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Selecting a Long Term Care Facility

September 10, 2013

The Department of Community Health offers GaMap2Care to help you find personal care homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities near you.

Dementia Task Force Wants Your Input

August 9, 2013

In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 14.3 percent of older Georgians report increasing incidence of confusion or memory loss. A new state task force seeks your input to plan care for those who will later suffer dementia.

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

April 24, 2013

Georgia's Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services receives a report of child abuse every 15 minutes. Understanding the prevalence of child abuse and its prevention are important steps to decreasing child abuse in our communities and across the state.

State Health Benefit Plan's 2013 Wellness Plan

April 8, 2013

The State Health Benefit Plan’s Wellness Plan is one of the largest in the nation.

Senate Adopts Alzheimer’s Response Plan

February 18, 2013

Alzheimer’s prevention and awareness is a critical issue facing Georgia’s rapidly-expanding aging population.

Preventing and Reporting Elder Abuse

January 29, 2013

Every day, older adults suffer from abuse, neglect and exploitation. All have devastating and life-threatening consequences yet go undetected, under-recognized and underreported.

Introducing GaMap2Care

January 15, 2013

GaMap2Care is a new, comprehensive database of licensed health care facilities and services in Georgia.

Amber Alert Technology Helps Bring Children Home

January 10, 2013

Amber Alerts have proven to play an important and effective part in returning abducted children safely to their families.

Flu Season in Georgia

January 7, 2013

Georgia health officials and the CDC are reporting a growing flu season in the United States.

Understanding Mental Illness

December 27, 2012

Following the tragedies in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y., there has been an increase in discussion of mental health and illness.