Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
The 2015 Nebraska Legislature funded a pilot project for three Aging and Disability Resource Center sites, through LB 320. These sites will be selected from the Area Agencies on Aging, through a request for proposal process. The sites will operate through June 30, 2018.
Previously, the Administration on Aging and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services funded Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in 2003. Nebraska received a 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 ended in 2013. A website was developed - ADRC
The ADRCs will offer information and options counseling, on a wide array of services for persons 60 and over, and disabled persons of all ages. An evaluation of the pilot ADRCs will be conducted with reports to the Legislature on 12/1/16, 12/1/17, and 12/1/18.
Nebraska's ADRC services will be provided through:
Three pilot sites, collaborating with local providers
an online hub of information
toll free number: 1-844-843-6364
The pilot program requires partnerships between the Aging and Disability networks.
Each aging and disability resource center demonstration project shall provide one or more of the following services:
- Comprehensive information on the full range of available public and private long-term care programs, options, financing, service providers, and resources within a community, including information on the availability of integrated long-term care;
- Assistance in accessing and applying for public benefits programs;
- Options counseling;
- A convenient point of entry to the range of publicly supported long-term care programs for an eligible individual;
- A process for identifying unmet service needs in communities and developing recommendations to respond to those unmet needs;
- Facilitation of person-centered transition support to assure that an eligible individual is able to find the services and support that are most appropriate to his or her need;
- Mobility management to promote the appropriate use of public transportation services by a person who does not own or is unable to 31 operate an automobile; and
- A home care provider registry that will provide a person who needs home care with the names of home care providers and information about his or her rights and responsibilities as a home care consumer.
In accordance with LB 320, two or more area agencies on aging may develop a joint proposal to establish an aging and disability resource center demonstration project to serve all or a portion of their planning-and-service areas.
The request for proposal is being drafted, with an anticipated publication date of October 1, 2015.
Information will be updated as it is available.