MI) and are in need of Long Term Facility Placement
- To help aged or disabled persons remain in the community in the least restrictive environment while functioning at the highest level of independence and personal well being.
- To reduce unnecessary admissions and length of stay in psychiatric and long term care facilities.
- STEPS: Aged and/or Disabled adults at risk for nursing facility placement who wish to remain living in their homes/community that do not have full Community Medical Assistance Benefits.
- Inter-RAI: Adults or children with active full Medical Assistance Benefits.
- PASRR: Any adult who has an intellectual disability or mental illness entering into a Nursing Facility.
Who can refer individuals to AERS?
- Concerned individuals
- Family members
- Department of Aging
- General hospitals
- Psychiatric hospitals
- State agencies
Referrals should be made through the Maryland Access Point (MAP) or call 301-934-0103 or 1-855-843-9725.
For more information and descriptions of the programs that are offered under Maryland Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services please visit the Maryland Home and Community-Based Services website.