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Providing abundant Florida Senior Services is a vital part of this state's mission. According to the Community Health Assessment Resource Tools (CHARTS) in 2003, Florida had the highest proportions of its total population in the 65 and older age group (18 percent) or 2.9 million people.

Elders in Florida are there as full-time residents, vacationers, or even "snow-birds" those seniors who move to Florida part-time to escape harsh winters elsewhere. Florida works very hard to serve the needs of this diverse and growing population.

The Department of Elder Affairs

The Department of Elder Affairs is the primary state agency responsible for administering human services programs to benefit Florida’s large and growing elder population. Whether you are an elder or caregiver, a professional or volunteer who deals with aging issues, or just looking for information related to Florida’s older residents. On their website you will find resources and tools for:

In-Home Services

Community Services

Caregiver Support

Insurance and Medicare

Information for Elders

Legal Services

Food and nutrition programs

Florida Senior Services are available to seniors of every cultural background. The entire website is also available in Spanish at Departmento de las Personas Mayores, estado de la Florida

Some Unique Florida Senior Services

Florida provides innovation approaches to helping elders eat well. The Elder Farmers Market Nutrition Program supports good nutrition by providing low-income elders living in select counties with coupons that can be redeemed for locally grown, fresh fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs from participating farmers' markets.

The Silver Alert helps law-enforcement authorities quickly find missing elders who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment. Silver Alert allows important information to be quickly distributed to citizens so they can assist local law enforcement in rescuing affected elders and returning them home safely. You can become part of this initiative by subscribing to receive Silver Alert notifications, which will be sent out automatically whenever a Silver Alert is issued.

Nursing Home Alternatives

The Long Term Care Community Diversion Program is designed to provide community-based services to people who would qualify for Medicaid nursing home placement. A long list of Florida Senior Services are offered to enable seniors to stay in their homes through the use of long-term care waivers for specific services that will help senior maintain their independence..

Long-term care waiver services include adult companion, adult day health, assisted living, case management, chore, consumable medical supplies, environmental accessibility and adaptation, escort, family training, financial assessment and risk reduction, home delivered meals, homemaker, nutritional assessment and risk reduction, personal care, personal emergency response systems, respite care, occupational, physical and speech therapies, home health and nursing facility services. Acute service waivers are also available to assist with mental health and many medical tests and procedures.

Senior Scam Alerts

Senior citizens often fall prey to scam artists. Where there are more seniors, there will be more attempts to scam them. Provides statewide alerts to the latest Scams that are targeting the senior citizens throughout the state. My Florida Legal provides statewide alerts to the latest Scams that are targeting the senior citizens throughout the state.