Every community in California has a highly visible, reliable, universal access point that provides information to facilitate access to long-term supports and services.
Historically, individuals with disabilities have received long-term services and supports (LTSS) in institutions like nursing homes more often than in the community, where they can live among friends and family. Over the past 25 years, a number of key events have helped shift the balance toward community living. In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibited discrimination based on disability. The 1999 U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision affirmed that the ADA applied to individuals with all disabilities, and it underscored a person’s right to receive community-based LTSS in the most integrated setting possible. Beginning in 2003, the Administration on Aging, now the Administration for Community Living (ACL) joined with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to promote and fund Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), which were designed to help individuals learn more about their community LTSS options and get the services they need. Implementing the ADRC model of streamlining community service delivery puts Olmstead principles into practice by informing consumers of a broad array of LTSS options and supporting their decision-making processes. Since 2003, seven regions in California have launched ADRC partnerships. California has opted to use the modified title of Aging and Disability Resource Connections to reflect the principle of “no wrong door” as opposed to a “single entry point” concept.
ADRC Service Cost Tool Released
This Excel tool is designed to
help Area Agencies on Aging, Independent Living Centers and other Aging and
Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) partner agencies develop cost estimates
for the services they offer. These per-service cost estimates may be used to
price services for potential purchasers of services. These files are in Excel
2010 (xlsx extension). We also include Excel 2003 versions (xls
- Excel Service Cost Tool – This blank version is the primary tool. (xls)
- Excel Service Cost Tool “Example” – demonstrates how the tool can be used to cost out multiple services. (xls)
- Excel Service Cost Tool “Scenario” – demonstrates how the tool can be used to cost out different scenarios for one service. (xls)
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ADRC Partnership Guide Released!
This guide describes a six month planning process local organizations can use to establish an Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) partnership and prepare for submission of an application. Read ADRC news here »
ADRC Business Model Technical Assistance Recepients Announced: Congratulations to ADRC partners in Nevada and San Diego Counties. Read ADRC news here »
Report Released: The Power of Integrated Information: Benefits and Challenges of Developing a Long Term Care Data Warehouse in California. Visit our Reports page.
Award Announcement: Funding to Support Development of a New ADRC Program in a Duals Demonstration County!