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Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging 1181 Coastal Drive SW Darien, GA 31305 Phone: (912) 437-0800 Fax: (912) 437-0801
Coastal Regional Commission - Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is proud to partner with Seniors Resource Directory to bring consolidated information about resources in the Coastal region. This Directory provides a list of services and options for those seeking information and assistance throughout the region. Coastal AAA provides information, independence, assistance, and empowerment for older adults and persons with disabilities. Our Vision is that all seniors, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers residing in Coastal Georgia will have access to information and services that promote physical health, mental well-being and options for living that ensure personal dignity and individual choice. We truly hope that this directory gives you options for services, simplifies your search, and expands your base of information of what’s available in our region. We are grateful to our members and advertisers who have made this free directory possible. So please let them know you found their ad in the Seniors Resource Directory! If you would like more information sign up for the newsletter, or download the digital edition online, please visit seniorsresourcedirectory.com. May you find the resources and strength you need to stay healthy, happy, and safe! Sincerely, Pamela Rogers, Director Coastal Regional Commission – Area Agency on Aging
Table of Contents COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Coastal Regional Commission 6,7,8 Healthy Savannah 10 Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud 12 AAA Senior Centers 13 Options for Seniors16
We Are Online 23
IN-HOME SERVICES Edel Care givers Institute
Making the Right Choice for Your Rehabilitation 36,37 The Power of Palliative Care 39 Ways to Avoid Kidney Disease 42 What Services Does Medicaid Cover in GA 47
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Memory problems can be scary. Whether it is you, someone you know, or someone you love, it can be hard to know what options there are and what steps to take. We here at Memory Matters understand this dilemma, and our mission is to support you throughout this journey.
SUPPORT Support is vital for the caregivers of persons with memory problems. • Support Groups • Memory Screenings • Individual Consultations
We have been the community’s primary source of information about memory problems for over 20 years. • Speakers Bureau • Printed Materials • Workshops
Social opportunities are often diminished when there is a diagnosis of dementia.
( Memory Matters House ( (912) 264-0777 • 2803 Sherwood Drive • Brunswick, Georgia 31520 The Memory Matters House is two blocks east of the Southeast Georgia Health System-Brunswick Campus. Memory Matters House is owned by the Southeast Georgia Health System and made available through their generosity.
Coastal Area Agency on Aging and BRI Care Consultation EMPOWERS FACILITATES ASSISTS
clients to manage care Communication with family and health care workers With locating and monitoring services
BRI Care Consultation is a telephone-based information and coaching service for older adults with health challenges and their family or friend caregivers. BRI Care Consultation provides ongoing support and helps find practical solutions to meet your needs, adjust to changes, or plan for the future. Through personalized coaching, BRI Care Consultation can assist with decisions and managing daily activities in ways that are best for you. BRI Care Consultation is offered to you by the Coastal Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and in partnership with the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. For more information about BRI Care Consultation, call (800)580-6860 6
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Take care of you while caring for others.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is an educational progr am developed in 1998 by Legacy Health System’s Caregiver Services. A program that provides family caregivers with the skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for someone with a chronic illness. Coastal Area Agency on Aging offers this six-week virtual PTC class, with the help of volunteer facilitators, to the coastal Georgia community. In the virtual six-week PTC class, caregivers learn how to: Utilize community resources Better manage stress Communicate effectively with friends, family & healthcare providers Cope with difficult emotions Take better steps to care for themselves Call today and become a volunteer virtual instructor or to attend the next available class. (800)580-6860
Providing Information, Independence, Assistance and Empowerment for Older Adults and Person with Disabilities
Community Resources ADULT DAY CARE MEMORY MATTERS See ad on page 5 2803 Sherwood Drive, Brunswick 912-264-0777
ADULT EDUCATION EDEL CAREGIVER INSTITUTE See ad on pages 32 6000 Business Center Drive, Savannah 912-629-1331 SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. seniorcitizensinc.org 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363 CHATHAM COUNTY SAFETY NET PLANNING COUNCIL See ad on page 11 400 Mall Boulevard, Suite G, Savannah 912-661-1456
AGENCIES ON AGING
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 912 920-2231 | 24 HOUR HELPLINE 800-272-3900 ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION See ad on pages 14, 45 Georgiawalk.org 800-272-3900 MEMORY MATTERS See ad on page 5 2803 Sherwood Drive, Brunswick 912-264-0777 AMERICAN RED CROSS 912-651-5300 ext. 349 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 912-355-1378 CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK 202-454-3970 COASTAL AREA AGENCY ON AGING 912-437-0800 | 800-580-6861
COASTAL REGIONAL COMMISSION AREA AGENCY ON AGING See ad on pages 2, 6-8 1181 Coastal Drive SW, Darien 800-580-6860
UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE 211 | 912-651-7700
