From August 2010 to Present - QGS entered into a contract with the Eastern Nebraska Human Services Agency Board in August 2010 to manage the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA) and to do a comprehensive Operational Analysis of the programs and services funded through ENOA to determine if they were operating within the federal and state regulations and whether they were accountable for the expenditure of funds for which they were designed. The Operational Analysis was completed in the spring of 2011.

QGS continues to provide the Executive Director and administrative oversight of the agency. ENOA is the largest funded, with a budget of twelve million dollars, of eight Area Agencies on Aging in Nebraska that provide a variety of services to persons age 60 and older to help them live independently and remain for as long as possible in their own homes.

Using funds wisely to aid elderly

For the past year, I and other members of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA) Advisory Council have been very interested in ensuring the agency is focused on meeting the needs of elders in eastern Nebraska.

While the past few years have been filled with highs and lows, resulting in a closer examination of the ENOA's operations, there is no doubt the agency has corrected its deficiencies and is moving forward with a renewed sense of purpose and vitality in serving the needs of older adults and their families in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Washington and Dodge Counties.

In the past year, 250,838 meals have been delivered, 3,378 older adults have been served by care managers seeking to support these people in their homes, with 608 participating in the Medicaid Waiver program, and 269,582 hours have been given by elder volunteers seeking to make the world a better place in their roles as senior companions, foster grandparents and respite volunteers.

Additionally, thanks to the thoughtful fiscal management of the ENOA's executive team, chore services are available in all five counties. Concerned taxpayers can be assured that county, state and federal funds are being used wisely.

Julie L. Masters, Omaha
Following is a letter published in the Omaha World Herald on 02/12/2012


In December 2011, QGS was engaged by the Nebraska Association of Area Agencies on Aging to assist in the development of the Readiness Reviews required for the Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services Program. The Aging Network Agencies must meet the readiness criteria for Veteran-directed programs before Veteran enrollment into the program can begin. The specific readiness criteria will demonstrate the Agency's capacity to implement the program and begin facilitation of the services in a self-directed fashion. This engagement is currently on hold. QGS is also under contract with NE4A to develop, implement and maintain a website for their organization.