Older Americans Act (OAA)

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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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PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES MEASURES PROJECT

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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AoA National Family Caregiver Support Program Resources

AoA provides funding for a range of supports to family caregivers. This webpage provides a brief introduction to the National Family Caregiver Support Program, authorized under Title III E of the OAA. The NFCSP provides five types of services: 1. information to caregivers about available services, 2. assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services, 3. individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregiver training, 4. respite care, and 5.supplemental services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53255

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Nutrition Services: OAA Title IIIC

Administration on Aging (AoA), through the Older Americans Act (OAA) and other legislation, supports programs that help older adults maintain their independence and dignity in their homes and communities. This webpage provides a brief introduction to the Nutrition Services program, including quality standards, congregate Site and Home-delivered services, Incentive Programs, data, and expenditures.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53254

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