DBHDD has partnered with the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging to ensure that residents receiving services (or applying for services) who are aging have the necessary information to identify needed resources for themselves and/or their family members. There are identified ADRC Resource Program Specialists (DD) who liaison with the Division of Aging to ensure that Regional Field Offices are aware of aging resources and networks. The information and/or links listed in this segment of the website are geared specifically for residents aging with developmental disabilities.
DBHDD is committed to making sure Georgia residents are aware of resources and provides the following links to various websites that provide more information regarding the needs of residents with Developmental Disabilities who are aging. Included within the links are resources for carers and professionals who support the needs of Georgia’s residents.
Applying for DD Services
Steps in applying for the New Options Waiver or Comprehensive Waiver or other DBHDD Developmental Disability Services. For more information please contact your Regional Field Office.
Area Agencies on Aging
For more information about Aging Services in your area contact your local Area Agency on Aging/ADRC.
Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
Georgia’s Division of Aging Services (DAS) maintains a network of service providers including Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) located throughout the state. For information about Aging Services in your county, contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) by telephone 1-866-552-Aging or 866-552-4464.
DBHDD is proud to be a member of the Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) which offers a coordinated system of partnering organizations dedicated to:
- Providing accurate information about publicly and privately financed long-term supports and services.
- Offering a consumer-oriented approach to learning about the availability of services in the home and community.
- Alleviating the need for multiple calls and/or visits to receive services.
- Supporting individuals and family members who are aging or living with a disability.
Georgia Area Agencies on Aging Services Database
Georgia’s AAAs operate an extensive database of services for seniors and residents with disabilities that offers a comprehensive resource identification to ensure wrap around service delivery. For more information call 1-866-55-Aging (866-552-4464) or contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
Georgia Centers for Independent Living
Georgia’s local Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide resources and assistance to seniors and residents with disabilities who desire to live independently in their communities. More information regarding living independently in your community and finding your Local Center for Independent Living.
Aging with Disabilities Resources
Below is more information regarding the needs of an individual diagnosed with a Developmental Disability and Aging Services, including support needs, healthcare strategies for healthy community living, and support for carers.
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- American Society on Aging
- American Association on Intellectual Disabilities
- Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness
- Untied Stated Senate Special Committee on Aging
- National Elder Law Foundation
- Alzheimer’s Association-Georgia Chapter
- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
- Georgia Division of Aging Services
- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- National Down Syndrome Society
- United Cerebral Palsy
- Age In Place
- The Arc Center for Future Planning
- The Arc Georgia
- National Council on Aging
- Georgia Council on Aging
- Center for Positive Aging
- Special Needs Alliance
- American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
- Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health
- Other Helpful Resources
- Preventative Health Care Screening Guidelines for People Aging with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
- Communication with Potential Health Implications
- Diabetes Self-Management Training Reimbursement Toolkit
- Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati
- Basic of Alzheimer's Disease: What It Is and What You Can Do
- Alzheimer’s Association-Georgia Chapter
- Behaviors: What Causes Dementia-related Behavior Like Aggression, and How to Respond
- NTG-Early Detection Screen for Dementia (NTG-EDSD)
Grief/End-of-Life Planning Related Websites
- Find a Certified Elder Law Attorney
- Grief Among Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
- Future Care Planning: A Roadmap for Family Caregivers
- Involvement of Adult Siblings of People with Developmental Disabilities in Future Planning
- Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Alternatives: A Practical Guide for Families and Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
- Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care
- Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney