On Tuesday, March 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020, which reauthorizes the Older Americans Act for an additional five years (through 2024). The bill was previously passed by the Senate and now heads to the President for his signature.
The aim of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) is to create “one-stop shop” single entry points for information about the range of public and private long-term services and supports (LTSS) available to consumers. ADRCs may provide options counseling regarding public and private LTSS, and provide access to public programs such as Medicaid and Department of Veterans Affairs programs.
ADRCs may also provide discharge planning and care transition services to help individuals remain in their own homes after a hospitalization, rehabilitation, or
skilled nursing facility visit. There are over 500 ADRC sites nationwide, operating in 50 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia.
The Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources is an Aging and Disability Resource Center.