Non-Medicaid residents now have MORE options

Some non-Medicaid residents would like to return to the community.


What do you do next?


Call our Options Counselors today. They are ready to assist you.

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East Texas ADRC is ready to assist non-Medicaid residents when they request the option to return to the community.

According to MDS 3.0 Section Q referral process which approaches the nursing facility resident assessment from a more person-centered planning perspective in which residents are required to take a more active role in determining their individual service plan.

Section Q actively engages residents to determine their goals in pursuing going back to a community residence or remaining in a nursing facility setting.


“Do you want to talk to someone about the possibility of leaving this facility and returning to live and receive services in the community?” 

If the resident answers “yes”, our Options Counselors are ready to assist when you refer the patient to us to provide them information and potential assistance in relocating.


Our Options Counselors are part of the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) system.

This new system is for people who are not eligible for Medicaid or who are in a spend-down mode.

For those who want to relocate, the state, the nursing facility, the local contact agency, the managed care organization (if appropriate) and the home health agency are working together to make the choice viable.


Nursing facilities are required to make the referral to the local contact agency and to ensure that there was a follow-up response. All people in Medicaid-certified nursing facilities, regardless of their payment source, must respond to Section Q and have a referral made on their behalf if they respond affirmatively to Section Q.