Welcome to the New Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Centers Website!
The ADRC is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels - and their caregivers - can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs.
Effective November 1, the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is now available to provide Kansans with information and referrals. ADRC staff members can also put residents in contact with local Options Counselors.
The ADRC is designed to empower older adults and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their services and supports. This will streamline access to those services and ensure their individual needs will be met. The ADRC can refer individuals to an array of in-home, community-based and institutional services, as well as provide decision-making support through a service called Options Counseling.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services signed a contract with the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, which provides sub-grants to the state’s 10 other AAA’s to function as Aging and Disability Resource Centers. “In establishing this statewide network of ADRC's, we are creating a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for individuals,” said KDADS Secretary, Shawn Sullivan.
Our vision is to have Aging and Disability Resource Centers serving every community as highly visible and trusted places where people of all incomes and ages can get information on the full range of long term support options and can access a single entry point to public long term support programs and benefits. By 2013, we plan to provide individual personalized Options Counseling Services through local Community Options Specialists who can meet with you to help you sort through your options and connect you to services based on your own preferences, strengths and values. Please check back with us later for updated information on the availability of this service in your area.