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    Home-Based Services

    Home-based services include home-delivered meals, the Elderly Disabled Waivered Program (formerly known as CCSP) and Private Pay Services.
    EDWP – The purpose of EDWP (formerly known as CCSP) is to provide the services and supports needed by elderly or disabled Georgians as an alternative to a nursing home so that they can continue living in their homes and communities.

    Who is eligible for these services?

    Elderly Disabled Waivered Program (formerly known as CCSP) offers community-based services to persons who:

    • Meet the elderly or disabled criteria when assessed by a local assessment team. The assessment team works with individuals and their families in developing plans of care which are approved by the individual’s physicians
    • Would otherwise be moving into a nursing home
    • Are eligible or potentially eligible for Medicaid
    • Can be provided appropriate community services within state costs limits

    The assessment team helps an individual determine appropriateness for the program. A local case manager links eligible persons to community services.

    Did You Know?

    The Department of Community Health administers Elderly Disabled Waivered Program.

    What services are available?

    Eligible persons may receive a combination of EDWP services. To achieve cost-effective service delivery in EDWP, case managers seek needed services from other community organizations.

     If you would like to know if you are eligible for any of the services EDWP offers, call  (706) 583-2546

    Emergency Response
    System (ERS)

    An in-home electronic support system which provides two-way verbal and electronic communication to a geographically and social isolated individual. ERS provides the individual a means of communication and monitoring 24 hours a day.

    Meals on Wheels
    Home Delivered Meals (HDM)

    Meals that provide at least one-third of the recommended daily nutritional requirements. To receive HDM, an individual must receive another CCSP service.

    Respite Care (RC)

    Non-skilled, temporary relief for the primary care-givers responsible for the full-time care of a person who is frail and/or impaired.


    Personal Support Services (PSS)

    A range of supportive service provided in the individual’s home. Personal Support Services provide light housekeeping and basic personal care.

    Home Health Services (HHS)

    Skilled services and medical social services provided by a certified, licensed home health agency. HHS includes nursing services; physical, speech, and occupational therapies; home health aides; and medical social services to individuals who meet the homebound criteria.


    Adult Day Health (ADH)

    A variety of health, therapeutic, and social service activities provided in a group setting. The services promote an individual’s medical stability and abilities for self-care. Services include nursing care; occupational, speech, and physical therapies; personal care; dietary services; and social work services.

    Alternative Living Services (ALS)

    State licensed residential settings that provide 24-hour supervision and health-related support services to persons unable to remain in their homes. Personal care homes enrolled in the ALS program are “home like.”

    Residents must be able to move about with minimal human assistance and respond to emergency.

    Eligible persons may receive a combination of CCSP services. To achieve cost-effective service delivery in CCSP, case managers seek needed services from other community organizations. If you would like to know if you are eligible for any of the services CCSP offers, call 800-474-7540.


    Caregiver Support

    Upon request, a certified caregiver specialist visits the CCSP client’s primary caregiver in the home. Together they design a plan that supports the caregiver’s desired lifestyle. Plans can include, but are not limited to, resource referrals, personal time activities, stress reduction, family and friend inclusion, caregiver support groups, legal and financial considerations. There are no fees for this service.

    Home & Community-Based Services

    HCBS is an Older Americans Act funded program that provides services to those ages 60 or older. Home Delivered Meals, Personal Care Services, Respite Care, Homemaker, and Case Management Services are available. Some programs may have a wait list. Services are provided to those with the greatest need at the time of referral.

    Most Commonly Asked Questions:

    I am a Medicaid recipient who needs a EDWP service to continue living in the community. What should I do?

    Contact the local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to ask about the Elderly Disabled Waivered Program (formerly known as CCSP). Call  (800) 474-7540.

    How do I know if EDWP is best for me?

    The assessment team completes an assessment of your health needs. The team involves you, your physician, and your family in the assessment process and recommends a care plan to you. If you wish to participate in the program, a case manager arranges services and evaluates your condition on a regular basis to make appropriate changes in services.

    I am not a Medicaid recipient, but I have limited income and assets and need services. Am I eligible to participate in EDWP?

    Contact the local Area Agency on Aging for help in determining your eligibility.

    How much do EDWP services cost?

    Some individuals pay a fee for services, while others do not.

    How long will I be eligible to receive EDWP?

    As long as you meet eligibility and service criteria. However, you may choose cancel services at anytime.