over half of the board of directors <br />and staff are persons with disabilities<br />innovative programs and...
information resources<br />wide array of online services<br />education and advocacy<br />referrals<br />
free Information and advice<br />home and community care for people over 60 <br />care for younger people with disabilitie...
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  • Today I’d like to share with you some information about the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium of Central Massachusetts
  • **** NEXT SLIDE BULLETS****
  • The ADRC has national scope as well as a national, state, and local presence
  • To help people make informed decisions about available options for services and support
  • Today the ADRC has a presence in all 50 states
  • ADRC ? Local Focus?
  • And a compelling mission
  • To serve the needs of older adults and people of all ages who have disabilities by providing a single point of entry for information and services …as we often say, when it comes to accessing services, ‘there is no wrong door’
  • The need is growing…
  • The U. S. Census Bureau reports that there are…
  • ANIMATIONOur philosophy is that each person is unique with a unique situation and a unique set of needsNow I’d like to introduce you to four individuals who are typical of the people who are served through the agencies of the ADRC of Central Mass.
  • CLICKBen was disabled in an automobile accidentCLICKBen needs access to a wide range of services to live independently
  • CLICKHelen is a mentally sharp 85-year old womanCLICKShe has severe arthritis and other health complicationsCLICKShe needs personal careCLICK… nutrition counseling … and other support services
  • CLICKDoug was recently discharged from a hospital to a nursing homeCLICKTo continue recovering from a strokeCLICKHe wants to go home but has no caregiverCLICKHe needs help with daily activitiesCLICKHe also needs physical therapy
  • CLICKBeth’s father has Parkinson’s disease. She wants to provide careCLICKBut she lives far awayCLICKAnd has a family and a jobCLICKShe needs a support system CLICKShe also needs caregiver resources for herself and her father
  • “How can the agencies of the ADRC of Central Mass help?” CLICK
  • One of our most important services is options counseling. This helps people who need long-term support services—as well as their caregivers, family members, and service providers—obtain information and advice about the services and financial resources available for their specific needs. CLICK
  • The agencies of the ADRC of Central Mass provide counseling on options in hospitals, nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, homes, and other places in the community.CLICK
  • Here’s a little more information about the member agencies of the Consortium.CLICK .. Center for Living and Working
  • All our agencies form a hub and connect to every other agency in the group. If you approach one, we’ll either connect you to the services you need— or to another of our agencies that can meet your needs. CLICK
  • This is an independent living center. CLICK through 3 points
  • The Central Massachusetts Agency on AgingCLICK THROUGH 4
  • Elder services of Worcester AreaCLICK through 3
  • NOTE: animation. No need to click through.This and other contact information will be available as a handout.CLICK
  • This is the mission of the ADRC of Central Massachusetts – and this is how we make a difference.
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    24. 24. over half of the board of directors <br />and staff are persons with disabilities<br />innovative programs and services<br /> maximize independence <br />and opportunities<br />
    25. 25. information resources<br />wide array of online services<br />education and advocacy<br />referrals<br />
    26. 26. free Information and advice<br />home and community care for people over 60 <br />care for younger people with disabilities<br />protective services to adults over 60<br />caregiver support<br />nutrition<br />

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