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  • Alternatives to Guardianship with Advance Directives

    Allowing an individual to make advance directions concerning his or her health care lets each person control the direction of his or her own health care and eliminates that burden from other family members who may be in disagreement or who simply may not know what to do. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources
  • Details of My Final Arrangements

    This document helps you sort out your thoughts (and write them out) about how you want things to be managed upon your death. Click to read more. Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • End of Life Planning: DO NOT RESUSCITATE ORDER

    this document attempts to clarify when you will be resuscitated or not resuscitated, even if you have it in writing that you do or don't want to be. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • Temporary Health Care Placement Decisionmakers: when you need to move from hospital to nursing home

    When someone is unable to consent to his or her own admission to or discharge from a health care facility, it may be necessary for him or her to have someone else decide. This law covers that. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services
  • The Facts About Financial Powers of Attorney

    Learn what you need to know about advance directives. Read More

  • The Law on Guardianship in Georgia

    You can have a guardian or conservator appointed to help make decisions for an adult who is physically or mentally unable to communicate significant decisions about his or her life. What is Guardianship? A guardianship is a probate court appointment of guardian to make decisions for an adult who has lost sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions concerning his or her health or safety. The power of a guardian over the person of his ward is like that of the parent over his child, but only to the extent necessary for the adult’s actual limitations and in the least restrictive manner possible while observing that adult’s individual rights and dignity. What is Conservatorship? It is a designation based upon the same principle as in #1 above except the adult has lost sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions concerning “the management of his or her property”. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services
  • United Way of Central Georgia

    There are many services and resources that are available to you in your community. United Way 2-1-1 provides you with the information that you need and helps you find the right service for your specific need. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained referral specialist who will help you locate programs and services in your area. The service is free, and provides confidential information for Central Georgians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are equipped to serve the hearing impaired and can accommodate most language Content Detail

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    United Way
  • What is Elder Abuse?

    This brochure is aimed at providing information and resources for victims of elder abuse as well as defining laws pertaining to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Read More