Georgia Infirmary, Inc.

1900 Abercorn St.

Savannah, GA, 31401

(912) 819-1506

With a long history of service in the Savannah area dating back to 1832

With a long history of service in the Savannah area dating back to 1832, the Georgia Infirmary is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people who are elderly or have disabilities live as independently as possible. As part of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, the agency assists people in managing chronic health conditions, avoiding or delaying nursing home placement, and decreasing hospitalizations. Programs are housed on the historic Georgia Infirmary campus in the Victorian section of Savannah.

Adult Day Health (ADH)

Initially added in 1980 as an adjunct to outpatient rehabilitation, the focus of the Georgia Infirmary’s adult day health has not shifted to independent living. The program serves as an alternative to institutional care and seeks to maintain function in frail elderly and physically disabled participants by offering:

  • educational, recreational, and therapeutic activities
  • skilled nursing services
  • medical monitoring, with registered nurses acting as liaisons between physicians and participants/family members as needed
  • nutritious hot noon meals
  • transportation
  • socialization for those isolated by physical disability or other risk factors

Once open only to recovering stroke patients, the Georgia Infirmary ADH program now also sees patients with neurological and orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, and amputations. Many who attend also have complicating conditions that include diabetes, hypertension, incontinence, dementia, and arthritis. Most attending our adult day health program meet the state’s criteria for nursing home care. ADH participants also include those served by other Georgia Infirmary departments.

Funding for adult day health includes the Community Care Services Program for nursing home-eligible Medicaid recipients, private pay, and SOURCE, a Medicaid case management project for the chronically ill.