Below are a few things your kind donations go towards!
Connecting Families to Their Options
When moving your loved ones to a care facility that can accommodate their needs, it is important to know your options. We are dedicated to connecting you to the right resources so that you know what to expect when you're looking as well as what resources exist to help ease the burden of the process.
As the main goal of the organization, funds will be used to go towards living expenses for elderly patients who cannot afford to live in LTC facilities under their current financial means. These include but are not limited to: one-time emergency financial assistance, home repair assistance, supplemental rental payments during applications for permanent financial assistance.
We aim to provide financial assistance for facility upgrades to LTC facilities throughout Georgia so that they may be able to make their homes more accommodating and home-like for their residents.
We have a vision that expands outside of the boundary lines of Georgia. With your help, we would also put our efforts into expanding the reach of this nonprofit to one day make a global impact!
Our organization is not a federally-funded welfare program. The amount and extent of our aid is completely on a case by case basis, and determined through the scope of the means of our nonprofit funding efforts. For a review on your situation, you can reach out to us via the contact page or contact number, and we would be more than happy to discuss how we can provide aid to you and your loved ones.
What's the Difference?
There are several options when it comes to Long-Term Care (LTC) for your loved ones, so the difficulty is figuring out which option(s) fit the best. As defined by the CDC, long term care facilities provide a variety of services, both medical and personal care, to people who are unable to live independently. Between a nursing home, assisted living facility, personal care home, retirement communities, and hospice there are several similarities and differences alike. Below we've included some descriptions on the different service options to seek based on the type of care that would be best suited to your loved one.
Nursing homes traditionally provide medical and personal care in a clinical setting. Residents will receive assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs) and medication management, but typically these residents are those that are not mobile without help and have severe cognitive impairments. This care is typically more on the expensive side, but can be paid for by Medicaid once the beneficiary has spent down their own assets.
In an assisted-living facility, care is provided in a home-like and social setting to stimulate a more independent living style. These homes usually provide more recreational activity and even some off campus transportation if provided. These residents typically are more mobile or at least more responsive to care than those in a nursing home and don't need 24 hour care, but still receive assistance with ADLs. Alzheimer's or dementia' patients can still be compatible with these services.
Personal Care Home
In these homes, residents usually receive medical monitoring around-the-clock. The residents also require specialized memory care due to cognitive disorders, such as Dementia, Alzheimer's, or Parkinson's. These residents may also be more independent and allowed to move around the home to common areas and events similar to that of an assisted living.
These communities allow for a more socially integrated lifestyle for those older persons that are independent and live further away from family and friends. In these communities, elderly people can meet, live next to, and socialize with people their own age, while still living independently. Many of these are defined communities for those aged 55+.
Hospice care is often associated with those who are more terminally ill and provides physical and emotional care and comfort for the remainder of their patient's life. While associated with terminal illness, hospice can also be for those elderly patients who require more assistance than an assisted living or personal care home can provide. These services often work in conjunction with assisted livings and personal care homes by travelling to facilities or to the homes of seniors to deliver additional care in their current residence.
Adult Day Care/Respite Care
These services can be helpful to family members who just need their loved one to be looked after during the day. Individuals using respite care tend to be somewhat independent or have some mental limitations, requiring them to need supervision or help with ADLs. Respite care can be arranged for just an afternoon or even a few days of overnight stays. Adult day care services can be provided in long term care facilities, and can help provide a needed break for home caregivers such as friends or family.