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Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE)

caregiver giving medicine to an elderly man lying on bedSOURCE is an enhanced primary care case management program serving frail elderly and disabled beneficiaries. The program works to improve the health outcomes of persons with chronic health conditions by integrating primary medical care with home care services through case managers.

Elite Home Care is a Georgia-approved, participating provider of at-home care services to adults eligible to receive the SOURCE waiver. This means persons who qualify for the SOURCE program may receive home care or skilled nursing care services at no cost to them because Elite Home Care is reimbursed directly by the State of Georgia.

To be considered eligible in Georgia, a person must be 65 years of age or older with a chronic medical condition, or under 65 years of age and disabled. Individuals eligible for enrollment in SOURCE must be fully covered by Medicaid and meet other eligibility requirements.

Examples of in-home care services include:

  • Personal Care
  • Meal Preparation
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Wound Care
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Respite Care
  • Medical Management
  • Care Coordination – With the client’s primary physician or medical provider

Common medical conditions include:

  • Asthma or other pulmonary problems
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoporosis)
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Amputations
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury

To apply or learn more about the SOURCE waiver program, reach us or contact your local Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children county offices.