Star Choices offers a unique combination of premier residential supports and community-based social services to Middle and North Georgia residents with a Developmental Disability. Research indicates that there is a significant need for quality residential supports and community-based social services within this region and we believe that by employing experienced and well-educated staff and providing them with 24/7 support, excellent training, and quick response to needs, we will become the support service agency of choice in North Georgia.
Star Choices offers a unique combination of premier residential supports and community-based social services to individuals with developmental disabilities in North Georgia.
Research indicates that there is a significant need for quality residential supports and community-based social services within this region and we believe that by employing experienced and well-educated staff and providing them with 24/7 support, excellent training, and quick response to needs, we will become the support service agency of choice in Georgia.
Services available include:
- Supported Living Arrangements
- Individualized matching of support staff with associate, and associate with roommate
- Establishing Natural Supports/ Community Connections
- Personal Support
- Supported employment/ Job Placement
- Career readiness skills/ Pre-employment skills
- Financial Management assistance
- Social Skills Development
Community Access Services (CAS)
Community Access Services are designed to assist the participant in acquiring, retraining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills required for active community participation and independent functioning outside the participants home or family home.
Community Living Support (CLS) Services
CLS services include training and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing toileting, and transferring, with instrumental activities of daily living, such as personal hygiene, shopping, using telephone, and medication and money management.
Community Residential Alternative (CRA)
CRA services include assistance with and/or training in activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, other personal hygiene, feeding, toileting, transferring, and other similar tasks.
Specialized Medical Supplies (SMS)
Consist of food supplements, special clothing, diapers, bed wetting protective sheets and other authorized supplies specified in the Individual Service Plan.
Supported Employment (SE)
SE services consist of activities needed to obtain an sustain paid work by participants, including job location, job development, supervision, training, services and supports that assist participants in achieving self-employment through the operation of a business, including helping the participant identify potential business opportunities, assisting in the development of a business plan, identifying the supports that are necessary for the participant to operate a business, and ongoing assistance, counseling and guidance once the business has been launched.
Services enable participants to gain access to waiver and other community services, activities, resources, and organizations typically utilized by the general population.
Who we support
Star Choices Inc. supports people with Developmental disabilities such as; people with cognitive disability, cerebral palsy, autism, traumatic brain injury, and other physical and mental disabilities. We serve adults who experience Intellectual disabilities.
We work with nurses and doctors to assure physical and mental health services are provided to the individuals we support. Our staff is trained in the specific personal care needs of the person they support and receive additional training on working with individuals who experience intellectual disabilities.
How are people selected?
Star Choices Inc. supports individuals to live in community setting; including; personal home, apartment, host-home setting, etc. . Star Choices Inc. Administration must also ensure the new person’s needs can be met within available resources.
While Star Choices Inc. would love to support all that need support we are a business and require financial reimbursement for our services. Star Choices Inc. is open to private pay arrangements, in-community support services are very expensive, especially when the person needs 24/7 care or supervision. Most people needing services are referred to Star Choices Inc. through the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). Referrals come through the Department’s regional office in Augusta, Cumming, & Tucker. Typically the person has received approval for funding through a Medicaid waiver.