August 13, 2008 By News Report
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today announced an online resource especially designed for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Virginia Easy Access, presented by the Virginia Department for the Aging, is part of the commonwealth's No Wrong Door initiative. No Wrong Door offers individuals a simple, single point of entry for information on long-term support options, applications for benefits and other supportive programs. It also provides a secure Web-based system that connects state and local public agencies, private organizations and providers, allowing consumer information to be shared in a confidential manner and improving coordination of long-term care services.
"The new Virginia Easy Access Web site is a technology solution for seniors and adults with disabilities throughout the commonwealth who need assistance with finding services," Kaine said. "The Web site is easy to use and will assist caregivers as well as people who need care."
Virginia Easy Access provides individuals and caregivers information about public benefits and programs and includes a variety of informative topics of interest to seniors and adults with disabilities. This Web site allows people to search for specific services in each community. Content includes embedded links that lead the user to more information on every topic.
Virginia Easy Access is also a gateway to VirginiaNavigator, a listing of more than 21,000 programs and services across the commonwealth powered by SeniorNavigator. The provider database is constantly updated to make available the most comprehensive listing of services and supports in the Commonwealth.
Supported by 2-1-1 Virginia Call Center Operators, citizens may utilize Virginia Easy Access to e-mail questions and receive assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Beginning in the Fall of 2008, Virginia Easy Access will enable citizens to complete a Medicaid application on-line and electronically submit it directly to the appropriate local social services agency for processing.