Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
The Administration on Aging and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began funding Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in 2003, and Nebraska received its grant in September of 2009. The grant was awarded to Nebraska’s State Unit on Aging at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Funding for ADRC programs is expected to continue at least through 2014.
Nebraska's ADRC services will be provided through:
- a network of partners in local communities
- an online hub of information
Nebraska's grant requires partnership of the State Unit on Aging, the State Medicaid Agency, and State Disability Agencies. The ADRC is to develop a 5-year operational plan and budget for statewide coverage - with input from all the key stakeholders.
The ADRC in Nebraska is a multi-organization effort to streamline access to a full range of long term support services for older adults and people with disabilities of all ages. The overall goal is to empower individuals to effectively navigate their health and other long-term support options. The ADRC network of partners is to accomplish this goal by:
- Serving as visible and trusted sources of information on the full range of long-term care options.
- Providing personalized and objective advice and assistance to empower people to make decisions about their support options.
- Providing coordinated and streamlined access to all publicly-funded long-term care programs through a single intake, assessment and eligibility determination process.
- Helping people transition from hospitals and other institutional settings into the community.
- Maintaining rigorous quality assurance processes.