PASRR safeguards the needs of other residents. Most of all, it considers the individual, his or her specific needs, capabilities and desires, while matching the person to the best placement and services available.
For many people, placement in a nursing facility is the best way to care for their chronic medical needs. For others, however, nursing facility placement may not be appropriate, especially if they have needs that the nursing facility is not equipped to meet, such as those that accompany a serious mental illness or intellectual disability/developmental disability. Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) was designed to ensure that individuals are not admitted to or retained in nursing facilities when there are superior alternatives.