Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

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Welcome to the Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center!

The Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center (BVADRC) works with the aging and disability community by providing information about services and supports to help individuals and families to make informed choices about their health and wellness. We are available to educate individuals of any age who have a disability, or those who are aging, their family members and caregivers to empower them to make knowledgeable decisions, streamline access to a wide variety of services and supports, and serve as a highly visible and trusted resource in the community.

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The resource room is complete with brochures and informational handouts as well as five computers with equipped with different types of assistive technology. The resource room is available for you to use for your computer needs.

Services

Information, Referral and Assistance

We will assist you by learning about your needs and directing you to the appropriate services and supports. We can provide immediate assistance on a short-term basis to you in-person and by telephone, including:

  • Exploring service options
  • Identifying services that will address your needs
  • Ensuring service linkages
  • Working with Benefits Counselors to resolve your needs
  • Education about various service options

Benefits Counseling

Benefits Counseling and Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) are required to be available throughout the regions. Certified staff can assist with applying for various public and private benefits in which a person may be entitled or help with understanding the benefits they are already receiving. Service priorities that are a primary need for Texans who are older or who have disabilities include awareness of and access to private and public benefits, assistance with health insurance, consumer rights, medical entitlements, housing issues, planning and protecting autonomy, and individual rights. Assistance is provided for help with Medicare and Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Healthcare Marketplace and local assistance programs, among others.

Long-term Options Counseling

Long-term Options Counseling serves the purpose of supporting consumers, family members and significant others in their deliberations about their long-term care. We aim to provide information on the full-range of options that leads to the development of an “options plan”. Counselors provide in-depth information about supports and services, the locations of services, potential costs and payment options and assist the consumer to identify preferences and potential resources to meet long-term care needs.

Systems Navigation

We will assist you with navigating the Health and Human Services system. We ensure understanding and awareness of private and public benefits.  Certified staff can assist you in applying for various public and private benefits in which you may be entitled, or help you in understanding the benefits you are already receiving. These benefits are a primary need for Texans who are older or who have disabilities, and can include Medicare Savings Program, Extra Help for Medicare prescription drugs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps), Healthcare Marketplace and local assistance programs, among others.

Programs to help with Medicare Cost

Medicare Savings Programs and Extra Help with Part D Cost are programs for people with low income and low resources that help pay Medicare out-of-pocket costs. Benefits Counselors can explain the programs, screen for eligibility, and help with the application process for those that qualify.

 

Community Partners

  • Brazos Valley Council of Governments- Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living
  • Catholic Charities
  • County Indigent Healthcare
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley
  • Project Unity
  • Rock Prairie Behavioral Health
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • United Way / 2-1-1 Texas
  • Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley
  • St. Joseph Senior Renewal
  • Sexual Assault Resource Center
  • Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

 

Contacts

Morenike Aboaba
Aging and Disability Resource Center – Program Manager/Benefits Counselor II | (979) 595-2800 ext.2013 | email: Morenike Aboaba

Melody Adams
Aging and Disability Resource Center – Program Specialist | (979) 595-2800 ext.2024 | email: Melody Adams