Sponsored by the Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County, Inc. and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the ADRC is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization charged with the responsibilities of planning, coordinating, monitoring, and funding programs designed to meet the needs of over 451,208 year-round Broward senior residents. As the prime advocate for local Older Americans, the ADRC contracts with administering organizations for the following programs: senior centers; senior day care; site meals; home-delivered meals; Alzheimer’s in-home and facility respite; minor in-home repair; legal; transportation; homemaker; personal care; respite; emergency response; and case management.
ADRC’s also assumed responsibilities for screening, wait list management and a portion of the enrollment processes for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long Term Care Program. In addition to Medicaid eligible elders, 60 and over, disabled qualifying adults, 18-59, are assigned to the ADRC.
All programs are funded by the following through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Areawide Council on Aging: Titles III-B; III-C; III-D; III-E; and VII of the Reauthorized Older Americans Act; Florida’s Community Care for the Elderly and Home Care for the Elderly Acts; Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Legislation; Medicaid; and Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly. Matching funds are contributed by Broward County Government and local municipalities. Tax deductible donations also are appreciated.
The ADRC Helpline is an Information & Referral Program designed to provide a single point of access for: people, age 60 and over; persons with severe and persistent disabilities age 18 and over; and those wishing to apply for Medicaid Waiver Services. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, and Creole, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For assistance, please call the HELPLINE at: 954-745-9779.