Documents / Publications

The Journey of Caregiving: Honor, Responsibility and Financial Complexity

A Merrill Lynch study, conducted in partnership with Age Wave

The 2018 Area Plan

The 2018 Area Plan is available here in a Adobe PDF format.

2018 Area Plan Program Module Update

The 2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report is available here in a Adobe PDF format.

AAAPP 2017 Annual Report (pdf)

2017 Summary Plan Document

A Summary Plan Document is prepared prior to the Multi-Year Area Plan of the Area Agency on Aging.  The Document is presented at a Public Hearing at which time the public has an opportunity to comment.  The Document provides a brief explanation of aging services in Pasco and Pinellas counties; describes the aging population in the two county area; and summarizes the major funding decisions contained in the Area Plan.

Please see the 2017 Summary Plan Document is available in Adobe PDF format:

AAAPP 2017 Summary Plan Document

The 2018 DOEA Program and Services Handbook

The DOEA Program and Services Handbook is available from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA). The document has been broken into sections in order to reduce the amount of time that it takes to download the file online. Click on each chapter and/or appendix to download.


Appendix A Service Descriptions and Standards
Appendix D Grievance Recipient & Grievance Procedures

For those who have a copy of the 2017 Program and Services Handbook, DOEA has provided the following summary of the changes made. This PDF document reflects the differences between the 2017 edition and the new 2018 edition: 2018_Summary_of_Major_Changes

Additional resources are also available on the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) Web site.

AAAPP Report of the Needs Assessment Surveys, August 2012

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas conducted two surveys between March and August 2012 to obtain information about the needs of elders in Pasco and Pinellas counties (Planning and Service Area 5-PSA 5) in preparation for the 2013-2015 Area Plan. Two surveys were conducted. One survey, “Survey of Senior Needs in Pasco and Pinellas – For Key Informants and Professionals,” was designed for response by key informants and professionals serving elders in PSA 5. The second survey, “Survey of the Needs of Persons Age 60 and Older,” was designed for response by a large cross section of persons age 60 and older residing in Pasco or Pinellas counties.

A copy of the report is available as a pdf file: AAAPP Report of the Needs Assessment Surveys.

Assessing the Needs of Elder Floridians, January 2012

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs recently conducted a statewide survey to measure elder Floridians’ needs. Questions were asked about elders’ living situation, self care limitations, nutrition, housing, healthcare, and other matters especially affecting the geriatric population. Results were compiled for analysis at the state as well as Planning and Service Area (PSA) levels. Special state-level tabulations for “hard-to-measure” populations of minority, low-income, and rural elders were also included.

A copy of the report is available as a pdf file: Assessing the Needs of Elder Floridians.pdf
Data is also available for Planning and Service Area (PSA) 5 – Pasco and Pinellas: PSA5 Needs Assessment.pdf

The survey instrument was comprised of 82 questions divided among the following 16 categories:

  • Demographic Profile
  • Living Situation
  • Self Care Limitations
  • Caregiving
  • Health and Health Promotion
  • Information and Assistance
  • Nutrition
  • Senior Centers
  • Transportation
  • Community
  • Housing
  • Volunteerism
  • Employment
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Legal Assistance
  • Disaster Preparedness


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