2019-2020 Central Savannah River Area Seniors Resource Directory

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Central Savannah River Area SENIORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY Helpful Information for Boomers and Seniors



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Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission 3626 Walton Way Extension, Suite 300 Augusta, GA 30909-6421 (706) 210-2000 . Fax (706) 210-2206 seniorsresourcedirectory.com

We are excited to bring you the second edition of the CSRA Seniors Resource Directory. The CSRA Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is excited to be a partner. Our region needs a comprehensive resource like this one. We aim to provide options, simplify your search, expand your base of information, and ultimately send you in the right direction. This directory is for you, whether you or your loved one is a senior, or you are a boomer looking to make a decision on the next step in your life. To view more information, sign up for our newsletter, or download the digital edition, please visit our site at seniorsresourcedirectory.com. In the future, we hope to expand this annual directory to include even more resources. To obtain additional printed copies or learn about advertising, contact John Basile at 843-901-1134 or john@seniorsresourcedirectory.com. 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 CSRA Seniors Resource Directory! A big thank you to our Readers! May you stay healthy, happy, and safe. Sincerely, Jeanette Cummings, ACSW, Director

CSRA Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging

For information on the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), a division of the CSRA Regional Commission, call (706) 210-2018 or toll-free (and TDD) 1-866-552-4464. The AAA is your “Gateway to Community Resources” for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The CRSA Regional Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.


Table of Contents COMMUNITY RESOURCES Elderly & Disabled Waiver Program Meals on Wheels

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Taking Elder Abuse Seriously 10 CSRA Senior Life Enrichment Centers


Georgia’s Aging & Disability Resource Connection


One of Georgia’s Finest 15 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

SENIOR HOUSING Navigating the Waters: Care Options for Seniors



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Self-Care for Caregivers 32 We Are Online 33



Prevent Falls In the Home


What Services Does Medicaid Cover in GA?


Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud


What is Medicaid-SC? 39


Benefits For Seniors in South Carolina

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Online Caregiver Center: alz.org/care

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Simply dial 2-1-1 or 706-826-1495 or visit www.211csra.org

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Healthcare Housing Utilities Legal Help Employment Education Child Care Mental Health Disability Services Food & Clothing Disaster Services Volunteer Opportunities 4

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Ensuring the Well Being of Your Aging Loved Ones As loved ones age, their family members often encounter a range of difficult situations, including when to decide to get assistance for their loved one – whether part-time, in-home care or making the transition to a nursing home. Other frustrations can stem from ever-changing medical insurance plans, tension between family members who disagree and lack of financial planning. Working with an Aging Life Care Manager™ can alleviate this stress, as these experts use their extensive experience with long-term care to solve such issues. Aging Life Care Managers act as your advocate when it comes to determining care, helping you choose high-quality assisted living staff and facilities, navigating medical and legal matters, and more. Since 2011, Long Term Liaisons has been committed to serving the CSRA community by guiding those going through mental, physical and social issues related to caring for an aging or disabled loved one. Our team of Aging Life Care Managers assists families with transitions to higher quality care for the safety and well-being of all involved. We will work diligently to meet you where you are on your journey, to ensure that you and your loved one feel safe and secure with all care decisions.

Long Term Liaisons can coordinate: • Transportation • Insurance Coverage • Legal Support • In-Home Care/Assisted Living/Nursing Home • Crisis Intervention

The highly trained staff can also provide education on: • Medical + Health Options • Legal Matters • Long-Term Care Insurance • Financial Strategies

Our Advanced Aging Life Care Managers are ready to answer your caregiving questions and provide you with all the tools to address long-term care options.

To coordinate a free phone consultation, visit longtermliaisons.com today. O:800-506-6922 C:803-215-1019

Elderly & Disabled Waiver Program The Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program (EDWP) assists individuals who are elderly and/or functionally impaired to remain in their homes and/or communities. For eligible consumers, EDWP offers community-based services as an alternative to nursing facility placement.


• Adult Day Health Daytime care and supervision in an adult day center • Alternative Living Services Alternative residence for persons unable to remain independent in their own homes • Emergency Response Services In-home electronic support system providing two-way communication between isolated persons and a medical control center • Home-Delivered Services Skilled nursing services, as well as physical, speech and occupational therapy • Personal Support Services Assistance with meal preparation, bathing, and light house keeping • Extended Personal Support Services (Respite Care) • Consumer-Directed Personal Support Services Consumer hires and supervises worker(s) of choice • Out-of-Home Respite Care Out-of-home overnight respite care in an approved facility with 24-hour supervision • Home Delivered Meals Prepared outside the home and delivered to the client

CSRA Agency on Aging/ADRC 3626 Walton Way Ext., Suite 300 Augusta, Georgia 30909 (706) 210-2018 (866) 552-4464 8

Who is eligible for this program? The eligibility criteria for EDWP include the following: Physically Impaired In Need of Care Medicaid Eligible

Meals on Wheels


Do you or someone you know need meals? Call (706) 210-2018

Do you want to help?

Learn how you can use your lunchbreak to deliver a meal and a smile to a senior in your community. Call (706) 210-2079

CSRA Area Agency on Aging • A Division of the CSRA Regional Commission 3626 Walton Way Extension • Suite 300 • Augusta, Georgia 30909


TEAS: Taking Elder Abuse Seriously The ofTEAS TEASareare Thepurposes purposes of to:to:

Collaborate with law enforcement, elderofrights programselder and rights partners • •Collaborate with designated representatives each individual program Include other community partners to prevent and address elder rights • •Include other community partners to prevent and address threatsthreats to elderto rights • •Discuss issues they areweaken, seeing that weaken, or potentially elder Discuss issues that threaten orthreaten potentially eliminateeliminate elder rights •rights Identify potential cross cutting issues to address • •Identify potential crossElder cutting issuesConference that teams choose to address Plan CSRA Annual Rights • •Plan annual Elder Represent olderRights peopleConference and individuals with disabilities on advisory boards, • Represent older people and people with advisory boards, public public hearings, public policies and disabilities identified on regional priorities publicwith policies and identified regional priorities •hearings, Collaborate law enforcement, regulatory agencies, elected officials, • Collaborate with law enforcement, regulatory agencies, electedneglect, officials, and judicial staff judicial staff and mandatory reporters to address abuse, exploitation and mandatory reporters to address abuse, neglect, and exploitation. • Provide on-going community education and awareness to prevent and address • Provide on-going community education and awareness to prevent and address threats to elder rights threats to elder rights. TEAS representativesfrom from many TEAS includes incudes representatives many organizations in our ourarea, area,including: including:CSRA CSRA organizations in Regional Commission Commission Area Regional AreaAgency Agencyonon Aging, AARP, Ombudsman Program, Aging, Ombudsman Program, Senior Citizens Citizens Council, Together, Senior Council,Caring Adult Protective Inc., Adult Protective Services, Georgia Services, Georgia Division of Aging DivisionForensics of Aging Services Forensics Services Unit, Safe HomesUnit, of Safe Homes of Augusta, Law Enforcement, Augusta, Law Enforcement, CSRA CSRA Coalition of Advocates the Aging, Coalition of Advocates for theforAging, Benton House of Augusta, Alzheimer’s Benton House of Augusta, Alzheimer’s Association, ResCare, Jud C Hickety Center, Association, ResCare, Jud C. Hickey Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center Center, Shiloh Comprehensive Community and Health Care Providers. Center and Health Care Providers.

