Cobb County Government

Cobb Senior Services
 
COBB COUNTY GOVERNMENT 
 

Care Management
Care Managers are available to meet with individuals and families to evaluate, educate, and determine needs for services, explore potential resources, and help seek other funding options. The goal is to develop a plan to support the client and/or caregiver for the seniors 60+ to live at home independently and safely and to prevent the caregiver from becoming overwhelmed. For more information call 770-528-5364.


Information and Referral
Information and Referral identifies services and how you may qualify for them. Provides referrals to other agencies in the area for services. Call (770) 528-5364 for details.


In-Home Services*

Personal Care Assistance
Personal care assistance is provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to help with needs such as bathing, dressing, shaving, and grooming. The exact number of hours that are provided is based on our Care Management assessment.  

Homemaker Services
Homemaker Services are provided to assist with those tasks that may be too physically difficult or risky to do anymore. Homemaker Services are typically provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and may include the following light housekeeping duties: vacuuming, sweeping, mopping floors, cleaning the bathroom, laundry, bagging and taking out trash, making the bed and/or changing the linens and assisting with organizing household routines. The exact number of hours provided is based on our Care Management assessment.

* In-Home Services is not a substitute for a Skilled Nursing Service.  For more information call 770-528-5364


Meals on Wheels
Through the Meals on Wheels program, Cobb County provides a nutritionally balanced meal to qualifying homebound older adults within the county.  Some clients who are in greater need may qualify for additional meals for dinner or weekends.  Meals are delivered five days per week by our dedicated and trained volunteers to the client’s door.  Menus are planned and prepared under the supervision of a registered dietitian and are designed to provide one-third of an adult’s daily nutritional requirements.  Clients who have difficulty adequately feeding their cat or dog may receive supplemental pet food at no charge.  

In order to be eligible for Meals on Wheels a person must reside in Cobb County, be at least 60 years of age and have a physical or mental disability that prevents him or her from preparing meals on a daily basis.  All clients are assessed through our Care Management team and cost is determined by household income on a sliding scale.  No client is denied services due to inability to pay.  

For more information on receiving meals, contact 770-528-5364.meals-on-wheels
For more information on volunteering, contact 770-528-5381.


 

Transportation Services
Provides transportation to eligible Cobb County residents through:
    Fixed Route: takes seniors to the grant supported Neighborhood Centers
    Demand Response: takes seniors by pre-scheduled appointments to destinations such as medical facilities, social services agencies, pharmacies and grocery stores.
    
The provision of adequate transportation allows seniors to live more independently in their communities and assists in the prevention of isolation and premature institutionalization.

Service is available Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm

ELIGIBILITY:
Must be a Cobb County resident; age 60+; lack the necessary support to get from one destination to another; must first apply for CCT Para transit service.


cobb freedom logo COBB FREEDOM
Voucher program that is a partnership of Cobb County Department of Transportation/Cobb Community Transit and Cobb Senior Services.
This grant-funded program provides vouchers (used like cash) to seniors who are eligible for CCT Paratransit services, but no route exists in their home area. Seniors use the vouchers to purchase transportation from approved County vendors. This self-directed program allows them to manage their own care on an on-going basis, which means they get to go where they want on their own schedule.
Eligibility:

Must be a Cobb County resident age 65 or older. Must apply for CCT Paratransit service. For more information on transportation, call 770-528-5364.

 


Caregivers
Caregiving needs change daily. People become dependent on others. Other people suddenly find themselves in a caregiving role.  Click here for Info.


senior-citizen-coucil Senior Citizen Council

 

A senior advocacy group which works to enhance the lives of Cobb's seniors. Council also sponsors scholarships for professionals in Cobb in the Gerontology field. For more information on this service, click here for More Information.
 

 


 

Voucher Programs
Our Voucher Programs support "self-directed" care by providing seniors with vouchers that are used as cash to purchase needed services. Participants are given a list of vendors from which to purchase services on the days and times needed.

Currently, Cobb County has voucher programs for three services: Cobb Freedom Transportation; In Home Services and the Share The Care caregiver program. Services offered may vary based on available grant funding. Call 770-528-5364 for more information.

 


Volunteer There are many ways to share your gifts and give back to the community. Volunteering with CSS is a great way to stay active while making a difference. For more information about Volunteer & Advocacy, click here.