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Florida Department of Elder Affairs
National Aging Service Network
Role of the State Unit on Aging <ul><li>Develop and administer a state plan </li></ul><ul><li>Be primarily responsible for...
Legislative Enactment <ul><li>State Law </li></ul><ul><li>Authorized in 1991 per an amendment to the Florida  </li></ul><u...
Department Purpose <ul><li>Per Section 20.41, Florida Statutes, DOEA shall: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as the state unit on a...
Aging Services Network
Aging Services Network
Service Provider Network <ul><li>Area Agencies on Aging in Florida contract with  </li></ul><ul><li>more than 500 service ...
Service Provider Network
Service Provider Network <ul><li>Age 77, living alone </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasian, female </li></ul><ul><li>Low income </l...
Senior Services
Department Initiatives Communities for a Lifetime Aging Resource Centers
Communities for a Lifetime From 2005 – 2006, the  Communities for a Lifetime  initiative has doubled in size, growing from...
Aging Resource Centers
<ul><li>Comprehensive eligibility services are federally mandated,  pre-admission screenings  to ensure applicants for Med...
<ul><li>Home & Community-Based Services allow elders to age in place with dignity and security, through the provision of c...
<ul><li>Non-Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services: </li></ul><ul><li>Federally-funded Older Americans Act (OAA) progr...
<ul><li>Nursing Home Diversion (25+ counties) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks to provide frail elders with community-based alterna...
Consumer Advocate Services Consumer Advocate Services focus on providing protection and oversight for the most vulnerable ...
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is a volunteer-based organization thro...
Elder Abuse Prevention The Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention Program provides public education and outreach...
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Florida Department of Elder Affairs Overview

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Overview of State Unit on Aging for Florida

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Florida Department of Elder Affairs Overview

