A little more than a million people over the age of 65 live in Georgia, one of 12 states in the nation with more than a million senior residents. That population has risen nearly 37% since 2000, making Georgia the state with the fifth biggest increase of seniors. The Georgia Division of Aging (DAS) ?manages a vibrant statewide system to help older Georgians and adults with disabilities live longer, live safely, and live well.? It does this by providing a vast array of services and programs to enrich the lives of the growing senior population.
Those services include:
-- Adult Protective Services: Reporting and investigating allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of seniors.
-- Caregiving: Services including adult day care, respite for caregivers and other support for people caring for friends or family members.
-- Community Care Services Program: Helping seniors live safe, self-reliant lives.
-- Dementia Resources: Helping people suffering from dementia-related illnesses and their families.
-- Elderly Legal Assistance Program: Legal representation, information, and education in civil legal matters.
-- Friendly Visits: Home visits to reduce isolation for seniors who have trouble leaving their homes.
-- GeorgiaCares: Provides free, unbiased information about Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance issues.
-- Homemaker: Performing daily chores for impaired seniors.
-- Long-Term Care Ombudsman: Advocating for residents of long-term care facilities.
-- Meal Services: In-home delivery of meals or meals served in a group setting at a community or senior center.
-- Mobile Day Care: Developed for rural areas, staff goes from location to location on an as-needed basis.
-- Personal Care Assistance: Help with such things as bathing, dressing and other daily activities.
-- Senior Community Service Employment Program: Training and job placement for low-income seniors.
-- Transportation: Helping seniors get around who can no longer drive themselves.
Although it is not a service provided by the state of Georgia, all seniors might want to consider getting a medical alert system as part of their long-term planning. A medical alert system is a necessity for seniors living along or with a spouse; it provides backup in the event of a medical or other kind of emergency in the form of 24 hours a day, seven days a week monitoring.
Medical alert technology has kept up with the fact that seniors are living longer and more active lives. A small device equipped with GPS and cellular technology can now be taken with seniors wherever they, so they will also be monitored.
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DAS provides services and programs through 12 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA).
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