The state of Georgia doesn’t provide direct financial assistance for individuals in assisted living communities. However, the state’s Medicaid waivers may cover specific home and community-based services to those who meet the eligibility requirements. Additional assistance may be needed to cover the cost of room and board in residential care.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Georgia

In Georgia, the Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program helps pay for activities of daily living in an assisted living community. This waiver was previously known as the Community Care Services Program. The goal of the program is to help seniors delay placement in a nursing home for as long as possible. It covers help with basic individual care needs, including toileting, bathing, grooming, dressing, housekeeping and transportation.

To qualify for the waiver, seniors at least 65 years old must be eligible for Medicaid, must have physical limitations that require nursing home care and can’t receive any other Medicaid waivers.

How to Apply for the Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program

Seniors may apply for the Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program by contacting their local Area Agency on Aging or by contacting the state AAA for more information at (866) 552-4464.