Area Agency on Aging
SMPDD is the designated Area Agency on Aging. In concert with the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services and the U.S. Department of Human Services, Administration for Community Living, the Area Agency on Aging serves as the public advocate for the development and implementation of comprehensive and coordinated home and community based care systems responsive to the current needs and future growth of the aging population.
Fundamental to the leadership charges under the Older Americans Act are proactive collaborative planning and interdisciplinary coordination in order to avoid duplication of effort, contain costs, ensure service quality, and expand resources. As the public advocate, the AAA must monitor and evaluate community activities that affect the elderly and serve as the support base for the Ombudsman program within the planning and service area. Resources made available to the AAA are used to support activities intended to achieve all elements of a community based care system. For more information please click here.
Home and Community Based Service Programs
Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver is designed to offer assistance and services in a home or community-based setting if you qualify for Medicaid. For more information please click here.
Bridge to Independence (B2I) helps people move from qualified institutions to homes in the community. For more information please click here.