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