As Georgia's elderly population looks to their futures, many experience a feeling of hopelessness because they are not aware of the many resources available for elder care planning.
The Georgia Council on Aging is a non-profit corporation that serves as a clearing house for the many questions to which the state's elderly population seeks answers. A summary of the resources that can be accessed through the GCOA provides a helpful guide to the many agencies and associations that provide elder care and guidance.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a clearinghouse for persons who seek specific information on elder care. Serving a similar purpose for persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease is the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. This organization provides care and support services for persons affected by various types of dementia and their families. Another group with similar goals is the Center for Positive Aging. This organization provides information about services and products that may be useful for senior citizens.
The Georgia Senior Living Association is the trade association representing the state's senior living industry. Because the interests of the providers of senior living care do not always align with the interests of consumers of such care, this organization cannot always be regarded as a trusted spokesperson for the aging population. Good Pill Pharmacy is a nonprofit that attempts to provide medicine at prices that the average Georgian can afford. The organization often acquires stocks of surplus medicine that it sells to aging patients at significant discounts. Leading Age Georgia speaks for many non-profits that are dedicated to providing quality housing, health care and community-based services for Georgia's seniors. This organization is generally regarded as a more reliable voice for the state's senior citizen population.
This summary barely scratches the surface of the wide selection of non-profit organizations available to Georgia's senior citizens. A relatively brief internet search will uncover a significant number of additional organizations serving the needs of the state's elder citizens. Occasionally, an organization will not deliver on all of its promises, and a reliable attorney who is experienced in elder care law may provide helpful assistance in achieving the desired ends.