Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS)

Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS)

AERS, formerly known as Geriatric Evaluation Services, is an in-home evaluation and assessment program for aged and/or disabled adults. The STEPS evaluation is completed in the home by a nurse or social worker. The evaluations help to make recommendations and identify resources that help the aged and/or disabled adults who are at risk for nursing facility placement to remain living in the community.

AERS also performs inter-RAI evaluations for community Medicaid recipients who are seeking Home and Community-based Services (HCBS).

AERS is responsible for performing the federally mandated PASRR evaluations for clients who have an Intellectual Disability (ID) or Mental Illness (MI).

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AERS Goals

  • To help aged or disabled persons in our community continue living independently, if possible, with the utilization of community resources.
  • To reduce unnecessary admissions and length of stay in psychiatric and long term care facilities.

Contact Us

  1. AERS Program
    Frederick County Health Department
    350 Montevue Lane
    Frederick, MD 21702

    Ph: 301-600-1736
    FAX: 301-600-3548


    To schedule an in-home evaluation, contact the AERS Office Services Clerk
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Who can refer to AERS?
  • Self-referrals
  • Concerned individuals
  • Family members
  • Physicians
  • Police
  • Department of Aging
  • General hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • State agencies
  • Friends


STEPS: Aged and/or Disabled adults at risk for nursing facility placement who wish to remain living their homes/community that do not have full Community Medical Assistance Benefits.

Inter-RAI: Adults or children with active full Medical Assistance Benefits.

: Any adult who has an intellectual disability or mental illness entering into a Nursing Facility.



For more information

For more information and descriptions of the programs that are offered under Maryland Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services please visit the Maryland Home and Community-Based Services website.