Georgia provides a multitude of resources for people with special needs, both children and adults. But, what about caregivers and parents? Where can they turn when the energy for caregiving has been temporarily or even permanently exhausted? Fortunately, the needs of this vital group have not been overlooked. A number of resources can be found that are directed toward caregivers and parents of special needs children and adults.
All Georgia families with a special needs member, whether that person is a child or an adult, will benefit from careful planning for the person's future. Both state and federal government agencies provide significant assistance for special needs people, and parents and siblings can take steps to ensure that their family member is provided the necessary care and financial support.
When it comes to healthcare, there have been many changes in the past half-decade. What was once private insurance has become government-regulated and the effect on all people's healthcare has been enormous. Inherently, government-backed programs have been affected too. Medicaid eligibility thresholds determine who can apply and be approved for Medicaid benefits.