|The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) initiative, a collaborative effort of the U.S. Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is designed to streamline access to long-term care. Launched in 2003, 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 to the long-term care system.
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. ADRC programs also serve as the entry point to publicly administered long term supports including those funded under Medicaid, the Older Americans Act and state revenue programs.
ADRCs target services to the elderly and at least one additional population of people with disabilities (i.e., individuals with physical disabilities, serious mental illness, and/or mental retardation/developmental disabilities). ADRCs are working towards the goal of serving all individuals with long-term care needs regardless of their age or disability.
To date, 43 States have received grants to operate ADRCs in 1 or more areas within their States. States include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam. Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire. New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Northern Marianna Islands, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. To find out if there is an ADRC serving your community, click here to begin your search.