2019 CO-AGE Priorities

Below are links to a summary of each of the CO-AGE issues that were carried over from 2018 including our perennial issue, Funding for Home and Community Based Services. If you would like to help by joining a work group, please Contact Us

If you would like to see the Legislative issue picked for the 2019 Legislative session, please click here.

Budget Priorities

Home and Community Based Services Funding

Amount: $10 million

Home and Community Based Services provide support for older Georgians to remain at home as long as possible by providing home modifications, personal assistance, meals, transportation, and other services. These services cost far less than staying at a nursing home and can help seniors stay independent longer.  Check back later for more detailed information on HCBS needs. 

ADRC Funding 

Amount: $4 million

Aging and Disability Resource Centers provide information and referrals to individuals and family members who are aging or living with a disability about long-term supports and services. This funding will help ADRCs meet the growing need and continue to provide “no wrong door” services to Georgians seeking help.                                                                                     

Legislative Priorities

Medicaid Funded Assisted Living

There is a lack of affordable housing for persons needing help with activities of daily living, such as meals, meds, dressing, bathing. Medicaid funded Assisted Living would provide Medicaid funding to pay for Assisted Living facilities.                                                                                                                                          

Personal Care Home Requirements

Personal Care Home providers do not always comply with licensure and code enforcement. This would increase penalties for those homes not complying with existing regulations.