What is ADRC?
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) serves as a single point of entry into the long-term supports and services system for older adults and people with disabilities. Sometimes ADRC's are referred to as a "one-stop shop" or "no wrong door" systems. ADRC's address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to find needed information, services, and supports. Through integration or coordination of existing aging and disability service systems, ADRC programs raise visibility about the full range of options that are available, provide objective information, advice, counseling and assistance, and empower people to make informed decisions about their long-term supports. ADRC's help people easily access public and private long-term supports and services program.
The ADRC is not just about senior services or Older American Act services, but includes information and assistance about long-term cares issues for anyone. The goal is for people to get all the information about long-term care they may need with one telephone call.