Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

For Consumers – Aging and Disability Resource Center

What Services are Provided?

A variety of supportive services are available. Services include:

  • Enhanced Information and Referral Services – Comprehensive resource information, follow-ups, and referrals via “warm hand-offs.”

  • Options Counseling – Assistance in identifying goals and needs through person-centered counseling and coordinating access to public and private-funded long-term services and supports in the community.

  • Short-Term Service Coordination – Expedited access to services and supports for individuals at risk of institutionalization, generally for 90 days or less, until a longer-term plan is in place.

  • Transition Services – For individuals transitioning from hospital to home. For individuals transitioning from a skilled nursing facility to community living. Individuals receiving Transitions Services are assisted with receiving long-term services and supports (LTSS) at home or in a community-based setting.

Who Can Get These Services?

Anyone regardless of age, income, and disability

For Providers and Partners – ADRC Program Overview

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) initiative began as a collaborative effort between the State of California, the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Veterans Administration (VA).

The ADRC’s purpose is to provide a single more coordinated system for people seeking reliable information and access to Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS). This purpose is achieved by building community partnerships, providing services using a person-centered approach, and reducing the number of barriers for accessing services.

ADRCs are intended to act as a “No Wrong Door” system which enables people of all ages, incomes, and disabilities to connect with any one ADRC partner organization for accessing a wide array of Long-Term Services and Support options in the community. ADRCs support the needs of caregivers and respect the diversity of families and cultures that make up their local communities.

California’s ADRCs are led by a core partnership between Independent Living Centers (ILC) and Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), and includes a wide array of extended partner organizations