North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center

Date:

June 16, 2024

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center connects people of all ages who have disabilities and their family caregivers, with federal, state, and local programs. We are funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to provide information, referral respite, and application assistance services at no cost to the clients.

Contact the ADRC at 1-855-937- 2372, Mondays through Fridays, 8 am to 5 pm.

Our benefits specialists can help you determine if you qualify for programs that include, but are not limited to the following:

In-Home Services

  • Community Attendant Services provides in-home aides for people with low incomes (<$2,849 a month for single people and <$5,678 for couples) and limited resources. (<$2,000 for single people and $3,000 for couples) who need help with their personal care.
  • STAR+PLUS Waiver services provides in-home aides, medical equipment, home modifications necessary for health or safety, and other medically necessary goods and services to people with low incomes (<$2,849 a month for single people and <$5,678 for couples) and limited resources. (<$2,000 for single people and $3,000 for couples) who qualify medically for nursing home care.
  • VA Aid and Attendance Services provides a monthly check to veterans who served at least one day during a wartime period (and their dependents) who have fairly limited income and resources.
  • Home-delivered Meals provides hot or frozen lunches to people aged 60+/younger adults with disability and low incomes.
  • Congregate Meals provides a hot lunch served at a senior center, to people aged 60 and over.  
  • Demand-response Transportation provides curb-to-curb assistance to people aged 60 and over. 
  • Area Agency on Aging Case Management provides in-home aides on short-term basis for people aged 60 and over who have low incomes, recent hospitalizations, lack of family support, need for help with daily living activities and diagnosis of dementia. 

 Help Paying Medical Bills/Basic Expenses

  • Medicare Savings Programs help pay for Medicare premiums, deductibles and/or copayments for Medicare beneficiaries with low incomes (single people with no more than $1,715 per month or couples with no more than $2,320 per month) and limited resources (no more than $10,930 for single people and $17,130 for couples).
  • Medicare Low Income Subsidy helps pay for Medicare Part D drugs for Medicare beneficiaries with low incomes (single people with no more than $1,903/month or couples with no more than $2,575/month) and limited resources (no more than $18,720 for single people or $37,360 for couples).   
  • SNAP helps pay for groceries for people with low incomes (single people with no more than $1,580/month and couples with no more than $2,137) and limited resources.
  • Supplemental Security Income/Medicaid provides a monthly check and health insurance for people with low incomes (single people with no more than $963/month and couples with no more than $1,435/month) and limited resources (no more than $2,000 for single people or $3,000 for couples)

Caregiver Support

  • Texas Lifespan Respite Care provides temporary relief for unpaid caregivers who aren’t receiving respite through another program and can’t afford to pay privately.
  • Teleconnections provides monthly education and supports conference calls.
  • Area Agency on Aging Case Management provides in-home services and medical equipment/supplies for unpaid caregivers who are the sole source of support for dependent family members, care for persons with recent hospitalizations/nursing home stays, care for persons who are frail, have dementia, and live with a care receiver.

Nursing Home Medicaid

  • Provides help understanding financial and medical eligibility for nursing home Medicaid.  

Common Questions About Services

Who is eligible for services?

Services are available to persons age 60 and over and their family caregivers who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Palo Pinto, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties. 

North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or religion. However, it does give priority to older persons who have low incomes, are frail, live in rural areas, are isolated, have disabilities, and/or have limited English proficiency.

How much do services cost?

North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging does not charge for its services but encourages voluntary contributions of any amount. All donations are used to expand services.

How can I get more information about Agency services?

For more information about services funded through the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging, call 800-272-3921, or view the following publications.


We hope this information is helpful to you in the important work you do as a family caregiver.
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