Welcome to the New Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center Website!
The Aging and Disability Resource Center -- 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. Since November 1, 2012, the ADRC has been 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. It is streamlining access to those services and ensuring individual needs 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 has contracted with the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, which subcontracts with the state’s 10 other AAAs to function as individual parts of the Aging and Disability Resource Center. "In establishing this statewide network of ADRCs, we are creating a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for individuals," said KDADS Secretary, Shawn Sullivan.
ADRC serves the entire state in providing people of all incomes and ages with information on the full range of long-term support options. ADRC provides 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.