Meals on Wheels volunteers must submit fingerprints for background checks

Excerpted from Gainesville Times By Joshua Silavent When former Gov. Nathan Deal signed a law in May 2018 to require background checks for caregivers, it was met with a no-brainer kind of reaction. The law, which will take effect this October, aims to root out abuse of elderly and disabled individuals through the creation of […]

Background check policy impacting Georgia’s “Meals on Wheels”

Excerpted from an Albany Herald story by Jennifer Parks The SOWEGA Council on Aging’s recent announcement about the anticipated change to the Meals on Wheels program made note of a policy requirement of the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services concerning volunteer background checks. The announcement noted that the program change supports […]