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Advocacy in Action

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Kathy Floyd

on 16 December 2014

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Advocacy in Action
Plan for Success
WHY?
Georgia General Assembly passes two budgets every year:
#1
FY2015 Amended
changes to current fiscal year thru June 30, 2015
#2
FY2016
new fiscal year
July, 2015 to June, 2016

WHO?
WHAT?
WHEN?
HOW?
Appropriation Bills (budgets) are first considered in the
House of Representatives
December 16, 2014
2015 CO-AGE priorities
Budget - End the Wait for HCBS Services
Legislative - Fight Elder Abuse
Reposition Division of Aging
Support Family Caregivers
We Are already
Over 13,000 Georgians are waiting for services to be able to stay in their homes or communities.....
would take about people off the waiting lists!
2nd floor
3rd floor
On average those receiving services stay out of a nursing home for
$10 million
5000
50 months!
Average cost of HCBS
State's cost of Medicaid Nursing Home Bed
$1884
$13,200
are we here?
should we do?
do we make changes?
CO-AGE
AARP
ALAG
Alzheimer's
GACCP
GCDD
LeadingAge
Partners
will make this happen?
You .......and
do we start?
Senior Citizens Advocacy Project
NOW
partner's priorities
AARP
Alzheimer's
LeadingAge
Alzheimer's Disease State Plan
Adequate $ for Repite Funding
State Registry
Emergency Placement
Mattie's Call Education & Outreach
Early Diagnoses
Task Force Hot Topics
LeadingAge Georgia
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
CCRC at Home
Home & Community Based Services
CCSP
SOURCE
Adult Day Care Licensure
Accessible Transportation
Funding for Home & Community Based Services
(CCSP & Non-Medicaid)
Access & Reimbursement Rates
My Voter Page
Mobile App Capabilities
GA Secretary of State
GA may be the first state to offer both online registration as well as mobile app that enables voter registration on 'My Voter Page."
Search for "GA Votes" in app store.
Android and Apple Platforms.
Mobile App - GA General Assembly
The Sunlight Foundation
Open Congress

Open States
GA Capitol Tour
multimedia tour of capitol building
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