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Title: Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.


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Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.
  • By Sarah Rode, MSW

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Floridas Aging Network
U.S. Congress
Department of Health Administration on Aging
Governor and Legislature
Department of Elder Affairs
Area Agencies on Aging
Lead Agencies
Local Service Providers
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Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA)
  • Designated State Unit on Aging
  • Responsibilities
  • Administering human services programs
  • Benefit Floridas growing elder population
  • Coordinating home and community-based services
  • Through a network of eleven Area Agencies on
    Aging across Florida
  • Commonly known as AAAs

4
Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) Cont.
  • Directly administers a wide range of programs
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
  • Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Communities for a Lifetime
  • SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
  • CARES (Comprehensive Assessment and Review for
    Long-Term Care Services)

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Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, Inc.
  • AAANF
  • Mission Statement
  • To plan, coordinate and advocate for programs and
    services which promote the independence, dignity,
    health and well-being of seniors and their
    caregivers.
  • Located in Tallahassee
  • Serve 14 counties in North Florida

6
Planning and Service Area (PSA) 2
PSA 2 covers 14 Counties Bay, Calhoun,
Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor,
Wakulla and Washington
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Organizational Chart
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AAANF Relationships
  • With Lead Agencies and other subcontractors
  • Provide Technical Assistance
  • Training
  • Case Management
  • ARTT
  • ADI
  • Telephone Support
  • On-Site Visits
  • Monitor Service Provider Agencies
  • Client File Reviews
  • Review Technical Assistance and Monitoring
    Reports
  • Monthly Achievement Reviews
  • On-Site Visits

9
Programs
  • Home and community based services provided
    through the following programs
  • Home Care for the Elderly (HCE)
  • Community Care for the Elderly (CCE)
  • Alzheimers Disease Initiative (ADI)
  • Older Americans Act (OAA)
  • Aged and Disabled/Medicaid Waiver (ADA/MW)

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Ranking system / Prioritization
  • Rank 1 8 (lowest to highest)
  • Lower or higher risk of nursing home placement
  • Rank 1 and 2
  • Annual assessment
  • Rank 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Semi-annual assessment
  • Rank 6,7,8
  • 6 Imminent Risk
  • 7 Aging Out from DCF Services
  • 8 Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Required to serve within 72 hours of receiving
    referral
  • Serve clients with the highest rank (highest
    need) first

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Funding
Federal Programs
State Programs
Older Americans Act
Community Care for the Elderly
Medicaid Waiver
Home Care for the Elderly
Energy Assistance
Alzheimers disease Initiative
SHINE
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Home Care for the Elderly (HCE)
  • Encourage the provision of care for elders in
    family-type living arrangements in private homes
  • An alternative to nursing home placement
  • Provides a monthly stipend for caregivers for
    basic support and care of an elder individual
  • To help offset the cost of care giving, NOT to
    pay the caregiver

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Home Care for the Elderly (HCE)
  • Eligibility
  • Clients must be aged 60 or older
  • At risk of nursing home placement
  • Financially eligible
  • Based on income and assets
  • Caregivers must be at least 18 years of age
  • Capable of providing a family-type living
    arrangement
  • Willing to accept responsibility for the needs of
    the client

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Home Care for the Elderly
  • Services
  • Case Management
  • Case Aide
  • Basic Subsidy
  • Intended for support and health maintenance
  • Special Subsidy
  • Payments for goods and services necessary for
    health and well-being of elderly client

15
Community Care for the Elderly (CCE)
  • Passed by the Florida Legislature in 1973
  • Designed to assist functionally impaired elders
    to live dignified and independent lives in their
    own homes
  • Eligibility
  • Individuals must be aged 60 or older
  • Functionally impaired
  • Determined to be at risk of institutionalization
    (nursing home placement)
  • Co-Pay for services based on income
  • (See Co-Pay schedule)

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Alzheimers Disease Initiative (ADI)
  • Began with the passage of state legislation in
    1985
  • Provide services and training to address the
    needs of individuals with Alzheimers disease and
    related memory disorders
  • Research related to the cause
  • Prevention
  • Treatment and cure of the disease

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Alzheimers Disease Initiative (ADI) cont.
  • Eligibility
  • Diagnosed or suspected of having memory loss
    where mental changes appear and interfere with
    the activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • 18 years or older
  • Not just Alzheimers disease
  • Must have a caregiver
  • Caregivers are eligible to receive training and
    support services to assist them in caring for the
    individual with memory problems
  • Co-pay for services based on income
  • (See Co-Pay schedule)

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Alzheimers Disease Initiative (ADI) Services
  • Case Management
  • Respite (in-home)
  • Respite (facility-based)
  • Bay
  • Jefferson
  • Leon
  • Washington

