The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) initiative, is a collaborative effort between the local Area Agency on Aging (The Office on Aging) and the local Independent Living Center (The Dayle McIntosh Center), to streamline access to long-term services and supports. The ADRC program supports State efforts to develop “one-stop shop” centers in local communities that help older adults and individuals with disabilities make informed decisions about their service and support options and serve as the single point of entry in practice of the ‘No Wrong Door’ service model.
ADRC programs provide information and assistance to individuals needing either public or private resources, professionals seeking assistance on behalf of their clients, and individuals planning for their future long-term care needs.
ADRCs target services to older adults and individuals with disabilities of all ages, including physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, mental/emotional disabilities, sensory disabilities, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, vision related disabilities, hearing related disabilities, etc.
The ADRC provides 4 Core Services:
- Enhanced Information and Referral
- Person-Centered Options Counseling
- Short Term Service Coordination
- Transition Services from Long-Term Care Facility to Community