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Aging Resource Center Initiative Is Moving Ahead, But Needs Additional Work, Report No. 05-45, August 2005
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The Department of Elder Affairs has selected three area agencies on aging as the pilot sites for Aging Resource Centers, provided technical assistance, performed readiness assessments, and approved two centers to begin operations. During its implementation and evaluation of the pilot sites, the department also addressed several OPPAGA recommendations and took other actions to better implement the Aging Resource Center system.

However, the department has not completed certain critical system components. To help ensure successful implementation of the Aging Resource Center system statewide, the department needs to

  • complete its web-based information and referral system and provide accompanying training;
  • address how to outsource the functions of a center within the new system;
  • establish an outcome measure to assess the timeliness of Medicaid eligibility determination; and
  • give agencies not selected as pilot sites additional guidance and time to meet Aging Resource Center requirements.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

ACCESS Florida
Department of Elder Affairs
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

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. 05-06 DOEA Has Taken Reasonable Steps to Begin the Aging Resource Center Initiative, published in February 2005.

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