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Aging and Disability Pilot Sites Are Making Progress; Future of Other Centers Uncertain, Report No. 06-20, March 2006
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The three pilot Aging and Disability Resource Centers are making progress and the Department of Elder Affairs plans to conduct follow-up readiness assessment activities to document the extent to which the centers have implemented required functions. The department also has introduced a new web-based information and referral system at the pilot sites

The department has addressed prior OPPAGA recommendations by

  • distributing outsourcing guidelines to help ensure that any outsourcing of center functions would be in the best interest of the elders being served and properly monitored,
  • developing a method for assessing each center’s timeliness in Medicaid eligibility determination, and
  • improving the readiness assessment process.

However, the department halted its readiness activities for Aging Resource Centers and has requested that the Legislature repeal the statute authorizing the initiative.

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. 05-45 OPPAGA Report: Aging Resource Center Initiative Is Moving Ahead, But Needs Additional Work, published in August 2005.
  • Report No. 05-06 DOEA Has Taken Reasonable Steps to Begin the Aging Resource Center Initiative, published in February 2005.

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