GEORGIA COUNCIL ON AGING 404-657-5343
UNITED WAY OF CAMDEN COUNTY 211 | 912-729-5362
AGING SERVICES AGE IN PLACE HOME SAFETY CONSULTANTS See ad on page 30 Extend Your Independence Successfully, Age In Place 843-368-4834 GEORGIA DIVISION OF AGING SERVICES 866-552-4464 AARP SAVANNAH Real Possibilities 888-687-2277
UNITED WAY OF COASTAL GEORGIA 211 | 912-265-1850
BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING FULL CIRCLE GRIEF & LOSS CENTER Free Grief Support for Children and Adults 6000 Business Center Drive, Savannah 912-303-9442
COUNSELING/MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CHATHAM COUNTY SAFETY NET PLANNING COUNCIL See ad on page 11 400 Mall Boulevard, Suite G, Savannah 912-661-1456
• Healthy Savannah •
Establishing a Culture of Health in our Community Make a healthy choice an easy choice! Healthy Savannah is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live. We aim to increase opportunities for everyone to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. Through continual community outreach, Healthy Savannah brings together the people, programs, and partners to Identify and share resources; Collect and disseminate information; Promote best practices; Support innovative programs, and Advocate for effective policies. Healthy Savannah is active at community events for wellness, advocates for policies that provide for community health, maintains a website with robust information, and has strong presence on Facebook and Twitter. From its 2007 launch as the Healthy Savannah initiative by Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson, Healthy Savannah continues to grow and evolve. Over the past ten years, the Healthy Savannah coalition has grown from 20 active partners to over 100 public-private organizations to advance a culture of health. In 2014, the Healthy Savannah Faith and Health Coalition formed - an alliance of faith-based organization leaders whose mission is to promote a holistic culture of health through policies and programs for health ministries. Healthy Savannah is also a 2017 founding member of “Tide to Town – Savannah’s Urban Trail System.” This organization is developing a master plan to connect all of our communities with a reliable, non-motorized transportation network. A diverse group of dedicated volunteers and the involvement of many keep Healthy Savannah operating and moving forward. Parents, teachers, workers, church members, neighborhood associations, metro and campus police, worksites, community leaders, policymakers, and other critical stakeholders all work together to implement practical solutions to Savannah’s barriers to healthy living.
Please join us in our movement to make our community healthier! Contact: Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development. firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Resources COUNSELING/MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NAMI- NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS - SAVANNAH 224 Stephenson Ave, Savannah 912-353-7143
HEARING SERVICES GEORGIA CENTER OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING Serving the Entire State of Georgia See ad on page 4 1-888-297-9461
SENIOR SERVICES and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
COASTAL REGIONAL COMMISSION AREA AGENCY ON AGING See ad on pages 2, 6-8 1181 Coastal Drive SW, Darien 800-580-6860
SENIOR SERVICES and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES HOSPICE SAVANNAH See ad on page 28 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 912-355-2289 MEMORY MATTERS See ad on page 5 2803 Sherwood Drive, Brunswick 912-264-0777 SENIOR CITIZENS, INC seniorcitizensinc.org 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363 GENERATIONONE 1100 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 912-350-7587
Protect Yourself From Healthcare Fraud Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse cost taxpayers between $60 billion to $100 billion a year and threatens the viability of the program. Beyond the financial impact, fraud and abuse can also negatively affect the healthcare of beneficiaries. One of the latest Medicare scams going on in Georgia involves genetic screening for cancer. Although, genetic testing sounds like a great opportunity for the beneficiary to learn if they are more susceptible to various types of cancer, unfortunately it can be a scam. Medicare will not pay for a test that is not medically necessary and prescribed by a beneficiary’s physician. With today’s aging population, Medicare numbers are more valuable to thieves than a stolen credit card. Below are tips that Medicare beneficiaries can use to protect themselves and reduce the chance that they may become a victim of Medicare fraud: • Protect your Medicare card. Please only give your Medicare card to your healthcare provider, such as your physician or hospital. • Remember that Medicare and Social Security will NEVER call you on the phone or contact you by email. Do not give your Medicare or Social Security number to someone on the phone or on the internet. • Carefully review your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) to be sure that all the information is correct. Some questions that could be helpful while reviewing your MSN are “Do I recognize the name of the provider listed?” “Did I receive services on the following date listed?” These questions could be beneficial in spotting fraud on your MSNs. • If you find something suspicious, please REPORT IT. Do not let embarrassment stop you from reporting Medicare fraud, scams, or abuse! • If you’re unsure of what to do, please contact the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) toll-free number at (877) 272-8720 or visit our website, www.stopmedicarefraud.org. Every beneficiary should be proactive in protecting themselves against Medicare/healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse by carefully reading their Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) or Explanation of Benefits (EOBs). If you have any questions, please contact the SMP toll-free hotline and we will be happy to assist you.
