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Co-Pay Assistance Resources & Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs
Caregiver Information and Support
Counseling, Education and Support Groups
Dental, Hearing, Vision, Free or Low-Cost Mammograms, Pap Tests and Primary Care Services
Durable Medical Equipment & Home Care Providers
Employment Issues
Fertility Preservation
Financial Resources
Information on Cancer and Cancer Related Services
Legal & Advocacy Assistance
Lodging
Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Aid to Needy Families
Nursing Homes, Assisted Living & Personal Care Homes
Nutrition
Oncology Social Work Services
Post-Treatment Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Survivorship Care Planning
Senior Services
Social Security Disability - SSI/SSDI
Transportation

To learn more about clinical trials in general, please visit:

clinicaltrials.com
centerwatch.com
cancer.gov
cancer.net


Co-Pay Assistance Resource & Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs

These programs are set up to assist patients with insurance that have co-pays for chemotherapy or prescription medications. Every program has its own guidelines. You can contact the organization for eligibility criteria. The contact information is provided below.

CancerCare Co-Payment
Assistance Foundation

(866) 552-6729

www.cancercarecopay.org

Chronic Disease Fund

(877) 968-7233

www.cdfund.org

HealthWell Foundation

(800) 675-8416

www.healthwellfoundation.org

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Co-Pay Assistance Program

(877) 557-2672

www.lls.org/copay

National Organization for
Rare Disorders

(800) 999-6673

www.rarediseases.org

Patient Access Network Foundation

(866) 316-7263

www.panfoundation.org

Patient Advocate Foundation
Co-Pay Relief Program

(866) 512-3861

www.copays.org

Patient Services Incorporated

(800) 366-7741

www.uneedpsi.org

Needy Meds
www.needymeds.com

Both insured and uninsured people should visit this website. Informational website that has up-to-date contact and instructions about various pharmaceutical manufacturers' drug assistance programs—for free brand or generic medications—and a listing of co-pay assistance cards and programs for persons who are insured.

Rx Outreach
www.rxoutreach.org
Phone: (800) 769-3880

This licensed mail-order pharmacy provides affordable medications in 90 and 180 day supplies. Household income restrictions apply.

Drug Company Cards for Medicare Part D Enrollees

AZ & Me Prescription Savings Program for People with Medicare Part D
www.astrazeneca-us.com/help-affording-your-medicines/

This card for AstraZeneca drugs is for Medicare Part D recipients who meet certain income limits and other eligibility criteria.

GSK Commitment to Access
www.commitmenttoaccess.com

This card that provides GlaxoSmithKline medicines for patients on Medicare Part D who have spent $600 and meet other criteria.

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Caregiver Information & Support

AgeWise Connection
Phone: (404) 463-3333
Information on senior services, including respite care for caregivers

CancerCare, Inc.
Online and telephone based educational topics, counseling and caregiver support groups.

Cancer Hope Network
Peer support for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Cancer Support Community
Online educational information and support.

Cancer Support Community-Atlanta
Phone: (404) 843-1880
Face-to-face educational programs and caregiver support groups.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Caregiver information and teleconferences.

Imerman Angels
One-on-one peer support for people living with cancer and caregivers.

Lotsa Helping Hands
Lotsa Helping Hands is a private, web-based caregiving coordination service that allows family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to create a community to assist a family caregiver with the daily tasks that become a challenge during times of medical crisis, caregiver exhaustion, or when caring for an elderly parent.

National Family Caregiver Association
Information and support for caregivers.

Well Spouse Association
Education, support and advocacy for spousal caregivers.

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Counseling, Education and Support Groups

Georgia Crisis & Access Line
www.mygcal.com
Phone: (800) 715-4225
Twenty-four hour crisis and suicide hotline, also serves as a Statewide single point of contact for accessing mental health, addiction, developmental and behavioral health crisis services throughout the State of Georgia.

Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Services
Phone: (404) 851-8960
E-mail: BehavioralHealthServices@northside.com
Staffed by specially trained psychiatrists, licensed clinicians and nurses, Northside provides an array of services for behavioral and emotional conditions and substance use challenges.

Psychology Today
An online directory of counselors, clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists and psychologists by geographic location. You can search for providers by their clinical specialty—i.e. treating anxiety, depression. You can verify what insurance plans they accept and read their professional profile.

Your Insurance Plan
Most insurance plans have a mental/behavioral health provider line listed on the back of the card—in addition to an online directory of in-network providers—that you can call for assistance in locating a provider.

Online and Telephone Education and Support Groups

Breakaway from Cancer

CancerCare, Inc.
Phone: (800) 813-4673

Cancer Hope Network
Peer support for cancer survivors and caregivers.

Cancer Support Community

Imerman Angels
One-on-one peer support for people living with cancer and caregivers.

Network of Hope
Network of Hope (NOH) connects patients with specially trained survivor volunteers, who have faced cancer and embraced life afterward.  For information, please call (404) 851-6161 or (404) 300-2370.  One-on-one peer support for people living with cancer and caregivers.  
For information on becoming a NOH volunteer, please visit www.northsideatlaux.com and call (404) 851-8707 or e-mail: networkofhope@northside.com

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Phone: (800) 399-7312

What Next.com
Peer support and resource information.

Face-to-Face Education, Mind-Body Wellness and Cancer Support Groups

Community Support Groups
In Metro Atlanta and Surrounding Areas

Cancer Support Community-Atlanta
Phone: (404) 843-1880

Network of Hope
Network of Hope (NOH) connects patients with specially trained survivor volunteers, who have faced cancer and embraced life afterward.  For information, please call (404) 851-6161 or (404) 300-2370.  One-on-one peer support for people living with cancer and caregivers.  
For information on becoming a NOH volunteer, please visit www.northsideatlaux.com and call (404) 851-8707 or e-mail: networkofhope@northside.com

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Young Adult Cancer Survivors of Atlanta

US Too (prostate cancer)

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Dental, Hearing, Vision, Free or Low-Cost Mammograms, Pap Tests and Primary Care Services

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/screenings.htm
To find out if you qualify for a free or low-cost mammogram and Pap test and where to get screened, call: (404) 657-6611

Free, Low-Cost, and Sliding-Fee-Scale Medical and Dental Clinics

www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf

NeedyMeds.com has an online directory of Statewide clinics that offer free, low cost, or low cost with a sliding scale—based on income—or offer some type of financial assistance.

RESOURCES FOR DENTAL

National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped
Phone: (303) 534-5360
www.nfdh.org

American Dental Association
www.ada.org
Phone: (312) 440-2500

RESOURCES FOR HEARING

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.
www.lionslighthouse.org
Assistance for low-income, qualifying Georgians who need eyeglasses, hearing aids or eye surgery.

Hear Now
www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org
Phone: (800) 328-8602

RESOURCES FOR VISION

EyeCare America
www.eyecareamerica.org
Phone: (800) 222-3937
Provides free eye care educational materials and facilitates access to eye care—at no out-of-pocket cost.

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.
www.lionslighthouse.org
Assistance for low-income, qualifying Georgians who need eyeglasses, hearing aids or eye surgery.

New Eyes for the Needy

www.neweyesfortheneedy.org
Phone: (973) 376-4903
Helps improve the vision of poor children and adults in the United States by providing new or recycled donated glasses

Vision USA

www.aoa.org/visionusa.xml
Phone: (800) 766-4466
Provides basic eye health and vision care services free of charge to uninsured, low-income people and their families.

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Durable Medical Equipment & Home Care Providers

*For an online directory of home health providers, you may view the searchable database at AgeWise Connection www.agewiseconnection.com  If you need to an order for durable medical equipment, please contact your medical provider.

