About ADRCGNSThe primary goal of the Greater North Shore Link (formerly the Aging and Disability Resource Consortium of the Greater North Shore (ADRC of GNS)) is to create a single, coordinated system of information and access for all persons seeking long-term services and supports, regardless of age, disability or income.
Key Aspects of the ADRC Model
- Partnership between aging service agencies and independent living centers/disabilities services
- No "Wrong Door" approach versus "Single Entry Point"
- Cross-Training of ASAP and ILC staff to enhance service delivery
- Coordination and streamlining of key functions within existing organizations
- Involvement of consumers and community stakeholders as advisors
- Provide aging and independent living center/disability services staff with increased collaboration and knowledge of cross-age and cross-disabilities long term servivces and supports
Who does the ADRC Serve
- Persons of any age who have any type of disabilities
- Persons age 60 and over
- Family members and caregivers
- Private pay consumers (e.g. persons not eligible for public programs or individuals planning for their future long term care needs)
What are the Benefits of the ADRC?
- Minimize consumer and provider confusion
- Streamline access to long-term services and supports
- Streamline service coordination
- Enhance individual choice
- Support informed decision-making
- Increase the cost-effectiveness of the long-term supports system
- Reach under and un-served populations
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