(CLOSED) FY 2021 Vendor Applications

We are now accepting prospective vendor applications for FY 2021. Please contact Katrine White at   817-258-8151 or katrine.white@unitedwaytarrant.org to obtain the FY21 Vendor Application.  All prospective vendors must complete the application and all required forms and return two signed original unbound copies to our office no later than August 28,2020.  Our mailing address is 1500 North Main Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX  76164, Attention: Katrine White.

Pending approval, vendors must attend a mandatory virtual vendor orientation meeting.  The vendor orientation meeting will take place via WebEx, the exact date and time will be communicated to all approved vendors at a later date. The purpose of the orientation is to update all vendors about new or changing policies and to facilitate communication between Area Agency on Aging staff and vendor staff.  We request that intake, case management and finance staff involved with our portion of your program attend this meeting, if at all possible, as we will go over all requirements and documentation in detail.

Approved applicants will be notified via email, and will be notified of the date and time of their vendor orientation meeting, if applicable.

We look forward to a continued productive working relationship with your organization in the coming year.

 

FY 2021 Request for Proposals and Notice of Intent to Contract for

Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County Nutrition and Support Services

DATE: July 30, 2020

United Way and the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) is soliciting proposals to provide nutrition and support services provided under the authority of the Older Americans Act for the period October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2023. Please contact Jennifer Gardiner at   jennifer.gardiner@unitedwaytarrant.org to obtain the FY21 Request For Proposal (RFP).  In order to be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted (by mail or hand-delivered) no later than 5:00 P.M. CT, August 28, 2020.  Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way of Tarrant County offices will be closed during normal business hours, and will only be open to receive hand-delivered proposals from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on the proposal submittal date, August 28, 2020. Please plan for this change in business hours accordingly.  Proposals must be submitted to: Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, Attn:  Jennifer Gardiner, 1500 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, Texas 76164.

 

 

Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

Area Agency on Aging has a long history of helping older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers in Tarrant County. As part of a network of 629 Area Agencies nationwide and one of 28 in the state of Texas, we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our Tarrant County community and empowering people to thrive independently by:

  • Creating and implementing innovative, exemplary services
  • Advocating for individuals and families and connecting them to resources that focus on healthy living
  • Establishing and maintaining support and partnerships for our communities

When talking with our Aging and Disability Resource Center at 1-888-730-ADRC (2372), we offer free advice about:

  • Understanding behavioral and emotional aspects of aging
  • Helping with caregiver needs
  • Learning about eligibility requirements for benefits
  • Navigating the system
  • Calling for information and referrals
  • Eating meals at senior centers or delivering meals in homes
  • Understanding resident rights in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Helping with home safety modifications
  • Maintaining health

Find additional information at tarrantcountyadrc.org.
Below, you will find an overview of our benefits counseling, caregiver/respite care, and evidence-based programs.

Long-term Care Ombudsman Program

An ombudsman advocates for quality of life and care for people living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. After moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility, a resident may need help to continue a life of dignity, respect, choice and as much independence as possible.

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Benefits Counseling

In addition to the services listed above, we help older adults, their families, and their caregivers navigate through the decisions they must make about long-term care and health care options. The Area Agency on Aging answers questions about:

  • Long-term care options
  • Recent Medicare changes
  • Prescription drug coverage options
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • Preparing advance directives
  • Opportunities for extra help
  • Other available benefits

For free, detailed information about eligibility requirements and community resources, call 817-258-8125.

Caregiver/Respite Care

Every day, thousands of people care for an ill, frail, or disabled friend or family member. Helping someone manage their daily activities is demanding both physically and emotionally, and many times this is a long-term responsibility. The Area Agency on Aging answers questions about:

  • Respite care
  • Coping skills
  • Long-term care planning
  • Medicare and Medicaid eligibility
  • Other community resources

Evidence-Based Programs

Evidence-based programs (EBPs) offer proven ways to prevent disease among older adults and promote health. All of our programs are based on research, so you can be confident they work. We offer the following evidence-based programs:

  • A Matter of Balance – an eight-week falls prevention class
  • HomeMeds – a medication safety program
  • Stanford Chronic Disease-Self Management – a six-week diabetes information workshop
  • Care Transitions Intervention – a hospital discharge patient program
  • Advanced Care Transitions – a hospital discharge patient program for patients and their caregivers
  • Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS) – a depression management program for elderly adults

For more information about services offered, call: Aging and Disability Resource Center, 1-888-730-ADRC (2372) or visit tarrantcountyadrc.org.

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