ADRC Core Partners
The services ILC’s and AAA’s provide are as follows:
Independent Living Centers
The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) oversees California’s 29 Independent Living Centers (ILCs). ILCs can assist you with:
Find Independent Living Centers in your community on Department of Rehabilitation website.
Area Agencies on Aging
The California Department of Aging (CDA) contracts with a statewide network of 33 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to plan, develop, coordinate, and administer services to assist older adults, adults with disabilities, caregivers and residents of long-term care facilities. The AAAs may provide services directly or by contract. AAAs vary in the programs they offer, but can provide a wide array of services, including:
Find an Area Agencies on Aging in your area.
ADRCs are also encouraged to develop extended partnerships with other organizations in their community, including:
Creating an ADRC
The benefits of being designated as an ADRC Partnership in California are:
For additional information regarding ADRC issues, contact CDA’s ADRC team by sending an email to: ADRC@aging.ca.gov
Getting Started Toward ADRC Designation
CDA has developed the following tools to assist in developing and sustaining of ADRC programs.
This guide describes the steps that organizations can take as they develop an ADRC partnership. The guide includes how to prepare and submit an application for ADRC designation to CDA. The time involved in planning and sequence of steps may vary from area to area, although there is no required timeline or sequence.
California’s ADRC Designation Criteria
The information below is based on the federal ADRC criteria and developed in collaboration with the ADRC Advisory Committee and serves as the framework for ADRC partnerships in California.
ADRC Designation Application and Instructions Package
This document contains information about the designation process and specifies information needed to submit a complete application for ADRC designation in California. Applications may be submitted at any time.
- ADRC Memorandum of Agreement (State and Local)
History of ADRC’s
ADRC systems are a collaborative effort of ACL (Administration for Community Living), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and, states that streamline access to long-term services and support (LTSS) options for people living with chronic conditions and/or disability. These systems are also referred to as "No Wrong Door" (NWD) systems and are designed to serve as highly visible and trusted places available in every community across the country where people of all ages, incomes and disabilities go to get information and one-on-one person-centered counseling on the full range of long term services and support options. Nationally, NWD systems have taken important steps towards meeting ACL and CMS’s vision by:
Testimonials from ADRCs
Testimonials from consumers, family members, and professionals reinforce the high satisfaction level: