Older Americans Act (OAA)

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The Relationship between Older Americans Act Title III State Expenditures and Prevalence of Low-Care Nursing Home Residents

This paper aims at testing the relationship between older Americans Act (OAA) program expenditures and the prevalence of low-care residents in nursing homes (NHs). Principal findings indicate that increased spending on home-delivered meals was associated with fewer residents in NHs with low-care needs. States that have invested in their community-based service networks, particularly home-delivered meal programs, have proportionally fewer low-care NH residents.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53336

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Use of Transportation Services among OAA Title III Program Participants

Through the Aging Services Networks, including State Units on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging, local service providers, the Administration on Aging (AoA) works to provide services designed to mitigate the effects of declining physical health and functioning experienced by frail older adults. This brief, the sixth in a series that presents findings from AoA’s National Survey of OAA Program Participants, explores the use of transportation services among OAA Title III program participants.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53296

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Title IIID Highest-Level Criteria EB DPHP Programs Cost Chart

The Administration for Community Living AoA’s OAA Title IIID webpage now includes a chart searchable by keywords of all the highest-level criteria evidence-based (EB) disease prevention and health promotion (DPHP) programs that have undergone the AoA program submission process to become listed on the webpage. The Chart outlines thirty EB programs, including a brief description, costs, website and contact information, program goals, target audience, and training requirements.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53275

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Elder Rights: Safeguards for the Most Vulnerable Among Us

The Older Americans Act provides funding for an extensive network of State and Area Agencies on Aging and local providers that coordinates and delivers services, and protects the rights of older persons.This document reviews three programs that AoA supports to promote the rights of seniors and protect them from abuse, neglect, and exploitation: the Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Prevention Program, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and State Legal Assistance Development Program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53264

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This website provides detailed information of the Performance Outcomes Measures project (POMP), which aims to help states and Area Agencies on Aging assess their own program performance, while assisting AoA to meet the accountability provisions of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) program assessment requirements. The website also offers an extensive list of resources and links related to POMP.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53262

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AoA Older Americans Act Portal

Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. This website provides a list of web links that offer an unofficial compilation of the OAA, an outline of changes made to the OAA at the most recent reauthorization in 2006, a set of frequently asked questions and other related sources of information and data.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53260

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AoA Health, Prevention, and Wellness Program

Through the Older Americans Act and other legislation, Administration on Aging (AoA) supports programs that help older adults remain as healthy and independent as possible in their homes and communities. This website provides a list of health, prevention, and wellness programs currently supported by the Aging Network, as well as a snapshot of related resources and links.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53259

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AoA Evidence-based Disease and Disability Prevention Program

Funding support to states under the EBDDP program has been provided by AoA to empower older adults to take control of their health. In these programs, seniors learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle through increased self-efficacy and self-management behaviors. Classes are provided to older adults: In their own communities; In familiar non-clinical settings, such as community centers; In peer learning groups which provide support, socialization and reinforcement of positive health behavior changes

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53258

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AoA Community Living Program Grants

A competitive grant opportunity designed to assist individuals at risk of nursing home placement & spend down to Medicaid to enable them to continue to live in their community. The initiative encourages the Aging Services Network to modernize and transform funding from the OAA, or other non-Medicaid sources, into flexible consumer-directed service dollars. The grants complement CMS's Money Follows the Person to reach older adults before they enter a nursing home & supports rebalancing efforts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53257

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AoA Services for Native Americans

First established in 1978 with the provision of nutrition and supportive services, and expanded in 2000 with the addition of caregiver support services. Grants provided to eligible Tribal organizations to promote the delivery of HCBS services, including nutrition services and support family and informal caregivers, to Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian elders. The programs help reduce the need for institutional care and medical interventions are responsive to cultural diversity.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53256


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