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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Brazos Valley Council of Governments offers benefits counseling, long-term options counseling, systems navigation, and also programs to help with Medicare cost.

Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

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.

For more information about the ADRC call (979) 595-2831 or toll-free 1-855-YES-ADRC (1-855-937-2372)


Benefits Counseling

Benefits counselors provide information, counseling, assistance and advocacy to people who are older and others who are Medicare-eligible regarding their benefits, entitlements and legal rights. 

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

ADRC staff will assist individuals with navigating the Health and Human Services system.  Help with understanding and awareness of private and public benefits and assistance in applying for various benefits. This includes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – Food Stamps) 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.

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
  • Working with Benefits Counselors to resolve your needs
  • Education about various service options

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
  • Vocational Rehab

Brazos Valley Council of Governments

      

 

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