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1 The first contact to make for answers related to aging or living with a disability. 1

2 2 What is the Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon? Part of national initiative – ADRCs becoming available in every state! A one stop shop for information, advice and help for seniors, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. Available to all Oregonians – regardless of income. A link to private and public resources. The ADRC connects you to the right resource and saves you time and frustration.

3 3 Why ADRC? Consumers don’t know where to go for what services. Potential Financial Impact ADRC staff will listen to your situation and your needs, show/tell you what services may be available to you, discuss them with you and can assist you to create a plan that will work best for you. ADRC staff may follow up with you to make sure the plan you put in place is working.

4 History & Context for ADRC Older American’s Act of 1965 (Federal) –Amendments in 2000, 2006 Home and community-based long term care development activities Evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion services Family caregiver support Aging and Disability Resource Centers 4

5 History & Context for ADRC in Oregon 2008-Development of Real Choices Grant –Funds from Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) –Person-centered hospital discharge planning –Demonstration site for ADRC in Lane County 2009-Development of statewide ADRC Plan –Funds from Administration on Community Living (AoA) –Added Cascades West AAA and NW Disability Services to ADRC project –Community Living Plan: keep private pay clients in the community; divert people from nursing homes 5

6 Aging and Disability Resource Centers ( In Oregon – Connections) ADRCs What are they?  Awareness, Assistance, Access  Benefits to consumers  No Wrong Door (NWD)  Person-centered values  Wide range of resources  Broad consumer population 6


8 8 ADRC Services The Core Services Information and Referral Options Counseling Streamlined Eligibility Determination for Public Programs Person-Centered Care Transition QA & CQI

9 Continuum 9 I&RI&A Options Counseling Case Management

10 10 Information, Referral and Awareness Professional staff who know what resources are available in your community. Provide the information based on your needs If you need to talk to someone about your situation to help walk you through the process you will be connected with and Options Counselor. “Are there services to help my mother stay safe in her home?” “Is there a falls prevention program in my community?” “Where can I find an elder law attorney?”

11 11 Options Counseling & Assistance Trained staff who provide the following: Help for consumers to find the information and services they need. Support to make educated decisions about long-term care needs. Referrals to private and public services. Contact provided by telephone or in person, including home visits. Follow-up “I’m concerned about my father who lives alone. What services are available to help him?” “My wife is getting forgetful, and I’m worried she might have Alzheimer’s. What will we do if I can’t take care of her at some point?”

12 Prevention and Early Intervention Connect consumers to programs that can help them live healthier lives. Information on evidence based programs such as Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Tai Chi, and Walking with Ease. “How can I plan now for when I get older?” “My husband and I care for our adult son with developmental disabilities. What will happen to him as we get older?” “How can I stay healthy and physically active as I get older?”

13 Transitions Support Helping to make transitions to new living situations successful. –Returning home from the hospital or rehab –Moving from home to other living situations “My mother broke her hip and is being discharged from the hospital. How do I help her as she returns to her home?” “I’m helping my father move into assisted living. What should we look for when we visit possible places?”

14 14 Questions? Kristi Murphy, State Unit on Aging 503-373-2112

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