3. Linking PHA's or TDHE's to state and area agencies on aging.
The U.S. Administration of Aging (AOA) offers an Eldercare Locator,
a nationwide service that has helped older adults and their caregivers
find local services for seniors. The AOA has made this source available
on-line at www.eldercare.gov
so that a PHA or TDHE can easily link to the information and referral
services of their state and area agencies on aging.
4. Sharing successful elderly public housing models through Innovative
Models with the prospect that they will be replicated;
5. Offering step-by-step industry
development techniques to create elderly housing;
6. Presenting concrete data and published
reports on the benefits, risks and impact of service enriched
public housing for the elderly;
7. Encouraging further innovation in the elderly housing industry;
8. Providing guidance on federal laws, regulations,
notices, policies, and program and legislative initiatives involving
9. Linking Native Americans and their communities to the National
Resource Center on Native American Aging.
The National Resource Center on Native American Aging was established
in 1994 at the University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks.The
resource center is a collaboration between the UND Office of American
Indian Student Services (formerly the Office of Native American
Programs) and the UND Center for Rural Health. With one of the nation's
largest enrollments of Native Americans students, the University
of North Dakota has a long-standing tradition of service to Native
Americans. Governed by a culturally sensitive staff and national
steering committee, the resource center continues this tradition
of leadership and service to Native Americans and their communities.
10. Providing background information on Housing Trust Funds in
the United States; This information can be found through the National
Housing Trust Fund website at www.nhtf.org/about/background.asp
Also, available is the
information about State, City, County, Multi-Jurisdictional Housing
Trust Funds (Adobe PDF, 7 pages).
11. Providing a definition of an assisted living facility or residence
that combines housing, support services, personalized assistance
and healthcare designed to meet the elderly resident's need on a
Further information can be found at http://www.carescout.com/resources/assisted_living/definition.htm
Carescout has also conducted intensive, state-by-state research
to provide detailed up-to-date information on state licensing, regulations
and facility types. This can be found at www.carescout.com/resources/assisted_living/state_policies/index.html
12. Providing the 2003 National Center for Assisted Living State
Regulatory Review. The state-by-state regulatory review can be found
Oversight of assisted living occurs at the state level. The varying
laws and regulations affecting these settings have created a diverse
and fluid operating environment for providers, and a mix of terminology,
settings and available services for consumers. Readers are encouraged
to contact the identified state or Area agency for additional information.