The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida provides programs and services that help older adults and adults with disabilities to live as independently as possible.
These programs include:
- The Elder Helpline
- Home- and Community-Based Care
- SHINE (Medicare counseling)
- Health & Wellness Workshops
- Elder Abuse Prevention & Education
- EHEAP (Emergency Home Energy Assistance)
- MIPPA (Medicare savings for low income beneficiaries)
- Statewide Medicaid-Managed Long-Term Care
- Respite Care
- Veteran-Directed Home and Community Based Services
The majority of the programs that we offer are funded through federal and state grants. The major government-funded elder care programs we support are:
Older Americans Act (OAA):
Title III B
Provides supportive services to help elders live independently in their own homes and communities.
Title III C1
Provides congregate meals and nutrition education in strategically located centers.
Title III C2
Provides home-delivered meals and nutrition education to home-bound individuals.
Title III D
Provides disease prevention and health promotion services. These services are designed to help adults age 60 and older through education and activities that support and promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
Title III E
Provides services through the National Family Caregiver Support Program. These services help families caring for frail elders. Assistance is also available to grandparents or older relatives who are caregivers for children 18 and younger or for children with disabilities.
Provides the Elder Abuse Prevention program. This program is designed to increase awareness of the problem of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
State of Florida Grants:
Community Care for the Elderly (CCE)
Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) program provides community-based services help frail elders live in the least restrictive yet most cost-effective environment suitable to their needs.
Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI)
Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI) provides services to meet the changing needs of individuals with, and families affected by, Alzheimer’s disease and similar memory disorders.
Home Care for the Elderly (HCE)
Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) program supports care for Floridians age 60 and older living in private homes as an alternative to institutional or nursing home care.