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SENIORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY Helpful Information for Boomers and Seniors

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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 aginganddsabilitygahelp.org

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. If you would like more information sign up for the newsletter, or download the digital edition online, please visit seniorsresourcedirectory.com.

Sincerely, Dionne Lovett, Director Coastal Regional Commission – Area Agency on Aging

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Table of Contents COMMUNITY RESOURCES Coastal Regional Commission Senior Centers

SENIOR HOUSING Navigating The Waters Talking to Mom About an Assisted Living Residence

IN-HOME SERVICES We Are Online: seniorsresourcedirectory.com

HEALTH SERVICES Edel Caregiver Institute Where You Go For Rehabilitation Does Make A Difference The Power of Palliative Care American Cancer Association: How We Save Lives Yellow Dot Program Ways To Avoid Kidney Disease What Services Does Medicaid Cover

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES New Focus on Modern Estate Planning The New Reverse Mortgage...In Plain English Healthy Savannah

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Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s 23 Disease or other type of dementia?

32-46 RCI REACH is here to help. 32Families enrolled in the program are provided with: Education on Alzheimer’s &  Information on services & 36-37 dementia support available to them  Training on simple skills to  Quick and easy stress 39manage care management techniques  Coaching on effective strategies  Opportunities to connect with 41that deal with difficult behaviors other families in similar wandering, repetitive situations 42like  A free Caregiver notebook with questioning, and agitation  information and tips to refer to 46Easy suggestions to help them find more time for themselves as needed 47 

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A FREE & CONFIDENTIAL PROGRAM Call for more information.

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For more information or to schedule a complimentary in-home assessment, please call:

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Are you having trouble hearing or communicating on the telephone? You may qualify for a FREE Amplified Telephone, Captioned Telephone, Speech Communication Equipment, iPad, that can solve your communication needs.

How you ask?

*Georgia Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program, (GATEDP) is a program enacted by the Georgia Legislature and Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) that provides specialized telecommunications equipment to qualified Georgia residents free of charge. Georgia PSC contracted Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, (GCDHH) to be the distribution agency for the Georgia Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program,(GATEDP). GCDHH is a statewide nonprofit service center that provides and array of services throughout Georgia.

WWW.GCDHH.ORG/GATEDP or 1-888-297-9461

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Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or other type of dementia?

RCI REACH is here to help. Families enrolled in the program are provided with:   

Education on Alzheimer’s & dementia Training on simple skills to manage care Coaching on effective strategies that deal with difficult behaviors like wandering, repetitive questioning, and agitation Easy suggestions to help them find more time for themselves

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Information on services & support available to them Quick and easy stress management techniques Opportunities to connect with other families in similar situations A free Caregiver notebook with information and tips to refer to as needed

A FREE & CONFIDENTIAL PROGRAM Call for more information.

(800)580-6860

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Providing information, Independence, Assistance and Empowerment for Older Adults and Person with Disabilities (800) 580-6860

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Community Resources ADULT EDUCATION EDEL CAREGIVER INSTITUTE See ad on pages 26, 32 6000 Business Center Drive, Savannah 912-629-1331 SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC. See ad on pages 12, 42 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 COASTAL REGIONAL COMMISSION AREA AGENCY ON AGING See ad on pages 2, 6-8 1181 Coastal Drive SW, Darien 800-580-6860 GEORGIA COUNCIL ON AGING 404-657-5343

COASTAL AREA AGENCY ON AGING 912-437-0800 | 800-580-6861 UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE 211 | 912-651-7700 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

HEARING SERVICES

GEORGIA DIVISION OF AGING SERVICES 866-552-4464

GEORGIA CENTER OF DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING Serving the Entire State of Georgia See ad on page 5 1-888-297-9461

AARP SAVANNAH Real Possibilities 888-687-2277

RECREATION/SENIOR CENTERS

AGING SERVICES

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 912 920-2231 | 24 HOUR HELPLINE 800-272-3900 AMERICAN RED CROSS 912-651-5300 ext. 349 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 912-355-1378 CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK 202-454-3970

SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC. See ad on pages 12, 42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363

RECREATION SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC See ad on pages 12, 42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363

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2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of Savannah Saturday, October 27th 2018 Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Ave. Registration begins at 9:30 Walk begins at 11:00 am Register teams at: Makingstrideswalk.org/savannahGA For more information, please call 912-355-1378

THE THREE STEPS TO PREPAREDNESS GET A KIT Disasters can happen at any moment. By planning ahead you can avoid waiting in long lines for critical supplies, such as food, water and medicine and you will also have essential items if you need to evacuate. MAKE A PLAN The next time a disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Planning ahead reduces anxiety. Prepare now for a sudden emergency and remember to review your plan regularly. BE INFORMED 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.

Contact the RED CROSS for more information: 912-651-5300 ext 349

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Community Resources 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 HOSPICE SAVANNAH See ad on page 30 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 912-355-2289 SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC See ad on pages 12, 42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363 GENERATIONONE 1100 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 912-350-7587

SUBSTANCE ABUSE/MENTAL HEALTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING SAMSHA Hotline 800-662-4357 New Day Counseling 912-201-3605

SUICIDE PREVENTION

GEORGIA CRISIS & ACCESS LINE 800-715-4225 mygcal.com; text GA to 741-741

TRANSPORTATION COASTAL REGIONAL COACHES 866-543-6744 SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC See ad on pages 12,42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363 CHATHAM AREA TRANSIT 912-233-5767

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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

1-800-580-6860 www.aginganddisabilitygahelp.org

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


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.

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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.


Care Options for Seniors SENIOR COMMUNITY LIVING OPTIONS

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 • Dorm Style Living – Individual Restroom Typically Who pays for it: Private Pay, Long-Term Care Insurance

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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:

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Talking to Mom About an Assisted Living Residence Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, CSA-Care Patrol

Talking to Mom About Assisted Living Very few seniors want to leave the homes where they may have been living for decades, but as their age advances, the necessity of doing so may increase until the issue can no longer be ignored. Household matriarchs may be extremely reluctant to leave the family home and all of its associated memories. However, when it is time to have that heartfelt talk with mom, a few words of advice can help to alleviate any difficulties. Consider the Need The first step in talking to mom about a possible move to an assisted living residence, is to consider the need for it. Make a list of the pros and cons associated with moving. If the advantages are overwhelming, then the talk cannot be avoided. However, it is also necessary to consider what type of facility is required. Large, apartment-type buildings may be ideal, but small, family-based facilities and nursing homes should also be considered.

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Ease Into the Topic Before initiating a deep discussion, it is helpful to nonchalantly bring up the idea a few times several months beforehand. This can take the form of a simple mention of other options after mom has experienced a difficult situation, but you will want to wait a day or two after an incident occurs. Timing is Important The best time to talk to mom about assisted living is when she is comfortable and her mind naturally takes her to some of the factors that are making her life sad, difficult or lonely. Gently bringing up the topic at such a time may be received as practical advice instead of as an attack. Discussion Ideas The discussion on moving can be helped if you can gather some information on her friends who are already in assisted living. Mom will be more receptive about visiting a center where she will have one or more instant friends. Other topics that may help in the discussion include a review of the safety features of assisted living and how much easier it is to upkeep the living space. Also, talk about the level of privacy in personal quarters and the social activities available in the public areas. Finally, give mom some time to consider the information you have given her. If she is still reluctant after a few days, ask for help from friends and family members. If the incidents prompting a discussion on assisted living are severe or if they occur frequently, a simple mention of moving should be upgraded to a suggestion about touring a facility. In non-emergency situations, you can take no for an answer the first few times. Jane Curlee Nichols, CSA JaneH@carepatrol.com www.carepatrol.com


Senior Housing ACTIVE 55+ RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES SHEPHERD LIVING AT SAVANNAH QUARTERS See ad on page 17 101 Shepherd Way, Pooler 844-8-POOLER (844-876-6537)

ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES INSIGNIA OF SAVANNAH See ad on inside front cover 11310 White Bluff Road, Savannah 912-925-3494 SAVANNAH COMMONS See ad below One Peachtree Drive, Savannah 912-927-0500

ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES SHEPHERD LIVING AT SAVANNAH QUARTERS See ad on page 17 101 Shepherd Way, Pooler 844-8-POOLER (844-876-6537) OAKS AT POOLER See ad on page 21 125 Southern Junction Boulevard, Pooler 912-348-2360 STATION EXCHANGE SENIOR CARE See ad on page 20 3205 TSX Grand Central, Richmond Hill 912-445-2425 HOMELIFE ON GLYNCO Assisted Living Community 1550 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick 912-280-0078

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Senior Housing MAGNOLIA MANOR AT THE COAST See ad on page 24 141 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)

THRIVE ON SKIDAWAY Senior Living Community Opening Fall of 2019 5 Lake Street, Savannah 912-295-4220

INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITIES

MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. SIMONS See ad on page 24 100 Heritage Drive, Saint Simons Island 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)

MAGNOLIA MANOR AT THE COAST See ad on page 24 141 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)

MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. MARYS See ad on page 24 4695 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway, Saint Marys 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)

MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. SIMONS See ad on page 24 100 Heritage Drive, Saint Simons Island 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)

ADDINGTON PLACE OF BRUNSWICK See ad on page 22 890 Scranton Road, Brunswick 912-265-0225

MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. MARYS See ad on page 24 4695 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway, Saint Marys 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)

BUCKINGHAM SOUTH ASSISTED LIVING 24 Hour Professional Nursing Staff 5450 Abercorn Street, Savannah 912-355-5550

CARE PATROL See ad on page 18 Better Senior Living Sources 912-438-1036

We Care In So Many Ways RESIDENTIAL • MEMORY CARE • RESPITE CARE

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Care & Independence Right At Home GEORGIA LIVING SENIOR CARE

•Trusted Companions • Light Housekeeping • Meal Preparation • Medication Reminders • Bathing • Long-Term Care Insurance Accepted

3205 TSX Grand Central, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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RIVER’S EDGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Independent Retirement Living/Supportive Services 6206 Waters Avenue, Savannah 912-354-6146

MEMORY CARE INSIGNIA OF SAVANNAH See ad on inside front cover 11310 White Bluff Road, Savannah 912-925-3494 SHEPHERD LIVING AT SAVANNAH QUARTERS See ad on page 17 101 Shepherd Way, Pooler 844-8-POOLER (844-876-6537) SAVANNAH COMMONS See ad on page 19 One Peachtree Drive, Savannah 912-927-0500 OAKS AT POOLER See ad on this page 125 Southern Junction Boulevard, Savannah 912-348-2360 STATION EXCHANGE SENIOR CARE See ad on page 20 3205 TSX Grand Central, Richmond Hill 912-445-2425 SUMMER BREEZE See ad on page 22 351 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah 912-898-8880 HOMELIFE ON GLYNCO Assisted Living Community 1550 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick 912-280-0078 ADDINGTON PLACE OF BRUNSWICK See ad on page 22 890 Scranton Road, Brunswick 912-265-0225 SAVANNAH BEACH HEALTH & REHAB Preserving More of Life’s Memories Each Day 26 Van Horne Street, Tybee Island 912-786-4511

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Senior Housing MEMORY CARE SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CARE CENTER See ad on inside back cover 2611 Wildwood Drive, Brunswick 912-466-5651 805 Dilworth Street, St. Marys 912-882-4281

PLACEMENT SERVICES CARE PATROL See ad on page 18 Better Senior Living Sources 912-438-1036

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Magnolia Manor of St. Marys blends the beauty of the waterfront and the charm of a friendly southern town.

