GAPP - The Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP) provides services to medically fragile children with multiple system diagnoses. Services are provided in their homes and communities and in a 'medical' daycare setting as an alternative to placing children in a nursing care facility.
Hospice - A hospice is a public or private organization that provides palliative, rather than curative, care for terminally ill individuals. The care is provided in order to meet the physical, social, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual and their family. Hospice services may be provided in the individual's home or within a long term care facility such as a nursing home and is considered to be the residence of the individual. Hospice services in a long term care facility may also be utilized as respite care of the individual for up to five (5) days to provide support to the families.
Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) - PASRR screening is completed for all nursing home residents prior to admission or for any status change to determine if there are indicators of mental illness and/or mental retardation. This screening is intended to assess whether an individual is appropriate for nursing facility placement. The Level I screening is the first step to determine if there are positive indicators for mental health diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. Those who do not meet the Level I screening are referred for a Level II assessment. The Level II assessment determines if a nursing facility level of care is appropriate and if the individual requires additional mental health services during their nursing facility residency.