A private non-profit corporation, serving senior residents 60 years old and older of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton and Okaloosa Counties.
Northwest Florida AAA
5090 Commerce Park Circle
Pensacola, FL, 32505
The Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging, Aging Resource Center for PSA I is not a direct provider of health or social services but rather the administrative agency for our area. The Agency collaborates with community-based service providers in the planning, coordination, development and evaluation of programs and services currently available for those residents who are 60 years old and older.
In addition, through the Elder Helpline's “one-stop shop”, the Aging Resource Center's staff:
- Determines eligibility for Federal and state funded services, (clients must be 60 years old or older, frail, low income and minority to be considered for these limited services);
- Responds to requests for information;
- Initiates appropriate referrals for available services;
- Tracks clients through a centralized data management bank;
- Evaluates effectiveness, timeliness and availability of services requested and provided.
Some of the services provided by the PSA 1 Aging Network:
- Adult Day Care
- Respite Care
- Caregiver Training and Support
- Home Delivered Meals
- Congregate Dining Sites or Congregate Meal Sites
- Nutrition Education
- Disease Information
- Case Management
- Gerontological Counseling
- Personal Care
- Homemaker Services
- Emergency Alert Response systems
- Information, Referral and Assistance provided by the Elder Helpline
- Utility Discounts and Assistance
- Legal Services
- Abuse Education
- EHEAP (Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program)
- SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)
Home Care For The Elderly
Home Care for the Elderly provides a monthly subsidy payment to assist a relative, or other caregiver to keep a low-income elder in his/her own home. The elder must be at risk of nursing home placement. Other support services are available.
Alzheimer's Disease Initiative
The Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative provides in-home and facility based respite services to address the special needs of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and related memory disorders (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s) and their caregivers. The program serves individuals age 18 and older.
Community Care For The Elderly
Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) is a program for frail elders, age 60 and older. CCE services make it possible for individuals to live independently in their own homes. Eligibility is based, in part, on a client’s ability to perform certain daily tasks essential for independent living, such as meal preparation, bathing or grooming.
Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver Services
Jointly administered by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Agency for Health Care Administration , Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Services are for clients age 60+ who meet specific functional criteria and are in need of additional support and services to remain in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) setting, avoiding their being placed in a more costly, less preferred institutional care setting.
- Home and Community Based Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Services
- Older Americans Act Title III-B and Title III-C
- Older Americans Act Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program
- Older Americans Act Title III-F Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program
- Older Americans Act Title VII Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Program
- Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly
- S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elder)
- RELIEF (Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families)