Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas is Enrolling Seniors for their Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) Program

HCE 2021 Program Impact

Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) provides subsidy payments to help caregivers maintain low-income seniors in their own home or in the home of a caregiver. The monthly subsidy payment is made to the caregiver for support and health maintenance and to assist with specialized health care needs. AAAPP is assessing and enrolling seniors in the program NOW! Please call the AAAPP Helpline at 1-800-963-5337 for more information.

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas is a strong partner with Disability Achievement Center, together supporting efforts to keep seniors and people with disabilities safe and independent!

RoundUp App

As a non profit organization, Disability Achievement Center is always seeking ways to raise much need funding to support our Programs and Services. The RoundUp App is an easy way to make donations by rounding up your purchases to the next dollar. That change is compiled and distributed according to the causes you choose. Below is the link to get started! Thank you in advance for supporting Disability Achievement Center!

Countdown to “Decades of Empowerment”

Decades of Empowerment fundraiser ticket information

Only 44 days to go until we celebrate 30 years as a Center for Independent Living and our Executive Director’s 50 year serving the disability community! You can support us by becoming a Sponsor, donate a gift basket for the Silent Auction, and/or attend the event on Saturday, February 26th, 2022. Tickets are only $20.

And now a few words about our generous sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Access Ready Inc. is a nonprofit cross disability advocacy organization promoting a policy of inclusion and accessibility across information technology through education and best practices. Access Ready Inc. shall make the results of its technical findings, policy discussions and advocacy efforts available to the public through accessready.org, its social media stream and other public relations efforts. The Board of Directors of Access Ready has deemed inaccessible information technology to be a clear, growing, and present danger to the civic, economic, and social welfare of people with disabilities.

Platinum Information Services, Inc. .. A proactive approach to managing & maintaining your IT infrastructure.

Bay Area Metro .. Quality transportation when you need it most. As our communities work together during this global pandemic, our Taxi Network is committed to being there for your transportation needs.

John C. Haley, DDS .. Let your smile change the world!

Live Wire Electric .. Around the clock service. Turn to us for Full-Service Residential, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Contractors

Blackburn Coastal Realty .. Helping you win the real estate game!

Here’s a listing of some of the Silent Auction items we will have:

2 general admission tickets to MOSI (https://mosi.org/)

$25 The Original Crabby Bill’s gift certificate

(2) $25 gift certificate to Jimmy Iguanas

Glass blown pendant from IRB Glass Co

Gift basket from Big Storm Brewing & Distilling Co.

Private wine class for 20 Total Wine & More

Scavenger Hunt packages from Let’s Roam

Stay tuned for more….Get your tickets now at www.myDACIL.org

Disability Achievement Center Highlights Partnership with FAAST

Disability Achievement Center has many partnerships that support our efforts to keep people with disabilities living as safely and independently as possible. One of these partnerships is with FAAST, that Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology. DAC serves as a Regional Reuse Center, bringing this statewide organization to Pinellas and Pasco.

So, who is FAAST?

FAAST is the state of Florida’s assistive technology program. Assistive technology activities provided by FAAST include device loans, device demonstrations, device reutilization, device trainings, information and assistance, and a statewide financing program. FAAST serves Floridians who have disabilities and their family members, service providers, educators, therapists, employers, health and rehabilitation professionals, assistive technology vendors, procurement officials, and all other interested parties throughout the state of Florida.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology, Inc. is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing inclusion for Floridians with disabilities of all ages through collaboration and empowerment. By creating a collaborative environment for individuals with disabilities, their families, educators, government officials, and other community stakeholders, we enhance the community for us all.

There are so many options available in today’s world that often we don’t know where to begin. FAAST offers a pathway to solutions. Reach us at 727-539-7550 or info@mydacil.org to learn more!

James Patrick – Personal Attendant Services Program

What is the JP-PAS?

The program is designed for working persons with chronic disabilities who need a personal care attendant (PCA) to help them maintain employment. Program participants can receive up to $1,600 per month for reimbursement of actual PCA expenses.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Must be a person with a disability who requires personal assistance service (PAS) for support for at least two activities of daily living as determined in writing by a physician or psychiatrist. Activities of daily living means functions and tasks for self-care including ambulation, bathing, dressing, eating, grooming, and toileting (F.S. 429.02).
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Must be a U.S. citizen and Florida resident or, if a non-U.S. citizen, must be a legal permanent resident of the state.
• Must be able to acquire and manage a personal care attendant.
• Must be employed, earning an individual earned income of at least the federal poverty level for a household of one but less than $150,000.
• Must not receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cash benefits.
• Must not be receiving Medicaid Home and Community Based Services.

Go to the FACIL website for an application or contact us at info@myDACIL.org or call (727) 539-7550 for more information!