www.stopmedicarefraud.org Georgia SMP 877-272-8720
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Coastal Regional Commission - AAA Senior Centers Centers offer a variety of programs and services to help older adults maintain their independence and vitality. Programs include activities, educational classes, counseling and support groups, volunteer opportunities, and wellness programs. Centers also offer meals, transportation to and from the center, shopping trips, outings, and other social services.
BULLOCH COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 515 Denmark Street Statesboro, GA 912-489-1604
LIBERTY COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 800 Tupelo Trail (James Brown Park) Hinesville, GA 912-877-0056
CAMDEN COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 1501 Georgia Avenue Woodbine, GA 912-729-1945
LONG COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 15 Thorton Drive Ludowici, GA
CLOVERDALE GOLDEN AGE COMMUNITY CENTER 1919 Cynthia Street Savannah, GA 31405 912.236.1244 CRUSADER GOLDEN AGE CENTER 81 Coffee Bluff Villa Road Savannah, GA 31419 (912) 921-5743 EASTSIDE GOLDEN AGE CENTER (Chatham County) 409 Goebel Avenue Savannah, GA 912-651-4325 EFFINGHAM COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 128 New Stillwell Road Springfield, GA 912-754-2138 HISTORIC CARVER VILLAGE GOLDEN AGE CENTER 905 Collat Street Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 650-7816 LIBERTY CITY GOLDEN AGE CENTER 1401 Mills B. Lane Blvd. Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 650-7804
MARY FLOURNOY GOLDEN AGE CENTER (Chatham County) 1001 West 39th Street Savannah, GA 912-651-2192 MCINTOSH COUNTY MULTIPURPOSE CENTER 1009 Eulonia Park Road NW Townsend, GA 912-832-2444 MOSES JACKSON GOLDEN AGE CENTER (Chatham County) 1410 Richards Street Savannah, GA 912-651-6785 PEMBROKE SENIOR CENTER (Bryan County) 24 West Bacon Street Pembroke, GA 912-653-4480 PORT WENTWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER (Chatham County) 103 Turnberry Street Port Wentworth, GA 912-964-5411
ROOSEVELT HARRIS JR. SENIOR CENTER (Glynn County) 2007 I Street Brunswick, GA 912-267-5520 STILLWELL TOWERS GOLDEN AGE CENTER 5100 Waters Avenue Savannah, GA 31404 912 351-3855 TATEMVILLE GOLDEN AGE CENTER 333 Coleman Street Savannah, GA 31405 (912) 691-6289 THE VERANDA GOLDEN AGE CENTER 1414 East Anderson Street Savannah, GA 31404 (912) 651-2000 THUNDERBOLT NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER (Chatham County) 3230 Russell Street Savannah, GA 912-352-4846 WINDSOR FOREST GOLDEN AGE CENTER 308 Briarcliff Circle Savannah, GA 31419 (912) 921-2104 WOODVILLE GOLDEN AGE CENTER 127 Darling Street Savannah, GA 31408 (912) 965-2373
Community Resources SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL HEALTH
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING SAMSHA Hotline 800-662-4357 New Day Counseling 912-201-3605
NAMI- NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS - SAVANNAH 224 Stephenson Ave, Savannah 912-353-7143
GEORGIA CRISIS & ACCESS LINE 800-715-4225 mygcal.com; text GA to 741-741 NAMI- NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS - SAVANNAH 224 Stephenson Ave, Savannah 912-353-7143
CHATHAM COUNTY SAFETY NET PLANNING COUNCIL See ad on page 11 400 Mall Boulevard, Suite G, Savannah 912-661-1456
TRANSPORTATION COASTAL REGIONAL COACHES 866-543-6744 SENIOR CITIZENS, INC seniorcitizensinc.org 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363 CHATHAM AREA TRANSIT 912-233-5767
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What hazards threaten your community and neighborhood? Make a list of how they might affect you. Think about both natural (e.g., hurricanes, flooding, winter storms and earthquakes) and human-caused (e.g., hazardous materials and transportation accidents) and about your risk from those hazards.
