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Georgia Pediatric Program for Children (GAPP)

The Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP) is a state-run program that provides assistance to young children who have medical illnesses.
The Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP) is a state-run program that provides assistance to young children who have medical illnesses. The program can be accessed through the Department of Community Health and offers several different waiver programs, all designed with one goal: helping those eligible remain in their communities or return if they’ve been institutionalized before – rather than remaining away from family members forever!
GAPP Program

What are the eligibility requirements for GAPP?

The GAPP program is designed to help children with special needs in Georgia who require medical or personal support services. To be eligible for GAPP, a child must:

  • Be younger than age of 21 years
  • Have a chronic medical condition that requires skilled nursing care on a daily basis
  • Receive physician-ordered services
  • Be a Georgia resident
  • Be enrolled in Medicaid or have Medicaid pending

Benefits of the Georgia Pediatric Program?

Some of the benefits of the GAPP includes access to quality health care, nursing services, and community-based resources. Eligible members will have access to medically necessary nursing and/or personal care support. This can provide young children with the resources they need in order to get the care they require.

How to apply for the Georgia Pediatric Program?

If you are a child under 21 years of age who is medically fragile and in need of nursing care or medically necessary personal support, you may be eligible for the program. In order to apply for the program, you must currently be receiving physician-ordered services. For more information on how to apply for the program, please contact the Georgia Department of Community Health.

What types of services does GAPP provide?

GAPP provides a variety of skilled nursing and personal care support services determined by the physician’s orders and the care plan developed by the primary nurse case manager. It may include:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating, and using the toilet
  • Medication administration
  • Wound care
  • Catheter care
  • Tube feedings
  • Ventilator care
  • Oxygen administration
  • Cardiac monitoring
  • Respiratory treatments
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy

If you think your child may be eligible for GAPP, please contact the DCH Customer Contact Center to speak with a customer service representative who can help you determine if your child is eligible and assist with initiating the enrollment process.

How GAPP provides services?

GAPP provides services either in-home or in a medical day care as an alternative to full-time skilled nursing care at a facility or institutional setting such as a hospital. GAPP members receive care from a team of health professionals that includes:

  • A primary nurse case manager who is responsible for ensuring the delivery of all services and communicating with the member’s physician(s)
  • A registered nurse
  • A licensed practical nurse
  • A medical social worker
  • Home health aides
  • Respite care providers
  • In some instances, additional specialists such as dietitians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists may also be part of the care team. The number of visits and length of each visit is based on the individual care plan developed for your child. Typically, GAPP members receive nursing care service at least five days a week.

Why Caryfy.ai is the number-one choice for the providers of the Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP)?

  • Industry’s first and only digital workflow that connects your professional health coaches with caregivers and Case Managers within Caryfy.ai
  • Ongoing support including useful care tips and local resources to develop your GAPP offering
  • Access to a secure mobile app, Caryfy, to connect caregivers with your professional health coach
  • Paperless Workflow so that your nurses can complete all relevant assessments through their secure mobile app – Caryfy Pro
  • Peace of Mind knowing you are creating all relevant reports and other compliance documents digitally and securely.

If you are already offering a Georgia Pediatric Program (GAPP) program and are not satisfied with your current choice of system, we would love to chat with you about how Caryfy.ai can help you get set up quickly and easily!

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