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children         
www.fodac.org
Phone: (770)491-9014

FODAC is a statewide and national provider of refurbished home health care equipment—mobility aids and daily living devices for people with disabilities and the newly injured—and in some circumstances, may help with home modifications, vehicle adaptations, assistive technology.

Georgia Association of Area Agencies on Aging
www.georgiaservicesforseniors.org

The Georgia Area Agencies on Aging maintain an extensive database of services of interest to seniors.  *To locate private hired caregiving agencies for companion/sitter services, personal care homes, home health or hospice providers, emergency response systems, home delivered meals, senior centers, etc., visit this website.

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Employment Issues

Cancer and Careers
www.cancerandcareers.org

The Cancer Legal Resource Center 
www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/cancer-legal-resource-center
Phone: 866-843-2572

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

LIVESTRONG  
www.livestrong.org/Get-Help/Learn-About-Cancer/Cancer-Support-Topics/Practical-Effects-of-Cancer

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org/resources/employment-rights/

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Fertility Preservation

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
www.cancer.net
A comprehensive online resource providing oncologist-approved cancer information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. Has "ASCO's Guideline on Fertility Preservation" for patients available for free at www.cancer.net/patientguides.

LIVESTRONG Fertility
www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/fertility-services/
Phone: (855) 220-7777

LIVESTRONG Fertility is dedicated to providing educational information and access to resources that support cancer patients and survivors whose cancer and its treatment present risks to their fertility.

Fertility and Cancer

Provides information on how cancer treatment can affect fertility, ways to preserve fertility before treatment, and fertility options available after treatment..
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/fertility
andcancerwhataremyoptions/fertility-and-cancer-toc

Oncofertility
www.myoncofertility.org
A patient education resource.

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
www.resolve.org
Provides information on the infertility journey, including treatment, coping, third party reproduction, adoption, child-free living, advocacy, and more. Also has fact sheets and personal stories. Local chapters/affiliates can be found on the Web site. Offers education and support groups; online community also available.

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Financial Resources

American Cancer Society                               
www.cancer.org
Phone: (800) 227-2345
Information/referral specialists are available 24/7 to provide information on community resources and information. The website also has an online searchable database and in some circumstances, ACS may provide financial assistance (you should ask to speak with an ACS social worker, patient advocate or patient navigator).

Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation, Inc.
www.atlantacancercarefoundation.org

Break Away From Cancer
www.breakawayfromcancer.com

CancerCare, Inc.
www.cancercare.org
Phone: (800) 813-4673

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC)
www.cancerfac.org
CFAC is a group of organizations that offers financial help and resources. The coalition aims to educate patients and providers about existing resources through a new online database at: www.cancerfac.org

County Based Discounts on Utilities, Property Taxes, and Medicare: www.agewiseconnection.com/agewise/html/457.aspx

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
www.lls.org  
Phone: (800) 399-7312
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a Patient Financial Aid grant (this is separate from the co-pay assistance program).  

Lymphoma Research Foundation         
www.lymphoma.org
Phone: (800) 500-9976
Offers limited financial support, must complete an application. Eligible patients can be reimbursed through LRF's program, up to $250, for "quality of life" expenses, including travel and transportation (usually gas receipts), temporary lodging, childcare, homecare, cosmetic aides (wigs, hats), medical devices, and hygiene products (bandages, lotions). 

Medicaid
http://georgia.gov/
As the largest division in Community Health, Medicaid Division administers the Medicaid program, which provides health care for children, pregnant women, and people who are aging, blind and disabled.

National Underinsured Resource Directory Booklet

To view or download, visit: http://patientadvocate.org/help4u.php

United Way's 2-1-1 resource directory

http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/
Call: 2-1-1 or search the online directory for a wide array of community resources:
www.unitedwayatlanta.org/211FindHelp/Pages/211.aspx

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Information on Cancer and Cancer Related Services

American Cancer Society
Phone: (800) 227-2345

Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network

Association of Oncology Social Work

Breakaway from Cancer

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

National Brain Tumor Society

Cancer and Careers

CancerCare, Inc.

