A host of one-stop centers tasked with helping people with disabilities access support services are getting more federal assistance.
Some $12.5 million is heading to Aging and Disability Resource Centers across the country, officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said.
The funding will help support counselors who aid people with disabilities and their caregivers in accessing long-term services and supports.
“Whether someone is in the hospital and ready to be discharged, or living at home but needing additional care, an options counselor can help them evaluate their needs and sift through the options available in their community to create a plan that meets their needs,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
Every state currently has or is in the process of creating an Aging and Disability Resource Center, federal officials indicated.
The centers are intended to serve as a single source for consumers of all income levels to identify the services and supports they qualify for.