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REHABILITATION MAGNOLIA MANOR AT THE COAST See ad on this page 141 Timber Trail, Richmond Hill 1-855-540-LIFE (5433) MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. SIMONS See ad on this page 100 Heritage Drive, Saint Simons Island 1-855-540-LIFE (5433) MAGNOLIA MANOR OF ST. MARYS See ad on this page 4695 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway, Saint Marys 1-855-540-LIFE (5433)

Magnolia Manor of St. Simons 100 Heritage Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

With scenic St. Simons Island as a backdrop of natural beauty, Magnolia Manor offers a variety of care options for many who make our campus their home.

• Independent Living • Catered Care • Assisted Living • Skilled Nursing • Rehabilitative Therapy

OCEANSIDE HEALTH & REHAB Where Quality of Care Comes First 7 Rosewood Avenue, Tybee Island 912-786-4511 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CARE CENTER See ad on inside back cover 2611 Wildwood Drive, Brunswick 912-466-5651 805 Dilworth Street, St. Marys 912-882-4281

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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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Services We Provide • 35 Years of Employing Reliable and Trusted Caregiving • Personal Care, Companionship, Light Housekeeping • Dementia/Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Care • All Caregivers are Either CNAs or PCAs • Approved VA Provider • Long Term Care Insurance Accepted • Hourly, Overnight and 24-Hour Care Options Available

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NIGHTINGALE HOME CARE INC. See ad on page 31 7505 Waters Ave, Suite C-13, Savannah 912-200-3459

SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC. See ad on pages 12, 42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363

BRIGHTSTAR CARE See ad on page 4 Serving Savannah and Surrounding Areas 912-355-1121 HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE See ad on this page 7505 Waters Avenue, Savannah 912-355-0099 GRISWOLD HOME CARE See ad on page 26 6206 Waters Avenue, Unit 6, Savannah 912-349-5264

BRIGHTSTAR CARE See ad on page 4 Serving Savannah and Surrounding Areas 912-355-1121

COMPASSUS - HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE See ad on page 28 107 Southern Boulevard, Suite 203, Savannah 912-354-3727 SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC. See ad on pages 12, 42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363

RIGHT AT HOME See ad on page 26 340 Eisenhower Drive Suite 520, Savannah 912-691-8752 SOUTHERN HELPERS See ad on page 26 Serving Georgia and South Carolina 912-433-8043 GEORGIA LIVING SENIOR CARE See ad on page 20 3205 TSX Grand Central, Richmond Hill 912-727-3382 A HAND TO HOLD Southeast’s premier in-home personal care 125 Park of Commerce Drive Suite 203, Savannah 912-432-9778 After Hours 844-445-3698 ART HOME CARE LLC Your Partner In Quality Home Care 4479 New Jesep Highway Suite 103, Brunswick 912-275-7114 SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC. See ad on pages 12, 42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363

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Our experience team, which may include but is not limited to: • Medical Director • Hospice Aides • Experienced Nurses • Patient’s Physician • Chaplains • Social Workers • Trained Volunteers

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In-Home Services HOME SAFETY TRIPP BROTHERS NON SLIP FLOOR See ad on page 25 115 Spring Meadow Drive, Bluffton 561-358-0435

HOSPICE CARE COMPASSUS - HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE See ad on page 28 107 Southern Boulevard, Suite 203, Savannah 912-354-3727 HOSPICE SAVANNAH See ad on page 30 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 912-355-2289 BETHANY HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF COASTAL GEORGIA See ad on page 30 109 South Duval Street, Claxton 912-739-0058 HOSPICE OF THE GOLDEN ISLES See ad on page 30 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick 912-265-4735 AFFINIS HOSPICE Local Nonprofit Hospice Organization 130 Canal Street, Suites 103 & 104, Pooler 912-748-6000 AFFINIS JESUP Local Nonprofit Hospice Organization 248 Northeast Broad Street, Jesup 912-916-9795 ARCADIA HOSPICE Serving Savannah and Surrounding Areas 33 Park of Commerce Way Suite 300, Savannah 912-417-4571

GEORGIA HOSPICE CARE See ad on page 30 141 South Macon Street, Jesup 912-427-3202