For more information or to become a partner, contact Jeanette Cummings, jcummings@csrarc.ga.gov or 706-210-2013 10

Community Resources ADULT DAY CARE


SARACARE AT EVANS TO LOCKS See ad on this page 801 Oakhurst Drive, Evans 706-364-7430

THE GILEAD GROUP 304 Greenway Street, Thomson (706) 595-0107

THE HAVEN OF HARLEM, LLC 285 N. Fairview Drive, Harlem (706) 556-9933

JESUS IS LORD HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC. ADC – HEPHZIBAH 2764 Tobacco Road, Hephzibah (706) 790-5836

ADULT HOME SERVICES, INC. 655 Frontage Road, Sylvania (912) 536-9522

JUD C. HICKEY CENTER FOR ALZHEIMER’S CARE 1901 Central Avenue, Augusta (706) 738-5039

THE HOMEPLACE ADULT DAY CARE – WRENS 504 N. Main Street, Wrens (706) 547-2138

MARTHA ANN’S ADULT DAY COMMUNITY SERVICES 3461 Sharon Road, Augusta (706) 955-8426

FOREVER ANGELS, INC. 831 Academy Avenue, Waynesboro (706) 554-9379 HARPERS ADULT DAY HEALTH 186 Bootlegger Lane, Washington (706) 401-3365 TRUST-N-CARE SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC. Adult Day Care 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta (706) 729-5371 THE HOMEPLACE ADULT DAY CARE – LINCOLNTON 256 May Avenue, Lincolnton (706) 359-5217 THE HOMEPLACE ADULT DAY CARE – MILLEN 408 Walnut Street, Millen (706) 597-1890 THE HOMEPLACE ADULT DAY CARE, INC. 1324 Old Wrightsboro Road, Thomson (706) 597-1890


Community Resources ADVOCACY & EDUCATION WALTON OPTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING Services for People with Disabilities 948 Walton Way, Augusta 706-724-6262

CONCIERGE SERVICES ERRAND RUNNERS See ad on this page 706-760-0725

EASTER SEALS EAST GEORGIA 1500 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta 706-667-9695 GOODWILL INDUSTRIES 3120 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta 706-790-8500


AUGUSTA HOUSING AUTHORITY 1435 Walton Way, Augusta 706-724-5466 CSRA AREA AGENCY ON AGING See ad on pages 7, 8, 9, 10 ,17 3626 Walton Way Ext. Ste. 300, Augusta 866-552-4464


Errand Runner ERRAND SERVICES • Grocery Shopping • Pick ups & Deliveries • Car Care (oil change, wash) • Completing To Do List PET SERVICES • Vet Trip, Pick ups, Drop Offs • Do Park Trips, Dog Walking SENIOR SERVICES • Light Housework • Prescription Pick ups & Deliveries • Sincere Companionship • Doctor Appointments • Post Office Trips • Bank Trips • Meal Preparations

Riddle.maria@yahoo.com Bonded & Insured Cell: 678.599.6028 Office: 706.760.0725


EAST OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM – ATHENS COMMUNITY COA 135 Hoyt Street, Athens 706-549-4850

LYNNDALE, INC. 1490 Eisenhower Drive, Augusta 706-738-3395 SALVATION ARMY 1765 Broad Street, Augusta 706-922-8330 THE SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL See ad on page 14 307 11th Street / P.O. Box 1546, Augusta 706-868-0120 SHEPEARD COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER 1533 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta 706-737-4551 SHEPEARD COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER 4329 Washington Road, Evans 706-854-1582 SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 115 Robert C. Daniel Parkway, Augusta 1-877-616-2523 VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION –AUGUSTA 1220 D West Wheeler Parkway, Augusta 706-650-5600 VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION –THOMSON 1025A Warrenton Highway, Thomson 706-597-8575 AUGUSTA RESCUE MISSION 526 Walker Street, Augusta 706-722-2058 CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES 811 12th Street, Augusta 706-722-3661

CSRA Senior Life Enrichment Centers


Over 60?

Do you enjoy socializing, parties, activities and travel? Are you interested in staying healthy and active? Are you tired of eating lunch alone? If you answered YES to these questions, check out a Center near you!

Blythe Area Recreation Department Patricia Strakosch, Brenda Buck 3129 Highway 88 Blythe, GA 30805 706-592-6668

Bessie Thomas Community Center Stacie Hart 5913 Euchee Creek Drive Grovetown, GA 30813 706-556-0308

Lincoln County Senior Center Nancy Blount 160 May Ave. Lincolnton, GA 30817 706-359-3760

Carrie J. Mays Recreation Center Kristy Banks-Jones, Kimberly Thompson 1014 11th Ave. Augusta, GA 30901 706-821-2831

Burke County Senior Center Jackie Brayboy, Sherry Moody 717 W. 6th St. Waynesboro, GA 30830 706-437-8007

Sylvania Senior Center Zandra Overstreet 209 E. Ogeechee St. Sylvania, GA 30467 912-564-7727

Henry H. Brigham Senior Center Lisa Driggers, Michael Myles Jr. 2463 Golden Camp Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 706-772-5456 McBean Community Center Dana Pettigrew, Willamae Shaheed 1155 Hephzibah/McBean Rd. Hephzibah, GA 30815 706-560-1814 McDuffie Woods Community Center Frank Booker, Lionel Grant 3431 Old McDuffie Road Augusta, GA 30906 706-771-2656 Sand Hills Community Center Brandi Robertson, Iishia Dixon 2540 Wheeler Rd. Augusta, GA 30904 706-842-1912 or 706-842-1916 New Bethlehem Community Center, Inc. Sheridan Glaze 1336 Conklin Ave. Augusta, GA 30901 706-722-0086

