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The VALARI program

Vulnerable Adults Living at Risk Invisibly- is a cooperative venture between the Wesley Woods Center of Emory University, Emory Center for Health in Aging, and DeKalb County, GA.
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Alzheimer’s facility in Jackson County taken over after abuse allegations
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/alzheimers-facility-in-jackson-county-taken-over-a/nYcLM

 

Check this out! http://www.gpb.org/elder-abuse

On May 20th Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted “Elder Abuse: Hiding in Plain Sight”, which featured a panel of experts including Dr. Tom Price, Wesley Woods Geriatrics Clinic Medical Director and Director of the Center for Health in Aging Taskforce Against the Mistreatment of Elders (TAME); Vernon Keenan, Director of GA Bureau of Investigation; Elaine Wilson, Long Term Care Ombudsman, SW GA Council on Aging;  and Meg Daly Heap, Chatham County District Attorney.

The live program was intended to “provide public with an overview of the increasing problem of abuse, neglect and exploitation facing older adults and adults with disabilities” in the state of Georgia.  A call-in line staffed by Division of Aging Services employees (to include ARGEC affiliate faculty member and TAME leader Pat King, RN) was available for viewers to call with questions, reports of abuse, or requests for services/information.  Please share this link with your friends, family and colleagues and help spread awareness of the elder abuse and exploitation epidemic in our state.

To report abuse or to request additional information about abuse, neglect or exploitation, please call the GA Division of Aging Services hotline at 1-866-552-4464.

If you feel you are at risk for abuse or are being abused or exploited, please call the number above for Adult Protective Services. Persons in the Metro-Atlanta Area may also reach APS by calling (404) 657-5250.

 

 

Healing, protecting

Dr. Tom Price receives the prestigious PCF award 

The Practice Change Fellows program is pleased to announce the selection of the fourth cohort of Fellows.  These eight Fellows will participate in the prestigious program aimed at building leadership capacity among nurses, physicians, and social workers who have operational responsibility for geriatric care. Through participation in this two-year program, Fellows will receive $90,000 and the support of local and national Mentors to further develop their leadership skills and to complete a project aimed at implementing a new geriatric service line or aging program. Complementing their development as individual leaders, the Fellows will be joining a collegial network of dedicated professionals who share a commitment to improving health and health care outcomes in older adults.

Click here for formal announcement on the PCF award