The Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program provides community-based services organized in a continuum of care to help functionally impaired elders live in the least restrictive yet most cost-effective environment suitable to their needs
Eligible clients may receive a wide range of goods and services:
The Department administers the program through contracts with Area Agencies on Aging, which subcontract withCommunity Care for the Elderly lead agencies. Service delivery is provided by 49 lead agencies and their subcontractors.
Individuals must be age 60 or older and functionally impaired, as determined by an initial comprehensive assessment and annual reassessments. As directed by 1998 revisions to Section 430.205(5), Florida Statutes, primary consideration for services is given to elderly persons referred to Adult Protective Services (APS) and determined by APS to be victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation who are in need of immediate services to prevent further harm.
For more information about CCE in your area, contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center or call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) Resources