The Arizona Association of Area Agencies on Aging is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in Arizona. The health, safety, and well-being of older people and their families is our top concern and priority. As is the case with many illnesses, older adults face a higher risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19 and also face…

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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…

Read more 2019 Long-Term Care Ombudsman Legislative Position Statement