Glascock County Senior Center 568 Brassell Park Lane Gibson, GA 30810 706-598-3050 Betty Hill Senior Citizens Center Knakia Huff 330 Waters Work Rd. Sparta, GA 31087 706-444-7532 McDuffie Senior Center Kimberly Ivy 304 Greenway St. Thomson, GA 30824 706-595-7502 Jenkins County Senior Center Erin Drake 998 College Ave. Millen, GA 30442 478-982-4213 Jefferson County Leisure Center Tammie Bennett 209 E. 7th Street Louisville, GA 30434 478-625-8820


Taliaferro County Senior Center Velma Harris 119 Commerce St. Crawfordville, GA 30631 706-456-2611 Warren County Senior Center Patricia Allen 59 Gibson Highway Warrenton, GA 30828 706-465-3539 Washington County Senior Center Jane Colson 446 Maurice Friedman Dr. Sandersville, GA 31082 478-552-0898 478-552-0013 Wilkes County Senior Center Diana Hall 108 Marshall Street Washington, GA 30673 706-678-2518 Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center Elizabeth Jones 1635 15th St. Augusta, GA 30901 706-738-0089



GARDEN CITY RESCUE MISSION 828 Fenwick Street, Augusta 706-724-4462 SAFE HOMES OF AUGUSTA P.O. Box 3189, Augusta 706-736-2499 SALVATION ARMY EMERGENCY SHELTER 1384 Greene Street, Augusta 706-826-7933


HEALTH CLINICS AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER – CANCER CENTER 1411 Laney-Walker Boulevard, Augusta 706-721-6744 BURKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 114 Dogwood Drive, Waynesboro 706-554-3456 BURKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT INDIGENT DIABETES CLINIC 114 Dogwood Drive, Waynesboro 706-554-3456 CHRIST COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE 127 Telfair Street, Augusta 706-922-0600 CHRIST COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE 1226 D’Antignac Street, Augusta 706-922-0600 COLUMBIA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 1930 William Few Parkway, Grovetown 706-868-3330 DRUID PARK HEALTH CENTER 1018 Druid Park Avenue, Augusta 706-738-0455 FAITH CARE FREE MEDICAL CLINIC 825 North Belair Road, Evans 706-829-2584 GLASCOCK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 668 W. Main Stareet, Gibson 706-598-2061 HARRISBURG FAMILY HEALTHCARE 423 Crawford Avenue, Augusta 706-496-3885 HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 516 Boland Street, Sparta 706-444-6616 JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 2501 US Highway 1 North, Louisville 478-625-3716 JENKINS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 709 Virginia Avenue, Millen 478-982-2811


1 One of Georgia’s Finest 1 Mary Georgia Mohr, a pioneer in the state’s senior care industry for 40 years, is being named the 2019 Distinguished Older Georgian. Mohr, 80, was presented the award by the Georgia Council on Aging for her work in helping to develop the state’s model of aging services, especially the intimate, family-like care homes for adults who can no longer live independently. Mohr was honored Feb. 7 at a ceremony and luncheon. The events are part of GCOA and the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly (CO-AGE) Senior Week activities at the state Capitol. “Mary Georgia is respected across the South and the nation for her expertise in personal care homes and services for seniors. She’s been a key advocate for securing funding for aging services for more than 30 years,” said Jeanette Cummings, director for the Area Agency on Aging for the Central Savannah River area. Cummings nominated Mohr, whom she considers her mentor, for the award. As a registered nurse, Mohr served as director of nursing at a skilled nursing home during the 1970s and early 1980s. During that time, she realized many of the elderly residents placed in the institutional setting didn’t need that level of care. She envisioned them thriving better in a home setting with attentive caregivers who could assist them with daily activities. With alternatives to nursing home placement still in its infancy in Georgia, Mohr and a business partner formed CSRA Health Services, Inc., and

began providing family and group home residential care for adults. “Back then, people had no choices, and nursing homes were like the caboose not the engine of elder care,” said Mohr. “A nursing home was a good place to be if you needed to be there, but I wanted to give people a choice.” Mohr has been a leader in the development of Georgia’s home and community-based services (HCBS). She’s worked closely through the years with state policy-makers to develop the framework and regulations for a Medicaid waiver program that allows the elderly and disabled to live independently. She also has been a voice at the state Capitol, advocating for improved elder care and fair reimbursement rates for providers. “Her tenacity has been one of her driving forces,” Cummings said. “She’s respected among elected officials, providers and consumers.” In 1990, Mohr formed the Georgia Association of Community Care Providers and was also one of the founding members in the organization. Mohr also has served in leadership roles with the National Association of Residential Care. Now retired, Mohr remains active in senior care.


Mary Georgia Mohr, A Pioneer in the Senior Care Industry


Community Resources HEALTH CLINICS


JOSEPH M STILL BURN CENTER 3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta 706-863-9595

WARREN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 565 Legion Drive, Warrenton 706-465-2252

LAMAR MEDICAL CENTER 1448 Lee Beard Way, Augusta 706-828-7468

WASHINGTON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 201 Morningside Drive, Sandersville 478-552-3210

LINCOLN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 176 N. Peachtree Street, Lincolnton 706-359-1939 MCDUFFIE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 307 Greenway Street, Thomson 706-595-1740 MARTINEZ WELLNESS CENTER 337 South Belair Road Suite, Martinez 706-651-1992 MEDICAL ASSOCIATES PLUS 2467 Golden Camp Road, Augusta 706-790-4440 RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 950 Laney Walker Boulevard, Augusta 706-721-5900 RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT –DENTAL CLINIC 950 Laney Walker Boulevard, Augusta 706-721-5891 RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT –SOUTH AUGUSTA CLINIC 2420 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta 706-790-0661 SCREVEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 416 Pine Street, Sylvania 912-564-2182 ST. VINCENT DEPAUL HEALTH CLINIC 432 8th Street, Augusta 706-722-3535 TALIAFERRO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 109 Commerce Street, Crawfordville 706-456-2316


WILKES COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 204 Gordon Street, Washington 706-678-2622

