Aging and Disability Resource Center Partnerships Michigan’s Approach to Long Term Supports and Services
Welcome to the Conversation… • What an ADRC Partnership is • How it works • How to get involved
Aging & Disability ResourceCenter … or ADRC Call it • a partnership… • a collaborative… • a coalition… • a consortium… • a forum • a process more than an entity
In the ADRC world, these concepts all describe… an approach to providing a satisfying experience for the individual that’s easy, seamless, supportive, timely, meaningful, accommodating • Person-centered • Unifies community resources to help individuals navigate their care options
Simply put… THE PERSON is at the heart of the ADRC Partnership
A person-centered approach… • ensures an individual’s right to choose what help they want, need, desire. All options are presented. • honors and respects an individual’s choices and preferences and recognizes the individual as THE expert in her or his own life • understands an individual’s wholeness – physically, emotionally, spiritually
Translation…. A partnership of existing organizations is best prepared to meet a person’s complex needs, wants, and desires. Each member of the partnership contributes to the greater good through its • unique strengths • usefulness • successful practices
Foundational ADRC Components • All Income Levels served • Integration of aging and disability service systems • High Level of Visibility and Trust • No wrong door (person may reach any partner to connect to resources) • Information and Assistance • Options Counseling • Streamlined program eligibility • Person-centered Care Transitions
Required ADRC Membership Mix • Individuals eligible for services • Area Agencies on Aging • Centers for Independent Living • Local Long Term Care Ombudsman • Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program • Benefit Enrollment Outreach Centers • Hospitals • Department of Human Services • Service Providers
Elements of effective ADRC partnerships… Regular communication Written agreements Written referral protocols Co‐location of staff Regular cross‐training of staff I&R resources are shared Collaboration on client services Joint marketing and outreach activities
Expectations… • Individuals eligible for services are involved in all partnership planning, decision-making, and ongoing activities. • Partners understand that fellow members bring assets and the ability to participate in the partnership in varying degrees. • Partnerships decide leadership roles, division of labor, and how ongoing communication will occur among and between members.
The ADRC of Northeast Michigan is ours to create…………… • Letter of intent to apply for designation as an Emerging ADRC Partnership will be filed with OSA. Region 9 AAA, DNNM and DNMM designated as the “conveners”. • A $5,000 Mini-grant to help develop an ADRC partnership was received in November 2011. • An application must be completed that requests designation as an “Emerging” ADRC Partnership. This application includes a business plan. • By 2014 the goal is to have all parts of the state operating under a “fully functional” ADRC model.
Presentation prepared in part by… State of Michigan OFFICE OF SERVICES TO THE AGING P.O. Box 30676 Lansing, MI 48909 517.373.8230 www.michigan.gov/miseniors