The Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) were developed through a partnership between the Administration on Aging (AOA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The overall goal of the ADRC program is to empower individuals to effectively navigate their long-term services, provide options to make informed choices, and to streamline access to long-term services and support. The vision is to have ADRCs in every community serving as highly visible and trusted places where people can turn for information on the full range of long-term support options and a single point of entry to public long-term support programs and benefits.
ADRCs are a resource for both public and private-pay individuals. Making information and counseling available to private-pay individuals is a central element of the AOA/ACL/CMS Resource Center vision. Reaching people before they become Medicaid-eligible, and helping them to learn about low-cost options and programs such as private long term support insurance, can help individuals make better use of their own resources and help to prevent or delay spend-down to Medicaid. ADRCs serve elders age 60 and older, and people with physical disabilities over the age of 18.
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