DOEA Programs and Services Handbook
The State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) provides an annual Summary of Programs and Services. Services and programs for elders vary in relation to consumer needs, demographics, funding availability and legislative directives. The links below will direct you to the DOEA’s 2017 Summary of Programs and Services documents.
2017 Update: Summary of Major Changes
Chapter 8- Emergency Management and Preparedness
Appendix A- Service Descriptions and Standards
Appendix E- Background Screening Clearinghouse Instructions
Adult Protective Services Manual
The DOEA, Florida’s Area Agencies on Aging, and the Florida Department of Children and Families produce a manual for Adult Protective Services (APS) referrals. Download the APS Referrals Operations Manual documents here.
Unit Cost Methodology
Elder care providers each offer a variety of services. The DOEA Unit Cost Methodology helps lead agencies to project the cost of delivering services. Use of this formula is a requirement for community partner funding. Bidders must follow the Unit Cost Methodology when estimating costs. Download the Unit Cost Methodology (2018-2019 SGR Contract Module Worksheets.xls) here.
The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) for Planning and Service Area 8 will hereby designate as Community Care for the Elderly Lead Agencies and award contracts to the following respondents to the AAASWFL’s RFP-2018-01:
|Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.||Sarasota County|
|Charlotte County Human Services||Charlotte County|
|Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.||DeSoto County|
|Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. (Hope Connections)||Glades County|
|Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.||Lee County|
|Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. (Hope Connections)||Hendry County|
|Collier County Community and Human Services for Seniors||Collier County|
Beginning July 1, 2018, the forgoing Lead Agencies will be responsible for the provision of services under the Community Care for the Elderly program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs pursuant to Chapter 430, Florida Statutes, and Rule 58-1, Florida Administrative Code.
Any party who is substantially affected by the AAASWFL’s intended decision to award to the agencies shown above must file a written notice of protest with the AAASWFL within seventy-two (72) hours after the posting of this Notice of Intent to Award, excluding weekends and state holidays. Procedures for filing a protest are outlined in AAASWFL RFP-2018-01 and in Rule 58C-1.0031, Florida Administrative Code. Failure to file a notice of protest as described in subsection (4) of Rule 58C-1.0031, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under Rule 58C-1.0031, F.A.C.
More information regarding this award and the Request for Proposals (AAASWFL RFP-2017-01) can be found at www.aaaswfl.org or by contacting either Becky MacKenzie, 239-652-6900 ext. 58282, Becky.MacKenzie@aaaswfl.org or Tammy Rhoades, 239-652-6922, Tammy.Rhoades@aaaswfl.org
or by visiting the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, 15201 North Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1100, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.
(previous) 2018 Notice of Request for Proposal (RFP)
Contingent upon the availability of funds, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) for Planning and Service Area 8 will be contracting and is soliciting sealed proposals for Case management/Lead Agency Designation for Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties beginning July 1, 2018 under the Community Care for the Elderly Program, Florida Statute 430. RFP’s are being solicited for Lead Agency in the above mentioned counties.
Proposal documents may be obtained electronically by downloading the following file: 2018 AAASWFL RFP Documents (.zip file) Please note, the RFP document was revised on 1/18/2018 to correct an error in the timeline.
Proposals Received March 2, 2018
Sealed proposals were due to the AAASWFL, 15201 North Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1100, North Fort Myers, FL 33903 by 3:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018 with opening immediately following. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida reserves the right to reject any and all proposals not complying with specifications and requested information. Any questions concerning this request may be addressed in writing to Becky MacKenzie, Director of Programs and Planning.