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Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging.

Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

the plight of the underserved : hearing before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, One hundredth Congress, first session, March 25, 1987.

by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Old age assistance -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Older people -- Government policy -- United States.

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 112 p. :
    Number of Pages112
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17746881M

    Better Coordination with Other Government Programs It is true that because of the Olmstead decision and the President's responding in with his New Freedom Initiative, much more emphasis is being placed on tying together federal services for the aging and encouraging states and local providers to do the same. Better Outreach States and local providers need to do a better job to make sure that needy recipients are not falling through the cracks. You will also receive a complimentary subscription to the Healthy Answers e-newsletter! Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen—found significant disparities in physical and mental distress, disability, victimization and lack of access to supportive aging and health services.

    If Congress does not act, this legislation, which was last reauthorized for three years, will expire on September Senior groups like AARP fear that the OAA may have gotten lost in all the other issues Congress has on its crowded table at the moment — funding Obamacare, immigration, the debt ceiling, and looming international security issues. The program also reduces government fragmentation, duplication, and inefficiencies. Over 1, delegates have been invited from all states, territories and tribal organizations. The mission of the Association is to advance social, health, and economic policies responsive to the needs of a diverse aging population and to enhance the capacity of its membership to promote the rights, dignity and independence of, and expand opportunities and resources for, current and future generations of older persons, adults with disabilities and their families.

    These agencies coordinate and support a wide range of home- and community-based services, including information and referral, home-delivered and congregate meals, transportation, employment services, senior centers, adult day care and a long-term care ombudsman program. Perhaps the aging network itself is too inward looking and needs to reach out and ask for more public support and recognition for its efforts. Some of the programs such as supportive services and the national family caregivers support program require matching funds from state and local units. For information about ASA membership visit www. Title IV creates a number of specific projects related to the objectives of the act. Funding for the act has gone up just 1.


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Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Download PDF Ebook

Money is divided up on the basis of the number of people in the state who are over the age of Programs to keep people healthy are much cheaper than paying for expensive medical treatments. Many state providers allow for "cost sharing" on certain other services such as supportive programs in the home, thus making these services available to anyone as well.

Legal services are critical to protecting the rights of older Americans. This title also mandates the creation of corresponding state agencies before states may be eligible for this funding.

Funding Is Stuck Even though the population of older Americans is growing larger each year, funding on a national level is being held level or even declining from previous years.

Representative Bonamici on Older Americans and Job Discrimination

Perhaps the entire Older Americans Act should be rewritten and simplified. The president appoints an Assistant Secretary of the Administration on Aging to manage its affairs.

InAARP advanced new policies to provide more help at home, flexibility at work, training, relief and more, which will benefit over 30 million family caregivers. Nevertheless, as effective Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act book the Act has been, it is falling short.

In addition, pre-retirement baby boomers need to be aware Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act book the importance of long-term care planning. When we talk about restructuring the contracting and funding system, the aim is not to remove local involvement; it is to urge the creation of a more efficient system of contracting for the provision of legal assistance and reporting on those contracts.

Gross shared insight from his more than four decades of experience serving seniors in both urban and rural areas. Her father, Tom, now deceased, lost the use of his right side and his ability to speak. Bolster innovation in the OAA through thoughtful evaluation of demonstrations and existing programs.

The purpose is to help the agency to improve the aging network and to help formulate policy at a national level. He highlighted a partnership with Maine Medical Center showing that home-delivered meals reduce hospital readmissions, and discussed innovations that he has led to improve senior nutrition and build community.

The longer the reauthorization is outstanding, many senior groups are afraid that the longstanding program will become more and more vulnerable to Congressional budget cuts. Other programs, such as those under the OAA, Medicare, Medicaid, and initiatives in the arts and humanities continue to survive.

Increase transparency of home-modification opportunities for eligible older adults. For information about ASA membership visit www. You will also receive a complimentary subscription to the Healthy Answers e-newsletter!

Its seven primary sections provide for services like home-delivered meals, support for family caregivers, transportation to medical appointments, protection from elder abuse, and job training.

The OAA has made great strides in supporting other minority elders.The OAA Reauthorization Act of will authorize appropriations of billion dollars for the to fiscal years to critical programs that will focus on protecting vulnerable seniors.

that an older adult receives and serves as a primary access point for other home and community-based services. Volunteers and paid staff who deliver meals to homebound older adults often spend time with the individual, helping to decrease feelings of 1 State Program Report Older Americans Act.

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Older Americans Act Reauthorization

Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of [United States,].Dec 03, pdf Why The Older Americans Act Matters He produced a strong and bipartisan Older Americans Act reauthorization bill and got it passed by the .The committee heard testimony on the Older Americans Act, which is scheduled to be considered for reauthorization this year.

The Older Americans Act covered a range of social programs for.The Older Americans Act of (Pub.L. 89–73, 79 Stat.

Senators Collins, Casey Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Older Americans Act

) was the first ebook level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive ebook for older galisend.com created the National Aging Network comprising the Administration on Aging on the federal level, State Units on Aging at the state level, and Area Agencies on Aging at the local level.

Enacted by: the 89th United States Congress.