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Adult Protective Services

Services for Persons with Disabilities

APS Program supports adults with disabilities (18 through 59 years of age) who need assistance to remain in their homes and/or in the community.

The Adult Protective Services Home and Community-Based Service Programs are fully encumbered at this time. Those seeking enrollment will be placed on a statewide waiting list for any and/or all programs for which they are determined eligible.

The Adult Protective Services Program supports ongoing case management and in-home services through Community-Based services (Chapter 410, F.S.). The Program Office sets guidelines, pursuant to applicable statutory and/or Federal Regulations, for in-home care for adults with disabilities in family-type living arrangements, such as private homes, as an alternative to institutional or nursing home care. Clients who qualify for these services are adults with disabilities aged 18 through 59 years with permanent physical or mental limitations that restrict their ability to perform normal activities of daily living and their capacity to live independently. Through case management and other in-home services, the program supports and maintains adults with disabilities' independence and quality of life.

Home Care for Disabled Adults

caregiver at doorThis program provides case management services and a small financial subsidy to approved caregivers providing in-home care to adult persons (18 through 59 years of age) with disabilities who would otherwise be placed in nursing homes or institutions. Subsidy payments, though limited in amount, are intended to help offset the cost of housing, food, clothing, and incidentals, as well as those expenses related to medical, pharmaceutical, and dental services not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or another form of insurance. A special pre-authorized reimbursed supplemental subsidy may also provide for assistance with the purchase of equipment, supplies, and/or services when regarded as essential to the health and well being of the individual, if funding is available (ss. 410.031-410.037, F.S.; Chapter 65C-1, F.A.C.)

Community Care for Disabled Adults

older adult male in wheelchairThe Community Care for Disabled Adults (CCDA) program assists adults (18 through 59 years of age) who have a permanent physical or mental disability that restricts their ability to perform one or more activities of daily living and impedes their capacity to live independently. Through the provision of, or linkage to, in-home services, CCDA helps these adults with disabilities live dignified and reasonably independent lives in their own homes. Services include but are not limited to: adult day care; case management; chore service; escort service; homemaker service; and personal care.

Through these services, CCDA strives to enhance the individual's quality of life, help the individual to remain in the least restrictive environment, and prevent premature institutionalization. (ss. 410.601-606, F.S.; Chapter 65C-2, F.A.C.).