Nursing Facility Outreach

Under contract with Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD), ARI staff visit 14 nursing facilities across Anne Arundel and Howard counties on a monthly basis. We provide outreach and support to all residents who may be interested in transitioning to community living. We visit with nursing facility residents and if applicable family members, Power of Attorney and/or guardian(s), as well as staff to provide information and resources on accessing community services.

We find that when people have an opportunity to learn from a peer who has experienced moving from a nursing facility back to the community, there is a greater comfort in exchanging information.

While all residents are eligible to receive support and resources from our staff, only residents with Long Term Care or Community Medicaid are eligible for application assistance for Medicaid community based long-term supports and services, including Community First Choice and the Home & Community Based Options Waiver.

Both programs provide community services and supports to enable older adults and people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes. Available services may include: personal assistance services, assisted living, environmental assessments, accessibility adaptations, supports planning, transition services, nurse monitoring and more.