|About Personal Care Homes
|Community, Health, Home
|In Georgia, personal care homes are residential facilities that provide assistance to individuals that are 18 years of age or older with housing, food service, and one or more personal services for two or more adults who are not related to the owner or administrator by blood or marriage.
|Assistive Technology and Emergency Response
|The unexpected can happen at any time. Life may be going along fine and the next thing you know, you’re in an ambulance being taken to the hospital because you’ve been told you just had a stroke.
|Community Options Counseling
|Community Options Counseling is a coaching process that supports informed decision-making regarding long-term services and supports. It is a core function of Empowerline, the Atlanta region’s Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), and offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to helping individuals understand what service options are available to them.
|Coordinating Care for Adults with Disabilities
|Whether staying at a family home or living in a residential setting, Empowerline can help connect you to options to support your loved one’s daily living needs. Community living support provides supervision and support for people to successfully live in their family homes or other residential settings.
|Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia
|This Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia is made up of seven tip sheets and checklists for persons living with dementia, their families, and others who interact with them, including friends and neighbors.
|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.
|Employment With a Disability
|If you’re caring for an adult child or another loved one with a disability, no matter their age, you likely worry about them a lot. What will happen to them if something happens to you?
|Explore Services for Your Loved One with Disabilities
|Community, Health, Home
|If you’re caring for an adult child or another loved one with a disability, no matter their age, you likely worry about them a lot. What will happen to them if something happens to you? What if their needs become too great for you to continue caring for them? How can you help them live their most fulfilling life?
|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.
|Housing for Persons with a Disability
|You may have been born with a physical disability that limits your ability to walk, or maybe you were in a car crash and now use a wheelchair to move about independently.
|Housing Options for Adults with IDD
|Home can mean different things to different people. Home can be in a variety of settings, such as an apartment where you live alone or a house you share with relatives or non-related roommates.
|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.
|Me, We, Tomorrow Worksheet
|Being a caregiver can be tough.
Between meeting your needs, your loved one needs, and juggling daily tasks with future planning, sometimes important to-dos can go overlooked.
We’ve answered to these challenges with a framework to simplify the complex. You can use this worksheet to clearly define priorities, identify dependencies, and move toward a brighter future for you and your loved one.
|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.
|Need to know what’s for lunch? Have you been skipping meals or eating too much cheap, but unhealthy, food since you retired?
|Let’s face it, no one wants helps with bathing or getting dressed. It’s not quite like that short scalp massage you receive from the hairdresser, but it may be a necessity if you have injured yourself, are weak from a recent surgery or illness, or have a disability.
|Personal Care Home Checklist
|If you are considering a move to a personal care home or assisted living community for yourself or a loved one, be sure to visit the home and speak to the residents and staff before moving in. There are more than 600 licensed personal care homes in the Atlanta region.
|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.
|Resources for Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
|There’s more to the person than the dementia. Getting a diagnosis of dementia can be a stressful life event, but understanding the diagnosis and available resources might help ease some of that stress.
|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.
|It’s common for many people to outlive their ability to drive or to seek alternate transportation options based on their abilities.