Sunrise Community of Georgia, Inc.
Tel: (706) 232-8033
111 East Loomis Street
Tel: (229) 226-4311
A private, not-for-profit organization and affiliate of the Sunrise group of companies, whose mission is to provide people with disabilities the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in the community.
- Community Residential Alternative (CRA) / Community Living Arrangement (CLA)
- Community Access Services
- Prevocational Services
- Specialized Medical Supplies (SMS)
- Specialized Medical Equipment (SME)
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptation
All applicants, regardless of age, are assessed to determine how Sunrise can support them to meet their needs and fulfill their dreams.
Bartow, Floyd, Grady and Thomas counties
Community Residential Alternative (CRA) / Community Living Arrangement (CLA):
Designed for individuals who require intense levels of residential support. Sunrise provides this service in homes for four individuals, each of whom has a private bedroom. These services are individually planned and tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual and staffing ratios depend on the needs of each person, as authorized by DBHDD.
Services include a range of interventions with particular focus on training and support in one or more of the following areas: eating and drinking, toileting, personal grooming and health care, dressing, communication, interpersonal relationship, mobility, home management, and use of leisure time.
Services include assistance with and/or training in activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, other personal hygiene, feeding, toileting, transferring, and other similar tasks. These services also include training and/or assistance in household care, such as meal preparation, clothes laundering, bed making, housecleaning, simple home repair, yard care, and other similar tasks. Also included are medically related services, such as basic first aid, arranging and transporting participants to medical appointments, assisting with therapeutic exercises, and assisting with or supervising self-administration of medication. These services also consist of implementing behavioral support plans designed for participants to reduce inappropriate and/or maladaptive behaviors and to acquire alternative adaptive skills and behaviors. Transportation is provided to other Waiver services specified in the Individual Service Plan and as needed to facilitate the individual’s participation in personal shopping, recreation and other community activities.
The intended outcome is to improve the individual’s level of independent living while enjoying the benefits of residing in a residential neighborhood.
Community Access Services:
Designed to assist the participant in acquiring, retaining or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills required for active community participation and independent functioning outside the participant’s home. This may include training in the areas of daily living skills (including leisure/recreation skills), communication training, mobility training, programming to reduce inappropriate and/or maladaptive behaviors, and training in the use of common community resources. Services may be provided individually or in small groups as authorized by DBHDD.
The emphasis of training will be on assisting the individual in increasing self help, socialization skills, skills of daily living and adaptive skills required for active community participation and independent functioning outside the participant’s home. These activities might include accompanying individuals to the grocery store, or eating establishments; teaching an individual how to participate in appropriate social and recreational activities; and assessing other activities of community living.
Community Access Individual services are provided with a ratio of 1:1 while the ratio for Community Access Group is a maximum of 1:10. Ratios are based on the needs of each individual as authorized by DBHDD. Sunrise will offer or arrange for any of the Community Access Services that are needed by the individual and specified in his/her Individual Service Plan.
The intended outcome is to improve the individual’s access to the community through increased skills and/or less paid supports.
Designed to prepare an individual for paid or unpaid employment. This service is for the individual who is not expected to join the general work force within one year. Services can occur in facility-based settings or at community sites for small group of participants, called mobile crews.
The emphasis of Prevocational Services is directed to habilitative rather than explicit employment objectives. These services include teaching participants individual concepts necessary to perform effectively in a job in the community. Activities are directed at teaching concepts such as rule compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, endurance, work speed, work accuracy, increased attention span, motor skills, safety, and appropriate social skills. Staff ratios are based on the needs of the participants as authorized by DBHDD.
Prevocational Services are individually planed to meet the participant’s needs for preparation for paid or unpaid employment. Maximum staff to participant ratios for facility based services is 1:10 and for mobile work crew is 1:6.
The intended outcome is to prepare the participant for paid or unpaid employment through increased skills.
Specialized Medical Supplies (SMS):
Include various supplies which enable individuals to interact more independently with their environment thus enhancing their quality of life and reducing their dependence on physical support from others. This may consist of food supplements, special clothing, diapers and other supplies that are specified in the Individual Service Plan and authorized by DBHDD and are not available under the Medicaid State Plan. Ancillary supplies necessary for the proper functioning of approved devices are also included in this service.
Specialized Medical Equipment (SME):
Include various devices, controls or appliances which are designed to enable individuals to interact more independently with their environment thus enhancing their quality of life and reducing their dependence on physical support from others. These might include wheelchairs, lifts, shower seating, side lyers and other equipment authorized by DBHDD. This also includes the assessment or training needed to assist the individual in use of the device or equipment. This service additionally consists of customizing a device to meet an individual’s needs.
Environmental Accessibility Adaptation:
Sunrise provides technical assistance for physical adaptations to individually or family owned private residences. These adaptations are designed to enable individuals to interact more independently with their environment thus enhancing their quality of life and reducing their dependence on physical support from others. This would include consultation regarding the installation of ramps, grab bars, widening of doorways, modification of bathrooms, and specialized electric/plumbing systems which are necessary to accommodate the medical equipment and supplies necessary for the welfare of the participant and are of direct medical or remedial benefit to the individual and are necessary to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the individual, or enable the individual to avoid institutionalization. This service must be authorized by DBHDD.
Individuals 17 years and under do not receive services in the same environment with adults. Exceptions can be made for 17 year olds who are emancipated and would more appropriately be served in an adult environment.