ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center)
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) provides current information on services, benefits, and programs that are available to assist senior citizens, caregivers and their families, and interested persons of all ages. The ADRC Specialist will screen for eligibility for public and community benefits and services and will help with the application process. SCADC is also linked to a statewide network with access to information on services available anywhere in Alabama. CALL 1-800-243-5463 or (334) 244-6903.
Elderly Nutrition Program
SCADC sponsors 18 senior centers located in various community facilities throughout the service area where seniors gather for a nutritious meal and enjoy a variety of activities such as recreational, educational, physical and social activities, as well as volunteer opportunities. Home delivered meals and frozen meals are available to home-bound individuals age 60 and older who are unable to attend a senior center. Find them all here.
Nutrition counseling is available on a limited basis to individuals 60 and older who are identified as at-risk for poor nutrition. A licensed dietician meets individually with participants to assist in developing a healthy nutrition plan.
The Senior Rx Program assists uninsured and underinsured individuals with obtaining medications at a reduced rate or no cost. Medication management is also available.
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
SHIP counselors assist individuals with questions about Medicare, Medicaid, supplemental insurance, long-term insurance and related coverages. Counselors also provide information on how other insurances work with Medicare, assist with applications for Medicare related programs, and provide educational materials and programs to the community.
For those individuals age 60 and older, legal assistance is available with non-criminal matters such as wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, entitlement programs, housing, debt collection, exploitation, consumer issues, and defense of guardianship.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
The LTC Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, boarding homes, and assisted living facilities. The Ombudsman works to improve the quality of life of residents by investigating complaints made by or on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities, educating consumers and long-term care providers about residents’ rights and good care practices, and promoting community involvement through volunteer opportunities and services.
SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol)
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) helps beneficiaries identify, detect, and prevent health care fraud. In doing so, individuals protect themselves and help preserve the integrity of the Medicare program.