  1. 1. Florida Department of Elder Affairs
  2. 2. National Aging Service Network
  3. 3. Role of the State Unit on Aging <ul><li>Develop and administer a state plan </li></ul><ul><li>Be primarily responsible for the planning, policy development, administration, coordination, priority setting and evaluation of OAA programs </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as an effective and visible advocate for older Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Divide the state into distinct planning and service areas (PSAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Work in consultation with area agencies… develop and publish for review and comment a formula for distribution within the state of funds received under the Older Americans Act. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Legislative Enactment <ul><li>State Law </li></ul><ul><li>Authorized in 1991 per an amendment to the Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution, Article IV, Section 12. </li></ul><ul><li>Created in the “Department of Elderly Affairs Act,” Section </li></ul><ul><li>20.41 and Chapter 430, Florida Statutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Law </li></ul><ul><li>Designated as the state unit on aging as defined in the federal </li></ul><ul><li>Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965, as amended. </li></ul><ul><li>Required to carry out the responsibilities detailed in the OAA, </li></ul><ul><li>including the oversight of services to help elders age in place </li></ul><ul><li>with dignity and independence and preserve the rights of those </li></ul><ul><li>most vulnerable. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Department Purpose <ul><li>Per Section 20.41, Florida Statutes, DOEA shall: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as the state unit on aging as defined in the OAA. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan and administer its programs through planning and service </li></ul><ul><li>areas, and designate and contract with area agencies on aging </li></ul><ul><li>in each of the planning and service areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Administer the State’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Per Chapter 430, Florida Statutes, DOEA shall: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as the primary state agency responsible for administering </li></ul><ul><li>state and federal human services programs for the elderly. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that each area agency on aging operates in a manner to </li></ul><ul><li>ensure that elder Floridians receive the best services possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Combat inappropriate institutionalization of elderly persons </li></ul><ul><li>through community-based care, home-based care or other </li></ul><ul><li>forms of less intensive care. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Aging Services Network
  7. 7. Aging Services Network
  8. 8. Service Provider Network <ul><li>Area Agencies on Aging in Florida contract with </li></ul><ul><li>more than 500 service providers for: </li></ul><ul><li>Access Services – such as information and referral, outreach, case management, escort and transportation. </li></ul><ul><li>In-Home Services – including chore maintenance, homemaker, personal care, home-delivered meals, and home repair. </li></ul><ul><li>Community Services – including senior centers, congregate meals, adult day care, health promotion and fitness. </li></ul><ul><li>Caregiver Services – like respite, counseling and education programs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Service Provider Network
  10. 10. Service Provider Network <ul><li>Age 77, living alone </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasian, female </li></ul><ul><li>Low income </li></ul><ul><li>Three or more deficiencies in Activities of Daily Living </li></ul><ul><li>26.7 percent of all clients </li></ul><ul><li>47 percent below poverty level </li></ul>
  11. 11. Senior Services
  12. 12. Department Initiatives Communities for a Lifetime Aging Resource Centers
  13. 13. Communities for a Lifetime From 2005 – 2006, the Communities for a Lifetime initiative has doubled in size, growing from 75 participating communities to 150.
  14. 14. Aging Resource Centers
  15. 15. <ul><li>Comprehensive eligibility services are federally mandated, pre-admission screenings to ensure applicants for Medicaid reimbursed nursing home care are medically appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>The purpose of the Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES) is to: </li></ul><ul><li>Determine medical eligibility or level of care for the </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Care Program and 12 of Florida’s Medicaid waiver </li></ul><ul><li>programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Choice -counsel and refer elders on available Medicaid </li></ul><ul><li>programs/services and follow-up with diverted clients to ensure </li></ul><ul><li>safety. </li></ul><ul><li>CARES completed approximately 86,000 assessments during FY 05-06. </li></ul>Home & Community-Based Services
  16. 16. <ul><li>Home & Community-Based Services allow elders to age in place with dignity and security, through the provision of congregate meals, in-home care, emergency energy assistance, Medicaid services, Alzheimer’s disease services, and caregiver and respite services. </li></ul><ul><li>Medicaid Programs (Statewide) </li></ul><ul><li>The Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver (ADA) provides </li></ul><ul><li>Medicaid eligible frail elders and persons with disabilities (18+) </li></ul><ul><li>with home and community-based services to maintain </li></ul><ul><li>independence while living at home. </li></ul><ul><li>The Assisted Living for the Frail Elderly Waiver (ALE) </li></ul><ul><li>provides support and services to individuals residing in </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted Living Facilities with Extended Congregate Care or </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Nursing Services licenses. </li></ul>Home & Community-Based Services
  17. 17. <ul><li>Non-Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services: </li></ul><ul><li>Federally-funded Older Americans Act (OAA) programs </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly (EHEAP) </li></ul><ul><li>Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) </li></ul><ul><li>Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI) </li></ul><ul><li>Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) </li></ul><ul><li>The department also contracts directly with Memory Disorder Clinics, the Brain Bank, the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, Adult Care Food Program providers, the Elder Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and Senior Community Service Employment Program providers. </li></ul>Home & Community-Based Services
  18. 18. <ul><li>Nursing Home Diversion (25+ counties) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks to provide frail elders with community-based alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>in lieu of nursing home placement at a reduced cost. </li></ul><ul><li>Managed care contractors provide, manage and coordinate the </li></ul><ul><li>enrollee’s full continuum of long-term care and medical services. </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer-Directed Care Plus (Seven Planning & Service Areas) </li></ul><ul><li>The Consumer Directed Care Plus Program (CDC+) allows </li></ul><ul><li>consumers to direct their own care by managing their own budget. </li></ul><ul><li>DOEA coordinates the program with the Agency for Persons with </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilities and the Agency for Health Care Administration. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Medicaid waivers administered include: </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Day Health Care Waiver </li></ul><ul><li>Program of All-Inclusive Care </li></ul>Home & Community-Based Services
  19. 19. Consumer Advocate Services Consumer Advocate Services focus on providing protection and oversight for the most vulnerable elders – those who are in nursing homes, or those who are incapacitated and require guardianship services but have no private guardian. Statewide Public Guardianship Office The Statewide Public Guardianship Office, in addition to overseeing the public guardians, is also responsible for the education and registration of Florida’s professional guardians. Currently, 16 appointed public guardians serve the state, providing guardianship services to persons who do not have adequate income or assets to afford a private guardian.
  20. 20. Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is a volunteer-based organization through which more than 300 ombudsmen investigate and resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, the state’s long-term care residents. They also annually assess all licensed facilities to ensure residents’ health, safety and welfare, and defend the rights of those most vulnerable. SHINE Program The Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders program is federally funded, with approximately 430 volunteers throughout the state providing health insurance information to Florida’s 3.2 million Medicare beneficiaries. In FY 93-34, SHINE volunteers served 8,270 clients; in FY 05-06, SHINE volunteers served more than 100,000 clients. Consumer Advocate Services
  21. 21. Elder Abuse Prevention The Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention Program provides public education and outreach to identify, prevent and treat elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. From collaborating with other agencies, the department has developed numerous consumer awareness guides and training curricula. Senior Legal Helpline In December 2005, Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., of Tampa, in partnership with the department, developed a toll-free, statewide helpline to increase access to legal advice and referrals for underserved Florida seniors (1-888-895-7873). Consumer Advocate Services

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