FCOA Advocacy Alert - Governor Scott 2018-19 Budget Recommendations

November 14, 2017 2:26 PM | Anonymous

Governor Scott released his Budget Recommendations late this morning.

The following increases are in his recommended budget for Department of Elder Affairs:

Program                                                                    Proposed Increase

Community Care for the Elderly                                        $5,000,000

Home Care for the Elderly                                                  $1,000,000

Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (Respite)                             $3,000,000

Aging & Disability Centers (Medicaid eligibility)                $  876,464

Replace Client Information System (CIRTS)                       $2,650,000

There are no cuts to recurring General Revenue funding for Local Service Programs (LSP).

The full budget can be viewed here: forms/Budget/BudgetAgency.aspx  

The Florida Council on Aging is advocating on behalf of the above home and community base programs during the 2018 Legislative Session.  FCOA is requesting $12.4 million in General Revenue funding to serve 1,788 of the MOST frail seniors on the Department of Elder Affairs Waiting List for the Community Care and Home Care for the Elderly and Alzheimer’s Respite Care Programs

 -- $5,503,464 to serve 684 persons on the waiting list for Community Care for the Elderly

-- $4,161,688 to serve 346 seniors on the waiting list for Alzheimer’s Respite Care

-- $2,765,942 to serve 758 seniors and caregivers on the waiting list for Home Care for the Elderly

--No cuts to the Local Service Programs (LSP) budget

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Wilson, PFA Legislative Chair at 561- 373-3888.

The Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging

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