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Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. Guest speaker. For business and nonprofit executives in the aging/elder care industries, including hospices, medical professionals, nursing homes, assisted living, memory care facilities, doctors, hospitals, nonprofits, lawyers, real estate agencies, estate sales, funeral homes, elder services.
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Senior Housing ACTIVE 55+ RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE HILTON HEAD See ad on page 17 356 Latitude Boulevard, Hardeeville 866-595-4364
ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES THRIVE ON SKIDAWAY See ad below 5 Lake Street, Savannah 912-295-4220
ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES
STATION EXCHANGE SENIOR CARE See ad on page 20 3205 TSX Grand Central, Richmond Hill 912-445-2425
LEGACY AT SAVANNAH QUARTERS See ad on page 18 101 Shepherd Way, Pooler 844-8-POOLER (844-876-6537)
MAGNOLIA MANOR AT THE COAST See ad on page 21 141 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)
THE SOCIAL AT SAVANNAH See ad below One Peachtree Drive, Savannah 912-927-0500
MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. SIMONS See ad on page 21 100 Heritage Drive, Saint Simons Island 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)
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From resident-designed wellness programs, to our full-service bar and Bocce and Pickleball courts, Thrive on Skidaway is senior living at its finest. Contact us to schedule a tour.
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Thrive on Skidaway Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care 5 Lake Street, Savannah, GA 31411 912.295.4220 | ThriveSL.com/Skidaway
The Social at Savannah Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care One Peachtree Street, Savannah, GA 31419 912.927.0500 | TheSocialSL.com/Savannah
Senior Housing MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. MARYS See ad on page 21 4695 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway, Saint Marys 1-855-540-LIFE (5433) MAGNOLIA MANOR OF MIDWAY See ad on page 21 652 North Coastal Highway, Midway 1-855-540-LIFE (5433) SUNABELLA AT SAVANNAH See ad on page 22 11310 White Bluff Road, Savannah 912- 925-3494 BUCKINGHAM SOUTH 24 Hour Professional Nursing Staff 5450 Abercorn Street, Savannah 912-355-5550 SENIOR LIVING CONNECTIONS See ad on page 22 Serving Savannah, Coastal GA & The Lowcountry 843-321-9425
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INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITIES MAGNOLIA MANOR AT THE COAST See ad on page 21 141 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill 1-855-540-LIFE (5433) MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. SIMONS See ad on page 21 100 Heritage Drive, Saint Simons Island 1-855-540-LIFE (5433) MAGNOLIA MANOR OF MIDWAY See ad on page 21 652 North Coastal Highway, Midway 1-855-540-LIFE (5433) MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. MARYS See ad on page 21 4695 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway, Saint Marys 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)
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3205 TSX Grand Central, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
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THE SOCIAL AT SAVANNAH See ad on page 19 One Peachtree Drive, Savannah 912-927-0500 THRIVE ON SKIDAWAY See ad on page 19 5 Lake Street, Savannah 912-295-4220
Magnolia Manor of St. Marys 4695 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy., St. Marys, GA 31558
Magnolia Manor of St. Marys blends the beauty of the waterfront and the charm of a friendly southern town.
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Magnolia Manor at the Coast 141 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Magnolia Manor on the Coast is nestled in the historic village of Richmond Hill, Georgia.
