The Georgia Department of Human Resources has designated the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and in this capacity, the RC plans, coordinates and administers programs for older Georgians throughout the planning and service area. An Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council, which includes consumers, advises on senior programs. The provision of services is administered by the AAA through contracts with service-provider agencies.
Information and Referral for Elder Services: 1-800-759-2963 - Provides resources for assistance.
Advocacy and Coordination - Provides representation and coordination on behalf of older persons.
Adult Day Care - Provides services in a supervised, protective, congregate setting during some portion of a 24-hour day.
Alzheimer Services - Provides out-of-home day care and in-home respite care to assist AD clients and their families.
Alzheimer Training - Provides education and training to professionals and caregivers.
Community Care Service Programs (CCSP - Title XIX Medicaid Waivered Program) - Provides services designed to assist older Georgians in continuing to live in the community rather than enter a long-term care facility, when such services can be safely and appropriately delivered in a home setting. One service, or a combination of services that will best meet the needs of the person, will be determined. Community Care Services include:
Adult Day Health
Alternative Living Services
Emergency Response System
Community Care Health Services
Home Delivered Services
Personal Support Services
Congregate Meals - Provides a meal in a group setting
GeorgiaCares - Provides information regarding health insurance (ie.Medicare,Medicaid,Medigap,ect...) and provides prescription assistance counseling and application assistance.
Home Delivered Meals - Provides a meal to temporarily or permanently homebound
Homemaker - Provides services by trained homemaker to assist in home related tasks and personal care
Legal Assistance - Provides legal assistance on rights, benefits, and entitlements
Ombudsman - Provides services to assist residents of long term care facilities
Respite Care - Provides respite assistance for caregivers of frail homebound elderly
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - Provides training and part-time subsidized employment and assistance to locate unsubsidized employment for low income persons age 55 years and older
Transportation - Provides access to and from nutrition centers and other community resources