Colon Cancer Alliance

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Georgia Cancer Info

International Myeloma Foundation

Lance Armstrong Foundation
Phone: (866) 235-7205

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Phone: (800) 399-7312

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
For more information: call (800) 546-5268 or visit www.nbmtlink.org/nbmt.asp

National Cancer Institute
Phone: (800) 422-6237
For clinical trials, you may search this database www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials

National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Phone: (877) 622-7937

National Lymphedema Network

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

People Living with Cancer

Pregnant With Cancer
Phone: (800) 743-4471

Sarcoma Foundation of America

Sisters by Choice

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

Susan G. Komen – Atlanta

Testicular Cancer Resource Center

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line
Phone: (877) 270-7867
Provides free counseling-assessment and customized quit plan. Also provides up-to-date information about physician recommended pharmacological support and information/referral to other tobacco cessation services.

The Oral Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

US Too (Prostate Cancer)
Phone: (800) 808-7866

Young Adult Cancer Survivors of Atlanta

Young Survival Coalition (breast cancer)

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Legal & Advocacy Assistance

Atlanta Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service       
www.atlantabar.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=46
Phone: (404) 521-0177
Callers will be given the name, address and phone number of a lawyer who handles your type of problem and who is located in the geographic area convenient to you. Private attorneys charge a fee for their services.

Atlanta Legal Aid
www.atlantalegalaid.org 
Phone: (404) 614-3969
Provides free civil legal services to low-income residents in the counties of Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett help through their Cancer Legal Initiative. 

The Cancer Legal Resource Center
www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/about/cancerlegalresource.cfm
Phone: 866-843-2572
The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.

Georgia Legal Services Program 
www.glsp.org
Phone: (770) 535-5717 or (800) 745-5717
Georgia Legal Services, an independent, non-profit organization, provides free legal services to low-income people in civil matters in the 154 Georgia counties outside the 5 county Atlanta metropolitan area. The mission of Georgia Legal Services is to work for equal access to justice under law to all people of Georgia.

Georgia Senior Legal Hotline                         
Phone: (888) 257-9519
The GSLH is a telephone service staffed by attorneys who take calls from older Georgians and their families.  Hotline attorneys give legal advice, brief service and referrals to other attorneys or services where necessary. The Hotline is free to Georgians 60 years and older.

LIVESTRONG              
www.livestrong.org
EXCELLENT website – has information on cancer, physical and emotional aspects of cancer, survivorship issues and more.  Click on "cancer support", then "practical effects of cancer" for information on FMLA, ADA, insurance, finances, etc.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship    
Phone: (877) 622-7937
www.canceradvocacy.org
This organization offers publications on many topics including employment and health insurance as it relates to cancer. Services and materials are offered in Spanish.  Workshop, seminar, lecture series, or educational resources for the general public, cancer patients, and/or families.

Patient Advocate Foundation                         
www.patientadvocate.org
Phone: (800) 532-5274
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. PAF has access to a wide variety of resources and can offer intervention if necessary.

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Lodging

American Cancer Society - Winn Dixie Hope Lodge
www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/HopeLodge/Atlanta/index
1552 Shoup Court, Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 327-9200
Provides temporary housing and lodging assistance for cancer patients and their families during treatment. Patients must meet Hope Lodge eligibility guidelines.

Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House 
www.atlhhh.org
1815 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA  30307 
Phone: (404) 377-6333

Offers lodging, meals and supportive companionship to outpatients and relatives of patients hospitalized in 21 Atlanta area hospitals. You must reside outside of the metropolitan Atlanta area (generally a 40 mile radius of the hospital).  If you are traveling with children under the age of 12, you'll have to call the house first for accommodations with children. There is a nightly $10 fee and $5 per meal.

