With more than 4.8 million elders age 60 and older, Florida currently ranks first in the nation in the percentage of its citizens who are elders, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Currently, elders make up 24% of the state’s population, and this is expected to grow to 35% by 2030. There are more than 1.7 million Floridians age 75 and older, and the population group 100 and older is Florida’s fastest growing age group by percentage. With more elders living within our borders than the populations of 17 other states and the District of Columbia combined, Florida’s future is linked to the financial, health and physical security of its elder population.The Department provides most services through its Division of Statewide Community-Based Services, which works through the state’s eleven Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to deliver essential services to a vital segment of the population. The Department also directly administers a wide range of programs, ranging from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Statewide Public Guardianship Office and Communities for a Lifetime to SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and CARES (Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services).
The Department recognizes that individuals age differently, and therefore the state’s residents don’t each need the same kind of care or services as others the same age. Some individuals may suffer from chronic conditions that began long before they reached age 60, while others may be able to live their entire lives without ever needing long-term medical or social services. One of the Department’s highest priorities is reducing the need for many elders to be placed in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Ultimately, the goal is to efficiently use resources to ensure that the greatest number of elders possible get to spend their golden years living healthy, active and fulfilling lives in their communities.
Mission Statement: To foster an environment that promotes well-being for Florida’s elders and enables them to remain in their homes and communities.
Vision: All Floridians aging with dignity, purpose, and independence.
We’re a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.
Our Vision: A just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security
Our Mission: Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling
Our Social Impact Goal: Improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020
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Arlington, VA 22202
ASA’s educational programs provide the highest level of training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of those working in the field of aging. Through our conferences, webinars and publications, ASA is committed to being the premier resource for education, training and information on aging-related issues. It carries out this commitment through programs such as the annual Aging in America Conference and web seminars that offer a wealth of practical knowledge and ideas that professionals can put into practice right away to improve their organizations, businesses, and services to older adults and their families.
American Society on Aging
575 Market St., Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94105-2869 USA
(415) 974-9600 or (800) 537-9728
Agency for Health Care Administration is responsible for the administration of the Florida Medicaid program, licensure and regulation of Florida’s health facilities and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of care they receive.
Every day, we look for ways to improve health care in Florida. We’ve built strong partnerships with other agencies and continue to develop relationships with stakeholders at all levels in communities around the state. The Agency for Health Care Administration would not be able to effectively carry out its mission without your help. Thank you for your partnership and for the opportunity to serve you.
Our Agency was statutorily created by Chapter 20, Florida Statutes as the chief health policy and planning entity for the state. We are primarily responsible for the state’s estimated $22.9 billion Medicaid program that will serve a projected 3.48 million Floridians in SFY 2013-14, the licensure of the state’s 45,000 health care facilities and the sharing of health care data through the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis.
Agency for Health Care Administration
2727 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32308