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Title III of the Older Americans Act (OAA) provides funding for a wide range of long-term services and supports Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently. In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and. ill Older Americans Act funds. As such, it seeks to improve the system of services and access to this system by all older persons, especially persons in greatest social and economic need. Title V of the Older Americans Act, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), is a 40+-year-old federal program providing subsidized community service and employment training to low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55 and older. It is the only nationally mandated workforce training program for by: 4. Americans. With the passage of the Older Americans Act in , Congress created a new Federal program specifically designed to meet the social service needs of older persons. Although older persons may receive services under many other Federal programs, the Older Americans Act is considered the major vehicle for the organization.
Older Americans Act: Overview and Funding Congressional Research Service R VERSION 24 UPDATED 4 Senior Medicare Patrol Program Also authorized under Titles II and IV (Sections , , and ) of the OAA is the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program, which funds projects that educate older Americans and theirCited by: 1. The Older Americans Act (OAA) is one of the most important laws for older adults, and on the 50 th anniversary of Older Americans Month, it is in need of greater recognition. While most people are familiar with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, few know about the OAA. The programs of the OAA are also extremely important in allowing older adults to age in dignity and the . The Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services that keep older adults healthy and independent—services like meals, job training, senior centers, health promotion, benefits enrollment, caregiver support, transportation, and more. Nearly five years after it expired, legislation to reauthorize the Act was passed by Congress with unanimous, bipartisan support. To maximize flexibility of funding and to enhance services to older adults, Older Americans Act grantees have the option to use III E funds to meet the match requirements for certain programs administered by the National Community Service (CNCS).
INTRODUCTION. In response to concern about a lack of community social services for older persons and the desire by policymakers to improve the status of older Americans, in Congress created the Older Americans Act, a federal program specifically designed to meet the social services needs of older : Jo Harris-Wehling, Jill C. Feasley, Carroll L. Estes. Chairman Collins, Senator Casey, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the important and successful programs made available by Older Americans Act (OAA). For more than 50 years, the OAA has provided critical services that have enabled millions of older Americans to live independently, with dignity, and in their. Comprehensive Older Americans Act Amend-ments of , No. , 92Stat. (codified at 42 U.S.C. H3Otg (Supp. Ill. ). The Older Athericans Act provides funding. for federally assisted social service entitlement. programs designed specifically. for older persons. See chap. 2 for sion of the act. and. Reinvestment Act (ARRA) during the Great Recession. In FY , however, percent due to congressional sequestration budget cuts, and postsequestration funding levels have continued for most OAA programs in FY 11 Figure 2 Annual Funding for Older Americans Act Programs.