Aging and Disability Resource Center
ADRC, Aging and Disability Resource Center, is designed to improve awareness of and access to long-term supports for seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers and is located at Eastern Area Agency on Aging.
The ADRC is important because it provides information and referrals to formal and informal supports systems. It is geared to the elderly and disabled who are seeking long-term care so that people may live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
The ADRC means that seniors and people with disabilities will have one place to call to get help finding the services they need. ADRC can give them a list of services based on what their individual needs.
It can be difficult searching through the phone book or on a computer if a person doesn’t know the right keyword, that’s why the ADRC has a trained resource specialist to help find the needed services.
Seniors and people with disabilities can be involved by providing feedback about their experience, calling for assistance and reporting whether the information given was helpful or not.
The ADRC is so important for so many reasons that seniors and people with disabilities should be involved. This project was created to support them with their needs. If seniors and people with disabilities don’t voice their needs and give feedback about their experience, there is no way to know how to best serve them.
How the ADRC is funded
ADRC is being funded through the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, and the federal Administration on Aging and is being administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services/ Office of Elder Services.