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Georgia Resources

While the range of services that the aging network provides has always helped caregivers care for their loved ones, in 2000, Congress passed the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP). As part of the re-authorized Older Americans Act, for the first time, caregivers, rather than care receivers became the targeted client group. All of Georgia's Area Agencies on Aging provide services to caregivers. To identify the Area Agency on Aging that provides services for the county in which you reside.

In Georgia, during the first six months of fiscal year 2005, Adult Protective Services handled over 500 calls a month regarding vulnerable adult abuse.

State Government Agencies

Help Lines and Hotlines
  • Elder Abuse: Domestic/Community
    Georgia APS Central Intake Unit: 1-888-774-0152
    Within Metro Atlanta calling area: (404) 657-5250
  • Nursing Home Abuse/Long Term Care
    Georgia Office of Regulatory Services: 1-800-878-6442
    Within Metro Atlanta calling area: (404) 657-5728
    Long Term Care Ombudsman: 1-888-454-5826

Laws and Regulations

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