Aging and Disability Resource Centers, or ADRC's, provide accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with disability.
The ADRC provides information on a broad range of programs and services, helps people understand long term care options, helps people apply for programs and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly-funded long term care. These services can be provided on site, via phone, or through a home visit, whichever is more convenient to the individual seeking help.
Services include Information and Assistance, Long Term Care Options Counseling, Access Your Benefits and Benefit Counceling (AYB) and Economic Security Project (ESP)
Information and Assistance about local services and resources for health and wellness, house and home, legal and financial and other needs.
Health and Wellness: information on programs to promote health and independence; assistance for mental and behavioral health including dementia and alcohol and drug abuse; in-home care; respite; adaptive equipment; nutrition including home delivered meals; healthy lifestyles including assitance for chronic condition management; information on disability, Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs
House and Home: home maintenance and safety modifications; housekeeping and chore services; senior and low income housing; assisted living and nursing homes; long term care
Legal and Financial: Abuse, neglect and financial exploitation; Legal issues including guardianship, power of attorney and client rights advocacy; financial assistance including Social Security and SSI
Other: crisis intervention; employment assistance, vocational services and volunteer work; and transportation
Long Term Care Options Counseling provides information related to housing choices, types of assistance needed, care and help providers and paying for help. One-on-one consultations are provided to weigh through options for each unique situation, considering personal values, resources and preferences. The ADRC can:
Determine eligibility for public funding for long-term care
Help prepare Medicaid applications, for those who are eligible
Explain long term care program choices
Access to Benefits and Benefit Counseling is provided by benefit specialists who have information about benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Disability, low income housing, eye care, and prescription drugs. These specialists can become advocates for those having problems with Medicare, Social Security, and other benefits.
Economic Security Project (ESP) services assist with money management, can possibly reduce credit card debt, review mortgage payments, assist with out-of pocket health care maintenance needs, secure public assistance and explore employment options. One-on one case management services are provided to assess economic situations and help achieve financial goals.
Cleveland seeks to be so elder friendly that current older residents desire to remain, former residents wish to return to the City and the City can recruit additional older residents based on the elder friendly aspects of Cleveland and its neighborhoods.
– vision statement, as a participant of the Elder Friendly Communities component of the Cleveland Foundation’s Successful Aging Initiative.