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Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services


The telephone number for all Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services Programs listed on this page is 954.357.6622.


Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services

2995 N Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Andrea Busada, Director, Elderly and Veterans Services Division

The Aging and Disability Resource Center has designated Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services as Lead Agency for services in Broward County.

The Elderly & Veterans Services Division's office is located at 2995 N Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale, and office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Administration Telephone Number: 954.357.6622

Administration FAX: 954.357.8815

Community Care for the Elderly | Home Care for the Elderly

Medicaid Waiver Services | Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services


Community Care for the Elderly

Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services

2995 N Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Andrea Busada Director, Elderly and Veterans Services Division

Bill Metcalf, Section Administrator, Community Care for the Elderly

Florida's Legislature, demonstrating its commitment to meet the special needs of its aging citizenry, has allocated supportive funding through the Community Care for the Elderly Act (CCE). This legislation helps enable the frail elderly to remain in their accustomed environments, thereby delaying or avoiding institutionalization. The Aging and Disability Resource Center has designated Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services as Lead Agency for CCE services in Broward County.

Case Management, by qualified social workers, is provided for Community Care for the Elderly participants. This includes: assessment of needs; development of a care plan; arrangement of services; and ongoing monitoring of each client's status.

At the present time, five centers are funded by Community Care for the Elderly: Central West Senior Day Care Center, Irma E. Allen Senior Day Care Center, Northwest Focal Point Senior Day Care Center, St. Elizabeth Gardens Adult Day Care Center, and Wilton Manors Senior Day Care Center. Rehabilitative therapy is available at all five locations.

Other programs supported by CCE include: Emergency Alert Response; Chore Services; Homemaker Services; Personal Care; and Respite Care. Clients are assessed fees based on a sliding scale. All collected funds are utilized to expand the provision of services.

The telephone number for all CCE services is 954.357.6622.


Emergency Alert Response

Emergency Alert Response is a 24-hour-a-day monitoring system. Frail elders, living alone, can press a portable help button that is electronically connected to a local Central Response Center in order to receive emergency assistance. Response Center personnel then call a local contact or emergency services to check up on the client.

Chore Services

Chore Services involve the performance of house or yard tasks, including such jobs as seasonal cleaning, yard work, lifting and moving furniture, and household repairs.

Homemaker Services

Homemaker Services include light housekeeping, limited meal preparation, laundry, and shopping assistance for functionally-impaired elders.

Personal Care

Personal Care offers assistance, for several hours at a time, to homebound elders in need of help with various health-related tasks of daily living.

Respite Care

Respite Care provides help for the primary caregiver of homebound elderly who require constant supervision. Staff remains with the client to allow the caregiver time to attend to matters outside of the home.


The Elderly & Veterans Services Division's office is located at 2995 N Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale, and office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Community Care for the Elderly Telephone Number: 954.357.6622

Community Care for the Elderly FAX: 954.357.7488


Home Care for the Elderly

Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services

2995 N Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Andrea Busada, Director, Elderly and Veterans Services Division

Bill Metcalf, Section Administrator, Community Care for the Elderly

The purpose of the Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) Program is to encourage caregivers to continue to care for frail elders and veterans in a family type living arrangement as an alternative to a nursing home or assisted living care facility. The HCE Program provides case management, basic financial assistance, and subsidies for specialized services, if approved, to caregivers.

The Elderly & Veterans Services Division's office is located at 2995 N Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale, and office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Home Care for the Elderly Telephone Number: 954.357.6622

Home Care for the Elderly FAX: 954.357.7488


Medicaid Waiver Services

Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services

2995 N Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Andrea Busada, Director, Elderly and Veterans Services Division

Bill Metcalf, Section Administrator, Community Care for the Elderly

Medicaid Waiver Home and Community-Based Services are provided to eligible frail elders in order to defer nursing home placement. Clients must meet Medicaid financial and impairment criteria.

Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver provides additional supportive services to clients who are at risk of nursing home placement and reside in assisted living facilities. Clients must meet Medicaid financial and impairment criteria.

The Elderly & Veterans Services Division's office is located at 2995 N Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale, and office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Medicaid Waiver Program Telephone Number: 954.357.6622

Medicaid Waiver Program FAX: 954.357.7488


Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services

Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services

2995 N Dixie Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Andrea Busada, Director, Elderly and Veterans Services Division

Chevella Williams, Administrator, Mental Health Section

Broward County's Elderly and Veterans Services Mental Health Section provides services to eligible older adults who have psychiatric disabilities and/or substance abuse disorders. Program services include outreach, case management, intensive case management, supported housing, substance abuse prevention, counseling, peer support, crisis support, and day treatment. Case management services include comprehensive assessment of need, coordination of and access to needed services and supports, psychiatric evaluation and consultation, and individualized service planning.

The Elderly & Veterans Services Division's office is located at 2995 N Dixie Highway in Fort Lauderdale, and office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mental Health Services Telephone Number: 954.357.6622

Mental Health Services FAX: 954.357.7488

Community Care for the Elderly | Home Care for the Elderly

Medicaid Waiver Services | Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services