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Georgia Leaders Launch New Elder Abuse Task Force

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Tuesday marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and state leaders want Georgians to know they have a resource should an adult in their life be exploited. “Sometimes they...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021 is held on June 15th. The United Nations General Assembly officially recognized this day as an annual initiative in its 66/127 resolution, following a request ...

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GBI Makes Arrest Talbotton Elder Abuse Exploitation Investigation

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Talbotton, GA (February 2, 2021) – On Monday, February 2, 2021, the GBI arrested Fred Bales, 62, of Hall County, Georgia, and charged him with eight counts of exploitation and intimidation of an elder...

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Georgia Department of Human Services

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Failure to provide shelter, clothing, food, water or medical care is considered neglect. If you know an older adult or person with a disability who is being abused or neglected, please complete a repo...

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Georgia woman loses thousands of dollars due to romance scam

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ALBANY, Ga. – A woman living in Albany, Georgia lost $15,000 as a result of an online romance scam. She met a man named Fernando online and was swept off her feet. “He sent me flowers and ...

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Remains identified as elderly Covington man; daughter charged with concealing his death

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COVINGTON — The human remains found at Bert Adams Boy Scout Camp in August have been identified as those of an elderly Covington man, and the man’s daughter has been charged in connection with the cas...

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GBI Arrests Adult Protective Services (APS) Case Worker

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Toccoa, GA (September 2, 2020) – On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the GBI arrested Ronald Thomas, 49, of Athens Georgia for 10 counts of Elder Exploitation. Thomas was booked into the Stephens County ...

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Kemp signs bill to bring sweeping reforms to senior care in Georgia

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Georgians living in senior care homes won a slate of new protections Tuesday when Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill to reform an industry that too often failed to provide adequate care, even as it enticed...

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How family caregivers can benefit from respite care

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What is Respite Care? Respite care is a type of assistance that allows the family caregiver to take a break from care-giving. This type of care focuses on helping family caregivers recharge, ease thei...

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How to build a long distance care team

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We live in a mobile society and that means that adult children are not always going to live in close proximity to aging parents. That makes it difficult to make sure their daily needs are addressed, e...