PALLIATIVE CARE COMPASSUS - HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE See ad on page 28 310 Commercial Drive, Savannah 912-303-8067 BETHANY HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE OF COASTAL GEORGIA See ad on page 30 109 South Duval Street, Claxton 912-739-0058 STEWARD CENTER FOR PALLIATIVE CARE Managing Symptoms of Serious Illnesses 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 912-354-8014

REHABILITATION/PHYSICAL THERAPY FOX REHABILITATION - CASEY JONES In Home PT-OT-Speech Therapy We Make House Calls! 912-414-5768

RESPITE CARE-IN HOME HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE See ad on page 27 7505 Waters Avenue, Savannah 912-355-0099 GRISWOLD HOME CARE See ad on page 26 6206 Waters Avenue, Unit 6, Savannah 912-349-5264 HOSPICE SAVANNAH See ad on page 30 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah 912-355-2289

GEORGIA HOSPICE CARE See ad on page 30 7130 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Suite 201, Savannah 923-355-0000

SOUTHERN HELPERS See ad on page 26 Serving Georgia and South Carolina 912-433-8043

GEORGIA HOSPICE CARE See ad on page 30 777 Gloucester Street, Suite 303, Brunswick 912-574-7833

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NIGHTINGALE HOME CARE INC. See adon this page 7505 Waters Ave, Savannah 912-200-3459 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CARE CENTER See ad on inside back cover 2611 Wildwood Drive, Brunswick 912-466-5651 805 Dilworth Street, St. Marys 912-882-4281

GEORGIA NURSECARE In-Home Assisted Living & Pediatric Care 3216 Shrine Road, Brunswick 912-264-0040/1-800-269-6877 GRACEMORE NURSING & REHAB www.gracemorenursingrehab.com 2708 Lee Street, Brunswixk 912-265-6771 SEARS COASTAL NURSING & REHAB www.searsmanorcoastalnursingrehab.com 3311 Lee Street, Brunswick 912-264-1857

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They help supported by volunteers who are retired interpret medical information and advocate for patients as they climb the medical professionals. They help interpret medical information and for patients as even they climb the medical professionals. They help often daunting “medical mountain. ” advocate Afor Sherpa physician can interpret medical information and advocate patients as they climb the often daunting “medical mountain. ” to Afor Sherpa can even interpret medical information and advocate patients as they climb the accompany the patient and caregiver the nextphysician medical appointment. often daunting “medical mountain. ”caregiver A Sherpa physician can even accompany the patient and to the next medical appointment. often daunting “medical mountain. ” A Sherpa physician can even The Institute also provides caregiver support groups and deep breathing accompany patientalso andprovides caregivercaregiver to the next medical appointment. Thethe Institute support groups and deep breathing accompany the patient andclasses. caregiver thethe next medical appointment. relaxation and yoga “It’sto like classic airplane instructions... The Institute also provides caregiver support groups and deep breathing relaxation andyou’ve yoga first classes. “It’s like classicmask airplane instructions... The Institute also caregiver support groups and deep breathing As a and caregiver, got to put thethe oxygen on yourself before relaxation yogaprovides classes. “It’s like the classic airplane instructions... As a caregiver, you’ve first got to put the oxygen mask on yourself before relaxation and yoga classes. “It’s like the classic airplane instructions... you can help others, ” says Tonya, “So let us help. We’re here for anyone. 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Health Services ADULT DAY CARE

CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY

GEORGIA INFIRMARY ADULT DAY HEALTH Open M-F, Medicaid and Private Pay Options 1900 Abercorn Street, Savannah 912-819-1500

SCHULZE EYE & SURGERY CENTER See ad on page 34 728 East 67th St, Savannah 912-352-3120

SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC. See ad on pages 12, 42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363

DIALYSIS

CARE MANAGEMENT AND PERSONAL ADVOCACY CARE PATROL See ad on page 18 Better Senior Living Sources 912-438-1036

SCI SENIOR CITIZENS INC. See ad on pages 12, 42 3025 Bull Street, Savannah 912-236-0363

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE AREA CHATHAM DIALYSIS CENTER See ad on page 40 113 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 hold you back. Talk to the licensed physical therapists at your local BenchMark about how we can help you move better and feel better, faster!

