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Reconfiguring the Planning and Service Areas Covered by Florida's Area Agencies on Aging, Report No. 96-87, June 1997
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  • Policy makers have questioned whether Florida should reconfigure its planning and service areas for providing services to the state's elders.
  • The state could potentially save from $1.4 to $1.7 million by eliminating 5 of its 11 planning and service areas. However, such changes may disrupt the service delivery system and take a long time to implement.
  • Before reconfiguring Florida's planning and service areas, the Department of Elder Affairs should provide the Legislature with a detailed analysis of the cost savings and other benefits expected by the new configuration.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission (Vocational Rehabilitation)
Adult Services
Home and Community-Based Services Program
Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 98-83 Elder Affairs Takes Steps to Separate Case Management from Other Services, published in June 1999.
  • Report No. 98-81 DOEA Should Study the Pros and Cons of Changing Planning and Service Areas, published in June 1999.
  • Report No. 96-80 The Role of Area Agencies on Aging in Providing Case Management Services to Florida's Elders, published in April 1997.

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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