Here are white papers on topics of frequent interest:
If anyone else (grandparents, friends, siblings, etc.) ever cares for your minor children, you will want to complete this Medical Authorization for Treatment of a Minor Child for each of your kids. Be sure to have each one notarized!
For Georgia Seniors & Their Families
For Georgia Seniors 60+, Grandparent Caregivers, Their Loved Ones With Legal Questions:
Begun in 1998, the Georgia Senior Legal Hotline is a cooperative project among Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Georgia Division of Aging Services, the State Bar Pro Bono Project and the Atlanta Bar Association. It offers legal advice, brief services, self-help materials and referrals to seniors throughout the state, handling more than 4200 calls a year. This project serves seniors 60+ (and grandparent caregivers of any age caring for minor grandchildren) living anywhere in Georgia.
To call from the Metro Atlanta calling area: (404) 657-9915
To call from outside Atlanta, toll- free: 1-888-257-9519
Georgia Area Agencies on Aging:
Georgia’s Department of Human Resources includes the Division of Aging Services, which provides services across the state through twelve regional Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). To find your regional AAA, click here. These services may be available in your geographic area:
- Help at Home
- Nutrition & Wellness
- Programs for Caregivers
- Protecting Rights and Safety
- Medicare and Insurance Answers
- Other Programs & Services
For descriptions of these services, click here.
For Families Seeking A Personal Care Home or Nursing Home For A Loved One, Or With A Loved One In A Nursing Home:
Searching for the right environment for a loved one who needs a personal care home or nursing home is a tough, time-consuming, and sometimes overwhelming process. (I write this from experience.) You’ll need lots of support from family and friends. Fortunately, the State Bar of Georgia’s pamphlets provide excellent overviews of some important questions you should ask, and critical resources for you and for your loved one who is a care home or nursing home resident. Click on the links below to view PDFs of each brochure.