ALLIANCE FOR AGING INC

Answers on Aging

Miami, FL   |  www.allianceforaging.org

Mission

The Alliance is committed to its mission to promote and advocate for the optimal quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families. The primary goal of the Alliance is to provide information and access to quality services and resources for older adults to help them stay at home, in their communities, and avoid nursing home placement (i.e., “age in place”).

Ruling year info

1989

President and CEO

Max B. Rothman JD, LLM

Main address

760 NW 107 Avenue Suite 214

Miami, FL 33172 USA

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EIN

65-0101947

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Federal Older Americans Act (OAA) Programming

Title IIIB provides funding for supportive service programs, including adult daycare, homemaker, personal care, and transportation services.

Title IIIC provides congregate meals, outreach, and nutrition education for older adults. Congregate meal centers are located in schools, churches, community centers, senior centers, and other public or private facilities where persons may receive other social services.

Title IIIC2 provides home-delivered meals and nutrition education to homebound individuals.

Title IIIE, the National Family Caregiver Support Program provides services to assist families caring for frail older adults and family members and to assist grandparents or older relatives who are caregivers for children 18 and younger or for children of any age who have disabilities.

Title VII supports programs and services to protect elders from abuse and provides public education, training, and information regarding elder abuse prevention.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities
LGBTQ people

This program provides community-based and in-home services to assist functionally impaired elders to live in the least restrictive, cost-effective environment suitable to their needs. The core services most often provided in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties to frail consumers under the CCE program are case management services, personal care, adult daycare, homemaker services, chores, respite, specialized medical equipment & supplies, home-delivered meals, and emergency alert response.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults
Caregivers
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

The Alliance is the home of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), a single point of access to information and referrals on benefits, programs, and services for older adults, adults with developmental disabilities, and their caregivers. In 2021, the ADRC provided telephone consultations to over 110,000 callers, including elders, caregivers, and family members. The ADRC utilizes a locally-focused, coordinated approach to integrating information and referrals for all available services for elders, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers, including eligibility determination for State and federally funded long-term care services.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Caregivers
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

This free program is offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Alliance for Aging. Specially trained volunteers in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties assist elders 60 and older with their Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential. The population served under this program includes older adults over 60 years of age living in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults
Caregivers
Grandparents
People with disabilities

The Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative (ADI) provides services to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and similar memory disorders and their families. Supportive services include counseling, consumable medical supplies, caregiver training, and respite for caregivers. Services are authorized by a case manager based on a comprehensive assessment and unmet needs identified during that assessment. The population served under this program includes older adults over 60 years of age living in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities
Seniors
Older adults

Funded by the Veterans Administration, this program allows veterans with service-related disabilities to live more independently in their communities and avoid costly nursing home placement by recruiting and hiring their own caregivers. Under this program, each qualifying Veteran is assessed to determine the level of custodial care he/she needs to maintain his/her activities of daily life. Based on the score of this assessment, a monthly budget is assigned. This budget is a fraction of what it would cost to provide services in a nursing home and costs less than traditional elder assistance programs. Once assigned a budget, the Veteran is ready to direct his/her own care. The population served under this program includes older adults over 60 years of age living in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

The Diabetes Self-Management Education and the Chronic Disease Self Management Education programs are both workshops to help older adults manage their chronic disease symptoms and/or blood glucose (sugar) better, adopt healthy habits and prevention strategies, and, better manage their day-to-day activities. Both programs are intended for adults 60 and older, either living with or at risk of having multiple chronic conditions or living with or at risk of having Type 2 Diabetes, in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. These workshops are offered separately in both English and Spanish.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

The Alliance for Aging provides caregiver support services to caregivers and interested individuals. The evidence-based Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives (PEARLS), which aims to improve the quality of life for older adults and their caregivers, was developed at the University of Washington. The program is home-based and consists of eight 60-minute sessions with a PEARLS-trained counselor over a six-month period. The one-on-one sessions are provided either by phone or via zoom, these evidence-based programs have been proven to empower older adults to take control of their mental and physical health. Workshops are offered in English, Spanish, and Creole throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults
Caregivers
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities

