FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Office of Long Term Living

Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)


  • Walking, or otherwise getting around the home or outside. The technical term for this is “ambulating.”
  • Feeding, as in being able to get food from a plate into one’s mouth.
  • Dressing and grooming, as in selecting clothes, putting them on, and adequately
  • managing one’s personal appearance.
  • Toileting, which means getting to and from the toilet, using it appropriately, and cleaning
  • oneself.
  • Bathing, which means washing one’s face and body in the bath or shower.
  • Transferring, which means being able to move from one body position to another. This includes being able to move from a bed to a chair, or into a wheelchair. This can also include the ability to stand up from a bed or chair in order to grasp a walker or other assistive device




Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s)


  • Managing finances, such as paying bills and managing financial assets.
  • Managing transportation, either via driving or by organizing other means of transport.
  • Shopping and meal preparation. This covers everything required to get a meal on the table. It also covers shopping for clothing and other items required for daily life.
  • Housecleaning and home maintenance. This means cleaning kitchens after eating, keeping one’s living space reasonably clean and tidy, and keeping up with home maintenance.
  • Managing communication, such as the telephone and mail.
  • Managing medications, which covers obtaining medications and taking them as directed.




Companion Care


Taking care of a pet, driving to Doctors appointments or any errand for that matter, light household cleaning, preparing of meals, grocery shopping, washing dishes or clothes and watering plants. One of the most underrated services they can provide is simple companionship, whether that is playing cards, going on walks or simply a warm smile, it can make all the difference. We all have to deal with loneliness or isolation, but these problems can acutely affect us, as we get older. Companion Care can be a great service to alleviate some loneliness, as well provide some basic help.




Respite Care


Respite care is a special name for a short-term break for caregivers. When you look
after someone who’s sick or disabled, it’s a 24-hour job. You need a break from time to time to look after your own needs. That’s where respite care can help.
Respite care can take place:

  • In your home
  • At special day-care centers
  • In residential centers that offer overnight stays
Your breaks can be as long or short as you need them to be. You can set up respite care for a few hours, a day, a few days, or a few weeks




Specialized Care


Non-skilled services/activities unique to the consumer’s care needs that facilitate the consumer’s health, safety and welfare, and ability to live independently.
These non-skilled activities/services include assistance with bowel and bladder routines, assistance with medication, ostomy care, clean intermittent catheterization, assistance with skin care, and wound care.




Postpartum Doula


We trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers breastfeeding or bottle feeding support, and explains normal newborn behavior. From the beginning of time, women have been cared for and nurtured as they become mothers. Family, friends and neighbors from the community would rally around the new family to help guide them through their tender early weeks and months with a new baby.





The Office of Developmental Programs

Home and Community Service


Services to help people gain, maintain, and improve skills that allow them to live and participate in their local community.
Examples of habilitation include supporting someone to participate in a church activity, learning to cook safely, or learning to use public transportation independently.




Respite - In Home - 24 Hours


Respite - In Home - 24 Hours Provide relief for the primary care givers in their absence in an emergency situation. This is provided in their family's home.




Homemaker/Chore Services


Indirect services including household cleaning/maintenance and homemaker activities such as meal preparation, laundry or services to keep the home clean and in a safe condition. This service is limited to 40 hours per year and may only be provided when the individual or anyone else in the household is temporarily incapable of physically performing needed tasks.




Transportation Service


Direct service and services to meet regulatory requirements and/or contractual conditions to provide transportation for individuals enabling them access to services/activities in accordance with their ISPs.




Support Broker


We provide information; guidance and technical assistance to you so that you can access, organize and utilize opportunities, resources and services necessary to live a self-determined life. Our role of the Support Brokers is uniquely defined by the individual utilizing the brokering service, it is about you living your best life.





BIRMINGHAM, AL
924 S FORREST DR
 
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA
1733 Cedarwood Rd 
 Tel 205-612-4206
 
Tel: 478-363-1012
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