State Agencies Develop New App to Provide Assistance to At-Risk Adults

September 8, 2015

Decatur, GA – A new mobile app called the GANE App (Georgia Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation App) is now available at no cost to assist at-risk adults, their families, and law enforcement.  The GANE App was developed through a collaboration of the Georgia Dept. of Human Services Division of Aging Services, the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. 

At-Risk adults are persons over age 65 or persons 18 or older who are mentally or physically incapacitated or persons with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  Frequently, situations arise where an at-risk adult appears to be abused, neglected, or exploited.  Often, the public and law enforcement do not know how to handle these situations.  The GANE app allows quick access to reporting and resource agencies, applicable laws related to crimes against elder & disabled persons, a link to report missing adults, screening tools to assess abuse & neglect, and a host of other valuable resources. 

There are two components to the app, one component is restricted to law enforcement and the other component is for the public.  It is currently available for Apple, Android, and Windows mobile devices.  A free download is available through iTunes for Apple by searching EyeOn App GANE, through the Google Play Store for Androids by searching Georgia abuse neglect exploitation EyeOn App LLC, and through the Windows Store by searching Georgia abuse neglect.  For law enforcement, an activation code is required to access the special features.  For more information on the app, please contact Ravae Graham at Ravae.Graham@dhs.ga.gov.


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