Georgia

Long Term Care: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Home Health Aides

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  • Home Health Care Companies (Search and Compare)

    From this web site you may search for home health companies near you and compare them. Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Long Term Care in Georgia - Choosing a Nursing Home

    REQUEST A TOUR OF THE ENTIRE HOME-- Are the rooms and corridors clean, tidy and free of urine odor? *Is there a nurse call system by each bed? *Is there fresh drinking water at the bedside? *Do residents have their own belongings in their rooms? *Are certain areas of the facility more desirable than others? *Are there privacy curtains, bed stands and individual closets in each room? *Are the most recent survey reports from the State Inspectors posted in a public place. Content Detail

  • Long Term Care in Georgia - Choosing a Personal Care Home

    Choosing a personal care home can be a stressful and time consuming job. This Fact Sheet is designed to give you guidance in selecting the best personal care home to meet the needs of the resident and for seeing that the resident receives proper treatment and care after moving into the home. Content Detail

  • Long Term Care Options in Georgia

    Long-term care refers to medical, rehabilitative, social and support services provided to people who need assistance in caring for themselves. Usually these services are needed because of physical or mental disabilities that require varying degrees of assistance and medical/nursing management. Long-term care services can be delivered in a wide variety of settings ranging from a private home to a nursing facility. This document contains more information about your long term care options in Georgia. Read More

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care

    This booklet explains: (1) Medicare covered skilled care; (2) your rights and protections, (3) where you can get help with questions. This document is available in PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Nursing Homes and Medicare

    This link takes you to the Nursing Homes section of the Medicare.gov website. The purpose of this section is to provide visitors with information relating to Medicaid and Medicare certified nursing homes throughout the United States. It includes information on payment and patient rights, and a nursing home checklist which will help you evaluate the nursing homes that you visit. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • You Can Keep Your Own Home and Still Get Medicaid! doc

    That's right! You do not have to give away your home in order to be eligible for Medicaid. In fact, giving your home away could cause you to be disqualified from receiving Medicaid. Although you may keep your home for as long as you or your spouse are alive, the state may put a lien on your home so it can recover its costs from your estate unless certain exemptions apply. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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  • Legal Rights of Nursing Home Residents - State Bar of Georgia Consumer Pamphlet

    The State Bar of Georgia has provided this pamphlet to inform people about some of their legal rights regarding nursing home residency. It explains what you need to know before signing a nursing home admissions agreement and what you need to know while staying in a nursing home. The last page of this pamphlet lists agencies to contact for assistance. Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Georgia
  • Links to Georgia Resources for Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Homes, Personal Care and Home Health Care

    This web site provides additional links to resources in Georgia for Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Homes and Personal Care Homes and Home Health Care providers. Content Detail

    By:
    Elder Law Committee of State Bar of Georgia
  • Long Term Care in Georgia - Assessment and Care Planning in Nursing Homes

    Georgia and federal law require nursing homes to identify each resident’s abilities and needs and to develop a plan to maximize residents abilities and meet their needs. The process of identifying a resident’s abilities and needs is called assessment. The plan describing how the nursing home will meet the resident’s needs is called a care plan. Content Detail

  • Long Term Care in Georgia - Ways to pay for nursing home stays

    What is the average cost of nursing home care? Nursing home cost in Georgia average from approximately $70 to $150 per day. This fee generally includes room, board, routine nursing care, general toiletries such as soap, shampoo, tissue, etc., and flat laundry (linens). There may be additional charges for other items such as some medications, and some incontinent supplies. Depending upon the resident’s source of payment, and / or the facility policy, the average cost may vary. Additional charges should be specified in the written admission agreement. Content Detail

  • Long Term Care in Georiga - Nursing Home Resident Trust Funds

    WHAT IS A RESIDENT TRUST FUND? -A resident trust fund is money held by the nursing home for a resident of the facility. CAN MY NURSING HOME REQUIRE ME TO SET UP A TRUST FUND? -No. State and federal laws give you the right to manage your own financial affairs. Nursing homes have no right to manage, use or dispose of your money. If you need help managing your funds, the nursing home is required to explain available options including a trust fund. Content Detail

  • Medicaid Information for Long Term Care

    There are often many questions about eligibility for Medicaid. This document will attempt to answer general questions about your questions about what Medicaid allows and doesn't allow in terms of transferring assets to qualify for Medicaid benefits to cover long term care. Read More

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Nursing Homes and Personal Care Homes: Your Rights

    This document explains (1) the differences between "nursing homes" and "personal care homes" or "assisted living facilities", (2) discusses how these homes are regulated by the government and (3) explains the rights residents have while they are living in these homes and the ways residents may enforce their rights. The document also provides valuable information about how to evaluate the facilities when choosing a home for yourself or your family members. Content Detail

    By:
    Elder Law Committee of State Bar of Georgia
  • Temporary Health Care Placement Decisionmakers: when you need to move from hospital to nursing home

    When someone is unable to consent to his or her own admission to or discharge from a health care facility, it may be necessary for him or her to have someone else decide. This law covers that. Read More

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services