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All But One Aging Resource Center Is Fully Implemented, Report No. 08-51, September 2008
 
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  • As of  August 2008, the department completed Aging Resource Center implementation at 10 of the 11 area agencies on aging, and is in the final stages of approving the last center.  The Department of Elder Affairs continues to provide technical assistance to the centers, primarily through conference calls, quarterly meetings, and its contract management staff. 
  • The department and centers are working on three enhancements to the elder services system.  These are  making their information and referral data system more publically accessible and compatible with the department’s data systems; taking a more active role with the Nursing Home Diversion Program; and working with the Department of Children and Families to develop a method for obtaining signatures from clients who provide Medicaid application information to the centers over the phone.
  • The centers spent $2.2 million of the $3.3 million available during Fiscal Year 2007-08.  The department continues to pursue federal approval for a method to maximize available funding.
  • The department and the Aging Resource Centers need to give priority to developing a standard measure for evaluating the centers’ performance in streamlining Medicaid eligibility determination for seniors.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

State-Funded Home and Community-Based Services
Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver
Community Care for the Elderly
Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening (CARES)
Volunteer and Community Initiatives
ACCESS Florida
Department of Elder Affairs
Mental Health Services
Medicaid Long-Term Care Waivers
Older Americans Act Programs

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. 08-14 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. 05-45 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).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


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