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Cost of Georgia Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Georgia is $1,300 per month.

The monthly base rate for Georgia adult day care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Georgia is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Georgia. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

North Carolina$1,105
South Carolina$1,198

Georgia Adult Day Services Information

Adult day services, in Georgia, are designed to offer a safe group environment with coordinated health and social services. The intention of such services is to stabilize or improve self-care. In addition, such programs will ideally help prevent, postpone, or reduce the need for institutional placement. Support is, therefore, provided for elderly individuals who do not need 24 hour nursing care, but who cannot fully function independently.

Georgia Adult Day Care Services Minimum Standards

Georgia Adult Day Care Services minimum standards include that certain programs and services be included in all adult day programs. Services such as skilled physical, occupational, and speech therapy, health monitoring, ADI assistance, health-related care, nursing services and skilled nursing services are required. Adult Day Care Service providers, in Georgia, are required to have a written policy regarding medication management and specific staff should be designated, authorized and trained to assist with the administration of medications. A staff to participant ratio of 1:4 or 1:8 is required depending on the type of adult day care service program being provided. All adult day care staff and volunteers who work with the clients in the program must complete an orientation within the first two weeks of employment. Training must include information on the rights of the participants, program guidelines and policies, how to handle medical and safety emergencies, universal precautions and the prevention and reporting of abuse. Georgia Adult Day Care Services regulations can be found here.

Georgia Adult Day Services Medicaid Waiver

The Community Care Services Program Waiver does assist in paying for adult day health services, in Georgia. The waiver is under the administration of the Division of Aging Services. In this program, services can be reimbursed by the Department of Community Health at two different levels. Level I is for participants who require minimal assistance with activities of daily living or self-care needs, as well as little medical monitoring, and oversight for safety. The Level II services are designed to be more intensive and may include specialized nursing services.

Georgia Adult Day Care Resources

Georgia Department of Human Resources
Division of Aging Services
Two Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 9-385
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3142
Phone: 404.657.5258
Fax: 404.657.5285
Toll Free: 1-866-55-AGING (866-552-4464)

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