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Provides comprehensive bio-physical case management and information to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families, as well as assessments, advocacy, access to community resources and follow-up services

Assists functionally impaired adults, generally age 60 and over, with community-based care that allows them to remain in their homes. 

Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults over age 18 in private residential settings and long-term care facilities, and helps connect vulnerable adults to the services

they need to stay safely in their homes and community whenever possible. 

Provides services that allow Medicaid-eligible persons who meet nursing facility level of care to remain at home, or in the residential setting of their choosing, while receiving necessary care. 

Collaborates and coordinates the disability and aging network to develop and streamline access to supportive services for individuals with special needs across the lifespan

Completes a level of care assessment to identify individual needs and make an appropriate medical eligibility determination for Home and Community Based Services (ADvantage/State Plan Personal Care) or nursing facility. 

Resources for grandparents and other relative raising children.  

Offers consultation, technical assistance, information and referral, and training pursuant to Oklahoma law and the Older Americans Act, on legal issues related to vulnerable adults, older Oklahomans and those who advocate for them. 

Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults when the alleged perpetrator is affiliated with a long-term care facility. 

Investigates complaints on behalf of long-term care residents with the goal of improving quality of life and quality of care. The Ombudsman program serves residents in Oklahoma’s long-term care facilities including nursing homes, assisted living and similar adult care homes. 

Assists individuals that meet the program’s income and resource eligibility requirements by lowering their Medicare prescription drug costs, deductibles, and premiums and provides information on preventive health services. 

Informs agencies and entities on the public, state, and federal level of the needs, concerns and issues of vulnerable and older Oklahomans. 

Identifies, trains and develops volunteer leaders, professionals in the aging field, and advocates in issues related to older adults, empowering them to successfully advocate for Oklahoma’s aging population. 


Improves the supports and experiences over the lifespan of caregivers through education, advocacy, and access to resources. 

Offers free services to Oklahomans 60 years or older to help maintain their dignity and independence. The Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) network reviews the person’s needs and offers

services to meet those needs. The services are offered to assist older Oklahomans to avoid being placed in a nursing facility and to live independently in their own homes. 

Allows family caregivers across the lifespan temporary relief of their responsibilities to help reduce caregiver burnout and premature institutionalization of their loved ones. 

Provides training to low-income, unemployed older adults age 55+ through a community-service and work-based program authorized by the Older Americans Act. 

Assists people of all ages with their living activities at home for those who qualify financially and medically under Medicaid services.

Jeromy Buchanan

Phone:  (405) 521-2281
Fax:       (405) 521-2086

Mailing Address
Community Living, Aging and Protective Services
Oklahoma Human Services
P. O. Box 53159
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

Senior Info-line: 1-800-211-2116
This toll-free statewide telephone number links older Oklahomans and their caregivers to information and assistance at the local level. Calls are automatically routed to a specialist housed in one of the eleven Area Agencies on Aging or sponsoring agencies nearest to the caller. 

Last Modified on May 07, 2021