Joe's House   
www.joeshouse.org
Phone: (877) 563-7468

Joe's House is a non-profit organization that offers an online directory of accommodations throughout the country that cater to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers. Many of the lodging facilities offer online booking links, look for the online check mark next to the facility on the lodging query page.

National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc.
www.nahhh.org
Phone: (800) 542-9730

Provides information on free or low-cost temporary lodging to families or patients who are undergoing treatment away from home.

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Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Aid to Needy Families

Common Point of Access to Social Services  (COMPASS)
https://compass.ga.gov/selfservice/

This website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Georgia to find out if they might be able to get:

Help with buying food (you can apply for food stamps online)

  • Low-cost or no-cost health care
  • Home energy assistance
  • Cash Assistance
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Child Support
  • Aging Services
  • Help with ending or preventing homelessness
  • Additional Services through Local Community Action Agencies

Medicaid
www.georgia.gov/00/channel_title/0,2094,31446711_31944826,00.html
As the largest division in Community Health, Medicaid Division administers the Medicaid program, which provides health care for children, pregnant women, and people who are aging, blind and disabled. To view information on the different types of Medicaid, eligibility criteria and to find your local Department of Family and Children Services.

Women's Health Medicaid
http://dph.georgia.gov/women%E2%80%99s-health-medicaid-program
Phone: (404) 657-7735
This category of Medicaid is for uninsured, low income women who have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. Women apply for this specific category of Medicaid through their local county health department, not DFCS. To locate your county health department, please visit: http://health.state.ga.us/searchregional/countysearch.aspx

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Nursing Homes, Assisted Living & Personal Care Homes

A Place for Mom                     
www.aplaceformom.com
Phone: (866) 366-6904
Advice, consultation and placement assistance to independent living communities, personal care homes (assisted living facilities) and nursing homes. There is no cost to patients/families for this service.

Assisted Senior Placement Services, Inc.                   
www.seniorplacement.com
Free referral service to independent living communities and personal care homes.

Georgia Department of Human ResourcesOffice of Regulatory Services (searchable database of nursing homes and personal care homes)
http://www.ors.dhr.state.ga.us/

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
www.medicare.gov (click on "Compare Nursing Homes in Your Area")

Contains specific information about every nursing home in the country which is certified for Medicare and/or Medicaid. Here you can read findings from recent inspection reports about a specific home's deficiencies in categories such as quality of care, resident rights, mistreatment, and nutrition. You can also find out the percentage of residents in a particular home with pressure sores, or with physical restraints and see how this percentage compares with the state and national averages. There is also information about the staff, the number of beds, and the type of ownership. This is a very important and helpful source for anyone seeking information about a suitable nursing home.

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Nutrition

Sometimes patients feel challenged to maintain optimal nutrition and food intake when facing cancer and its treatment. Other times, patients simply want to know which foods are or are not a good idea while going through cancer treatment. After cancer treatment some patients want or need to adjust their diet to regain or maintain good health.

Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment

Cancer Support Community-Atlanta
Phone: (404) 843-1880 "Nutrition Seminars"

Northside Hospital - Clinical Nutrition Services
Clinical Nutrition Services offers initial assessments, reassessments, telephone consults and nutrition classes for survivorship.  For additional information on nutrition services available at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, please call 404-236-8036.  

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment

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Oncology Social Work Services

Atlanta Cancer Care employs master's level oncology social workers to help patients and their loved ones optimally manage the emotional, social, financial and lifestyle changes associated with cancer and its treatment. Our oncology social workers can assist patients and families in accessing, understanding and/or locating help with: counseling and psychotherapy services, support groups, mind-body programs, spiritual care, educational and financial resources, prescription assistance, entitlement programs, health-system navigation, county aging services, transportation, and other services or resources designed to address practical and emotional needs.

