Charleston’s ADRC

1360 Truxtun Avenue

Charleston, SC, 29405

(843) 554-2275

Empowering Consumers to Control the Services They Receive

Empowering Consumers to Control the Services They Receive

In 1965, the Older Americans Act became the framework for a national network dedicated to serve the nation’s older adults. Amendments added in 1973 resulted in the establishment of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). There are over 650 AAAs nationally and their primary roles are to:

• Advocate on behalf of older adults to maintain independence and dignity

• Develop comprehensive and coordinated systems of service within their designated planning and service areas

• Generate resources for services for individuals they serve.

Trident Area Agency on Aging (TAAA) is a private, not-for-profit organization. It is the mission of TAAA to enhance the quality of life for older individuals, adults with physical disabilities, and caregivers living in the Trident area (Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties).

TAAA evolved into an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) with support from the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The ADRC provides consumers and their families with streamlined, comprehensive and reliable information that will help them to make informed decisions about their long-term care. ADRC programs include:

• General Information and Referral Assistance,
• Family Caregiver Support,
• Aging and Adult Disability Information and Referral,
• Long Term Care Ombudsman Services,
• Medicare, Medicaid and Supplemental Insurance Counseling, and
• Emergency Rental Assistance

Grants for home and community-based services are provided to consumers who meet eligibility criteria determined by an individualized assessment. Consumers choose the type of service(s) they want and when they want to it. Examples of home and community-based services include: in-home respite, personal care, light housekeeping, and transportation to medical appointments.