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“At-home dialysis gave me my freedom and my life.” — Laura, on dialysis since 2013
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The Edel Caregiver Institute: Help for caregivers
Being responsible for the care of someone who has a serious illness is not something for which most of us plan. Are you a caregiver who helps a loved one who is elderly, ill or disabled? Perhaps you have a spouse or parent in the early or late stages of dementia, or perhaps you have an autistic child who requires a lot of assistance. The Edel Caregiver Institute’s caring staff provides one-on-one consultations to discuss your unique situation at no charge. They can connect you with community resources, state or federal assistance, facilitate caregiver support groups and classes such as “Dealing with Dementia Behaviors” and offer deep relaxation yoga sessions to restore and strengthen you on your caregiving journey.
The Steward Center for Palliative Care utilizes a nationally recognized model which sets the “gold standard” for excellence in the provision of palliative services in our community. Our model of care ensures maximum benefit for patients who have been diagnosed with a serious, progressive illness like CHF, COPD, kidney disease, cancer or dementia by using best practice standards for care, adhering to national quality standards and implementing strategies to follow patients throughout the continuum of their care. This evidence based, multidisciplinary approach integrates your current team of specialist and primary care physicians to treat and manage symptoms within the four corners of wellness: physical, social, psychological and spiritual. A wealth of evidence demonstrates that palliative care improves quality of life and helps those living with a serious illness to live longer, especially when it is a fixture throughout the continuum of a patient’s care. Please reach us during business hours at 912.354.8014 for assistance or more information. Providers can fax referrals and medical records to Fax: 912.298.0306
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Hospice Savannah: Help when a cure may not be an option
Our community’s not-for-profit legacy hospice has helped our friends, neighbors and loved ones through end of life for over 40 years. Serving Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties, it is the only hospice to have received the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission. Hospice Savannah offers you a wealth of additional services, such as the complementary therapies of music, massage, and Story Keeping, as well as access to its beautiful Hospice Inpatient Unit on Eisenhower Drive in Savannah. Acute symptom management or respite for exhausted caregivers is provided in this beautiful setting. Hospice care is covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit, Medicaid Hospice Benefit and by most private insurance plans.
Full Circle Grief & Loss: Help for those who grieve
Are you struggling after the death of a loved one? Do friends and family expect you to be “over it” by now? Full Circle’s skilled bereavement counselors and volunteers provide free individual and group counseling for any adult or child in our community. Whether the death was peaceful, or by suicide, violence or trauma, help and support is available on your grief journey. You are not alone.
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A good night’s sleep can be heaven, but if you suffer from Sleep Apnea, it can be a nightmare. Getting a good night’s sleep gives you the energy to get back to doing the things you love. With PAP Therapy, you can regain those restless nights and start on a journey toward better health.
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DIALYSIS FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AREA CHATHAM DIALYSIS CENTER See ad on page 31 113 Minis Avenue, Savannah 1-800-881-5101
HEALTHCARE RESOURCES/ PHYSICIAN REFERRAL SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM BRUNSWICK CAMPUS See ad on inside back cover 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick 912-466-7000
Don’t let PAIN OR INJURY keep you from doing what you love! Let the BenchMark team focus on your full recovery so you can focus on what matters to you.
BRUNSWICK (912) 262-2151 HINESVILLE (912) 368-0534 POOLER (912) 330-8444 PORT WENTWORTH (912) 965-0601 RICHMOND HILL (912) 459-0072 SAVANNAH SOUTHSIDE (912) 356-3559 SAVANNAH VICTORY (912) 236-7020 WILMINGTON ISLAND (912) 231-3619
Where You Go For Rehabilitation Does Make A Difference
After a stroke, brain injury or other traumatic event such as a hip fracture, where you go for rehabilitation can make a difference in your ability to return home and back to your prior level of function. With so many different kinds of healthcare facilities, the below tips can help you compare availability of services, personnel, approach to delivery of patient care and patient outcomes, and find rehabilitative care that best meets the needs for you or your loved one. Do your research: Selecting a rehabilitation provider is like choosing your doctors; you want the best care possible for you or your loved one. Many facilities offer rehabilitation services but the quality, experience and comprehensive nature of these services can vary significantly. Don’t assume all therapists are the same: Therapists may be required to study the same information and abide by the same rules and guidelines, but a good therapist offers more than just textbook solutions. At Encompass Health, therapists are experienced in providing rehabilitation for many conditions including stroke, spinal cord, amputee, neurological and more. Our therapists are also skilled to help patients relearn the skills needed to return to the community.