HEARING SERVICES GEORGIA CENTER OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING Serving the Entire State of Georgia See ad on page 5 1-888-297-9461 SC EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM (SCEDP) See ad on page 19 1401 Main Street, Suite 825, Columbia 803-737-0808 SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER – UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 1430 Harper Street, Augusta 706-774-8666 AUGUSTA ENT PC 340 N. Belair Raid, Evans 706-868-5676 AUGUSTA HEARING & BALANCE 1215 George C. Wilson Drive, Augusta 706-364-2378

RECREATION DAY ONE FITNESS See ad on page 21 255 Beech Island Avenue, Beech Island 706-799-9506 THE SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL See ad on page 14 307 11th Street / P.O. Box 1546, Augusta 706-868-0120

CSRA Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Your “One-Stop Shop” for Information & Resources To Help You Stay In Your Home

Access to Information & Assistance: Benefits information, resources, assessments, options counseling and case management Caregiver Support: Training, peer support, supportive services, resources, education, care consultation and kinship care Wellness Promotion: Exercise programs, chronic disease self-management classes, nutrition education and falls prevention Community Education: Speakers bureau, seminars, conferences, small and large group presentations Safety, Security, & Protection: Elder Rights, advocacy, community education, reporting abuse/neglect/exploitation Centenarian Program: Centenarian Club, holiday events, birthday acknowledgements, bereavement and family support We connect people with: Meals on Wheels, medical transportation, assistive devices and technology, personal support, vision screenings, home modifications, mental health services, legal assistance, adult daycare and Alzheimer’s and related dementias Private Pay Options for a variety of services

CSRA Agency on Aging (AAA)

866-552-4464 or 706-210-2018 www.georgiaadrc.com

TDD/TTY: 1-800-255-0056 for the hearing impaired

Community Resources SENIOR SERVICES


SENIOR SERVICES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THE SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL See ad on page 14 307 11th Street / P.O. Box 1546, Augusta 706-868-0120 UNITED WAY OF THE CSRA See ad on this page 4 1765 Broad Street, Augusta 706-826-1495 CSRA PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP See ad on page 21 116 Lottie Lane, Grovetown 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION See ads on pages 23, 45, inside back cover www.alz.org SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (SMP) eQHEALTH SOLUTIONS See ad on page 37 8440 Jefferson Highway, Suite 101 Baton Rouge, LA 877-272-8720



ACCURATE CERTIFIED EVALUATION 3106 D Wrightsboro Road, Augusta 706-738-3855 AUGUSTA METRO TREATMENT CENTER 2357 Tobacco Road, Augusta 706-722-3855 AUGUSTA STEPPING STONES TO RECOVERY 2610 Commons Boulevard, Augusta 706-733-1935 BRADFORD HEALTH SERVICES 105 Rossmore Place, Augusta 706-854-1126 SERENITY BEHAVIOR HEALTH 3421 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta 706-432-4800




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VETERANS SERVICES AUGUSTA VA MEDICAL CENTER 950 15th Street, Augusta 706-733-0188


AUGUSTA WARRIOR PROJECT 701 Greene Street Suite 104, Augusta 706-951-7506






GEORGIA WAR VETERAN NURSING HOME 1101 15th Street, Augusta 706-721-2824

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Exercise Is Medicine

The mission of Day One Fitness is to maximize the mental, emotional, and physical potential of people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) throughout their lives, through an intensive and rigorous regimen and plan of exercise delivered in the context of a welcoming, professional and supportive environment. “My stamina has increased. My balance is better. My posture has improved. I am finding an overall improvement in my wellbeing. I just feel better.” Mailing Address: 815 Park Chase Drive, Evans, GA 30809 Email: Tambra@DayOneFitness.org Website: www.DayOneFitness.org Physical Address: 255 Beech Island Ave, Beech Island, SC 29842 Facebook.com/dayonefitness


The CSRA Parkinson Support Group has supported people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and their care-partners in the CSRA since 1991. Our monthly meetings offer programs and resource materials to help people stay healthy, learn more about symptoms and treatments, and face the challenges of Parkinson’s disease. Using donations and fundraisers, we support local and national research – seeking better diagnosis, treatments,

Helping You Live Well With Parkinson’s

• Wellness Classes • Parkinson’s Research • Respite Care Grant Program • Community Outreach

• Monthly Newsletter • Support Group Meetings • Augusta Monthly Meetings • Aiken Monthly Meetings

Contact Us: CSRA Parkinson Support Group 116 Lottie Lane • Grovetown, Georgia 30813 • Phone: (706)364-1662 Email: info@parkinsoncsra.org • Website: www.parkinsoncsra.org Parkinson’s Foundation Toll-Free: 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) Facebook.com/parkinsoncsra


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of seniors say it’s important to have their thinking or memory checked


Americans are living with MILLION Alzheimer’s

BY 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly MILLION


provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias

These caregivers provided an estimated

18.5 BILLION HOURS valued at nearly

$234 BILLION IN 2019, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation


BY 2050, these costs could rise as high as


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82 16 %

leading cause of death in the United States



EVERY 65 SECONDS Between 2000 and 2017 deaths from heart disease have decreased


1 IN 3

seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia

say they receive regular cognitive assessments

someone in the United States develops the disease

while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased


It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer


AD/PD Birdies For Brain Health Annual Charity Golf Tournament Proceeds benefit Day One Fitness, a non-profit organization providing specialized exercise programs for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinson’s Disease.

Held Annually in May

MAY 20, 2019

Woodside Plantation Country Club Start Time: 12:00pm

MAY 2020 (date & location to be announced)


WEBSITE: www.DayOneFitness.org/Golf CONTACT: Tambra Wilkerson PHONE: 706-799-9506 EMAIL: Tambra@DayOneFitness.org


Event at 9am • Walk at 10am

OCTOBER 5, 2019

First Baptist Church of Augusta 3500 Walton Way Ext. Augusta GA 30909 To register or donate, visit:


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At the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, people carry flowers representing their connection to Alzheimer’s — a disease that currently has no cure. But what if one day there was a white flower for Alzheimer’s first survivor? What if there were millions of them? Help make that beautiful day happen by joining us for the world’s largest fundraiser to fight the disease.



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2019 NATIONAL— PRESENTING SPONSOR flowers representing their connection to Alzheimer’s a disease that currently has no cure. But what if one day there was a white flower for Alzheimer’s first survivor? What if there were millions of them? Help make that beautiful day happen by joining us for the world’s largest fundraiser to fight the disease.

