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Georgia changes method for awarding home and community based services

As of July 1, 2016, the Georgia DHS is changing the way Home and Community Based Services are awarded.

Home and Community-Based Services are services that help older Georgians live safely, healthily and independently in their communities. The services are funded through the Older Americans Act and include home-delivered meals, personal care assistance, homemaker services and respite care.

As a result of the change in policy, those who request services are given priority based on their level of need. Those who are most likely to receive services in the next 12 months in a “Tier 1” wait list. Individuals requesting services will be placed on a “Tier 2” waiting list if an assessment determines they have a lower level of need. 

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