Rehabilitation facilities and nursing homes are different: Research shows that outcomes are better and recovery is faster in the acute-care setting, compared to skilled nursing and nursing home care. But, there are various types of rehabilitation providers, each offering different levels of care. Determining the best option is dependent upon the patient’s condition. Ultimately, the provider chosen should strive to help you or your loved one achieve the highest level of independence possible. Don’t be afraid to ask questions: When the doctor or insurance company makes a recommendation, ask questions to ensure the provider and staff will meet the rehabilitation needs of you or your loved one. To ensure you’re making the ‘right’ decision, you can ask the following questions: • How often does the doctor visit with patients and what type of access will family members have to the doctor or staff? In a true rehabilitation hospital, a doctor visits with patients five to six times per week, opposed to a skilled nursing facility where doctors are only required to visit once every 30 days. • How long do most people stay and who decides
when it’s time to go home? Every situation requires a different amount of rehabilitation time and a patient shouldn’t leave until their progress has been fully evaluated by their entire rehabilitation team. • How many patients (who have the same/ similar condition) have been successfully treated? This is an important question because not all facilities can handle every situation. It is acceptable to ask for the phone number of the specialists and ask questions about their methods of treatments and daily routines. Ask them how many hours of therapy patients typically go through a day. • How many patients return home after discharge, opposed to going to a nursing home? This varies by condition. • What type of educational and weekend programs are available? Many Encompass Health rehabilitation hospitals offer support groups and other resources. Take a tour: Before you make a decision, make an appointment to take a tour of the hospital.
Look for cleanliness, smell for odors and ask to see therapy areas and equipment. Do the comparison: Make sure to compare the years of service, specialty programs, patient satisfaction, national clinical ratings and patient clinical outcomes among facilities. Taking these steps in choosing the right rehabilitation can make a huge difference in a patient’s recovery. When it comes to finding the best rehabilitation services, be sure that you understand the differences in your rehabilitation options. For more information, contact: Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah, at 912-235-6001 or visit the web site at: encompasshealth.com/savannahrehab
Health Services HEALTHCARE RESOURCES/ PHYSICIAN REFERRAL NEPHROLOGY & HYPERTENSION MEDICAL ASSOCIATES See ad on pages 40, 41, 42 1115 Lexington Ave, Savannah 912-354-4913 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM CAMDEN CAMPUS 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St Marys 912-576-6200 FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE GOLDEN ISLES See ad on page 31 475 Gateway Center Boulevard, Brunswick 1-912-265-0533 or 1-912-265-0581 Ext 220 FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE KINGSLAND See ad on page 31 234 Kings Bay Road, Kingsland 1-912-510-4350 Ext 217 or 215
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GEORGIA CENTER OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING Serving the Entire State of Georgia See ad on page 4 1-888-297-9461
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The Power of Palliative Care
Palliative Care Center provides comfort and support to patients facing serious illness When faced with a serious illness or disease, getting the appropriate treatment is critical. However, there are often other support and comfort needs to be met, from assistance with navigating the diagnosis and care options, to help with easing and managing pain. That’s where palliative care can fill the gap—and that’s the goal of the Southeast Georgia Health System Palliative Care Center. Established in partnership with Golden Isles Palliative Care, the Center enables the Health System to expand its palliative care services to include inpatient and outpatient consultations. Located on the Brunswick Campus, the Palliative Care Center team helps to improve quality of life for patients with serious illnesses by providing support for the stress an illness can cause as well as relief from the symptoms and pain.
Addressing a Growing Need
Palliative medicine has become the fastest-growing medical specialty in the United States, with 67% of U.S. hospitals with 50 or more beds staffing palliative care teams. During the 26 years in his primary internal medicine practice, John E. Shaner, M.D., board-certified physician and medical director of the Health System’s Palliative Care Center, witnessed the increasing pressures to provide health care while having less direct face-time with patients, and fewer opportunities to help them understand their illness and treatment options. “Many physicians with a previous primary practice have moved into palliative medicine to help make sure patients and families have the information they need to make very difficult decisions,” he says. “The palliative care team coordinates with the patient’s attending physician to provide patients and families with extra support and the opportunity to discuss and establish the goals of care.”
they are able to provide. In small studies among cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, palliative care has been shown to contribute to significantly better survival rates. “Palliative care providers help families understand recommendations from different specialists,” Dr. Shaner explains. “We bring everything together. Then we help patients and families set goals and guide the care to achieve those goals.”
