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Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Orange County CHOC March 18, 2009 Freddy Reynoso ADRC Program Specialist II.

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1 Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Orange County CHOC March 18, 2009 Freddy Reynoso ADRC Program Specialist II

2 2 Introduction What is the ADRC program? Why is it important? How will it work?

3 3 California Community Choices Grant California Health and Human Services (CHHS) requested proposals for their California Community Choices Grant project. In 2008, CHHS awarded the California Community Choices Grant to CalOptima, in partnership with the County of Orange Office on Aging, and the Dayle McIntosh Center. The purpose of the grant is to develop a long-term care infrastructure to increase access to home and community- based services and to help divert persons with disabilities and older adults from unnecessary institutionalization.

4 4 ADRC Initiative California Community Choices Grant

5 5 ADRC in Orange County CHHS awarded CalOptima a 3-year grant (5/1/08- 4/30/11) in the amount of $337,519 to develop the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) in Orange County. Formed a Partnership Between: CalOptima Office on Aging Dayle McIntosh Center

6 6 ADRC Logo

7 7 Target Population The ADRC program will target: – Seniors age 60 and over – Persons with disabilities of all ages – Caregivers – Health and long term care professionals – Others who provide services to seniors and persons with disabilities

8 8 ADRC Program Goals Develop a one-stop system of relevant, accessible, and up-to-date information and provide counseling on long-term support services and eligibility determination for community programs/services Promote collaboration: linkages between and among consumers, caregivers, and health and social service providers Increased awareness of long-term support services to empower consumers to make more informed decisions about their care

9 9 Accessing Services Direct Connect : Call-In to Certified Information & Assistance/Referral Specialists, Health Educators, Gerontology Specialist, or a HICAP Representative provided by the Office on Aging. Virtual Component: ADRC Website:

10 10 Accessing Services Brick and Mortar, Three ADRC walk-in facilities: Office on Aging in Santa Ana 1300 S. Grand Ave, Bldg B Santa Ana, CA Dayle McIntosh Center in Garden Grove Garden Grove Garden Grove, CA Dayle McIntosh Center in Laguna Hills South County Branch Calle De La Plata #110 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

11 11 Stakeholder Input CalOptima will involve the entire community in the development of the ADRC program by: – Convening an Advisory Committee, next meeting 4/9/09 – Convening a series of community forums and demonstrations to provide outreach and education to the target population. – Disseminating information on the ADRC program through print media, newsletters, press releases, etc. – Future input: Surveying the target population to assess overall satisfaction with the ADRC program.

12 12 Questions? My Contact Information: Freddy Reynoso ADRC Program Specialist II Phone: Fax:


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