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DOEA Has Taken Reasonable Steps to Begin the Aging Resource Center Initiative, Report No. 05-06, February 2005
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The Aging Resource Center initiative is intended to reduce fragmentation in the elder services system and provide easier access to services. Area Agencies on Aging will take on the responsibilities of Aging Resource Centers or Aging and Disability Resource Centers.

The Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) and Area Agencies on Aging have met the initial legislative deadlines for developing the initiative. DOEA also has established criteria and an instrument that are appropriate for selecting area agencies to transition.

DOEA needs to take several steps to help ensure effective implementation of the new system.

  • Include other key stakeholders in additional planning and implementation activities.
  • Evaluate and make changes to its intake screening tool as necessary.
  • Timely complete the remaining critical components in the system’s framework.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Mental Health Services
Medicaid Long-Term Care Waivers
State-Funded Home and Community-Based Services
Older Americans Act Programs
Community Care for the Elderly
Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver
Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening (CARES)
Volunteer and Community Initiatives
ACCESS Florida
Department of Elder Affairs

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 09-15 Transition to Aging Resource Centers Complete; Enhancement of Elder Service System Continues,published in March 2009.
  • Report No. 08-51 All But One Aging Resource Center Is Fully Implemented, published in September 2008.
  • Report No. 08-14 Statewide Implementation of Aging Resource Center Initiative Is Substantially Complete, published in March 2008.
  • Report No. 07-38 An Aggressive Schedule Set to Complete Implementation of Aging Resource Centers, published in September 2007.
  • Report No. 07-20 Department of Elder Affairs Resumes Transition Activities for Aging Resource Center Initiative, published in March 2007.
  • Report No. 06-62 Aging Resource Center Initiative Has Not Moved Beyond the Pilot Sites, published in September 2006.
  • Report No. 06-20 Aging and Disability Pilot Sites Are Making Progress; Future of Other Centers Uncertain,  published in March 2006.
  • Report No. 05-45 OPPAGA Report: Aging Resource Center Initiative Is Moving Ahead, But Needs Additional Work, published in August 2005.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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