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

Know Your Rights

  • 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®
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    Korean / 한국어
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Distance Caregiving

    You have determined that an elderly loved one is in need of your assistance. Either this determination is based on observations of events that have occurred over a period of time or an illness or injury has occurred recently creating the need for immediate intervention and assistance. These are common situations that many must face. What makes it more difficult is that your loved one lives miles away; you are separated by cities, or possibly, states. Maybe you and that loved one, and other family members have discussed this possibility and plans are already in place; i.e., necessary preparations having already been made. It is, however, just as likely that this is one of those conversations that never took place. It may have been a fleeting thought pushed aside in hopes that it would never be necessary; or it may have been a subject always thought to be too difficult to approach. Whatever the case, if you now seek this information, perhaps this resource will be of some assistance in helping to formulate important questions, providing needed answers or pointing you in the direction needed to locate the type of assistance sought. Content Detail

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

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

    Medicare Part D Resources Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • What if I'm Already the Trustee of a Qualified Income Trust, What Do I Do Every Month?

    If you have already been named Trustee of a QIT, it is most important that you manage the money properly. This is a list of tips on how to do well and information on what happens if you don't. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • 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
  • 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®
  • 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

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services