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Apply for Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE)

This waiver program provides in-home and community-based services as an alternative to a nursing home.

  • A Medicaid waiver provides recipients certain services not normally covered by Medicaid for a person with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. These services can take place in the person’s home or in the community.
  • Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) serves frail, elderly, and disabled Georgians. It provides coordinated services in their home or community.
  • SOURCE can provide adult day care, alternative living services, personal care, home delivered meals, and respite care for family caregivers.

How Do I Apply for SOURCE?

  • Make Sure You’re Eligible

    To qualify, you must be eligible for Medicaid and:

    • Be 65 or older (or, if younger than 65, meet certain disability requirements)
    • Require nursing home level care
     
  • Gather What You'll Need

    • Verification of income
    • Verification of assets, such as bank accounts or property
    • Verification of citizenship
     
  • Submit Your Application

    The Georgia Division of Aging Services administers SOURCE through the Area Agencies on Aging. You can apply for SOURCE by calling your Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

    • Call the toll-free, state-wide number for the Area Agency on Aging at 888-669-7195.
    • Once connected, an AAA staff member will screen you by asking questions about your situation.
     
  • Next Steps

    If you are approved, you will be assessed by a SOURCE staff member to identify your needs. Based on this assessment, a plan of care will be developed to assist you with appropriate services.

     
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