Aging and disability resource centers in Texas
If you have a long-term illness or disability, you know that sometimes finding help can be difficult. It's not always easy to figure out the system on your own. And the number of services and their requirements can be confusing.
You can get help at your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). The ADRC should be your first stop if you have questions about aging and disability programs and services in Texas.
ADRCs are friendly, welcoming places. They provide information about and help with state and federal benefits. They can also help you learn about local programs and services. Anyone — individuals, family members, friends or professionals — can receive information tailored to their needs.
ADRC services can be provided at the Center itself, over the phone or in your home. Where you get help is based on your needs.
The trained ADRC employees will:
- Listen to you to figure out your needs.
- Provide you with information about services.
- Help you choose the services that most closely meet your needs and interests.
- Help you connect with service such as home care, meals, transportation, benefits and prescription drug assistance, legal services, attendant services, respite or caregiver support, housing and more.
- Provide information about benefits and funding sources that may help you pay for services.
- Arrange for services that could help you hold off or prevent the need for long-term support services.
- Provide short-term help or follow up to ensure that you are linked to needed services.
The ADRC is a single point of contact for:
- People who are older
- Adults who have physical disabilities
- Individuals who have intellectual disabilities
- Adults who have chronic mental illness
- Adults who have substance abuse issues
- Adults who have long-term illnesses
- Professionals looking for information about services and supports
- People looking for information about long-term care options
- Healthy adults planning for their futures
- Family and friends providing care and support
- All people who have questions about aging or disability services in Texas
Updated: December 31, 2012