Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) – Kansas
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels – and their caregivers – can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs. The ADRC is designed to empower older adults and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their services and supports. Staff at the ADRC provide objective information and assistance to help people access private or publicly funded service programs.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has contracted with the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, which subcontracts with the state’s 10 other Area Agencies on Aging to function as individual parts of the ADRC. “In establishing this statewide network of ADRCs, we are creating a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for individuals,” said KDADS Secretary Kari Bruffett.
ADRC serves the entire state in providing people of all incomes and ages with information on the full range of long-term support options. ADRC provides individual personalized Options Counseling Services through local Community Options Specialists who can meet with you to help you sort through your options and connect you to services based on your own preferences, strengths and values.