Aging Disability Resource Center
The goal of the ADRC Program is to empower individuals to make informed choices and to streamline access to long-term support.
ADRCs serve as integrated points of entry into the long-term care system, commonly referred to as the “one stop shops,” and are designed to address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to access needed information, services, and supports. Integrated points of entry strive to create community-wide service systems that reduce consumer confusion and build consumer trust and respect by enhancing individual choice and informed decision-making. This strategy can also help to break down barriers to community-based living by giving consumers information about the complete spectrum of long-term care options.
Key Functions of the Area 9 Program
Awareness & Information
- Public Education
- Information in Options
- Options Counseling
- Benefits Counseling
- Employment Options Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
- Planning for future Needs
- Eligibility Screening
- Private Pay Services
- Comprehensive Assessment
- Programmatic Eligibility Determination
- One-Stop Access to all Public Programs
What is Different About an ADRC?
- Integrates or coordinates aging and disability service systems
- Serves individuals at all income levels
- Establishes formal partnerships between aging, disability & Medicaid agencies and stakeholder groups
- Links to critical pathways to institutional care (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, physician’s offices, provider associations)
- Makes effective use of technology—invests in management information systems that facilitates service delivery, supports integration of data, streamlines access to information and options
- Works towards one comprehensive, integrated assessment and eligibility
determination (financial and functional) process
The Area 9 Agency and staff are very excited to provide expanded help and assistance to the residents of Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Union and Wayne Counties.
ADRCs are an important part of Indiana’s Aging Reform Agency, helping to rebalance the long term care system and provide more effective and more efficient services for aged and disabled Hoosiers.