Elderly Assistance

Address: Human Services Building, 2995 North Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Telephone: 954-357-6622
                     954-357-5841 (TTY)

Website: Broward.org/ElderlyAndVeterans

Eligible Participants: Broward County senior residents, age 60 or older.

Program Description: BCEVS offers a well-defined, consumer-oriented and integrated community support system which continually provides an environment where elders, veterans and their families can expand their expectations, broaden their participation, and celebrate their independence and diversity as valued members of the community.

Program Services:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative services functionally impaired residents, 60 years of age and older who have received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
    or dementia related diseases who may be at risk of premature nursing home placement. Services include: Case Management, In Home Respite Care, Care Giver Support and Training, Consumables and Medical Supplies.
  • Behavioral Health Program provides assistance to seniors 55 years of age or older, who have psychiatric disorders. Services include: Case Management, In-Home/On-site Counseling, Outreach, Referrals to the Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC).
  • Caregiver Training & Support Group provides a free Caregiver Support Group led by a licensed human services professional. Learn from other
    participants who are coping with similar situations and discover how to make yourself a priority in the caretaking process. Benefits include: free
    workshops and training, learn new empowerment skills, connect with other caregivers, and get professional guidance.
  • Community Care for the Elderly provides a service continuum to functionally impaired adults 60 years of age and older who are at risk of premature nursing home placement. Services may include: Case Management, Case Aide, Homemaking, Personal Care, Respite Care, Emergency Alert Response, Adult Day Care, Monthly Caregiver Stipend, Consumables and Medical Supplies.
  • Home Care for the Elderly provides a service continuum to functionally impaired adults 60 years of age and older who are at risk of premature nursing home placement. Service include: Case Aide, Case Management, Basic Subsidy Stipend to Care Givers, Subsidies for Specialized Services to Assist Caregivers.
  • Veteran Services provides a contact form that needs to be filled out and a meeting with a qualified Veterans Services Officer to understand your military service. This information will be used to determine, along with other factors, how to develop a game plan specific to your history and current needs.

Address and Telephone:
      1317 Winewood Blvd., Building 6, Floor 3, Tallahassee, FL 32399
      Broward County:
      1400 W. Commercial Blvd., 2nd Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
      Miami-Dade County:
      401 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite N-521 Miami, FL 33128

Website: Myflfamilies.com/service-programs/adult-protective-services

Program Description: The Florida Adult Protective Services Program, a division of the Florida Department of Children and Families, is dedicated to protecting vulnerable adults from further abuse, neglect, or exploitation and enabling adults with disabilities to remain in the community. The Adult Protective Services Program is responsible for preventing harm to vulnerable adults who are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. The program gives adults with disabilities the independence to live in the community rather than in more costly residential or nursing home settings.

Address: 5300 Hiatus Road, Sunrise, FL 33351

Telephone: 954-745-9779

Website: adrcbroward.org

Eligible Participants: Broward County senior residents, age 60 or older 

Program Description: The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a one-stop source of information regarding services in Broward for seniors, their families, and caregivers, as well as an organization that can refer individuals with persistent and severe mental health problems to appropriate agencies.

Program Services: The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County provides and funds programs such as Adult Day Care, Transportation, Home Delivered and Congregate Meals, Health and Wellness Classes, Home Repairs, Legal Services, Respite Care, Elder Abuse Education and Training, and more. Also, through the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), serves as Broward County’s number one resource in providing extensive information, referrals, and benefits counseling, along with a website for elders, caregivers, professionals, and others seeking assistance pertinent to senior issues.

Address: 760 NW 107 Ave., Suites 201 and 214, Miami, FL 33172

Telephone: 305-670-6500

Website: allianceforaging.org

Program Description: Alliance for Aging has a wide range of services that it provides to older people through a network of local agencies.

Program Services: Home-delivered meals, recreation, adult day care, personal care, legal assistance and transportation, training, education, counseling, and respite for caregivers including grandparents raising grandchildren.

Eligibility: Any person age 60 or older and caregivers of any age who are caring for an older person. Some programs have additional eligibility requirements such as income, dementia, or frailty.

Address: 4040 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, FL 32399

• Statewide: 800-96-ELDER (800-963-5337)
• Main Office: 850-414-2000
• Broward: 954-745-9779
• Abuse Line: 800-96-ABUSE (800-962-2873)

Website: elderaffairs.state.fl.us

Eligible Participants: Call the Elder Helpline at 800-96-ELDER (963-5337) to find out if you or your loved ones are eligible to receive benefits and
services from one or more of the programs.

Program Description: The Florida Department of Elder Affairs mission is to promote the well-being, safety, and independence of Florida’s seniors, their families, and caregivers.

Program Services: The Florida Department of Elder Affairs provides most direct 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, Office of Public and Professional Guardians, and the Livable Florida Initiative to SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and CARES (Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services).

Address: 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 201, Davie, FL 33328

Telephone: 954-370-2140

Website: jfsbroward.org

Program Description: JFS is dedicated to empowering individuals, strengthening families, protecting the vulnerable and helping seniors age safely and with dignity in their homes by providing innovative social services and programs to the Broward community.

Program Services: JFS supports those who face daily challenges, including the normal transitions of life, new and unexpected hardships and immediate crises. Their programs provide counseling, food, transportation, care management, financial assistance, resources and referrals.

Telephone: 800-775-6776

Website: aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/income/scsep/

Program Description: The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation’s oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. AARP Foundation first matches eligible older job seekers with local nonprofits and public agencies so they can increase skills and build self-confidence, while earning a modest income. Based on their employment interests and goals, participants may also receive supportive services and skills training through an educational institution. Their SCSEP experience most often leads to permanent employment.