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Choosing a Nursing Home (1)+

  • Medicaid Information for Long-term Care

    Several questions are normally asked as people begin to think about long-term care and Medicaid. Generally, those questions include: What other options are there to nursing homes? What does it take to become financially eligible for Medicaid? How much money and property can I have and still be eligible for Medicaid? Can I give away my money and property or some of it and still be eligible for Medicaid? Do I have to spend all of my money before I can become eligible for Medicaid? What will my spouse live on if I have to go into a nursing home on Medicaid? Who will pay for my burial if all of my money has to go to the nursing home? I promised to help send my grandchild to college; do the Medicaid rules prevent me from doing that? Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Services

Choosing Long-Term Care (4)+

  • 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 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
  • Medicaid Information for Long-term Care

    Several questions are normally asked as people begin to think about long-term care and Medicaid. Generally, those questions include: What other options are there to nursing homes? What does it take to become financially eligible for Medicaid? How much money and property can I have and still be eligible for Medicaid? Can I give away my money and property or some of it and still be eligible for Medicaid? Do I have to spend all of my money before I can become eligible for Medicaid? What will my spouse live on if I have to go into a nursing home on Medicaid? Who will pay for my burial if all of my money has to go to the nursing home? I promised to help send my grandchild to college; do the Medicaid rules prevent me from doing that? Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Services
  • You Can Keep Your Own Home and Still Get Medicaid!

    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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    Korean / 한국어

Long-term Care Lifestyle Issues (3)+

  • Community Care Services Program

    A Medicaid-waivered program that is an alternative to nursing homes. It provides services, such as home-delivered meals, assistance with bathing, eating, or light errands, and a respite service. To apply, contact the regional AAA center. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Medicaid Information for Long-term Care

    Several questions are normally asked as people begin to think about long-term care and Medicaid. Generally, those questions include: What other options are there to nursing homes? What does it take to become financially eligible for Medicaid? How much money and property can I have and still be eligible for Medicaid? Can I give away my money and property or some of it and still be eligible for Medicaid? Do I have to spend all of my money before I can become eligible for Medicaid? What will my spouse live on if I have to go into a nursing home on Medicaid? Who will pay for my burial if all of my money has to go to the nursing home? I promised to help send my grandchild to college; do the Medicaid rules prevent me from doing that? Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Services
  • What is Elder Abuse?

    This brochure is aimed at providing information and resources for victims of elder abuse as well as defining laws pertaining to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc

Medicaid (5)+

  • A Snapshot of Estate Recovery in Georgia

    The state of Georgia may place a lien on your real and personal property if you received Medicaid while in a nursing home or intermediate care home or mental institution. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Community Care Services Program

    A Medicaid-waivered program that is an alternative to nursing homes. It provides services, such as home-delivered meals, assistance with bathing, eating, or light errands, and a respite service. To apply, contact the regional AAA center. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Medicare Part D Prescripton Drug Coverage

    Medicare Part D Resources Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • You Can Keep Your Own Home and Still Get Medicaid!

    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®
    Read this in:
    Korean / 한국어

Moving to the Nursing Home (1)+

Paying for Long-Term Care (4)+

Paying for Nursing Home Care (2)+

  • Protect your Medicaid rights - Ask for a fair hearing

    This document explains your rights if you have problems with Medicaid, including: (1) the right to receive a written notice when the state plans to cut off your Medicaid, deny you services, or take any other action that is unfavorable to you, (2) the right to 10 days notice before the state cuts off your Medicaid (in almost all cases), and (3) the right to a fair hearing if you disagree with a decision the state makes, you have the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing is a chance to get state officials to change their decision about your case. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • You Can Keep Your Own Home and Still Get Medicaid!

    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®
    Read this in:
    Korean / 한국어

Rights in Nursing Homes (2)+

  • Participating in the Nursing Home Survey Process

    If you would like to talk to one of the surveyors during the inspection of your nursing home or personal care home, the Ombudsman may be able to assist you. Read More

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Your Right to Nursing Home Care Without Discrimination

    Federal and Georgia laws prohibit discrimination against residents or people seeking care on the basis of race, national origin, age, religion, sex, color or handicap. This Fact Sheet summarizes some of your civil rights and explains how to file a complaint if you have experienced discrimination. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services