The Alliance designed the Hospital to Home (H2H) program to connect patients directly with supportive services immediately following discharge, which eliminates several steps to accessing services, and can eliminate the need for a transition coach, which can be expensive and in short supply. The direct connection allows for a faster transition from hospital to home with the appropriate services and faster recovery. The program is available to discharged patients over the age of 60, who are not current clients, not in a Medicare Advantage plan, and not in a Medicaid-Managed Long-Term Care waiver (MMLTC) program to avoid duplication of services. Under this program, services such as case management, shopping assistance, personal care, chores, home-delivered meals, and transportation are provided by lead agencies for up to 60-90 days to help in the patient’s recovery and prevent unnecessary readmissions.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Older adults
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Awards

Achievement Award, Fast Pass, (Information & Referral/Access to Services) 2019

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Aging Achievement Award: Connect Me to A Human, Please! (Info. & Referral/Access to Services) 2018

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Aging Achievement Awards: Safe Steps-Pasos Seguros (Community Planning/Livable Communities) 2013

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Aging Achievement Award, Integrated Platform for Strategic Planning 2012

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

PATH Awards: Health Policy and Management Award 2012

Florida International University, Stemple School of Public Health

SHINE program, most improved planning and service area 2012

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Aging Achievement Award for Wired: An Elder Empowerment Initiative 2011

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Aging Achievement Award for Transportation & Mobility Options Initiative 2010

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Aging Achievement Award for Positive Living Awards Program 2010

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Aging Innovations Award for Evidence-Based Solutions to Improving Elders' Health Initiative 2009

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2011

National Council on Aging 2011

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Incorporated in 1988, the Alliance for Aging, Inc., was designated by the State of Florida in 1989 as the Area Agency on Aging for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The Alliance is a private, not-for-profit organization, and part of a nationwide network of more than 650 Area Agencies on Aging. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the Alliance. Operating funds are received through federal, state, and local grants, as well as private donations from individuals, corporations, and special initiatives.
As an Area Agency on Aging, the Alliance is the community leader responsible for serving the aging community in Planning and Service Area (PSA) 11. The Alliance provides comprehensive information and access to quality services for older adults and their families in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The agency funds and provides oversight of home and community-based services that help keep people at home and out of nursing homes. We are a “pass-through” agency for the greater majority of federal and state funds that we receive, however, there are a significant number of programs that are not funded through governmental means and we must rely heavily on the generosity of individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

The Alliance for Aging is focused on the mission of promoting and advocating for the optimal quality of life for older adults and their families. We are an organization that is concerned and acutely able to fulfill a need in Monroe and Miami-Dade Counties. Working with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, we represent the needs and concerns of almost 661,000 elder South Floridians. We are committed to assisting our clients and working in concert with our many volunteers and 23 community-based providers, to be a positive influence in the community. Our services include Elder Helpline (telephone referrals for services and support), health insurance counseling, health & wellness programs, elder abuse prevention, home health care & support, transportation, meal delivery, and adult daycare/caregiver respite. Each of these and the other myriad of services we provide support and assist some of our most vulnerable citizens. This allows them to age in place, living more independent lives.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Working with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, we represent the needs and concerns of almost 661,000 elder South Floridians. The average age of clients is 83; 76% are women; nearly ½ are widowed and 20% have dementia; half report an income of $1,000 per month and 77% have less than $2,000 in assets, and many have no caregivers and live alone. Our typical client is a Hispanic female, age 75+, living alone, with a monthly income below $958. The majority of caregivers served are Hispanic women caring for fathers or husbands, and 25% are aged 75+ themselves.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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ALLIANCE FOR AGING INC

Board of directors
as of 5/2/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Sheryl Manning

Miami Estate Plans

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mrs. Lisa Chin

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Term: 2021 - 2022

Jeffrey Codallo

Board Secretary

Marke Dickinson

ChenMed, LLC

Andrew Bellinson, Esq.

Bellinson Law Firm

Kevin Chambliss

Florida State House of Representatives

Ramona Frischman

Advisory Council Chair

Trudy Gaillard, PhD, RN, CDE, FAHA

Associate Professor, Florida International University

Marries Gomez

24/7 Nursing Care, Director, Operations

Heather Harris

Cognivue, Inc., Senior Medical Science Liaison

Joy Siegal, EdD, MBA

AvMed, Manager, Member Outreach & Retention

Jayati Sinha, PhD

Florida International University, Assistant Professor, College of Business

Albert Palombo, Board Treasurer

ClareMedica Health Partners, Chief Marketing Officer

Lesly Quintanilla-Lopez

Keys Advocacy Center, Project Director

Oscar Llorente

Madeleine Arritola, MBA

Immediate Past Chair

Peter Lopez

Chris Sante

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/01/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/28/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.