Who We Are
Incorporated in 1988, the Alliance for Aging, Inc., was designated by the State of Florida as the Area Agency on Aging for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Alliance is a private, not-for-profit agency, part of a network of 11 Area Agencies on Aging in the State of Florida. We are a community leader serving the needs of older people and people with disabilities. The Alliance receives grants and private donations, however, funding is mostly received from state and federal government programs. The goal of the agency is to help people stay at home in the community and avoid placement in nursing homes.
A major function of the Alliance is to provide information about available services for older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities and how to obtain these services. Services such as meals, adult day care, personal care, legal help and transportation are provided to older people through a network of local agencies in the community. Other services may also be available.
Any person age 60 or older is eligible for services from the Alliance. Some of the services have additional requirements for eligibility such as income, dementia, or frailty. Caregivers of any age who are caring for an older person may also be eligible for services.
One of the major units at the Alliance is the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC). A major part of the ADRC includes the Helpline. Staff in the Helpline assist callers in finding information, resources and services available in the community. Helpline is the first contact for older people and people with disabilities who want to receive long term care services in the home. There is, however, an extensive waiting list for these services.
The Alliance ensures integrity through monitoring, including fiscal accountability of agencies that have contracts with the Alliance. The Alliance also administers the SHINE program which provides free and un-biased counseling on Medicare and other health insurance needs. The office of Planning and Population Health empowers older adults and their caregivers to live active and healthy lives.