FAQ

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our Medical Adult Day Care program and our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send e-mail here.

1.

How do I refer a participant to your Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program?

In order to participant in Foundations Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, a participant must have a qualifying diagnosis. If the participant has a qualifying diagnosis, you can download and complete Foundations Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program's referral form and e-mail it or fax it to (443) 400-8392.


2.

How do I refer a participant for Medical Adult Day Care from a hospital or a Nursing/Rehab. Center?

To refer a participant from a hospital or nursing/rehab. Facility, the referring provider should submit the referral using Telligen's Provider Portal or complete the 3871B form.  If completing the paper 3871B form, it should be faxed to 888-276-4276.  For more information, you may also call Telligen at 888-276-7075.


3.

How do I refer a family member for Medical Adult Day Care?

To Qualify for Medical Adult Day Care, a participant or caregiver must contact their local Health Department and request an Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) assessment:

  • Anne Arundel County: (410) 222-4361
  • Baltimore City: (410) 396-6006
  • Baltimore County: (410) 887-2740 OR (410) 887-2754
  • Howard County: (410) 313-6437
  • Carroll County: (410) 876-4949
  • Prince George's County: (301) 856-4730

4.

How do I know if I, or my loved one qualifies for Medical Adult Day Care?

A person may be eligible for Medical Adult Care if they:

  1. Require hands-on assistance to adequately and safely perform two or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as result of a current medical condition or disability; or
  2. Require supervision while performing two ADL’s for an individual with cognitive deficits, as indicated by a score of 10 or below in the BIMs, and is in need of assistance with at least three Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs); or
  3. Require supervision of two or more ADL’s combined with the need for supervision/redirection for an individual exhibiting at least two of the following behaviors:
    • Wandering several times a day;
    • Hallucinations/delusions at least weekly;
    • Aggressive/abusive behavior several times a week;
    • Disruptive/socially inappropriate behavior several times a week; and/or
    • Self-injurious behavior several times a week.

5.

What are Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)?

Examples of ADLs include the following:

  • Bathing and showering (washing the body)
  • Bowel and bladder management (recognizing the need to relieve oneself)
  • Dressing
  • Eating (including chewing and swallowing)
  • Feeding (setting up food and bringing it to the mouth)
  • Functional mobility (moving from one place to another while performing activities)
  • Personal device care (walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.)
  • Personal hygiene and grooming (including washing hair)
  • Toilet hygiene

6.

What are Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)?

Examples of IADLs include the following:

  • Housework
  • Taking medications as prescribed
  • Managing money
  • Shopping for groceries or clothing
  • Use of telephone or other forms of communication
  • Using technology (as applicable)
  • Transportation within the community
  • Care of pets
  • Health management and maintenance
  • Meal preparation and cleanup
  • Safety procedures and emergency responses
  • Shopping