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IPRO To Oversee NY Adult Care Services

LAKE SUCCESS, NY–IPRO will be responsible for oversight of long-term, mostly nonmedical adult care residential services for New Yorkers unable to live independently, under a new contract with the state’s Department of Health, Division of Assisted Living.

Under New York law, Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) are defined as certified adult homes or enriched housing programs that offer 24-hour onsite monitoring and personal services for five or more adult residences.  Such facilities are reimbursed mostly via private pay, private long term care insurance and Supplemental Security Income—Medicare and Medicaid do not routinely reimburse residential (non-medical) costs.

IPRO will be responsible for onsite inspections that include review of individualized service plans fire/safety conditions, nutrition, medication and case management services and sanitation. IPRO will also be required to conduct investigations of written and verbal complaints, as well as allegations that unlicensed facilities are attempting to offer services comparable to ALRs.

“We’re very pleased to be undertaking these assessments, which build on our experience evaluating services across the state of New York,” says IPRO Vice President Patti Weinberg.