If you are an older adult, or a caregiver, and are looking for services, you can call the Atlanta Region Aging & Disability Resource Connection at 404-633-3333. Their extensive database can connect you with the right county, and the service, that you are looking for.
Another option is to go to the following website, sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Aging Division, where you can view available services yourself:
—Once in, click on “Access Services” at the top of the page
—then, look to the right near the top of this page, where it says “Atlanta Region Resource Directory”. Then click on “Download Directory”.
Once the directory opens, scroll over to the table of contents. You will find content on three different pages. On the first page of contents is a list of Metro-Atlanta County Based Aging Programs, with their phone numbers and email addresses.
Metro-Atlanta county-based aging programs provide the following:
—Information and Assistance (county-based aging programs have extensive databases of services, regardless of whether they provide the service you need, or someone else does)
—Home Delivered Meals
—Care Management (identifying needs, tailoring services to meet needs, and arranging for services)
—Homemaker and Personal Care Services
—Senior Centers (recreation, socialization, and health and wellness activities)
—In-Home respite (sitters)
However, if you prefer to do your own search for services and programs, both publicly and privately funded, you can find them in this directory. To view the categories of services, you can scroll through three pages of contents of services, and will find the following:
—Services and Activities for Active Older Adults
—Consumer and Specialized Services
—Health and Support Services
—In-Home Support Services
—Behavioral Health Services
—Elder Abuse and Neglect
—Resources for People with Disabilities
Dealing with someone with memory loss?
Call the Georgia Chapter Alzheimer’s Association at 404-728-1181 for help. Alzheimer’s Disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms.
There are many services and resources to help you. Services and resources include but are not limited to:
—Helpline 24/7 around the clock care and support 1-800-272-3900
—Support Groups-Virtual Support groups—peer or professionally led groups for caregivers, individuals living with Alzheimer’s, and others dealing with the disease
—Home Safety Checklists
—Message Board–a free online community/message board for those affect and by Alzheimer’s or another dementia. You can ask questions, get advice, and find support
—Early Stage Programs
—Help with resolving Family Conflicts