Living Independently: Senior Support Services


Long Term Care Supports and Services:

Programs Administered by the Area Agency on Aging
Below is a list of programs that are administered by the Area Agency on Aging, including a description of the program and eligibility criteria. Services that are available through those programs include:
  • Adult Day Care
  • Caregiver Training/Support
  • Case Management/Aide
  • Chore
  • Congregate Meals
  • Companionship
  • Counseling (Gerontological): Individual
  • Emergency Alert Response
  • Escort
  • Financial Risk Reduction – Assessment/Maintenance
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker
  • Housing Improvement
  • Medication Management
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Personal Care
  • Pest Control – Initiation/Maintenance
  • Respite – In Home
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Transportation

Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative: 

The Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI) program provides community-based respite services for the special needs of individuals aged 18+ with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders. Caregivers are eligible to receive respite and training to assist them in caring for the ADI client.
  1. Service Eligibility Requirements:  Individuals must be 18  years of age or older and have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, or be suspected of having Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder.
  2. Caregivers:  Must have a caregiver in need of respite.
Funding Source:
State General Revenue (Department of Elder Affairs)

Community Care For The Elderly:

The Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) program provides community-based services organized in a continuum of care to help functionally impaired  persons 60 years of age and older to live in the least restrictive yet most cost-effective environment suitable to their needs.
Individuals 60 years of age or older and have a physical functional impairment which restricts the ability to perform the normal activities of daily living.
Funding Source:
State General Revenue (Department of Elder Affairs)

Home Care For The Elderly:

The Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) program supports care for persons 60 and older in family-type living arrangements within private homes, as an alternative to institutional or nursing home care.  A basic subsidy is provided for support and maintenance of the elder, including some medical costs.  A special subsidy may also be provided for services and/or supplies.
Be age 60 years or older, have a live in caregiver and meet financial income and asset criteria.
Funding Source:
State General Revenue (Department of Elder Affairs)

Older Americans Act:

Title III  B:  Provides supportive services to boost the well-being of elders and to help them live independently in their home environment and the community. Title III C1:  Provides congregate meals and nutrition education in strategically located centers such as schools, churches, community centers, senior centers and other public or private facilities where persons may receive other social and rehabilitative services. Title III C2:  Provides home-delivered meals and nutrition education to homebound individuals. Title III E National Family Cargiver Support:  Provides  services through the National Family Caregiver Support Program to assist families caring for frail older members and to assist grandparents or older relatives who are caregivers for children 18 and younger or for children of any age who have disabilities.
60 years of age or older
  1. Services are provided at no cost
  2. Voluntary contributions are accepted
  3. Priority for services must be targeted to low-income older individuals, including low-income minority older individuals, older individuals with limited English proficiency, and older individuals residing in rural areas.
Funding Source:
Federal (Department of Elder Affairs) No longer called Medicaid waver.

State Medicaid Managed Care for Long Term Care (SMMCLTC):

The State Medicaid Managed Care Program provides community-based services, Assisted Living and Nursing Home assistance to frail functionally impaired seniors and disabled adults age 18 and above at risk of nursing home placement. The program assists clients to remain in their own homes or Assisted Living facilities.  The program also manages clients under Long Term Care Medicaid in a Nursing Home.  Clients must meet financial eligibility as determined by the Department of Children and Families and functional level of care as determined by CARES.  Clients choose a Long Term Care Managed Care Plan through an enrollment broker.    The plan assigns a case manager to each client who will help develop a care plan.
Some of the Standard Long Term Care benefits include:
  • Adult Day Care
  • Case Management
  • Caregiver Training
  • Counseling
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker
  • Emergency Alert
  • Personal Care
  • Assisted Living
The Medicaid Long Term Care program is administered and managed by the  Department of Elder Affairs, Area Agencies on Aging,  Department of Children & Families, the  Agency for Health Care Administration Written by: Kim Clawson Director, Helpline ADRC Aging and Disability Resource Center of Palm Beach County [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]