To contact the oncology social worker who is assigned to your office, please call:

Alpharetta: (404) 740-9664 
Conyers: (404) 761-7260 
Cumming: (770) 205-5292
Decatur: (404) 321-1950
Lake Spivey: (770) 507-0070
Perimeter/Tower: (404) 851-2300

For information on a variety of local/national educational, financial, insurance, legal, lodging, pharmaceutical and transportation resources, as well as county senior services and entitlement programs (SSI/SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare), please visit our Patient Resource section and click on Resource Links.

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Post-Treatment Cancer Survivorship and Cancer Survivorship Care Planning

American Society of Clinical Oncology
www.cancer.net/patient/Survivorship

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org/living-with-cancer/planning-your-care/

National Cancer Institute: Office of Cancer Survivorship
http://dccps.nci.nih.gov/ocs

OncoLink: LIVESTRONG Care Plan
www.oncolink.org/oncolife

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Senior Services

Download a resource directory for senior adults: http://www.agewiseconnection.com/sr_res_dir

Agewise Connection
www.agewiseconnection.com
Phone: (404) 463-3333
As the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) plans and provides comprehensive services to address the needs of the region's older population. The Atlanta region's Area Plan on Aging is carried out through contracts with 10 county-based aging programs and 13 specialized agencies to provide a continuum of home and community-based services. Older citizens and their families have many options, including information and referral services, case management, transportation, home-delivered meals, senior centers, legal services and more through this network of care. To help older adults and caregivers find services, ARC has developed an extensive database of aging services providers in the Atlanta region. Those looking for services can call AgeWise Connection at 404.463.3333 to speak to a certified information and referral specialist or search the online database.

Area Agencies on Aging – Statewide Directory for Georgia
http://aging.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHS-DAS/menuitem.9e91405d0e424e248e738510da1010a0/?vgnextoid=2050984bdfe80010VgnVCM100000bf01010aRCRD
*Search by county or city to find the Area Agency on Aging that services your location

Caregiving information: http://www.agewiseconnection.com/services/svcsforcaregivers  

Community and In-Home Support: http://www.agewiseconnection.com/services/inhome

County Aging Programs: www.agewiseconnection.com/agewise/html/72.aspx

The base of services include: Information and Assistance, Nutrition Education, Case Management, Coordination and Advocacy, Neighborhood Senior Centers/ Multi-Purpose Senior Centers, Health & Wellness, Congregate Meals, Transportation/ Transportation Vouchers, Home Delivered Meals, In-home Services, Volunteer Services, Respite for Caregivers, Kinship Care, and Caregiver Vouchers

County Based Discounts on Utilities, Property Taxes, and Medicare: http://www.agewiseconnection.com/health-insurance-benefits/discounts

Find Services Outside Atlanta Region
www.eldercare.gov
Phone: (800) 677-1116
For information about services in other locations throughout the country, contact the Elder Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.

Georgia Association of Area Agencies on Aging
www.georgiaservicesforseniors.org

The Georgia Area Agencies on Aging maintain an extensive database of services of interest to seniors.  *To locate private hired caregiving agencies for companion/sitter services, personal care homes, home health or hospice providers, emergency response systems, home delivered meals, senior centers, etc., visit this website

Legacy Link – Area Agency on Aging for the North East Georgia Mountains
www.legacylink.org
Phone: (770) 538-2650
Our 13 county service area includes: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White. We serve additional counties in our Senior Employment and Source Programs. The base of services include: Information and Assistance, Case Management, Coordination and Advocacy, Neighborhood Senior Centers/ Multi-Purpose Senior Centers, Health & Wellness, Congregate Meals, Transportation/ Transportation Vouchers, Home Delivered Meals, In-home Services, Volunteer Services, Nutrition Education, Respite for Caregivers, Kinship Care, and Caregiver Vouchers

Long Term Care Insurance
http://www.agewiseconnection.com/health-insurance-benefits/longtermcareins

Senior Services North Fulton
www.ssnorthfulton.org
Phone: (770) 993-1906
Offers three senior centers—Alpharetta/Crabapple, Roswell & Sandy Springs—home delivered meals, in-home assistance, transportation, and wellness programs.

