Georgia

The Savvy Caregiver Program

The prototype program is psychoeducational and involves a 12-hour course with the aims of introducing family caregivers to the caregiving role, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to carry out that role and alerting them to self-care issues.

Organization:

Emory University

Location:

Emory University, GA

How does it work?

Caring for You, Caring for Me: Education and Support for Family and Professional Caregivers

Caring for You, Caring for Me is a 10-hour program, conducted in five two-hour modules and addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers. Caregivers learn: ways of coping with caregiving; resources available and how to access them; ways to share common concerns and issues. A one-day workshop trains professionals interested in delivering this intervention.

Organization:

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Georgia Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

AAAs offer aging services, including:
- Information and Assistance
- Care Management
- Nutrition Services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
- Legal Assistance
- Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia

A network of non-profit, non-residential, community-based centers, run and controlled by persons with disabilities that offer:
- Information and Referral
- Peer counseling
- Care Management
- Independent living skills training
- Individual and systems change advocacy
- Benefits counseling
- Employment readiness training
- Housing referrals
- Assistive technology services
- Legal aid

Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE)

Offers comprehensive care management to assist frail elderly persons and adults with disabilities to remain at home by linking primary medical care with home and community based services.

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Government program that offers job training to people with disabilities and helps them obtain and maintain employment.

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI)

Hosted by Georgia Southwestern State University and provides information on caregiver programs, education and training, a community forum, publications and current events in caregiving for family and professional caregivers.

Medicaid

Medicaid is a health insurance for people with limited income and resources. It pays for a variety of medical services, including in-home care or nursing home care, depending on eligibility.

Home and Community Based Services Program - Mobile Day Care

Offers adult day care services to adults with dementia and other chronic conditions, and respite to their caregivers in rural areas or the borough of a large metropolitan area.

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