Aging and In-Home Services Resource Center

The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a one stop shop for community resources and services for older individuals and the disabled. The information and services received from the ADRC empower people to have greater control over their lives and remain as independent as possible.

The ADRC is located within Aging and In-Home Services of NE IN, Inc. Aging and In-Home Services is the local Area Agency on Aging. All public funding for long term care services for the elderly and disabled are administered by the agency which was founded in 1974. The ADRC was created over the past 2 years to meet the growing needs of individuals who would rather remain at home than enter an institution. With the population of older adults increasing rapidly in the United States, the assistance provided by the ADRC will play a key role in helping people find the services they need.

Anyone can call the ADRC and the information and services provided are free to the public. The ADRC phone staff includes 5 case managers and 1 information specialist who are highly trained, caring individuals. The staff will do their best to find out what a person’s needs are and help match them to community resources that will help meet that need. Inquiries can range from someone needing a phone number for transportation to a daughter needing assistance in caring for her parents.

In addition to connecting people with community resources, the ADRC assesses people for eligibility for services provided by Aging and In-Home Services. Aging and In-Home Services provides case management and administers funding for in home services. This funding can pay for services that enable people who are elderly or have disabilities to live in their own homes or in community integrated settings. Services funded under Aging and In-Home Services’ programs can include home health aides, homemakers, respite services, adult day services, transportation, home modifications, and adaptive aids.

Typically, ADRC case managers complete assessments over the phone on individuals who are interested in in-home services. If someone is hearing impaired or has difficulty on the phone, then an in home or in office assessment can be scheduled. Telephone service for deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired individuals is also available through Relay Indiana. Interpreter services can also be provided for non- English speaking callers. One ADRC staff member is fluent in Spanish and other language interpreters are available through community agencies in partnership with the ADRC.

It Begins With a Call

One phone call to the ADRC can start you or a loved one on the path to being better informed and empowered about decisions you may be facing. It’s always better to plan ahead before the need arises, so feel free to call the ADRC about problems you anticipate having in the future. Perhaps you can see that your parents aren’t able to do as much for themselves as they have in the past. That’s a great time to call and find out what services are available to assist them. If you are anticipating needs in the future, the ADRC can mail you literature to look over and refer to when the time is right. The direct phone number for the ADRC is 469-3036 or 800-552-3662. The ADRC is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We look forward to talking to you.