Announcing the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
DMC is excited to share that we are expanding and enhancing the services we offer to Orange County through a partnership with the Office on Aging and California Department on Aging known as the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC). So many of the individuals we serve come to the organization with the same challenges: “I don’t know how to get benefits.” “I can’t find in-home care, housing, food, transportation, home modifications, and other things I need to live.” “I know there are resources out there, but I don’t know where to start, what I’m eligible for, or how to apply. And I can’t find anyone to help me.”
What consumers are looking for, we call Long-Term Services and Supports. These are all of the programs, benefits, and resources that enable those of us who are aging or have disabilities to live independently in the community. And we know how hard it can be to find and access the services you need.
At the ADRC, our job is to help you navigate this complex network of Long-Term Services and Supports. We are a growing collaboration of agencies in Orange County that serve seniors and people with disabilities – from DMC and Office on Aging to Social Services, 211, CalOptima, the Veterans Service Office, and more – who work together to ensure Orange County residents have the supports they need to lead safe, independent lives in the community.
Together, we provide information and assistance, person-centered planning, and access and advocacy support for individuals exploring their independent living options.
If you are in need of immediate assistance, the ADRC Information and Assistance Call Center (714-480-6450) is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, to answer questions about available resources and supports. You can also visit our website and resource database at www.adrcoc.org.