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August 7, 2013

New facility targets individuals with developmental disabilities

MILLEDGEVILLE — Local brothers and businessmen Faris, Caleb and Joshua Flournoy initially decided to open a new facility providing disabled senior citizens a home away from home. After seeing an even greater need within the community of catering to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, they shifted the focus of their target market.

As founders and owners of Primecare Home Care Services, the Flournoy’s decided to form a partnership with Generations Adult Day Services to open Generations’ sixth location in Milledgeville at the former Baldwin Trophies & Awards building across from the Rocket Roller Rink.

“Since Central State Hospital closed, a lot of individuals from the institution are living in the community and a lot of them get overlooked,” Caleb said. “They need a great, quality center with a complex variety of services to make sure individuals with developmental disabilities implement their goals and get acclimated to the community.”

The local Generations site will have an occupant load of 48 while providing nursing needs. Amenities of the new facility will include a wheelchair-accessible bathroom with shower, beds, kitchen, a commons area and a fenced-in backyard space with picnic tables.

“We design the program strictly and uniquely for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. We can provide relief to families with their loved ones throughout the day and we also give the individual social involvement and activities catered to them,” Caleb said. “Individuals take part in arts and crafts, games, music and art therapy, we have speakers come in, community outings and they focus on their individual goals.”

In order to be eligible for Generations’ services, individuals must be over the age of 18, on Medicaid and have a developmental disability since birth. Individuals who qualify can begin registering Monday, Aug. 19.

“We have staff that are certified to work with these individuals. We will have support staff, a program manager and a nurse,” said Kimberly McCoy, owner of Generations. “We have to have staff that has patience, passion and dedication.”

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