CO-AGE

2021 ISSUES

GEORGIA 

SENIORS 

AMIDST

A PANDEMIC

CO-AGE HAS THE ANSWERS

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OVER 7,600 GEORGIANS

AGE 60+ ARE WAITING FOR

IN-HOME SERVICES

GEORGIA AGING FAST FACTS

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH   COACH SERVICE

 

The Behavioral Health Coach Service has a 99% success rate in avoiding evictions. One coach can serve multiple facilities with over 1000 residents.

CORONER NOTIFICATION

This is the third time that this issue has been chosen by CO-AGE members.

"For me, if it were one of my loved ones that passed away, I would want a trained professional to investigate the death, someone outside the nursing home, to fairly represent the decedent."

— Mark Savage, Banks County Coroner, 1st Vice President, Georgia Coroner's Association.

HOME CARE SERVICES

The need for caregiving increases with age. In 2018, the percentage of older adults age 85 and older who needed help with personal care (21%) was more than twice the percentage for adults ages 74-84 (8%) and five times the percentage for adults ages 65-74 (4%).

TELEDENTISTRY

 

"Teledentistry can provide residents of long-term care facilities access to a dentist which could have a profound impact other overall health and quality of life."

— Dr. Kevin T. Hendler, DDS, FASGD, Diplomate, American Board of Special Care Dentistry

Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

DISASTER PLANNING

 

"ALMOST 38,000 PEOPLE RECEIVED HOME AND    COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES IN GEORGIA."

PANDEMIC IMPACT

Long-term  Services and Supports (LTSS)

already comprise a sizable and growing share (30-45%) of state Medicaid budgets, which are under severe stress.

This will only worsen in light of the increasing health demands

brought on by COVID-19 which disproportionally affects  seniors.