An Invaluable Resource for Senior Caregivers

At Atlanta Seniors Real Estate, we maintain a fantastic lists of resources for our clients — for both seniors as well as their families and caregivers. It saves people valuable time when they’re looking for senior-specific services.

I recently came across another terrific resource list — this one from AARP. It’s worth bookmarking or you can always revisit the list here. Be sure to check out this and other great information AARP provides seniors and their loved ones.

The Georgia list below is from AARP and for the full list, visit Find Local Caregiver Resources Serving Georgia ( You can request a print copy of their complete caregiver guide or use their caregiver resource hotline if you have questions.

  • Middle Georgia Regional Commission (478-751-6160)
    • Provides information and referral for a variety of programs serving older adults, caregivers and people with disabilities.
  • Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) (866-552-4464 toll-free)
    • ADRC designs and manages resources for older adults, persons with disabilities and caregivers. This government program can provide an overview of aging, disability and caregiver services in the state.
  • Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging (404-463-3100)
    • The Atlanta Regional Commission works with each of metro Atlanta’s 10 counties to provide services for the region’s older and disabled populations.
  • DHS Division of Aging Services-Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
    (866-552-4464 toll-free)
    • Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, and supportive living facilities. They provide information about nursing home residents’ rights and long-term care issues. They work to resolve concerns of long-term care facility residents statewide.
  • The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (229-928-1234)
    • The Rosalynn Carter Institute of Caregiving’s Care-Net program promotes interaction between professional and family caregivers to further support and provide information to caregivers in Georgia.

Legal Resources

  • Georgia Senior Legal Hotline (888-257-9519 toll-free)
    • The Georgia Senior Legal Hotline, a division of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, The Georgia Senior Legal Hotline provides greater access to high quality legal services for Georgians over age 60. The hotline assists older Americans without regard to income; it targets the economically and socially vulnerable.
  • Georgia Bar Military Legal Assistance Program (800-334-6865 toll-free)
    • This program, cosponsored by Georgia Legal Services and the State Bar of Georgia, provides free or reduced-fee legal services to service members and veterans by connecting them to State Bar members who off er assistance.
  • The Georgia Heirs Property Law Center, Inc. (706-424-7557, ext. 1)
    • The center is a not-for-profit law fi rm dedicated to increasing and preserving property rights of low- and moderate-income Georgians by providing financial assistance and legal services.
  • Office of the Attorney General: Elder Abuse (404-656-3300)
    • The Office of the Attorney General of Georgia has special laws to protect residents 65 years of age and older, disabled adults, those who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and residents of long-term care facilities from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Specific Audience Resources

  • AARP Caregiving Guides
    • AARP offers free caregiving guides for specific audiences, including guides for military families and LGBT individuals. The guides, also offered in Spanish and Chinese, are designed to help develop and implement a caregiving plan.
  • Atlanta VA Health Care System Caregiving Support (855-260-3274 toll-free)
    • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a number of services for veterans and their caregivers. Whether you and the veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to talk to, contact the VA to learn more about the variety of family caregiving services it offers.
  • Georgia Department of Veterans Service (404-656-2300)
    • This state agency advices, counsels and assists Georgia veterans and families in accessing their rightful benefits.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support (855-260-3274 toll-free)
    • As a family caregiver, you play an important role in caring for the veteran at home and in the community. Each VA medical center has a caregiver support coordinator available to assist you with enrolling in a program local to you.
  • My Health eVet (877-327-0022 toll-free)
    • With My Health eVet, veterans can schedule appointments online, refill prescriptions, view their health records and send secure messages to their health team.
  • PFLAG Atlanta: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (678-561-7354)
    • PFLAG is a national nonprofit organization that supports education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies.
  • Community Connections
    • AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find or give help. Organize online mutual aid groups to stay connected, share ideas and help those in need. Create the Good
  • Create the Good
    • Create the Good connects you with volunteer opportunities and project ideas to share your life experiences, skills and passions in your community.