Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES)
CARES is Floridaâ€™s federally mandated nursing
home pre-admission assessment program.
CARES staff members, including registered
nurses and assessors, perform medical needs
assessments of individuals. These assessments
are part of the process to assist elders in receiving
appropriate services through local funding
sources and/or Florida Medicaid.
staff members are responsible for determining the medical eligibility for individuals seeking Medicaid long-term care services.
Read more about the services provided by CARES