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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 full 2018 Programs and Services Handbook.

The 2020 Programs and Services Manual has  been issued. While some sections may be updated or revised in the near future, the current version of the document can be located on the Department of Elder Affairs website.

2018 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.

2019 Request for Proposal (RFP)- Older Americans Act programs

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) for Planning and Service Area 8 solicited sealed proposals for services to be provided under the Older Americans Act (OAA) within Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota Counties beginning on May 6, 2019.

Notice of Intent to Award

In accordance with this RFP process, you may view the notice of intent to award at this link.