Area Agency On Aging Of Northwest Georgia

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.

Services include:

  1. Information and Referral for Elder Services: 1-800-759-2963 – Provides resources for assistance.
  2. Advocacy and Coordination – Provides representation and coordination on behalf of older persons.
  3. Adult Day Care – Provides services in a supervised, protective, congregate setting during some portion of a 24-hour day.
  4. Alzheimer Services – Provides out-of-home day care and in-home respite care to assist AD clients and their families.
  5. Alzheimer Training – Provides education and training to professionals and caregivers.
  6. 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:
    1. Adult Day Health
    2. Alternative Living Services
    3. Care Management
    4. Emergency Response System
    5. Community Care Health Services
    6. Home Delivered Services
    7. Personal Support Services
  7. Congregate Meals – Provides a meal in a group setting
  8. GeorgiaCares – GeorgiaCares is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Our volunteer-based program provides free, unbiased and factual information and assistance to beneficiaries and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid and related health insurance issues including long-term care insurance, prescription drug assistance programs and Medicare fraud, error and abuse. GeorgiaCares counselors provide individual one-on-one counseling, community education and outreach.
  9. Home Delivered Meals – Provides a meal to temporarily or permanently homebound
  10. Homemaker – Provides services by trained homemaker to assist in home related tasks and personal care
  11. Legal Assistance – Provides legal assistance on rights, benefits, and entitlements
  12. Ombudsman – Provides services to assist residents of long term care facilities
  13. Respite Care – Provides respite assistance for caregivers of frail homebound elderly
  14. 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
  15. Transportation – Provides access to and from nutrition centers and other community resources
    1. Transportation Services by County