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Statewide Implementation of Aging Resource Center Initiative Is Substantially Complete, Report No. 08-14, March 2008
 
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  • The department and the area agencies on aging continue to make progress implementing the Aging Resource Center initiative.  In September 2007, the Department of Elder Affairs designated the five remaining area agencies as Aging Resource Centers. The department has provided adequate support and technical assistance to the area agencies through site visits, conference calls, quarterly meetings, and help in coordinating with the Department of Children and Families.
  • The area agencies report positive results from becoming Aging Resource Centers.  These results include wider recognition as seniors’ gateway to services, more control over access to services, improved communication among agencies responsible for Medicaid eligibility determination, and more statewide uniformity in the information collected about information and referral services.
  • In October 2007, the department began to use federal Medicaid funds for Aging Resource Center staff positions that spend all of their time on Medicaid-related activities.  The department has not finished developing a process for using federal funds to partially fund staff positions that spend a portion of their time on Medicaid-related activities. 

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Mental Health Services
Medicaid Assisted Living for the Elderly Waiver
State-Funded Home and Community-Based Services
Older Americans Act Programs
Community Care for the Elderly
Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening (CARES)
Office of 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. 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.
  • Report No. 05-06 DOEA Has Taken Reasonable Steps to Begin the Aging Resource Center Initiative, published in February 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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