Florida Department of Elder Affairs
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About Florida Department of Elder Affairshttp://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/index.php
Fostering an environment that promotes well-being for Florida’s elders and enables them to remain in their homes and communities is the mission of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
A Few Quick Facts
- 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).