Health Services – Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS)
Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) is a Maryland Medicaid program. AERS provides comprehensive evaluations for aged and functionally disabled adults and children. The purpose of an AERS evaluation is to identify the individual’s needs and to recommend services or determine medical eligibility for Medicaid programs. The services recommended by AERS are to assist an individual to either remain in the community, or in the least restrictive environment where they are able to function at the highest level of safety and independence.
AERS can help:
- Individuals seeking information regarding home and community based services
- Individuals at risk for admission to nursing home
- Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) screening and evaluations for nursing home admissions or nursing home residents with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, or both
- Individuals age 65 or older, admitted to a State of Maryland psychiatric facility.
AERS staff is comprised of nurses and social workers.