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 or 1-888-552-4464 for service.
The Georgia Area Agencies on Aging maintain an extensive database of services of interest to seniors and persons with disabilities.
The Community Care Services Program (CCSP), 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, 478-751-6466 or 1-888-548-1456, 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, 478-751-6466 or 1-888-548-1456, or via e-mail to the Area Agency on Aging.
The GeorgiaCares Program is Georgia’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). GeorgiaCares provides local assistance on health insurance related issues including Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug assistance programs, financial assistance programs, long-term care insurance and healthcare error, fraud and abuse. Contact the GeorgiaCares Program at (478) 751-6489 to schedule one-on-one counseling or to request a presentation to learn more Medicare.
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 478-751-6466 or 1-888-548-1456.
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 478-751-6411 for more information on wellness initiatives.
Older Adult Caregiving / Reverse Mortgage Counseling Beverly Link wears two hats at the Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging. Beverly serves as the Caregiver Specialist, providing support to caregivers of older adults throughout the region. In addition, through a contract with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Beverly is a HUD certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor. Beverly is available by calling 478-751-6466 or 1-888-548-1456.
Caregiver/Powerful Tools for Caregiver Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based program. The 6 -week course teaches Caregivers of older adults and people with disabilities to prioritize and recognize their needs as a Caregiver. This course strengthens the ability of the caregiver to continue to function well in the role of a caregiver. Call the Area Agency on Aging, Beverly Link, at (478) 751-6466, if you are interested in hosting a class within the community.