Documents / Publications
2013 Summary Plan Document
The Summary Plan Document is used at the annual public hearing in August of each year, at which time the public has an opportunity to comment on the annual update to the Multiyear Plan of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. This document provides a brief explanation of aging services in Pasco and Pinellas Counties; describes the aging population in the two county area; and summarizes the major funding decisions contained in the Area Plan.
The Summary Plan Document for the upcoming funding year of 2013 is available here in Adobe PDF format here.
The 2013 DOEA Program and Services Handbook
The DOEA Program and Services Handbook is available from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA). The document has been broken into sections in order to reduce the amount of time that it takes to download the file online. Click on each chapter and/or appendix to download.
Chapter 1 DOEA Sponsored Programs.pdf
Chapter 2 Intake Screening Prioritization Assessment.pdf
Chapter 3 DOEA Coordination with State Federal Programs.pdf
Chapter 4 Older Americans Act.pdf
Chapter 5 Community Care for the Elderly.pdf
Chapter 6 Alzheimers Disease Initiative.pdf
Chapter 7 Home Care for the Elderly.pdf
Chapter 8 Emergency Management and Preparedness.pdf
Appendix A – Service Descriptions and Standards.pdf
Appendix B – Co-Payment for Service Guidelines.pdf
Appendix C – Client Information and Registration Tracking System (CIRTS).pdf
Appendix D – Grievance Recipient Grievance Procedures.pdf
For those who have a copy of the 2012 Program and Services Handbook, DOEA has provided the following summary of the changes made. This pdf document reflects the differences between the 2012 edition and the new 2013 edition.
Additional resources are also available on the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) Web site.
AAAPP Report of the Needs Assessment Surveys, August 2012
The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas conducted two surveys between March and August 2012 to obtain information about the needs of elders in Pasco and Pinellas counties (Planning and Service Area 5-PSA 5) in preparation for the 2013-2015 Area Plan. Two surveys were conducted. One survey, “Survey of Senior Needs in Pasco and Pinellas – For Key Informants and Professionals,” was designed for response by key informants and professionals serving elders in PSA 5. The second survey, “Survey of the Needs of Persons Age 60 and Older,” was designed for response by a large cross section of persons age 60 and older residing in Pasco or Pinellas counties.
A copy of the report is available as a pdf file: AAAPP Report of the Needs Assessment Surveys.
Assessing the Needs of Elder Floridians, January 2012
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs recently conducted a statewide survey to measure elder Floridians’ needs. Questions were asked about elders’ living situation, self care limitations, nutrition, housing, healthcare, and other matters especially affecting the geriatric population. Results were compiled for analysis at the state as well as Planning and Service Area (PSA) levels. Special state-level tabulations for “hard-to-measure” populations of minority, low-income, and rural elders were also included.
A copy of the report is available as a pdf file: Assessing the Needs of Elder Floridians.pdf
Data is also available for Planning and Service Area (PSA) 5 – Pasco and Pinellas: PSA5 Needs Assessment.pdf
The survey instrument was comprised of 82 questions divided among the following 16 categories:
- Demographic Profile
- Living Situation
- Self Care Limitations
- Health and Health Promotion
- Information and Assistance
- Senior Centers
- Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
- Legal Assistance
- Disaster Preparedness
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The 2012 Annual Report
The 2012 Annual Report is available here in a Adobe PDF format. This is a large file and may take a few minutes to download.
The Caregiver Handbook
You can download each section of the 2010 printing of the Caregiver Handbook. They are available as an Adobe pdf file below. You can also contact the Senior Helpline to see if a free printed copy is currently available. Call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER, (1-800-963-5337). For inquiries from outside of the area call 727-217-8111.
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