The Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in Arizona strive to keep older adults and younger adults with physical disabilities in their homes as they age. Home and community-based services (HCBS) are critical to achieving this goal. HCBS include adult day health, assistance with bathing and dressing, meal preparation, shopping, bed linen changing, caregiver respite, home…

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In Arizona the Department of Economic Security (DES) is the designated Arizona Long-Term Care Ombudsman, delegating the Ombudsman services to each Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for their respective regions. A LongTerm Care Ombudsman is a specially trained advocate for residents of longterm care facilities, which include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult foster…

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Briefings & Legislative Requests
AZ4A thanks Congress for Older Americans Act increases in the FY2018 federal funding bill that passed with bipartisan support in March. AZ4A is grateful for the increases provided to vital Older Americans Act (OAA) programs and services funded through the U.S. Administration on Aging and delivered locally by Arizona‚Äôs Area Agencies on Aging and our…

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