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Aging & Disability Resource Connection

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Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is a collaboration between local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) offices and Independent Living Centers (ILC) working together with a community network of public, private, and non-profit agencies to improve the ways in which consumers access and receive services. Consumers of any age, disability, or income level can contact any one ADRC partner organization to access a wide array of Long-Term Services and Support options offered by ADRC partners in the community.

ADRCs serve as single points of entry into the long-term services and supports (LTSS) system for older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and families. Some states refer to ADRCs as “access points” or “no wrong door” systems.

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About Aging & Disability Resource Connection
The vision behind Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRCs) is to establish, in every community, highly visible and trusted sources of information where people of all incomes and ages can turn for the full range of long-term support options and smooth access to public long-term support programs and benefits.

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (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.

To learn more about California ADRCs visit the California Department of Aging or call 1(916)437-1465.