Other Supportive Services

Adult Day Care/ Adult Day Health 

Unlike Senior Centers which serve independent participants, adult day care provides oversight for dependent adults in a supervised, protective congregate setting during some portion of a 24-hour day. There are two models of service – the” social model” of Adult Day Care and the “medical model” of Adult Day Health. Typical services in the social model may include social and recreation activities, training, counseling, transportation, meal/snacks and “watchful oversight”. The medical model may provide these services in addition to rehabilitation, medications assistance and personal care services. For the most part, this type of care is fee for service and paid for by the consumer or their family. There are limited circumstances when assistance with the cost may be available.

Homemaker Services

This community based help provides older Americans with the supportive services they need to live independently in the community for as long as possible. Homemaker services may include, but are not limited to assistance with light housekeeping, laundry, meal planning and preparation, shopping assistance, routine household management and escort. At the present time, there is no charge for the service, although donations are accepted.

Private Home Care Providers

Private Home Care Providers (PHCP) offer a range of in-home services for individuals who are unable to live independently. For the most part, this type of care is fee for service and paid for by the consumer or their family. There are limited circumstances when assistance with the cost may be available.

PHCPs are licensed by the State of Georgia, Healthcare Facilities Regulation Division, Department of Community Health. Licensed services include:

  • Skilled Nursing services are provided by a licensed registered professional nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) under the direction of a RN as required by state regulations (not Medicare covered services).
  • Companion/Sitter services may include, but are not limited, to transportation and escort services; meal preparation and serving; and household tasks essential to cleanliness and safety and general supervision and companionship.
  • Personal Care Assistant services include assistance with bathing, toileting, grooming, shaving, dental care, dressing, and eating; and may include but are not limited to proper nutrition, home management, housekeeping tasks, ambulation and transfer. Personal care assistants provide any care that is “hands on” where the aide has to physically touch the care recipient to deliver services.

Agencies may be licensed in one or all three of the services. With the companion/sitter and personal care assistant license, an agency may also provide live-in assistance when the individual requires 24 hour care.

The services are provided at an individual’s residence and are based on an agreed upon plan of care. The staff of the agency may be employees or independent contractors.

To find a provider for any of these services, search our online database or call AgeWise Connection at 404.463.3333.




Home Health Agencies Tip Sheet: (PDF)
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Adult Day Care Tip Sheet: (PDF)

To help older adults and caregivers find services, ARC has developed an extensive database of aging services providers in the Atlanta region. 

Those looking for services can call AgeWise Connection at 404.463.3333 to speak to a certified information and referral specialist or search the database online.


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