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An Aggressive Schedule Set to Complete Implementation of Aging Resource Centers, Report No. 07-38, September 2007
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  • The Department of Elder Affairs has established a reasonable readiness assessment process to help the eight remaining area agencies transition to Aging Resource Centers.  The department has provided instructions to the area agencies for revising their transition plans, promulgated an administrative rule, and issued a readiness assessment checklist.  The department has set an aggressive schedule to accomplish the bulk of the initiative between July and December 2007, and to complete implementation by April 2008.  To assist agencies throughout this process, the department and area agencies established several forms of technical assistance. 
  • To successfully implement the initiative, the department needs to establish a framework to enable the area agencies to obtain Medicaid reimbursement for their administrative activities.  The department plans to initially pursue reimbursement for area agency employees who spend all of their time on Medicaid-related activities, and then for employees who spend a portion of their time on Medicaid-related activities.
  • The department and area agencies continue to work on creating a common information and referral data system for the initiative.

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. 07-20 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.
  • Report No. 05-06 DOEA Has Taken Reasonable Steps to Begin the Aging Resource Center Initiative, published in February 2005.

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