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 St. Simons Island (912) 634-5885 • Wilmington Island (912) 231-3619

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ASK FOR ADVANCE REHAB!

RESTORING HEALTH TO WOUNDS THAT WILL NOT HEAL


Health Services HEALTHCARE RESOURCES/ PHYSICIAN REFERRAL SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM CAMDEN CAMPUS 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St Marys 912-576-6200 NEPHROLOGY & HYPERTENSION MEDICAL ASSOCIATES See ad on pages 44 - 46 1115 Lexington Ave, Savannah 912-354-4913

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE GOLDEN ISLES See ad on page 40 475 Gateway Center Boulevard, Brunswick RIVE BLDG 12 1-912-265-0533 or 1-912-265-0581 Ext 220

A 31406 050 FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE KINGSLAND ERSAV.COM See ad on page 40 234 Kings Bay Road, Kingsland 1-912-510-4350 Ext 217 or 215

FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE GOLDEN ISLES See ad on page 40 475 Gateway Center Boulevard, Brunswick 1-912-265-0533 or 1-912-265-0581 Ext 220 FRESENIUS KIDNEY CARE KINGSLAND See ad on page 40 234 Kings Bay Road, Kingsland 1-912-510-4350 Ext 217 or 215 MEMORIAL HEALTH 4700 Waters Avenue, Savannah 912-350-8000 ST JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL 11705 Mercy Boulevard, Savannah 912-819-4100 CANDLER HOSPITAL 5353 Reynolds Street, Savannah 912-819-6000

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

OPTIM HEALTHCARE See ad on page 1 210 East DeRenne Avenue, Savannah 912-644-5300 HOSPICE OF THE GOLDEN ISLES See ad on page 30 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick 912-265-4735

HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CENTERS

ENCOMPASS HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF SAVANNAH See ad on back cover and pages 36-37 6510 Seawright Drive, Savannah 912-235-6000

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM BRUNSWICK CAMPUS 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick 912-466-7000 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM CAMDEN CAMPUS 2000 Dan Proctor Drive, St Marys 912-576-6200

• Affordable Rates at $499 for Non-Contrast Studies and $749 for Contrast Studies • Multi-Study Discounts Offered • Walk-in Appointments and Same Day Scheduling with Physician Order • CD Given at Time of Service • Exams Interpreted by Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Neuro and MSK Radiologists • Professional and Courteous Employees • 24/7 Telephone Access to Imaging Manager for Questions and Comments • Wide and Ultrashort Bore with Patient Comfort Features such as Noise Reduction Technology, Audio System, Ventilation and More.

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Where You Go For Rehabilitation Does Make A Difference

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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

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Health Services HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CENTERS LANDMARK HOSPITAL 800 East 68th Street, Savannah 912-298-1000 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA HEALTH SYSTEM SENIOR CARE CENTER See ad on inside back cover 2611 Wildwood Drive, Brunswick 912-466-5651 805 Dilworth Street, St. Marys 912-882-4281

IMAGING SERVICES SPINE CENTER SAVANNAH See ad on page 35 310 Eisenhower Drive Building 12, Savannah 912-417-3050

NEPHROLOGY NEPHROLOGY & HYPERTENSION MEDICAL ASSOCIATES See ad on pages 44 - 46 1115 Lexington Ave, Savannah 912-354-4913

ADVANCE REHABILITATION See ad on page 34 100 A, Lindsey Lane, St Marys 912-729-1333 ADVANCE REHABILITATION See ad on page 34 212 Retreat Village, Saint Simons Island 912-638-1444

PHARMACIES LO COST PHARMACY See ad on this page Immunization-Delivery-Bubble Packing 612 E. 69th Street, Savannah 912-352-0375 VILLAGE WALK PHARMACY See ad on this page Compounding-Delivery-Compliance Packaging 1 Skidaway Village Walk, Savannah 912-598-8669