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Navigating the Waters: HOME COMPANION SERVICES Companion Services Offer: • Companionship and Home Helpers – Meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, medication reminders, transportation, socialization. • Personal Services – Activity of Daily Living Services such as dressing, bathing, toileting, grooming, mobility assistance. • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Care – Assistance with activities of daily living, safety assistance, managing behaviors and family support and encouragement though engagement. Who pays for it: Personal Funds, Some Long-Term Care Policies, Some Assistance offered through Veterans Affairs office.


HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES Home Health Care Services Offer: • Help with Recovery from illness, injury, surgery, and long-term conditions. • Skilled Nursing • Home Health Aids • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Social Worker Who pays for it: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Personal Funds HOSPICE SERVICES Hospice Services Offer: • A team of Healthcare Professionals including: Nurses, CNAs, Social Workers, Clergy, Trained Volunteers, Therapy Services • Pain Management • Assistance with emotional, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of the dying process. • Provide: Medication, Medical Supplies, and Special Equipment • Family Education on how to care for their loved one • Bereavement care and counseling for family and friends after someone has passed. Who pays for it: Medicare, Medicaid, Non- Profit Funds, and some Private Insurance Plans.


Options when home is no longer safe:

• Independent Living • Assisted Living • Memory Care • Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) • Skilled Nursing Facility Independent Living Independent Living Offers: • Most Utilities are Included • Meals • Housekeeping Services • Social Activity Calendar • Transportation • Month to Month Lease • Maintenance / Lawn Care • Villa’s or Apartment Style Living Who pays for it: Private Pay Assisted Living Assisted Living Offers: • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living as needed • Meal Service • Medication Management • Housekeeping • Laundry Services • Social Activity Calendar • Transportation • Maintenance • Coordination of Health Care Services

• Apartment Style Living Who pays for it: Private Pay, Long Term Care Insurance Memory Care Community Memory Care Communities Offer: • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living • Secured Safe Living Environment • Meal Service • Specialized Social Programs • Housekeeping / Linen Services • Maintenance • Transportation • Medication Management • Coordination of Healthcare Services continued


Navigating the Waters: Care Options for Seniors Skilled Nursing Facility Skilled Nursing Facilities Offer: • Licensed Nurse 24 hours a day • Resident Doctor on Staff • Therapy Services – PT, OT, Speech • Medication Management • Laundry Services • Transportation • Assistant with Activities of Daily Living • Social Activity Calendar • Dorm Style Living – Individual Restroom typically. Who pays for it: Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance Plans, Long- Term Care Insurance

Continued Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Continued Care Retirement Communities Offer: • Buy-In Programs • Assisted Living • Skilled Care • Some offer Memory Care • In Home Assistance • Maintenance / Lawn Care • Transportation • Single Family Homes, Villa’s, Townhomes, Apartments Who pays for it: Private Pay Article Courtesy of: 26

Valerie Howe, Executive Director • The Retreat at Lady’s Island

Come to Live Here At Thrive at Augusta we’ve dedicated our lives to ensure there is purpose in every breath of each resident we are honored to serve, with the understanding that older adults and their loved ones depend on us not only to live, but to live well. It’s a challenge we welcome - every day. Come visit. Learn what it means to thrive.

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Senior Housing ASSISTED LIVING THRIVE AT AUGUSTA See ad on page 27 309 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez 706-955-2275 BROOKDALE AUGUSTA See ad on this page 326 Boy Scout Road, Augusta 706-438-2517 BROOKDALE NORTH AUGUSTA See ad on this page 105 North Hills Drive, North Augusta 803-274-2725 HOME HELP COMPANIONS See ad on page 35 131 South Belair Road, Martinez 706-305-3533

AUGUSTA GARDENS SENIOR LIVING AND MEMORY CARE At Augusta Gardens, You’re Home 3725 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 706-868-6500


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Senior Housing MEMORY CARE TRUECARE PERSONAL CARE HOME See ad on this page 1909 Central Ave Augusta, GA 706-364-1412

SKILLED NURSING CARLYLE SENIOR CARE See ad on this page 123 Dupont Drive NW Aiken 803-648-0434


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Macon- Middle GA 3902 Northside Drive Suite A 1 Macon, GA 31210-2459 P: 478-477-7592 F: 478-474-8748

• Sandersville -Heart of GA 502 South Harris Street Sandersville, GA 31082-1859 P: 478-552-0004 F: 478-552-2888

Augusta - CSRA 208 Pitcarin Way, Suite B Augusta, GA 30909 P: 706-854-9300 F: 706-854-9387

• Savannah-Coastal GA 7505 Waters Avenue, C-13 Savannah, GA 31406-3825 P: 912-200-3460 F: 912-200-3461 Statesboro-East GA 125 N. College Street Statesboro, GA 30458-5387 P: 912-681-2612 F: 912-681-4165

CORPORATE OFFICE Corporate Office White Bluff Road,GA Ste. 31406 301 • Savannah, GA 31406 9100 White Bluff Road, Suite 3019100 • Savannah, phone: 800.920.5161 • info@help-1.com Phone: 800.920.5161 • info@help-1.com www.nightingaleprivatehomecare.com www.mightingaleprivatehomecare.com


NIGHTINGALE HOME CARE – AUGUSTA See ad on page 30 3504 Professional Circle, Suite A, Augusta 706-854-9300 QUALITY IN HOME CARE, INC. See ad on this page 2909 Professional Parkway, Suite A, Augusta 706-733-6900 Toll Free 888-350-9121 LENUS IN HOME CARE See ad on page 34 4236 Columbia Road, Martinez 706-955-8279


SERENITY HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INC. See ad on page 35 1827 Mickle Ann Way, Hephzibah 706-798-5354 HOME HELP COMPANIONS See ad on page 35 131 South Belair Road, Martinez 706-305-3533 CSRA PRIVATE DUTY Nursing, Personal Care and Sitters P.O. Box 254, Washington 706-678-3108 / 800-987-2511 FIVESTAR HEALTHCARE, LLC Private Home Healthcare Services: CCSP, SOURCE, & ICWP 4210 Country Club Dr., Building 1-C, Martinez, GA 706-210-5574

QUALITY IN-HOME CARE “Over 25 years of blue ribbon experiences in providing quality in-home services”

Quality In-Home Care, Inc. provides the following services to individuals in the CSRA who are frail and elderly, have a disability, and are at risk of nursing home placement. The support services are ordered by a case management entity or are arranged on a private basis to provide services to safely maintain the individual in their home environment and reduce their risk of institutional placement. SERVICE CATEGORIES Personal Care . Skilled Nursing . Companions/Sitters

PAYMENT SOURCES Medicaid Waiver Programs . Veterans Administration Private Insurance . Private Pay (CCSP/SOURCE/ICWP)

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Self-Care for Caregivers If you are providing care for someone else on an occasional, part-time, or full-time basis, you may need a little support yourself. Many children of older parents underestimate the number of extra chores they are taking on to “help Mom out” or to “take care of Dad.” Miscalculating the investment can also mean misjudging the toll on their own lives. PROTECT YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH •

Take “me” time – If this means asking someone else to watch your loved one for a few hours, then ask. You may need to look into local adult day care programs or respite care programs through your local hospice or other organization. Get out and do something fun regularly—and without guilt! Don’t isolate yourself – Maintain your family and social relationships. You may have to adjust how and where you meet, and how often, but don’t sacrifice your own life for someone else’s. Doing so will only encourage a sense of stress and resentment.

