|About Home Health Agencies and Private Home Care Providers
|Home health agencies provide skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services requiring doctor’s orders to individuals who meet the Medicare definition of “homebound”. In addition, home health aides are available to assist the patient with bathing, dressing, and light housekeeping in his or her home or apartment as long as they are receiving the skilled care.
|ARC Cares Flex Program Flyer
|The CARES Flex Program provides a monthly budget to individuals or caregivers for needs including bathing, dressing, laundry, meals, day programs, assistive technology, and more.
|BRI-Care Consultation (Care Support)
|Community, Health, Home
|BRI-Care Consultation is a telephone-based information and support service for adults with health challenges and their family or friend caregivers. BRI-Care Consultation provides ongoing help to find practical solutions to concerns about health and care. You don’t have to leave your home to use Care Consultation.
|Community Gardening Manual
|Community, Health, Home
|This guide offers information for individuals and organizations interested in learning more about how to start and sustain participation in a community garden.
|Details of My Final Arrangements / Planning Guide
|A guide to help you think through some important issues as you consider and put in place your final arrangements. Use this guide to help navigate end of life arrangements, know your rights, and what to do when a loved one dies.
|Disaster Preparedness For Seniors By Seniors
|Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or be confined to your home. What would you do if your basic services—water, gas, electricity or communications—were cut off?
|Do I Need a Will? Helpful Guide for Wills
|This is helpful guide on the subject of wills developed by Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services. This is general information on the subject of wills. It is not meant to provide legal advice or legal counseling.
|Eligibility, Process, and Cost
|Community, Health, Home
|The services available to you depend on many different factors, including your age, where you live, and your assets and income. Based on these requirements, some services may not be available to you, or may be available to you for a cost.
|Persons of all ages fall, but the risk of serious injury from a fall increases as you get older. Consider this familiar scenario: Ms. Martin is a 78-year-old retiree who lives alone with her pet.
|Even a minor fall can have major negative effects on your physical health as you age. You can take preventative steps to clear the path toward a safe home life now. You can also connect with in-home services and supports to help you live well in your home.
Use the checklist below to identify common fall hazards, then reach out to one of our counselors to learn how we can help.
|Whether you are considering retirement or becoming an empty-nester or downsizing to a new home, it can be hard to picture the next stages of your life.
|Future Planning, Now – Worksheet
|Many successful people achieve their dreams through a combination of hard work, planning, grit, and supportive friends and family. Similarly—as you age—that same recipe for success, can be applied to your own life, setting you up to live your best life. Use this worksheet to gauge where you are currently in your future-planning process. Once you have completed the activity, tally up your score to see how Empowerline can help you.
|Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care
|The effect of the Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care Act on the Georgia Living Will and Georgia Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Laws.
|Helping Older Adults Weather the Storm Before, During and After Disasters
|The tips provided in this fact sheet will help older adults and their caregivers prepare for disasters. Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, chemical spills, wildfires and other man-made and natural disasters can have long-lasting and sometimes permanent effects on communities and the older adults who live in them.
|Home Heat Map Worksheet (Home Safety)
|Home means so many things to you. Family and fond memories may come immediately to mind. However, as you age, you may need to adapt your space to meet new needs. By connecting with one of our counselors, we can suggest best-fit modifications and classes to prevent falls, or connect you to a trusted provider. Download the worksheet to get started.
|Home Modifications and Repair
|A lot goes into selecting the right home—how close is it to good schools, parks, and shops, and does it have a backyard space for the dog? As your needs change throughout the years, bear in mind that your home can change with you. With home modifications, a house that was once a perfect fit for your young family can remain a safe space for you as an older person who may have physical limitations, or a comfortable space for your aging in-laws to share with you.
|Homemaker services take away troublesome tasks and allow you to keep doing what you can at home while you handle the rest of your life. They are designed to provide core household tasks that help keep the your home environment safe and clean.
|Household Discount & Tax Breaks
|Expenses can pile up and force you to make trade-off decisions on how to spend your money. You may be worried that you spend too much of your monthly income on bills for your home and won’t have enough left for other necessities. It can be even more difficult if you are no longer working and are living on a fixed income.
|Housing Options for Older People
|Everyone deserves a place to live and thrive that’s accessible, affordable, and pleasant. If you’re experiencing housing challenges as you age, there’s a solution for you.
|Living Well Workshop Information
|Do you want to keep your community healthy and safe? Host a Living Well Workshop in your community. Living Well Workshops promote health self-management and have been proven to improve participants’ health status AND reduce care costs. These research-based, tested programs help older adults and their caregivers take control over their health and, improve quality of life.
|Long-term Services & Supports Planning
|I want to stay in my home, but daily tasks are becoming more difficult for me. Are there services that can help? It can be scary when you find yourself or a loved one struggling to manage daily life.
|Manage your Medication
|No matter your age, taking medication as directed is an essential part of a healthy life.
|Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Insurance
|Feeling stuck with healthcare costs and don’t know what insurance options are right for you? Here’s a handy explainer.
|Mind the Gap (Transportation Solutions)
|Transportation can pose a variety of challenges if you are no longer able to drive or recently moved to a new neighborhood. Where is the closest bus stop? How will I get there? Will someone be able to pick me up? Luckily, you live in a major metropolitan region with multiple transportation options available to you.
|Staying healthy and managing chronic conditions help maintain your mobility. To start building your plan, complete this checklist. Many people make financial plans for retirement, but not everyone plans for other changes that may come with age. This includes changes in your mobility—your ability to get around.
|Need to know what’s for lunch? Have you been skipping meals or eating too much cheap, but unhealthy, food since you retired?
|Planning for Long-Term Care
|When it comes to your home, your health, and your finances, you want to be in the driver’s seat. That’s why it’s so important to plan now for retirement and any future care you may need. Planning for long-term care is one of the smartest decisions you can make, and it’s a gift for your family too.
|Preventing Falls at Home
|Do you you want to stay in your own home for as long as possible? You certainly do not want to fall and risk an injury. Most serious falls occur in and
around the home, and can be life-changing. To help maintain your independence, it’s important to understand the ways you can protect yourself from falls.
|Protect Your Rights
|Community, Health, Home
|Whether you think your rights might be violated now or you are preparing for the future for yourself or someone you love, you may have a need for legal assistance.
|Request a Speaker
|Looking for engaging, relatable speakers for your next event? Our trained corps of senior volunteers give educational presentations relevant to older persons.
|Our dynamic group of well-informed, passionate speakers offer their expertise and time free of charge on a variety of topics that help people improve and sustain the quality of their lives.
|Steps to Prevent Falls
|Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Many falls are preventable. Stay safe with these tips!
|It’s common for many people to outlive their ability to drive or to seek alternate transportation options based on their abilities.