In 1965, the Older Americans Act became the framework for a national network dedicated to working together to serve the nation’s older adults population. Amendments added in 1973 resulted in the formation of 667 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) programs nationwide.
The Area Agency on Aging is "Your Aging and Disability Resource Connection and links you to Community Resources." Information and referral services, as well as intake and screening services, are provided through the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC).
Adult Protective Services (APS) is the state entity charged with investigating all reports of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of older persons (65+) or an adult (18+) with a disability who do not reside in long-term care facilities pursuant to the Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act, O.C.G.A. §§ 30-5-1, et seq.
TRRC Aging Department offers the Nursing Home Transition Program to senior individuals that need assistance transitions out of a skilled nursing facility back to a community living setting. NHT offers a variety of state funded services to help the client eliminate any barriers to transitioning home, at no cost to the client.
Alana Lyle, Options Counselor,