Find a support group – Look for local support groups for caregivers, or join one online. You need to be able to talk to people who know what your challenges are—and can offer suggestions!

Reduce your stress – If you have a relaxing hobby, pursue it. If you haven’t tried meditation or yoga, now might be the time to give it a shot. Even regular stretching or breathing exercises can help reduce stress.


Eat properly – Nourish your body to prevent illness and physical stress. Recognize that grabbing a quick bite of fast food on a regular basis will eventually damage your health.

Stay active – Exercise offers excellent mental and physical benefits, plus it reduces your chance of chronic illness and disease.

Look after yourself – Don’t postpone your own medical needs. Stay in bed if you need to. Make regular doctor/dentist appointments for yourself.

Get adequate rest – Sleep deprivation has been proven to trigger numerous physical and mental ailments. Caregiving can interrupt sleep, so rest whenever you are able. If your charge is taking a nap, you should too!

After all, when flying on an airplane, you are always told that, in case of an emergency, you should put on your air mask BEFORE assisting others. Why? If you don’t take care of yourself first, you won’t be able to care for anyone else. The same holds true for every caregiver.

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SOUTHEAST HOSPICE Hospice Care, Locally Owned and Operated 1203 George C. Wilson Drive Suite A, Augusta 706-364-3108


TRINITY HOSPICE OF AUGUSTA Caring for Our Community for Over 40 Years 1212 Augusta West Parkway, Suite 2B, Augusta 706-729-6000

LENUS IN HOME CARE See ad on this page 4236 Columbia Road, Martinez 706-955-8279

COMPASSIONATE HOME CARE SERVICES, LLC. Compassion, Respect, Dignity 227 South Belair Road, Martinez, GA 706-650-6613 CSRA PRIVATE DUTY 127Gordon Street Washington, GA 706-678-3108

Services Can Include (but are not limited to): • Companionship • Medication Assistance • Meal Preparation • Grooming and Hygiene • Light Housekeeping • Skilled Nursing Care • CNA Support • Home Safety Evaluation • Fall Risk Assessment • Patient and Family Education

WELLNESS & HEALTH NUCLEAR CARE PARTNERS See ad on this page 237 Park Ave. SW, Suite 111, Aiken 803-295-5812


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MYD SERVICES, INC. (MAKE YOUR DAY) In-Home Care 2567 Central Avenue, Augusta 706-364-4622

Verified Veterans Choice Program Provider!

For Your Homecare Needs • Skilled Nursing (medication management, simple wound dressing changes) • Personal Care (assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, eating, tranferring, personal hygiene, dressing, grooming) • Companion/Sitter • Homemaker Services

Call 706.798.5354 Ask for Dee!

In-Home Care for Daily Living In-Home Dementia Care In-Home Hospice Support In-Home Post Surgical Assistance In-Home Physical Disability Support • FREE Care Assessment • Certified Nursing Assistant Supervised by Registered Nurse • Continuity of Care with Dedicated Team for Each Family • Family Owned & Operated, So We Understand & Work at Your Direction

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Prevent Falls In The Home According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year millions of older people (65 years and older) will suffer a fall. One out of every five falls will lead to broken bones or a head injury. For example, 95% of Hip Fractures are due to falls. Even those individuals who do not sustain any injuries may become fearful of the possibility of recurrent falls. This could lead to a decrease daily recreational and social activities, and further weaken bones and muscles. There are several medical conditions that increase susceptibility to falls. These include vitamin deficiency, weakness, poor balance or walking deficits, vision impairment, decreased foot sensation, and hazards around the home. Here are some recommendations for making your home a safer environment: • Remove all door rugs and loose cords to prevent tripping. Tack down loose carpet edges. • Be sure all areas are well lit. Consider the addition of nightlights. • Clear obstacles out of pathways, particularly from bedroom to bathroom. Consider use of grab bars and rails as needed for increased safety with transfers. • Wear shoes with adequate traction and support. Never walk in slippers or socks without grip assist on bottom of foot. • Take time to regain your balance when changing positions. Moving from lying down to sitting and sitting to standing can cause orthostatic hypotension, creating dizziness and lightheadedness. • Have daily contact with a friend, neighbor, or family member. • Keep prescriptions up to date, including glasses and medications. • Take medications on time each day. Consult a pharmacist if you are experiencing side effects such as dizziness.


It is important to conserve energy throughout the day so not to become overly fatigued. Avoid rushing through tasks. Instead work at a steady pace with intermittent rest breaks. When performing daily activities such as cooking, laundry, or household cleaning, consider what activities can be performed seated versus standing. For example, perform food preparation in a seated position and stand when needed at the stove. It may be beneficial to have a chair at the bottom or top of stairs for rest breaks. If a fall has occurred, be sure to notify a physician. Currently, one in four older adults suffers a fall, yet less than 50% report it to a physician. Consider engaging in balance and strengthening exercises through your community center or through a local physical therapy clinic. Proper nutrition and hydration is essential in maintaining overall health. Remember, BE PROACTIVE TO PREVENT FALLS!

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Protect Yourself From Healthcare Fraud Your phone rings. The number is not on your contact list but the caller id indicates that it is a local number. Should you answer the call? Unfortunately, it is increasingly likely that if you answer you could become a victim of a scam. It is estimated that seniors lose around $40 billion a year in scams. As disturbing as this amount is it doesn’t include the estimated $60 to $100 billion that Medicare loses each year to fraud, waste and abuse. The Georgia Senior Medicare Patrol wants you to know that you can become involved in preventing healthcare fraud.