Lending a Wealth of Experience
The Southeast Georgia Health System Palliative Care Center is staffed by a team of expert, caring professionals. Boardcertified in internal medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Shaner is a passionate advocate of palliative care and its benefits. Prior to moving to Brunswick in 2010, he pioneered an inpatient palliative care consulting service at Genesis HealthCare System in Zanesville, Ohio. Dr. Shaner is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a certified trainer in Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, a program of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He’s given more than 40 presentations for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, clergy, social service professionals and other ancillary staff.
Providing the Right Care at the Right Time
Palliative care can be provided at any time in a patient’s illness and may be offered along with curative and life-prolonging treatments. Studies have demonstrated that palliative care produces significant improvements in clinical outcomes. These include relief from pain and symptoms, less anxiety and depression, and improved quality of life for patients and their families. Patients feel supported by ongoing discussions of their greatest concerns and hopes; they are relieved to have help with difficult decision-making and with knowing what to expect and how to handle it. Family caregivers feel supported with the care The Palliative Care Center is located in the Outpatient Care Center on the Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus, 2500 Starling St. A physician referral is needed to make an appointment at the Palliative Care Center. For more information, please call 912-466-5190 or visit sghs.org/palliative.
ABOUT US NEPHROLOGY Nephrology is the study of kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems, and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Patients are seen by a physician specializing in nephrology for various reasons such as: acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, hematuria, proteinuria, kidney stones, hypertension, and disorders of acid/base or electrolytes. HYPERTENSION Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a chronic medical condition in which blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is made up of two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). Hypertension puts strain on the heart, leading to hypertensive heart disease and coronary artery disease. Hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, aneurysms of the arteries, peripheral arterial disease, and chronic kidney disease.
Nephrology & Hypertension Medical Associates, P.C. is a full service, privately owned and operated practice based in historic Savannah, Georgia. Since 1969, our focus and specialty has been diagnosing and treating patients with kidney related diseases and hypertension. We also provide hemodialysis services, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplant referrals, and care following transplantation.
SAVANNAH: 1115 Lexington Avenue . Savannah, Georgia 31404 . (912) 354-4813 BLUFFTON: 16 Okatie Center Blvd, Suite 100 . Okatie, South Carolina 29909 . (843) 706-9955 BEAUFORT: 16 Kemmerlin Lane . Beaufort, South Carolina 29907 . (843) 524-2002 BRUNSWICK: 3025 Shrine Road, Suite 450 . Brunswick, Georgia 31520 . (912) 264-6133 RINCON: 604 Towne Park Drive, West . Rincon, Georgia 31326 . (912) 354-4813 JESUP: 111 Colonial Way . Suite 2 . Jesup, Georgia 31545 . (912) 588-1919
MEET OUR PHYSICIANS
Our lives are dedicated to providing our patients and their families with the finest of care as we seek to enhance health and improve the quality of life for those we serve.
