Community Care Services Program (CCSP)

The Community Care Services Program (CCSP) is a Medicaid home and community based waiver services program that provides community-based social, health and support services to eligible consumers as an alternative to placement in a nursing home. The Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) Division of Medicaid contracts with Georgia’s 12 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to administer the program statewide.

Available Services

Eligible consumers may receive a combination of Medicaid-funded CCSP and other community services. The care coordinator assesses eligibility for CCSP, develops a consumer-focused comprehensive plan of care in collaboration with the primary physician and based on identified needs, and arranges for the delivery of services. The care coordinator monitors the services delivered to the program participant. Available services include the following: • Adult Day Health – Medically supervised group day program at an adult day health center, which can include physical, occupational or speech therapy

  • Alternative Living Services – State licensed personal care homes, providing 24-hour personal care supervision.
  • Emergency Response Services – In-home, 24-hour electronic two-way communication system that calls for help in an emergency.
  • Home-delivered Meals – Nutritionally balanced meals delivered to the home.
  • Home-delivered Services – Skilled nursing and therapy services provided in the home as a continuation of the member’s home health benefit.
  • Out-of-Home Respite Care – Temporary relief for the primary care giver responsible for full-time care, provided in a personal care home or an adult day health center.
  • Personal Support Services – In-home services such as personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, shopping and in-home respite services.

ICWP Eligibility Guidelines

  • Must be a Medicaid Member
  • Must have physical limitations and require the level of care provided in a nursing home
  • Doctor documentation stating this must be provided
  • Monthly Gross Income Limit $2349/month
  • For married applicants with both parties applying, the income limit for each spouse remains the same as for a single
  • Persons over this income limit should set up a special income trust to meet the limit
  • To gain Medicaid eligibility an individual can contribute their income over the Medicaid allowable limit each month.
  • When one spouse is not applying, as much as $3216/month can be shifted to the nonapplicant spouse to provide them with livable income
  • The value of an individual’s resources or assets must be less than $2000
    • Couples can retain up to $3000
      • If only one spouse applies, the non applicant spouse can have up to $128,640.  Plus the $2000 from the applicant
      • Asset limit excludes the applicant’s primary vehicle and value of home equity-up to $595,000 – if they live in that home

All Care is a Private In-Home Care Provider is licensed and has a Medicaid Provider to provide CCSP Services for support and services in 36 counties in Middle and South Georgia.