Senior Medicare Patrol

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a federal program with a mission to empower Seniors to prevent healthcare fraud. They believe that as a beneficiary, you are the first line of defense against fraud, waste and abuse. The SMP message is threefold. They want you to: • Protect Your Medicare Identity Guard you Medicare number. This is what phone scammers are after. Never give out your Medicare number over the phone. With your number they can charge Medicare for items or procedures that you do not want nor need. You should have received your new Medicare card that does not contain your Social Security number. If you did not receive your new card: Call 1-800-MEDICARE. • Detect Fraud, Abuse and Errors Review your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) or your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for charges for services you did not receive. • Report Any Fraud or Errors If you suspect that you are a victim of healthcare fraud contact the Georgia SMP at 877-272-8720. The first step to becoming part of the solution to preventing this fraud is to become informed. Go to our website and follow us on Facebook at Georgia Senior Medicare Patrol to learn more about preventing healthcare fraud. The SMP program offers a variety of presentations for all types of groups. (1-2 presenters; approx. 30 min. with Q&A) Call SMP to schedule presentations or to volunteer.

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What Services Does Medicaid Cover in GA? It’s always a good idea to ask your doctor or pharmacist whether Medicaid covers the specific service or item you need. There are some limits to these services, and some may require you or your doctor to get permission first. (This is called prior approval.) Following are basic Medicaid services. Additional services are offered by each of the waiver programs. Your caseworker can provide more information about other available services. In general, Medicaid covers these services: aDoctors’ and nurses’ office visits (when you visit a doctor or nurse for check-ups, lab tests, exams or treatment) a Prescription drugs a Inpatient hospital services (room and board, drugs, lab tests and other services when you have to stay in the hospital) a Outpatient hospital services (services you receive in a hospital, even though you do not stay in the hospital overnight) a Nursing facilities (nursing homes) ν Emergency ambulance services Medicaid Waiver Programs in Georgia a Non-emergency transportation (to get to and from medical appointments if you don’t have any other means of transportation) a Medical equipment and supplies prescribed by a doctor for use in your home (such as wheel chairs, crutches or walkers) a Home health services ordered by a doctor and received in your home (such as part-time nursing, physical therapy or home health aides) a Hospice care services provided by a Medicaid hospice provider Some other services covered by Medicaid include: a Case management ν Diagnostic, screening and preventive services a Laboratory services V Behavioral or community mental health services a Orthotics and prosthetics (artificial limbs and replacement devices) a Podiatry services a Therapy services (physical, occupational and speech) ν County Public Health Departments a Dialysis and services for end-stage renal (kidney) disease HOME AND COMMUNITY SERVICES: WHAT’S NOT COVERED? Some services are not usually covered by Medicaid. These include: private duty nursing, services given by a relative or member of your household, cosmetic surgery, disposables (such as adult diapers or bandages), experimental items and chiropractic services among others. If you’re not sure what Medicaid covers, ask your provider or call CSRA Area Agency on Aging (866) 552-4467 or (706) 210-2018 38


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More freedom. Better results. Treatment in the comfort of your home. Learn how you can thrive with home dialysis. Visit or call: FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AUGUSTA DIALYSIS CENTER 1109 Medical Center Dr. Bldg H Augusta, GA 30909 706-860-9220 ThriveOnHome.com


FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AUGUSTA HOME THERAPIES 2470 Wrightsboro Rd. Augusta, GA 30904 706-729-8901

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AIKEN DIALYSIS CENTER 690 Medical Park Dr. Ste 150 Aiken, SC 29801 803-502-4333

Health Services AUDIOLOGISTS & HEARING AIDS GEORGIA CENTER OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING Serving the Entire State of Georgia See ad on page 5 1-888-297-9461

SC EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM (SCEDP) See ad on page 19 1401 Main Street, Suite 825, Columbia 803-737-0808 SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER – UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 1430 Harper Street, Augusta 706-774-8666

CARE MANAGEMENT & PERSONAL ADVOCACY LONG TERM LIAISONS, LLC See ad on page 7 55 Scenic Lakes Drive North Augusta, SC 800-506-6922


HEALTHCARE RESOURCES/ PHYSICIAN REFFERAL AIKEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERS 302 University Parkway Aiken, SC 803-641-5000 LONG TERM LIAISONS, LLC See ad on page 7 55 Scenic Lakes Drive, North Augusta, SC 800-506-6922

HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CENTERS AIKEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERS 302 University Parkway, Aiken 803-641-5000 WALTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL an Affiliate of Encompass Health See ad on pages 6, 36 1355 Independence Drive, Augusta, GA 706-724-7746

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AUGUSTA DIALYSIS CENTER 1109 Medical Center Dr. Bldg H, Augusta 706-860-9220

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AUGUSTA DIALYSIS CENTER 1109 Medical Center Dr. Bldg H, Augusta 706-860-9220

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AUGUSTA HOME THERAPIES 2470 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta 706-729-8901

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AUGUSTA HOME THERAPIES 2470 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta 706-729-8901

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AIKEN DIALYSIS CENTER 690 Medical Park Dr. Ste 150, Aiken 803-502-4333

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AIKEN DIALYSIS CENTER 690 Medical Park Dr. Ste 150, Aiken 803-502-4333




AUGUSTA VA MEDICAL CENTER 950 15th Street, Augusta 706-733-0188


AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1120 15th Street, Augusta 706-721-0211

CHARLIE NORWOOD VA MEDICAL CENTER 1 Freedom Way, Augusta 706-733-0188 DOCTORS HOSPITAL 3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta 706-651-3232 DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER 300 East Hospital Road, Ft. Gordon 706-787-5811 EVANS SURGERY CENTER 635 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evan 706-868-3110 GEORGIA EAST REGIONAL HOSPITAL 3405 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta 706-790-2011 SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL 1537 Walton Way, Augusta 706-731-1200 UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SUMMERVILLE 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta 706-481-7000 UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MCDUFFIE 2460 Washington Road, Thomson 706-595-1411 UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1350 Walton Way, Augusta 706-722-9011 UNIVERSITY HOME HEALTH 106 East Martintown Road #B, North Augusta 803-278-0770


PARKS PHARMACY See ad on page 43 437 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta 803-279-7450 AIKEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTERS See ad on page 1 and back cover 302 University Parkway Aiken, SC 803-641-5000 WALTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL an Affiliate of Encompass Health See ad on pages 6, 36 1355 Independence Drive Augusta, GA 706-724-7746 NHC HEALTHCARE NORTH AUGUSTA See ad on page 35 350 Austin Graybill Road North North Augusta, SC 803-278-4272