REBECCA L. SENTMAN, MD
JAMES K. BAZEMORE, MD
College - Yale University, New Haven, CT; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Finch University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL Medical School - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA Fellowship - Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
College - Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA Medical School - American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Plymouth, Monsterrat, British West Indies Fellowship - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
DANA A. KUMJIAN, MD
College - University of Florida,Gainesville, FL Medical School - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Fellowship - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
JESSICA COLEMAN, MD
ERIK D. BERNSTEIN, MD
JESSICA COLEMAN, MD
WILLIAM G. GRUBB, MD
College – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
College – Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Medical School – Mercer Medicine, College - Georgia Institute ofUniversity Technology,School ofMedical School - MCP Hahnemann Atlanta, GA University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
Medical School - Mercer University of Philadelphia, PA Fellowship – University of Medicine, Macon, GA Fellowship - Oregon Health and Science Kentucky, Lexington, KY Fellowship - University of Kentucky, University, Portland, OR Lexington, KY
ERIK D. BERNSTEIN, BRYAN J. MD
KRULL, DO School – MCP Medical
C. THOMAS WILLIAM G. GRUBB, MD
Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
College - Auburn University, Auburn, AL Medical School - University of AlabamaBirmingham, Birmingham, AL Fellowship - Nephrology University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MIKHAIL NOVIKOV, MD College – Kiev State University, Ukraine DAVID RAFAEL
RODRIGUEZ, MD Medical School – University of Kentucky, Medical College
Fellowship – Indiana University, Indianapolis Medical School - Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (Unphu), Dominican Republic Fellowship - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
BRYAN J. KRULL, DO
College – Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Medical School – University of Alabama-Birmingham, College - Kiev State University, Ukraine Birmingham, AL - University of Kentucky, Medical School Medical College Fellowship – Nephrology Fellowship - Indiana University, Indianapolis
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
College – University ofTUCKER, South MD Carolina, Columbia, S.C. Medical School – Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Fellowship – Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR College - Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA Medical School - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
MIKHAIL NOVIKOV, MD
College - University of South Carolina, Fellowship – Medical University Columbia, SC of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Medical School - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Fellowship - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
JORGE O. CHABRIER-ROSELLO, MD College – University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico JORGE O.
CHABRIER-ROSELLO, MD Medical School – St. George’s
University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies Fellowship – Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
College - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Medical School – St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies Fellowship - Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
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Ways To Avoid Kidney Disease Get a Primary Care Physician: Everyone needs a primary care physician,” says Dr. Coleman. “They are the captain of the ship of your body.” She recommends patients see them at minimum once per year, or as often as the physician recommends. Make sure the PCP performs a physical exam, runs a metabolic blood profile and a urinalysis showing creatinine levels once per year. Creatinine is the number doctors use to see how well the kidneys are working. When your kidneys aren’t functioning properly, creatinine can accumulate in your body. A urinalysis will also help see if damage is being done to your kidneys. Exercise: Keep active and exercise. Movement stimulates the body and helps all organs do what they were made to do. Dr. Coleman recommends 30 minutes of exercise a minimum of three times per week under the supervision of a PCP. Exercise will also help improve muscle function and sleep, which will in turn benefit kidney function. Even moderate exercise such as walking will improve one’s overall quality of health. Water, Water, Water: “Drink lots of water,” says Dr. Coleman. Water flushes the toxins from the kidneys and keeps your entire body hydrated. “You want to keep flushing toxins out of your body. The best way to do that is with lots of water,” she says. Those living in the Lowcountry should be extra careful to drink enough water, as they can lose hydration easily through daily activity. Control Blood Pressure: Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the leading cause of kidney disease. Monitor your blood pressure. Try to keep your top number (systolic) below 130; your diastolic number (bottom) below 80. Salt is an enemy. It raises blood pressure and puts unneeded stress on your kidneys. Avoid Preserved Meats: Preserved meats such as lunch meat, bacon, pepperoni and red meat are high in uric acid and salt, which are hard on kidney function and also causes painful gout. Control Bad Cholesterol: Total cholesterol should be less than 200 mg. Good cholesterol should be above 50. Limit dining out, especially fast foods. It is suggested one eat more high antioxidant foods such as colorful fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts and low or non-fat dairy products. Avoid Cigarettes: Smoking affects your entire body, including your kidneys. Smoking can also interfere with medications used to treat high blood pressure. Control Your Blood Sugar: Try to keep blood sugar levels (A1C) less than 7 percent. Uncontrolled diabetes accelerates loss of kidney function. It is suggested people try to consume high-fiber/low-sugar foods. OFFICE LOCATIONS SAVANNAH: 1115 Lexington Avenue . Savannah, Georgia 31404 . (912) 354-4813 BLUFFTON: 16 Okatie Center Blvd, Suite 100 . Okatie, South Carolina 29909 . (843) 706-9955 BEAUFORT: 16 Kemmerlin Lane . Beaufort, South Carolina 29907 . (843) 524-2002 BRUNSWICK: 3025 Shrine Road, Suite 450 . Brunswick, Georgia 31520 . (912) 264-6133 RINCON: 604 Towne Park Drive, West . Rincon, Georgia 31326 . (912) 354-4813
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