Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) links primary medical care and case management with approved long-term health services in a person’s home or community. All SOURCE clients must be eligible for full Medicaid and meet nursing home level of care.
SOURCE operates under authority of the Georgia Elderly and Disabled 1915c Medicaid Waiver and provides Home and Community-Based Services to frail elderly and physically disabled people who meet the Intermediate Nursing Home Level of Care.
At the end of 2016, more than 18,000 people were enrolled in the SOURCE program.
A comprehensive assessment determines eligibility and how much care a participant needs. An individual care path is designed based on the need for medical monitoring and assistance with functional tasks. Family members and other informal caregivers as well as staff from support agencies participate in care paths. In addition to core services, SOURCE offers personal support services, assisted living services, extended home health, home delivered meals, adult day health care, emergency response services and 24-hour medical access to a case manager and primary care physician.