Independent Living Systems Awarded Lead Agency for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties by Alliance for Aging


“We are thrilled to have been selected as the lead agency for the Alliance of Aging. This partnership represents a significant opportunity to positively impact the lives of our most vulnerable residents and their families”

Nestor Plana

Chairman & CEO of ILS.


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Miami, FL, August 10th, 2023 – Independent Living Systems (ILS), a leading provider of health and social services for complex populations in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual-Eligible markets, is proud to announce it has been chosen as a Lead Agency by Alliance for Aging for its Community Care of the Elderly Program and Home Care for the Elderly Program.

 

ILS first obtained their Lead Agency designation in 2017 when they became a Lead Agency for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. With this new award, ILS can continue to provide case management and home and community-based care to all older residents and those with disabilities in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

 

The goal is to provide coordinated care and services for those members to prevent, reduce or delay premature or inappropriate placement of older persons in nursing homes and other institutions. Through ILS services, seniors and persons with disabilities can find care.

Services that can be provided through ILS, include:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Chore Services
  • Companionship
  • Escort for the elderly
  • Financial Risk Reduction
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker
  • Housing Improvement
  • Legal Assistance
  • Pest Control Services
  • Respite Services
  • Shopping Assistance
  • Transportation

ILS was one of three companies chosen by Alliance for Aging to provide services in Miami-Dade and the only one in Monroe County.

“We are thrilled to have been selected as the lead agency for the Alliance for Aging. This partnership represents a significant opportunity to positively impact the lives of our most vulnerable residents and their families,” said Nestor Plana, CEO and Chairman of Independent Living Systems, which has been helping provide services to seniors and persons with disabilities for over 20 years. “The Alliance for Aging does critical work for the aging population in our state, and we are happy to be able to use our experience and wide-ranging service offerings to assist them.”

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 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. Any person aged 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.

For more information about Independent Living Systems, please visit our website at www.ilshealth.com.


About Independent Living Systems: 

Independent Living Systems (ILS) is a Florida-based company providing a comprehensive range of turnkey payer services to managed care organizations and health care providers that provide care and social services to complex populations in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual-Eligible markets. The company also owns and operates Florida Community Care, Florida’s only statewide Medicaid long-term care provider service network, as well as Florida Complete Care, a Medicare Advantage special needs plan for people who live in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or live at home and have complex health issues that require more coordinated and comprehensive care.