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Aging & Disability Resources
Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) is designated by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services / Aging and Long Term Support Administration as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Pierce County. As an AAA, ADR is responsible for local planning, coordination and administration of Federal and State funds targeted to provide a comprehensive system of long term services and supports (LTSS) designed to address the needs and support community living for frail older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers residing in Pierce County.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a program of ADR and serves as the front-door to the local LTSS delivery system, providing unbiased information, community outreach / education, help accessing services and person-centered care planning / care coordination to meet the individual needs of older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers.
This monthly e-newsletter focuses on issues related to older adults and people of all ages with disabilities.
This advisory board assists with program planning, funds allocation, evaluation of contracted services, identification of unmet community needs, and community education.
PEARLS training available to support older adults
Posted on March 24, 2023
$2M available to Pierce County providers serving children, youth and young adults
Posted on March 23, 2023
Older Adult Counseling, Caregiver Support and Dementia Intervention - LOI
Posted on March 23, 2023
Resources & Services
About Aging & Disability Resources
The Aging and Disability Resources Program offers a wide range of community-based services that allow older adults and adults with disabilities to remain at home as long as possible.
Find out about caregiver support.
Caring at Home
Respite, In-home Services, Skills, Caregiver Help, Kinship Caregiving, Services, Conferences
Employment & Volunteering
Background Checks, Employment Lists, Hiring Providers, Opportunities
Complaints, Care Planning, Reverse Mortgages
Eye Care, Foot Care, Exercise, Immunizations
Alternatives & Facilities, Low Income, Options, Home Repair
Insurance / Medicare / Medicaid
Medical Benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, SHIBA Benefits, CheckUp. Prescription Drugs
Elder Law Attorneys, Estate Recovery, ID Theft, Scams, Fraud, Guardianships
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Long-term care ombudsman
Nutrition / Food
Food Banks, Meal Sites, Home Delivered Meals
Pierce County Pets, Metro Animal Services, and the Human Society
Local Centers, Centers in Washington, Activities
Driving Classes, Bus Passes, Personal Services, Specialized Transportation
A to Z
Aging Out Loud, Aging into the Future
Aging & Disability Resources Video Library
Video library for Pierce County Human Services. Categories include Aging and Disability Resources, Weatherization, Energy Assistance, and more.
The Aging and Disability Resources Program offers a wide range of community-based services that allow older adults and adults with disabilities to remain at home as long as possible. These services address the needs of frail, older and functionally disabled adults living in Pierce County.
Case managers assist individuals to access the services and supports they need to remain in their own home. Nurses are also available to review health needs and teach in-home care aide how to best meet those needs.
Family Caregiver Support
Provides services to help unpaid caregivers caring for aging parents, ailing spouses, partners, disabled adult children, or friends suffering from a debilitating illness. FCSP webpage.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Serves as a voice for residents of long-term care facilities, look into complaints, and helps solve problems. LTC Ombudsman webpage.
Aging & Disability Resource Center
Provides an access point for those seeking information and assistance regarding programs or services available to older adults or adults with disabilities. This service can range from a brief phone conversation to more in-depth conversations in the home setting.
2020-2023 Area Plan Update
- 2022-2023 Area Plan Update
2020-2023 Area Plan
- 2020-2023 Area Plan (Final revised Oct. 19)
- Public Hearing Presentation
- Public Hearing Summary of Comments
- Aging into the Future Final Report
- 2020-2023 Area Plan Community Survey Summary
2019 Draft Area Plan Budget
2018-2019 Area Plan Update
The 2018-2019 Area Plan Update builds on our 2016-2019 Area Plan. It addresses new and emerging issues in Pierce County as well as the proposed budget for 2018.
- 2018-2019 Area Plan Update Executive Summary
- 2018-2019 Area Plan Update 2018-2019 Area Plan Update
- Public Hearing Presentation with 2018 Budget
- Public Hearing Summary of Comments
2017 Area Plan Budget
- 2017 Budget Presentation (PDF)
2016-2019 Area Plan
The Area Plan lays out the direction for Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources to serve the needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities for the next four years. 2016-2019 Area Plan includes the proposed 2016 Area Plan budget which allocates funding for a wide range of community-based services.
The ADR Advisory Board assists Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources with program planning, funds allocation, evaluation of contracted services, identification of unmet community needs, and community education. Members also serve as liaisons between the ADR program and the public, which includes informing legislators on key issues impacting older adults and adults with disabilities. The board’s membership is comprised of older adults, persons with disabilities, service recipients, professionals and an elected official. The board meets six times annually (odd numbered months) on the third Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All meetings are open to the public. Board members also participate in additional committee work.
Our case managers connect older adults and individuals with disabilities with services to help them remain safe and independent at home.
Nurses are also available to review health needs and teach in-home care aide how to best meet those needs.
What We Do
- Review service needs and eligibility
- Help clients make informed choices and access services
- Help develop a plan that addresses your health, housing and safety needs
- Review each situation and help clients make changes to the plan as needed
- Human Services Resource Guide
- Aging & Disability Resources
Ph: (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332
Talk to Us
TTY Line: 253-798-2837
Service Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
3602 Pacific Ave Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98418