503 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Toll Free: 1-855-200-2372
Shawn Sullivan, Secretary
Mission Statement: The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels – and their caregivers – can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term services and support needs.
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Messages can be left after hours
- Options Counseling: An options counselor can help by providing unbiased information that is relevant to the individual’s needs, preferences and goals. This person-centered service supports the individual in making informed choices about their long-term care service options. Local options counselor for Shawnee and Jefferson County is Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, (785) 235-1367 or 1-800-798-1366.
- Information, Referral and Assessment: The Aging and Disability Resource Center has a statewide call center that is operated by knowledgeable staff trained in community resource information. The call center is a wealth of resource information for community services (in-home services, transportation, home delivered meals, etc.)
- Assessments: For individuals who are interested in a Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) (for the Frail Elderly, Physically Disabled or Traumatic Brain Injury), or Money Follows the Person (MFP) the Aging and Disability Resource Center can conduct the functional assessment needed to determine eligibility for the appropriate Home and Community Based Services program. The Aging and Disability Resource Center can inform individuals about their choices in long term care settings and also complete a CARE assessment for those interested in entering a nursing facility.
Eligibility: People of all ages, abilities and income levels and their caregivers needing assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs
How to Apply: Call (855) 200-2372, toll free
Funding: Federal and state funded program