New Website Launched To Help Families Of Elderly, Disabled

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TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has launched a new website dedicated to helping Kansans with their future long-term service and supports needs. The webpage is It guides residents on how to use the new statewide Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

“The website is a great place for families and caregivers to learn more about their options,” KDADS Secretary Shawn Sullivan said. “We look forward to working with the ADRC to give families peace of mind.”

On Nov. 1, the ADRC began taking calls from Kansans—providing information and referrals. ADRC staff members are trained to put residents in contact with local Options Counselors. We want to empower older adults and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their services and supports. Referrals include a wide range of in-home, community-based and institutional services.

KDADS recently signed a contract with the Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging to become the ADRC. The state’s 10 Area Agencies on Aging serve as local ADRCs.

On the new website, Kansans will find an ADRC location map and learn more about how the ADRC can help them.