Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/372

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106 STAT. 1252 PUBLIC LAW 102-375—SEPT. 30, 1992 "(8) a plan to evaluate the eligibility of older individuals for services under the federally assisted housing demonstration program, which plan shall include a professional assessment committee to identify such individuals. "(e) ELIGIBLE AGENCIES.—A gencies eligible to receive ^ants under this section shall be State agencies and area agencies on aging. (f) GUIDELINES.— The Commissioner shall issue guidehnes for use by agencies that receive grants under this section— (1) regarding the level of frailty that older individuals shall meet to be eligible for services under a demonstration program established under this section; and "(2) for accepting voluntary contributions from residents who receive services under such a program. "(g) EVALUATIONS AND REPORTS. — "(1) AGENCIES.—Each agency that receives a grant under subsection (a) to establish a demonstration program shall, not later than 3 months after the end of the period for which the grant is awarded— "(A) evaluate the effectiveness of the program; and "(B) submit a report conteining the evaluation to the Commissioner. "(2) COMMISSIONER.— The Commissioner shall, not later than 6 months after the end of the period for which the Commissioner awards grants under subsection (a)— "(A) evaluate the effectiveness of each demonstration program that receives a grant under subsection (a); and "(B) submit a report conteining the evaluation to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate.". SEC. 411. NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR CARE PROGRAM. Part B of title IV of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3034-3035g) (as amended by the preceding sections) is amended by adding at the end the following: 42 USC 3035J. «SEC. 429B. NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR CARE PROGRAM. " (a) DEFINITIONS. —As used in this section: "(1) HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES.— The term *health and social services' includes skilled nursing care, personal care, social work services, homemaker services, health and nutrition education, health screening, home health aid services, and specialized therapies. "(2) VOLUNTEER SERVICES.— The term Volunteer services* includes peer counseling, chore services, help with mail and taxes, transportetion, socialization, health and social services, and other similar services. "(b) SERVICE GRANTS.— "(1) IN GENERAL. — The Commissioner may award grante to eligible entities to esteblish neighborhood senior care programs, in order to encourage professionals to provide volunteer services to local residents who are older individuals and who might otherwise have to be admitted to nursing homes and to hospitals. "(2) PREFERENCE. —In awarding grante under this section, the Commissioner shall give preference to applicante experienced in operating community programs and programs meeting the independent living needs of older individuals.