OPHTHALMOLGY SCHULZE EYE & SURGERY CENTER See ad on page 34 728 East 67th St, Savannah 912-352-3120

ORTHOPEDICS AND PAIN MANAGEMENT

IMMUNIZATION . DELIVERY . BUBBLE PACKAGING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

MIDTOWN: 612 East 69th Street, Savannah 912-352-0375

OPTIM HEALTHCARE See ad on page 1 210 East DeRenne Avenue, Savannah 912-644-5300

PAIN MANAGEMENT ADVANCE REHABILITATION See ad on page 34 4204 Coral Park Drive, Brunswick 912-280-9205

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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 percent 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.”

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 lifeprolonging 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 care-givers feel supported with the 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. Board-certified 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.

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.

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How we save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer in Georgia. Here are just a few examples of how the American Cancer Society worked toward achieving our mission in 2016.

Supporting Cancer Survivors • Helped more than 900 women manage appearance-related side effects of treatment • Provided nearly 2,600 special kits of tailored information and resources for newly diagnosed patients • Provided more than 800 wigs to cancer patients

Offering Information and Education • Our website, cancer.org, had more than 2,469,800 visits from residents in our state and provided the latest, most accurate information on virtually all topics related to cancer. • Our 24/7 helpline handled 10,000 calls and live chats from residents in our state seeking support, information, and resources.

Providing Leadership and Education for the Health Care Community • Worked with more than 200 health care systems to help more people prevent cancer or find it early, provide patient and provider education, and improve care

Helping Cancer Patients Access Care • Provided more than 8,200 rides to treatment and other cancer-related appointments through our Road To Recovery® program • Provided 21,780 free nights at our Hope Lodge® communities, and more than 2,250 free or reduced nights with our hotel partners, saving more than $3,600,000 • Our patient navigators helped guide more than 2,100 newly diagnosed, underserved cancer patients to overcome barriers to care.

Finding Cancer’s Causes and Cures • As of March 2017, we are currently funding cancer research grants totaling $4,812,000.

Fighting Cancer through Public Policy • Our advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM, helped pass model palliative care legislation to improve public education on and access to palliative care services

©2017 American Cancer Society, Inc.

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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.

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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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. DANA A. KUMJIAN, MD

College - University of Florida,Gainesville, FL Medical School - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Fellowship - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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

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College - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Medical School - Mercer University of Medicine, Macon, GA Fellowship - University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

ERIK D. BERNSTEIN, MD

Medical School - MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Fellowship - Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

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College - Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA Medical School - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

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College - Kiev State University, Ukraine Medical School - University of Kentucky, Medical College Fellowship - Indiana University, Indianapolis

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College - Auburn University, Auburn, AL Medical School - University of AlabamaBirmingham, Birmingham, AL Fellowship - Nephrology University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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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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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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 47 CSRA Area Agency on Aging (866) 552-4467 or (706) 210-2018


The New Focus of Modern Estate Planning While

estate tax planning is still of primary concern to some, the new catalyst for estate planning is long-term care costs. And for those in the middle class, failure to plan for the inevitable and exorbitant costs of long-term care can result in much more devastating consequences than even the most draconian estate tax regime. Many people are under the false assumption that Medicare will pay their long-term care expenses. That is false! If you or your parents require assisted living or nursing home care, you have only three options: privately pay for these services; hope the long-term care insurance you’ve purchased, if any, will pay for these services; or try to qualify for Medicaid.

your family for generations. Will you have to sell those assets to pay for your nursing home costs? Maybe not, if you properly structure your estate plan to account for impending long-term care needs.