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Co-Payment Schedule
  • Less than private pay
  • Based on income of consumer
  • Programs
  • Community Care for the Elderly (CCE)
  • Alzheimers Disease Initiative (ADI)
  • Exemptions
  • Clients enrolled in Medicaid Waiver
  • CCE clients who are HCE caregivers
  • High Risk APS referred consumers during 1st
    thirty (30) days of services

20
Older Americans Act (OAA)
  • Funds the federal Administration on Aging, State
    Units on Aging, and Area Agencies on Aging
  • Organization and delivery of supportive services
    and nutrition programs for elders
  • Must be bid on every three years

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Older Americans Act (OAA) cont.
  • Eligibility
  • Individuals aged 60 or older
  • Targeted toward low-income, minority elders
  • Elders are not required to pay for services
  • Donations are accepted
  • Volunteer recruitment is encouraged

22
OAA Title III-Part B
  • Part B (OA3B)
  • Access Services
  • Public Education
  • Speaking to groups or distributing materials to
    individuals at public gatherings about services
    and opportunities available
  • Outreach
  • Reaching target individuals
  • Community setting or in their home
  • Information
  • Responding to an inquiry from a consumer
    regarding public and private resources and
    available services
  • Referral
  • Information is obtained about a persons needs
    and the person in directed to a particular
    resources
  • (Note Information and Referral services are
    provided
  • by the Aging Resource Center)

23
OAA Title IIIB (OA3B)
  • Supportive Services
  • Homemaking
  • Housing Improvement
  • Chore
  • Companionship
  • Legal Services
  • AAA contracts with Legal Services for North
    Florida, Inc.
  • Legal Assistance protects against the loss of
    basic civil rights
  • Ensures the autonomy and independence of older
    persons
  • Client are not charged for services.

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OAA Title III-Part C
  • Part C (OA3C)
  • Nutrition Services
  • Congregate Meals (referred to as C1)
  • Facility based
  • Socialization
  • Games/activities
  • Home Delivered Meals (referred to as C2)
  • Home bound clients
  • Nutrition Education
  • Safe food handling
  • Medications and food
  • Healthy eating habits
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • If funding is available

25
Aged and Disabled/Medicaid Waiver Program
  • Eligibility
  • Clients must be aged 60 or older
  • Determined to be financially eligible by
    Department of Children and Families (DCF)
  • Determined to be functionally eligible
  • Through assignment of Level of Care (LOC) by
    DOEA/CARES (Comprehensive Assessment and Review
    for Long-Term Care Services)

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Aged and Disabled/Medicaid Waiver Program
  • Services Include
  • In-home assistance (parallel to those of CCE)
  • Medical care and prescriptions
  • Durable medical supplies
  • Fair Hearing requests are filed with Department
    of Children and Families

27
Additional Programs
  • Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly
    Program (EHEAP)
  • Eligibility
  • Applicant must be 60 years old or older
  • Verification of a home energy crisis
  • Household income must be below 150 of the
    poverty guidelines
  • Household may apply once per season
  • Cooling Season April 1 through September 30
  • Heating Season October 1 through March 31

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Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly
Program (EHEAP) cont.
  • Payment of a delinquent utility bill
  • Cut-off notice
  • Deposit for home energy services
  • Repairing of air conditioner or heating source
  • Purchases
  • Air conditioner
  • Fan
  • Heater
  • Propane
  • Blankets

29
Additional Programs
  • Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI)
  • Amplified telephones for the hard of hearing
  • Outreach Partner
  • Regional Distribution Center
  • Requirements
  • Permanent Florida Resident
  • Deaf, Deaf/Blind, Speech Impaired, Hard of
    hearing
  • Aged 3 and older
  • Target consumers 60
  • All phones are free of charge

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Additional Programs
  • SHINE
  • Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders
  • Telephone counseling
  • Long term care insurance
  • Medicare Health Plan Choices
  • Prescription assistance
  • Call the Elder Help Line 1-800-963-5337

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Aging Resource Center
  • THE ELDER HELPLINE
  • 1-800-963-5337
  • 1-800-96-ELDER

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Additional resources
  • Department of Elder Affairs Fact Sheet
  • http//elderaffairs.state.fl.us/english/ARC/ARC_FA
    Q.pdf

AAANF Website www.aaanf.org
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Questions?
Dont be afraid to ask questions! For General
Revenue and Nutrition Program Questions Sarah
Rode 850-617-4357 Lisa Bretz 850-617-4321 For
Medicaid Waiver and Assisted Living Waiver
Questions Jennifer Jones 850-617-4305 Marissa
Henderson 850-617-4307 For Aging Resource
Center Questions Call your ARC
Representative Melanie Reed 850-617-4344 Jawanna
Thomas 850-617-4355
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