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Professional Services ATTORNEYS: ELDER LAW & ESTATE PLANNING BURROUGHS ELIJAH ATTORNEYS See ad on this page 827 Stephens Creek Road, Augusta, GA 706-364-3764 BURROUGHS ELIJAH ATTORNEYS See ad on this page 228 Richland Avenue, West, Suite 1, Aiken, SC 803-306-6053 BURROUGHS ELIJAH ATTORNEYS See ad on this page 300 East Coffee Street, Greenville, SC 864-501-3205 GEORGIA LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM, INC. Elderly Legal Assistance Program 209 7th Street, Suite 400, Augusta, GA 706-721-2327

Protecting Your Family, Your Estate, Your Business Wills and Trusts Estate Planning Probate Avoidance Medicaid and/or VA Planning

Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Power of Attorney Special Needs Planning Business Law


G MANS STORE See ad on page 45 Serving the entire CSRA Region 706-860-1886

FUNERAL CARE SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC. Family Owned and Operated 924 Hayne Avenue, Aiken, SC 803-642-3456 SHELLHOUSE-RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, INC. Aiken’s Only On-Site Crematory 715 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 803-641-4401 GEORGE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER CSRA’s Trusted cremation & burial provider since 1920 211 Park Avenue SW, Aiken 803-649-6234


RETIREMENT PRE-PLANNING www.burroughselijah.com A U G U S TA 827 Stevens Creek Road 706.364.3764 GREENVILLE 300 E Coffee Street 864.501.3205 AIKEN 228 Richland Avenue, W Suite 1 803.306.6053


THE SMITH GROUP 149 Crepe Myrtle Court, Aiken 803-649-6645

TAX PREPARATION THE SMITH GROUP 149 Crepe Myrtle Court, Aiken 803-649-6645

WELLNESS & HEALTH NUCLEAR CARE PARTNERS See ad on this page 237 Park Ave. SW, Suite 111, Aiken 803-295-5812

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Benefits Available to Seniors in South Carolina

AGE 85 Exempt from the additional 1% sales tax (Code 12-36-2620). Senior citizens must ask for exemption at time of purchase and may be required to show proof of age. A card identifying the bearer as eligible for the exemption from the additional 1% sales tax may be obtained by calling the S.C. Department of Revenue at 803-898-5405. AGE 70 Choice to serve or not to serve on federal court jury duty. AGE 65 Apply for Social Security whether planning to retire or not (may apply 3 months prior to Social Security retirement age). Apply for Medicare (automatically eligible if qualify for Social Security benefits). Part A – hospital insurance – free. Part B – other medical services, which require a monthly premium. There is a penalty for late enrollment. Medicare pays 80% of allowable charges after deductible. Individual must pay remaining 20% and any other additional charges. Part D – Prescription drug benefit, effective January 2006. May be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments depending on resources and income. If you are eligible for SSI, you automatically receive Medicaid. Homestead Tax Exemption – first $50,000 of the fair market value of a house or mobile home owned by a state resident of at least one year is exempt from municipal, county, school, and special assessment real property taxes. Exemptions provided to surviving spouses who are 50 or older and anyone who is legally blind or has a permanent disability, regardless of age. Apply at county auditor’s office on or before July 16. (Code 12-37-250) Income Tax - South Carolina will allow a $15,000 deduction from taxable income for taxpayers 65 years of age and older. Taxpayers under age 65 may exclude from taxes $3,000 of their qualified retirement income annually (SC Code 12-6-1140). At age 65, the deduction may be applied to any income up to $15,000. Choice to serve or not to serve on city, county or state jury duty. (Code 14-7-840) Discounted Palmetto Passport admission to state park facilities. Hunting and Fishing Licenses– State residents at age 64 may buy $9 senior lifetime licenses that include hunting and fishing privileges, effective July 1, 2005. Call (803) 734-3838. Vehicle Discount - biennial registration fee for private passenger-carrying vehicles discounted to $20. The annual registration fee for any property carrying vehicle with a gross weight of 5000 pounds or less is $30 biennially. (Code 56-3-620) Free Eye Care – call 1-800-222-EYES (3937) to receive referral to local ophthalmologist who will provide needed medical eye care at no cost to qualifying individuals. Must be US citizen. Does not cover hospital charges, drugs or eyeglasses – Weekdays 11 am to 7 pm. AGE 62 Apply for Social Security if plan to retire. Apply no later than last day of month you want benefits to begin. Special discounts may be given on eyeglasses, lenses, or any accessories. (Code 40-37-240) AGE 60 Free tuition at all state supported educational institutions that include state universities, colleges, and technical schools (subject to space restrictions and usual entrance requirements). To be eligible you cannot receive compensation as a full-time employee. (Code 59-111-320) May retire from the S.C. State Retirement System at age 60 or after 28 years of creditable service. (Code 9-1-1510) Eligible for services through the Aging Network (contact your local Council on Aging).


AGE 55 Automobile insurance credit is mandated for persons who are 55 years of age or older and have successfully completed a driver training course approved by the Department of Public Safety. Contact local 55 Alive program through AARP. Call 1-888-227-7669. NO AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING: Social Security Social Security income is not taxed on your South Carolina income tax return. Retirement Income Prior to reaching age 65, taxpayers may exclude annually $3,000 of their retirement before calculating their taxable income (SC Code 12-6-1140). Once taxpayers reach age 65, they may exclude $15,000 of income from any source, including qualified retirement plans, IRAs, government pension plans, Keogh plans and private sector pensions. Total deductions cannot exceed $15,000. (The $15,000 total deduction may also be claimed on any source of income, not just retirement income.) Dependent Care Credit Families caring for an elderly relative in their home who must hire caregivers in order to work may deduct up to 7% of the amount claimed on their federal income tax against their state income tax. (Code 12-6-3380) Home Care or Nursing Home Credit Tax credit of 20%, not to exceed $300, of expenses paid for intermediate or skilled care to an institution is allowed. A credit of 20% on expenses, up to $300 annually, is allowed on state income tax for nursing home care at home or in a licensed institution. (Code 12-6-3390) Other Tax Issues To be exempt from home and vehicle property taxes, you must first file an application through the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Please check the S.C. Department of Revenue website, www.dor.sc.gov, for changes in the state’s tax laws each year. You can also call the Department of Revenue main number at 803-898-5000 or toll free at 1-844-898-8542. We also recommend that you contact a tax professional if you are in doubt about a tax issue or procedure.


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