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Dementia State Plan
Pursuant to § 2.2-720 (D.4), the Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Commission released the “Dementia State Plan: Virginia’s Response to the Needs of Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers” in December 2011 and an updated plan in October of 2015.
Virginia’s Four-Year Plan For Aging Services (2009-2013)
Virginia's Four Year Plan for Aging Services is required under Section 2.2-703.1 of the Code of Virginia (state mandated). The number of older adults in Virginia will reach 1.8 million by 2030 - more than double that population in 2000. In just two decades, almost one in every five Virginians will be age 65 or older, with the over 85 age group being the fastest growing segment of the population. Recognizing the coming "Age Wave", the Virginia Division for the Aging has partnered with other health and human service leaders to update the Four-Year Plan for Aging Services - a comprehensive picture of where we are and where we need to go. We invite you to review the Biennial Progress Report on Virginia's Four-Year Plan for Aging Services: Across the Continuum - Across the Commonwealth.
The 2008 Virginia General Assembly mandated a four-year planning process for aging services to effectively meet the needs and leverage the human resources of Virginia's rapidly aging population. The primary goal of the first planning effort was to establish a structure and process to serve as a solid foundation from which future efforts to assess Virginia's network of aging services can evolve. The initial (2009) four-year plan is available here: Virginia's Four-Year Plan For Aging Services: Across the Continuum - Across the Commonwealth.
2013 Biennial Report of the Virginia Public Guardian & Conservator Advisory Board
Pursuant to § 2.2-2412(5) of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board presents this biennial report of activities and recommendations. The report includes a recommendation for additional critical funding to stabilize the public guardianship program, address the unmet demand, and expand the program into unserved regions of the state. An overview of the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program and significant Board accomplishments are also presented in this report.
2012 Biennial Guardianship Program Report Released
The 2012 Biennial Report of the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program (pursuant to § 2.2-712 of the Code of Virginia) has been posted to the General Assembly's website under "Studies and Commissions" (Reports to the General Assembly) as: "RD54 - 2012 Biennial Report - Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program". The report is also available as a PDF.
2011 Biennial Report of the Virginia Public Guardian & Conservator Advisory Board
Pursuant to § 2.2-2412(5) of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board presents this biennial report of activities and recommendations. The report includes examples of persons served, current needs and un-met needs in the Commonwealth and recommendations from the Board to the Virginia Division for the Aging. This report also includes background information on the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program, a description of the Public Guardian and Conservator Advisory Board, past Board accomplishments and current Board focus.
2013 CCoA Annual Report Urges Increased Funding for Public Guardians and for Services and Supports that Enable Older Virginians to Age In Place
The Commonwealth Council on Aging is pleased to present their 2013 Annual Report to the Governor and Virginia General Assembly. The report highlights the following recommendations:
- Additional critical funding to stabilize the public guardianship program, address the unmet demand, and expand the program into unserved regions of the state.
- Funding for services and supports that enable older Virginians and those with disabilities to remain in or return home. Such services and supports are needed to foster livable communities throughout the Commonwealth. Funding for Elder Abuse Prevention is also critically needed.
- Promoting innovation and models to "de-institutionalize" the nursing home environment, an appropriately trained health care workforce for the aging population, and "elder safe hospitals" and elder safe emergency departments and home care.
- Monitoring the dual eligible integration demonstration project, promoting Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and ensuring voting access for seniors.
2012 CCoA Annual Report Urges Increased Statewide Planning
The Commonwealth Council on Aging is pleased to present their 2012 Annual Report to the Governor and Virginia General Assembly. The report highlights three recommendations:
- Encourage local and regional age wave planning by all 25 Area Agencies on Aging
- Establish pilot emergency preparedness planning programs
- Provide funding for services and supports that enable older Virginians and those with disabilities to remain in or return home safely.
Virginia’s State Plan For Aging Services (2011-2015)
The Virginia Division for the Aging develops a State Plan for Aging Services every four years for the Administration on Aging (federally mandated). This plan serves as a valuable tool for planning and tracking all efforts on behalf of older adults and includes attachments such as the intrastate funding formula required by the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.
Please review Virginia's State Plan for Aging Services.
VDA Strategic Plan for Biennium 2008-2010
VDA's Agency Strategic Plan (.pdf) 420 KB
State Agencies' Reports on Addressing the Impact of Aging
2015: Code of Virginia §§ 2.2-5510 and 51.5-136 requires DARS to develop and maintain a four-year state plan for aging services in the Commonwealth. An amendment to the Code of Virginia § 51.5-136 in 2012 shifted the due date for the next four-year state plan to 2015, in order to gain efficiencies by aligning it with a similar federal requirement to submit a four-year report on aging services to the Administration on Community Living. The four-year state plan statute requires in part “[a]n analysis by every state agency of how the aging of the population impacts the agency and its services and how the agency is responding to this impact. Such analysis shall be provided to the Department every four years and on a schedule and format determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Resources in coordination with the Department.” Code of Virginia § 51.5-136(B)(6). The 2015 agency reports are available on this link: 2015 Agency Reports.
2009: The Virginia General Assembly directed all state agencies to analyze the impact that the aging of the population will have on their ability to deliver services and to report to VDA on how they are responding to these changes (§ 2.2-5510). VDA submitted a report summarizing the progress made by the agencies to the Governor and the General Assembly on June 30, 2009. This report represents the second annual summary report prepared by VDA and is based on 81 individual agency reports. This annual analysis and reporting has been incorporated into the mandated strategic planning process for all agencies in recognition of the aging of Virginias population. Review VDA's Report Document No. 162.
2008: House Bill 2624 (2007 General Assembly) required state agencies to submit reports on their progress in addressing the impact of the aging population to the Virginia Division for the Aging (VDA) by November 15 of each year. VDA prepares a summary of these reports and submits it to the Governor and the General Assembly by June 30th. VDA's 2008 Report Document No. 191 and the 2008 agency reports are available on our HB2624 page.
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