The first hospital for African-Americans, now serving everyone
With a long history of service dating back to 1832, the Georgia Infirmary is dedicated to helping elderly and physically disabled persons live as independently as possible. The organization's rich history includes operating the first hospital in the United States for African-Americans, the first training center in the nation for African-American nurses and the first Medicare-certified comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility.
Georgia Infirmary programs are designed to help avoid or delay nursing facility placement, decrease hospitalizations and emphasize preventive health care.
The Georgia Infirmary adult day health center helps participants maintain good health while providing an enjoyable, caring and safe environment. The newly renovated Day Center is located in the Victorian section of Savannah on the historic Georgia Infirmary campus, which also houses the SOURCE case management program.
The fully accessible Day Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and offers:
- Recreational and therapeutic activities, including arts and crafts, ceramics, exercise, music, community chorus groups, games, puzzles, Bible study, a weekly devotional and special events and celebrations
- Skilled nursing services, including medical monitoring of chronic conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure (including regular checks of blood pressure and blood sugar)
- A registered nurse on duty to provide medication management, ongoing health education and contacts with doctor's offices as needed
- A hot noon meal, including special diets and a morning snack
- Transportation to and from the center as needed
In 1997, the Georgia Infirmary initiated SOURCE (Service Options Using Resources in Community Environments), a case management program to improve health outcomes for elderly or disabled Medicaid recipients with chronic medical conditions. The program has three components: primary medical care, home- and community-based support services and case management. Case managers work closely with doctors and service providers to help SOURCE members achieve goals related to good health and community residence. Support services offered include:
- assistance with meals
- adult day health
- emergency response buttons
- personal care homes
- respite for caregivers.
The Georgia Infirmary is also committed to safe, affordable and attractive housing for vulnerable populations and currently manages three HUD residential properties. The housing department's responsiveness to all areas of need for older and disabled residents has led to management practices noted for excellence on a statewide and national level. Williams Court Apartments is the Georgia Infirmary's largest property, providing 151 apartments for the elderly and disabled, located across Lincoln Street from the Day Center.
The Georgia Infirmary is recognized for compassionate care in case management and adult day health and as a housing provider for low- and moderate-income persons. The organization exhibits leadership in the statewide development of effective public policy and a daily commitment to the independence of the elderly and disabled.
Georgia Infirmary (912) 819-1500
SOURCE Management (912) 819-1520
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