What is a Aging Disability Resource Center? — Changes to Medicare Part D Perscription Drug Plans 10-16-11

An Aging Disability Resource Center, contrary to the name is not a place but is a resource that exists under the banner of the Area Agency on Aging around the US. It is designed as a one stop location for seniors and their families to get information and access to services that enable seniors to remain independent in their own. According to the Administration on Aging – ” The Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (ADRC), a collaborative effort of AoA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is designed to streamline access to long-term care. The ADRC program provides states with an opportunity to effectively integrate the full range of long-term supports and services into a single, coordinated system. By simplifying access to long-term care systems, ADRCs and other single point of entry (SEP) systems are serving as the cornerstone for long-term care reform in many states.”

Marie Allen – Executive Director of the Southwestern Area Agency on Aging in Bridgeport, CT discusses the Resource Center- What, How, Where and Why.

MEDICARE PERSCRIPTION DRUG PLAN – PART D This year as before there are significant changes that need to be known by those eligible or becoming eligible for Medicare. Perhaps most significant is the Enrollment and Plan Change Dates which are now OCT 15th to Dec 7th.

Lisa Alhabal Communications Specialist for the Area Agency on Aging offers timely and useful information that will make navigating this sometimes complex Medicare benefit a bit easier

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