State of Florida Selects Independent Living Systems as Alliance for Aging Lead Agency in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Independent Living Systems (ILS), a health services company, is pleased
to announce a new contract with the Alliance for Aging for the Community
Care for the Elderly Program (“CCE”). The company will act as the
Community Service System Lead Case Management Agency in Monroe County
and one of three such agencies in Miami-Dade County. The company will
serve residents age 60 years of age and older who are in need of care
and support.

“We are incredibly proud to have been selected by the Alliance for Aging
in conjunction with Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs for this
important work,” said Nestor Plana, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ILS.
“The Alliance for Aging does very important work for the aging
population in our state and we are happy to be able to use our expertise
and wide-ranging service offering to assist them.”

ILS will be responsible for coordinating and ensuring the provision of
multiple services in both counties to delay and prevent the need for
more expensive nursing home care. Some of these services include case
management, in-home services such as homemaker and personal care,
material aid, specialized medical equipment, services and supplies, and
nutritional counseling and home delivered meals.

These services help seniors and save taxpayers money by helping avoid
nursing home services. “ILS delivers community-based services and
programs designed to help frail, chronically ill, and individuals with
special needs reside within their community,” said Plana, “thus avoiding
long, unwanted and costly hospital and nursing home stays. When
individuals receive the services they need at home, the costs are
better, the quality is better, and it’s what the individual prefers.”

About Independent Living Systems:

Independent Living Systems (ILS) is a Miami-based health care services
company that provides a range of health care services on behalf of
health care plans, providers, hospitals, and community based
organizations. ILS provides member-centric health and support solutions
to millions of America’s Medicare, Medicaid, dual eligible, special
needs, long term care, and PACE members. The company is also one of the
largest providers of home delivered meals in the United States. ILS
employs nearly 800 employees. For more information, visit


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