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Aging Resource Center Initiative Has Not Moved Beyond the Pilot Sites, Report No. 06-62, September 2006
 
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  • Two of the three Aging and Disability Resource Center pilot sites have shown progress in meeting requirements, while the Department of Elder Affairs determined that the remaining center did not make sufficient system changes to warrant renewal of its contract.  However, the department has begun discussions with this center to work toward resuming its contract.
  • The department has delayed implementation of the Aging Resource Center initiative beyond the pilot sites.  It has not resumed readiness assessment activities, completed the statutorily required Aging Resource Center rule, or updated guidance documents that it reported would be complete by December 2005.  It plans to further delay progress while it contracts with an outside evaluator to assess the effectiveness of the pilot sites.
  • The web-based information and referral system that was intended to help the pilot sites improve access to services has several deficiencies that have limited its usefulness and delayed progress in expanding access to services.  The department also needs to automate its revised intake screening tool, which includes data elements not incorporated in the current tool.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening (CARES)
Volunteer and Community Initiatives
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

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. 06-20 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.
  • Report No. 05-06 DOEA Has Taken Reasonable Steps to Begin the Aging Resource Center Initiative, published in February 2005.

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