ADRC – Aging and Disability Resource Center
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) across the country seek to address the frustrations many older adults, people with disabilities, and family members experience when trying to learn about and access long-term services and supports.
ADRCs raise visibility about the full range of available options; provide objective information, advice, counseling and assistance; empower people to make informed decisions about their long-term services and supports; and help people access public and private programs. ADRCs provide unbiased, reliable information and counseling to people with all levels of income.
The Texas Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are highly visible and trusted places where people of all ages, incomes, and disabilities can go to get information and one-on-one counseling on the full range of long-term services and supports available in Texas. The ADRCs provide:
- a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for individuals;
- easy access to information and one-on-one options counseling to assist consumers in exploring a full range of long-term services and supports to meet their needs and/or situations; and
- resources and services that support the needs of family caregivers.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (ADRC) serves people who are 60 or older or have a disability and their caregivers. It empowers people by helping them understand their options and successfully connecting them with the services and supports they need. Its partners include the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, MHMR Tarrant, Texas Health and Human Services, and the United Way of Tarrant County.
Connect to Care is a web-based resource center created to provide access and assistance to older adults and individuals with disabilities needing information on the resources available.
This web-based resource center may also serve as a source for those planning for future long-term care needs. Connect to Care strives to serve as the entry point for professionals, caregivers, and family members who are seeking resources and assistance on behalf of their clients or family members.
Connect to Care is part of a national initiative put in place by the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center (NCTADRC) provides information and referral to long-term service and support programs (such as in-home care) for people who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties.
Its purpose is to serve as a resource connection, rather than to provide direct services. However, it does offer Lifespan Respite as a direct service. The Lifespan Respite program provides temporary assistance to family caregivers who need a break from their caregiving responsibilities, don’t qualify for other agencies’ respite programs, and can’t afford to pay privately for respite.
It also helps nursing home residents who are not funded by Medicaid and services that help them return safely to community living.