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DOEA Programs and Services Handbook

Florida Department of Elder Affairs Program Manual CoverThe 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 1-  DOEA Sponsored Programs: General Information, Planning Process and Aging Network, Monitoring, and Program Reporting Requirements

Chapter 2-  Intake, Screening, Prioritization, Assessment, and Case Management

Chapter 3-  Description of DOEA Coordination with Other State and Federal Programs

Chapter 4-  Title III and Title VII of the Older Americans Act (OAA)

Chapter 5-  Administration of the Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program

Chapter 6-  Administration of the Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI)

Chapter 7-  Administration of the Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) Program

Chapter 8-  Emergency Management and Preparedness

Chapter 9-  Administration of the Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families (RELIEF) Program

Appendix A-  Service Descriptions and Standards

Appendix B-  Co-Payment for Service Guidelines for Community Care for the Elderly and Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

Appendix C-  Client Information and Registration Tracking System (CIRTS)

Appendix D-  Minimum Guidelines for Recipient Grievance Procedures

Appendix E-  Background Screening Clearinghouse Instructions

Adult Protective Services Manual

Adult Protective Services Manual Cover PageThe 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.

AAASWFL Form 990

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida completes a Form 990 annually to comply with the Internal Revenue Service.  The Form 990 is completed by tax-exempt organizations, nonexempt charitable trusts, and section 527 political organizations.

Click here for the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida’s 2017 Form 990.

Notice of Intent to Award

AAASWFL RFP-2018-01

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:

Respondent Service Area
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.

RFP Documents

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.