Senior Centers – contact information
www.caregeorgia.org/list11_georgia_senior_centers.htm
*Contact the senior center for your county to inquire about available services.

Social Security Disability – SSI/SSDI
www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm
Phone: (800) 772-1213

SSA's Compassionate Allowances Initiative
www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.  Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate Allowances allow Social Security to quickly target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly. 

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Social Security Disability – SSI/SSDI

Social Security Disability – SSI/SSDI
www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm
Phone: (800) 772-1213

SSA's Compassionate Allowances Initiative
www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.  Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate Allowances allow Social Security to quickly target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly. 

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Transportation

Alterman/JETS Program
https://yourtoolsforliving.org/services/older-adults/altermanjets-transportation
Phone: (770) 677-9339
For a moderate fee, Alterman/JETS provides transportation for both seniors and adults with disabilities to and from work, doctor or other appointments, social outings, shopping or other destinations. Service is offered Monday through Friday in parts of Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties.

American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery 
www.cancer.org/Treatment/SupportProgramsServices/road-to-recovery
Phone: (888) 227-6333      
ACS may assist with transportation to and from chemotherapy and radiation appointments, this program is based on volunteer driver's availability.

DARTS ( Dial a Ride Transportation for Seniors) – Fulton County
http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/latest-news/3276-fulton-county-launches-dial-a-ride-for-seniors
Phone: (404) 613-6000
The program is now open to seniors who have been identified by the Fulton County Office of Aging's Case Managers, Senior Center Managers, and Senior Multipurpose Facility Managers. To be eligible, seniors must be a Fulton County resident age 55 or older who are able to perform basic tasks independently and have limited access to transportation.

Georgia Medicaid Recipients
http://southeastrans.com/consumers-members/medicaid-program.html
Phone: *Visit the Southeasttrans website to locate the correct phone number for the service area where you reside
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation is provided to Georgia Medicaid Members who require Medicaid healthcare services and have no other means of transportation. Southeastrans arranges transportation for all Georgia Medicaid Members who live in the North, Atlanta, and Central Regions. This is a shared-ride service. Therefore, it is possible the Member may be riding with other Members picked up at your location or other locations nearby. One adult escort or attendant may accompany a Member if he or she has the same origin and destination as the rider. These arrangements must be made when you call for transportation.

Forsyth County Dial-A-Ride
http://www.forsythco.com/department.asp?DeptID=49
Forsyth County Dial-A-Ride operates five vans. All are equipped with lifts for wheelchair service.  Appointments are accepted up to 30 days in advance, on a first come, first served basis.  In order to use Dial-A-Ride, you must be a resident of Forsyth County and be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. Visit the website for the fee schedule and operating hours.

I Care Inc.
www.icareseniors.org
Phone: (404) 377-2273
I CARE Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides trained volunteer drivers/companions to take DeKalb County residents—age 55 years old and older—who do not have other means of transportation, to medical appointments.  

MARTA & MARTA Mobility
www.itsmarta.com/accessibility-Mobility.aspx
Public transportation in Metro-Atlanta and MARTA provides ADA Complementary Paratransit Service to eligible persons with disabilities who are,  unable to board, ride or disembark from an accessible vehicle in MARTA's regular bus or rail services. Service is provided with special lift-equipped vans on a curb-to-curb, shared ride basis.

National Patient Travel Center
www.patienttravel.org
Phone: (800) 296-1217
Provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help to patients who cannot afford travel for medical care.

Senior Centers – contact information
www.caregeorgia.org/list11_georgia_senior_centers.htm
*County senior programs may offer limited transportation services. Contact the senior center for your county to inquire about available services.

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