Services at a Glance…
The “ADRC,” the AAA’s single point of entry, provides a “one call connection” to aging and disability resources. Skilled intake and screening specialists conduct screenings for programs and services offered in the 11 counties of the Middle Georgia service area. Eligible clients are placed on a waiting list until funding levels permit entry into service. Call (478) 751-6466 and 1-866-552-4464 Option 2. Select Option 4 for GeorgiaCares (DAS).
The Georgia Area Agencies on Aging maintain an extensive database of services of interest to seniors and persons with disabilities.
The Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program (EDWP), a Medicaid funded program, provides in-home services to older adults at risk of nursing home placement. Services include personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, respite care, emergency response systems, and/or 24-hour supervision. A client cost share may be required for this program. Contact the ADRC/Gateway, 1-866-552-4464 option 4, or via e-mail to the Area Agency on Aging.
Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) includes home delivered meals, senior Center Meals and activities in a community setting, homemaker, personal care, and respite care services,Case Management, Caregiver Education and Material Aid Support. A client cost share may be required for some of these programs. Contact the ADRC/Gateway, 1-866-552-4464 option 4, or via e-mail to the Area Agency on Aging.
Elder Rights and Advocacy protects the rights of older adults through programs such as Elder Legal Services, GeorgiaCares and to advocate for additional service options for older adults. Contact Julie Hall or call her at 1-866-552-4464 option 4.
The Wellness Program promotes healthy aging through education on nutrition, exercise, and safe usage of medication. The Area Agency on Aging is currently focusing its wellness efforts on several evidence based programs including the : Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Matter of Balance, and Tai Chi workshops and leader training. Contact Nicole Gaither at 1-866-552-4464 option 4 for more information on wellness initiatives.
Care Consultation providing an evidence-based information and coaching service delivered by telephone which empowers people to understand options, manage care, and make decisions more effectively.
Support Options providing community dwelling consumers to actively participate in managing their own services within an established budget, so they may remain in their home for as long as possible.
Material Aid (Assistive Technology and Caregiver Incontinence Closet) providing limited assistance with the provision of assistive technology devices and incontinence supplies for individuals and caregivers.
Dealing with Dementia Workshops:
Nursing Home Transition assistance of eligible participants, through HCBS services, to transition from an institutional setting (i.e. Skilled Nursing Facility, Hospital) back into the community.