A properly structured irrevocable trust will help protect what you have worked so hard to build and keep. These types of trusts differ, in several important respects, from Depending upon your age, purchasing standard revocable trusts that you may long-term care insurance may not be a have incorporated into your estate planning viable option — though it is still something strategy. First, these trusts must be irrevoto strongly consider if you can afford it. If cable — meaning that, outside of certain long-term care insurance is not an option, special circumstances, the terms of these that leaves only two other options: pay- trusts cannot be changed. Second, the pering from personal funds or qualifying for sons creating these trusts (the grantors) Medicaid. Currently, the average cost of a should not serve as trustees of these trusts. nursing home in Georgia is approximately $6,500 per month. At that rate, it won’t Although Grantors must relinquish some take long for the wealth you’ve accumu- control of the assets inside these trusts, lated over your lifetime to be consumed. they can reserve income rights to the property inside these trusts. For example, Is there a way to protect your assets from if you have a piece of property, such as being devoured? Some of you reading this farmland, that you want to protect but rely article may own assets that have been in on lease payments or timber sales from 48


the land to pay your living expenses, it is Many of these trusts that we draft contain possible to put the farmland inside one of “trust protector” provisions. These provithese special trusts but require that all in- sions provide for the appointment of somecome from the land be paid back to you. one who can amend the trust, even though it is irrevocable, to comply with unforeseen Additionally, many of these trusts contain changes in the tax law, the trust code, or the power, exercised in the grantors’ wills, the Medicaid rules. Having a trust protecto change the ultimate beneficiaries of the tor provides for maximum flexibility in trust trust. This is known as a special power of administration and can also be used to appointment. By retaining this power, you resolve disputes among beneficiaries, can ensure that the assets inside the trust thereby avoiding a potentially costly and will receive a basis adjusted to fair mar- lengthy court battle. ket value when those assets are distributA carefully drafted irrevocable trust ed after the death of the grantors. This is important if any capital assets such as can add significant tax and nontax benstocks, bonds, or real estate are inside the efits to your overall estate plan, yet these trust because it can greatly reduce the types of trusts are, in the author’s humble amount of capital gains taxes the beneficia- opinion, underutilized. As with any estate ries will have to pay when those assets are planning technique, it is important to carefully later sold. Such tax savings are not available review your particular circumstances with an with outright gifts, and that is a significant expert estate-planning attorney before dereason why this type of planning is far su- ciding whether one of these types of trusts is perior to gifting assets outright to children. appropriate for you or your parents’ situation.

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The New Reverse Mortgage In Plain English In the years that I have been educating and working with individuals in the Reverse Mortgage business I have found that the biggest issue is the skepticism and misunderstandings about this product. The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (Reverse Mortgage) is a controversial product and it shouldn’t be! • WHAT IS IT? It is a financial tool that allows homeowners, age 62 and older, to purchase a home or convert part of the equity in their current home to cash without ever having to make a mortgage payment.* Spouses under 62 may qualify, as long as they follow program guidelines. It does not affect Social Security or Medicare. • HOW DO I QUALIFY? • Be 62 years or older • Must be living in home as primary residence; vacation homes and investment properties do not qualify • Complete a HUD-approved counseling session • Must continue to pay homeowner’s property taxes, insurance and any applicable HOA fees.

• HOW IS IT USED? Since there are no restrictions on how the proceeds can be used, many reverse mortgage borrowers use the HECM to: Purchase a new home • Pay medical bills • Move closer to family members • Travel • Supplement retirement income, Establish a Line of Credit for future needs, Pay off existing debt/credit cards, Home modifications, Establish an Emergency fund, and many more. Home Equity Conversion Mortgage products offer many advantages for seniors today. Those who choose this option enjoy the continued ownership of their home and it allows them to maintain, or in many cases increase their quality of life.

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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.

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Every Day! A New Day of Possibilities.

New friends and new things to do can create a new sense of belonging. This is what residents find at our Senior Care Centers. We provide our residents all the care they need, while helping them enjoy life through activities, games and an active social life. Our compassionate care team includes physicians; nurses; certified nursing assistants; dietitians; social and activities personnel; physical, occupational and speech therapists; and other staff. We also offer short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation to help patients return to their highest level of functioning following surgery, stroke or any other serious condition requiring hospitalization. If you would like to learn more or take a tour of one of our Senior Care Centers, please call 855-ASK-SGHS (275-7447). 2611 Wildwood Drive Brunswick, GA 31520

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