Aging and Disability Resource Center

The DRCOG Aging and Disability Resources Center for Colorado (ADRC) is the place both older adults (60+) and adults with disabilities (18+) can get streamlined access to long-term services and supports to remain independent in the community. The goal is to empower individuals to make informed choices. DRCOG is the ADRC for the Denver region, serving Adams, Arapahoe, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson counties, the City and County of Broomfield, and the City and County of Denver. DRCOG is one of 14 ADRC sites in Colorado. 

By integrating or coordinating existing aging and disabilities service systems, consumers can access the full range of community services and receive objective information, advice, counseling and assistance to make decisions for themselves about their long-term care services. ADRC information and assistance and options counseling help individuals manage their health issues, remain independent and understand the benefits and limitations of long-term care support and service options.

Community Resource Specialists provide information and assistance via telephone and email to the local community, including referrals to local service providers, and guidance to older adults, people with disabilities and their families on community resources and tips on how to access them.

Options counseling begins with an in-person interview and a strengths-based assessment. Options counselors work with consumers to explore tailored options and resources for long-term services and supports; provide decision-making support; establish a person-directed action plan; and follow up.

Family members, caregivers, friends, and professionals are welcome to contact the DRCOG ADRC, and anyone may make a referral. ADRC services are provided at no cost by calling 303-480-6700.

 

Local Information On

  • Caregiver support
  • Employment
  • Housing assistance
  • Legal assistance
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Medicaid/Medicare
  • Senior Centers
  • Social Security

Personalized Options Counseling

  • An in-person meeting and needs assessment
  • Exploring individualized options and resources
  • Decision-making support
  • Action planning
  • Help getting connected to services
  • Follow up
  • ransportation