Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
The Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) serves Idaho's seniors and people with disabilities by safeguarding their rights, fostering self-sufficiency, providing counseling, and advocating on their behalf. The ICOA provides opportunities for individuals to access a comprehensive array of private and public pay, long term care, support services through "Single Access Points" operated by the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs).
Key Components Include:
Partnerships and Stakeholders
Formal partnerships are created and in place to collaborate on similar projects and create a system that provides streamlined access for individuals.
Examples of Partnering agencies: Health and Welfare, Veterans Administration, The Idaho State Independent Living Council, Idaho Council for Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Independent Living, Idaho Legal Aid, Boise State University, Idaho State University, and AARP.
Information, Referral and Awareness
- 211 Careline has been established as a centralized phone number to access essential services.
- ADRC staff receive and provide cross training with nonprofit and government agencies to enhance the information provided.
Options Counseling and Assistance
- Options Counseling is a client directed approach to assist individuals.
- Local AAAs currently provide Options Counseling through funding sources such as the Idaho Home Choice Program.
Person Centered Transition Planning
- Some local ADRCs have persons on staff that will assist clients in the transition from institutions to the community.
- Medicaid clients have assistance in transitioning from an institiution to the community through the Idaho Home Choice Program.