Every community in California has a highly visible, reliable, universal access point that provides information to facilitate access to long-term supports and services.
Historically, individuals with disabilities have received long-term services and supports (LTSS) in institutions like nursing homes more often than in the community, where they can live among friends and family. Over the past 25 years, a number of key events have helped shift the balance toward community living. In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibited discrimination based on disability. The 1999 U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision affirmed that the ADA applied to individuals with all disabilities, and it underscored a person’s right to receive community-based LTSS in the most integrated setting possible. Beginning in 2003, the Administration on Aging, now the Administration for Community Living (ACL) joined with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to promote and fund Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), which were designed to help individuals learn more about their community LTSS options and get the services they need. Implementing the ADRC model of streamlining community service delivery puts Olmstead principles into practice by informing consumers of a broad array of LTSS options and supporting their decision-making processes. Since 2003, seven regions in California have launched ADRC partnerships. California has opted to use the modified title of Aging and Disability Resource Connections to reflect the principle of “no wrong door” as opposed to a “single entry point” concept.
LTSS Advisory Committee Meeting
March 7, 2014
The purpose of the newly formed LTSS Advisory Committee is to engage expert input on ways to strengthen the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) program, California Community Transitions (CCT) implementation and CA LTSS infrastructure, which includes a set of services available through managed care plans, fee-for-service State Plan, and various state waiver programs. Find out more.
April 22-23 in Sacramento!
ADRC Financial Planning Model Webinar - February 6, 2014
The California Health and Human Services Agency is hosting a webinar to launch two newly developed ADRC financial planning models. These models are designed to help ADRC partners cost out services, determine ‘break even’ points, and develop financial projections for business planning purposes. These tools can help determine the financial viability of business engagements with entities involved in the purchase of integrated LTSS, such as managed care, and other organizations that may benefit from ADRC services and expertise.
Expert consultants from Mercer (Model A) and Sacramento State University (Model B) will introduce the models and answer participant questions. These tools can help ADRCs, within California and elsewhere, position their organizations to capitalize on future growth opportunities to sustain local programs.
ADRC Business Model A - XLSX (Excel 2010 Spreadsheet)
(an earlier version of the above Excel file will be posted soon)
ADRC Business Model B - XLS (Excel 97-2003 Spreadsheet)
ADRC Business Model B with sample data- XLS (Excel 97-2003 Spreadsheet)
ADRC Environmental Scan - PDF
ADRC Business Plan Development Guidance - PDF
- Link to webinar archive in Java Platform
- Link to webinar arhive in mp4 format (568 MB)
(Note: mp4 format needs to be downloaded to your computer; thus will take some time before viewing.)
- Link to webinar arhive in mp4 format (568 MB)
- Webinar Archive/Captions - DOC
ADRC Advisory Committee Meeting - September 11, 2013
Objectives for Meeting:
- To provide an update on state ADRC programmatic activities.
- To present recent progress made by local ADRC leaders in developing business models.
- To discuss future ADRC collaborative efforts.
- To solicit input on the structure of future ADRC Advisory Committee meetings.
Are your ready to explore new ideas – new ways of doing things? Do you want to take your current skills to the next level? Attend the California Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Options Counseling Training and step into change.
ADRC Service Cost Tool Released
This Excel tool is designed to
help Area Agencies on Aging, Independent Living Centers and other Aging and
Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) partner agencies develop cost estimates
for the services they offer. These per-service cost estimates may be used to
price services for potential purchasers of services. These files are in Excel
2010 (xlsx extension). We also include Excel 2003 versions (xls
- Excel Service Cost Tool – This blank version is the primary tool. (xls)
- Excel Service Cost Tool “Example” – demonstrates how the tool can be used to cost out multiple services. (xls)
- Excel Service Cost Tool “Scenario” – demonstrates how the tool can be used to cost out different scenarios for one service. (xls)
- Webinar PowerPoint - pdf
- Webinar Archive: mp4 | wmf
ADRC Partnership Guide Released!
This guide describes a six month planning process local organizations can use to establish an Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) partnership and prepare for submission of an application. Read ADRC news here »
ADRC Business Model Technical Assistance Recepients Announced: Congratulations to ADRC partners in Nevada and San Diego Counties. Read ADRC news here »
Report Released: The Power of Integrated Information: Benefits and Challenges of Developing a Long Term Care Data Warehouse in California. Visit our Reports page.
Award Announcement: Funding to Support Development of a New ADRC Program in a Duals Demonstration County!