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Aging & Disability Resource Connection

An Area Agency on Aging serves as Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) lead agencies in their county, ensuring seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers have easy access to information and long term services and supports.

ADRC (Aging Disability Resource Connection) is a “no wrong door” point of entry for older adults and adults with disabilities to provide assistance and enable access to programs and community resources. Our professional staff assists seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers to determine eligibility and provide guidance on available programs. The goal of ADRC is to streamline access to information, support and services as well as to empower people to make informed decisions about their care.

Senior-Aide-3          Care Management/Health Services
The care management and health services department is responsible for the development and coordination of a coherent care plan for vulnerable and/or functionally impaired older individuals. Care management is a set of activities or services intended to improve patient care and reduce the need for medical services by enhancing coordination of care,  and helping patients and caregivers more effectively manage health conditions. Eligibility for this program is based on the assessment of the individual's level of care, and participants in the program work with a care manager to create a specific plan of care.

 Services May Include
 Adult Day Care  JACC
 A program that provides in-home services to seniors at risk of placement 
 in a nursing facility. JACC includes an array of services designed to
 supplement the assistance given by the individual’s caregiver network.
 Qualified individuals may have the opportunity to hire their own eligible
 family, friends, or neighbors to provide the care they need. By designing
 service plans uniquely tailored to the individual, JACC works to enhance
 the individual’s community care options. JACC also strengthens the
 ability of caregivers to continue in their vital role as primary support
 Chore Services
 Homemaker Assistance
 Personal Emergency
 Response Systems
 Respite Care  CARES

 A  consumer-driven program that provides a broad array of services to
 enable caregivers to better understand and utilize services to maintain
 themselves while providing care to others. CARES is a participant-direct
 program, meaning the caregiver and the care recipient work jointly with
 a care manager to develop and oversee his/her plan.
 Personal Hygiene
 Medication Management


info and assist              Information and Assistance 

  • Benefit screening and entitlement consultation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Reverse 911
  • Medicare Insurance Counseling
  • Information on: Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D
  • Legal Services
  • Farmers' Market Voucher Program
  • Annual Art Show
  • Property Tax Reimbursement
  • PAAD Applications 
  • Home Energy Assistance
  • State Health Insurance Plan (SHIP Coordinators)

The Information & Assistance Unit serves as the entry point and a source of information and referrals to direct services and community resources. The Information and Assistance staff is also fully trained to give objective information to help Medicare beneficiaries make informed choices and good care decisions. The department offers community educational presentations to senior groups

phone reassurance     Telephone Wellness Checks

  • Every Meals-on-Wheels client is called regularly to determine if they are safe and well and to provide social interaction and friendly conversation.
  • Ongoing monitoring and early detection of changes in a client’s condition is referred to a social worker in the department.
  • Scheduled telephoning to homebound isolated individuals to determine if they are safe and well.
  • Ongoing monitoring and early detection of changes in client’s condition.
  • Provide Referral to appropriate services 
Click here for the Telephone Wellness Sign-Up Form