The Aging Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (ADRC) serves people who are 60 or older or have a disability, and their caregivers. We empower people by helping them understand their options and successfully connecting them with the services and supports they need. Examples of our partners include The Area Agency on Aging, MHMR Tarrant, Texas Health and Human Services, and The United Way.
We assist people by phone at 855-YES-ADRC (855-937-2372), and in person at our office at 1300 Circle Dr. in Fort Worth. The center has books, videos, pamphlets from several hundred service agencies and organizations, and a computer available for public use. The center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
MODEL FOR ALZHEIMERS/DEMENTIA SERVICES (MAS)
Our MAS program provides support services to individuals who have or at a high risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) and their caregivers. (Dementia-Options-Counseling)
· Prevalence of Disease: 1 in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease.
· Mortality and Morbidity: 89% increase in death due to Alzheimer’s between 2000 and 2014. Deaths from Alzheimer’s have nearly doubled during this period while those from heart disease -the leading cause of death have declined.
· An estimated 20,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s disease in Tarrant County.
· An estimated 40% of their caregivers will die before the individuals they care for.
Our program provides training to health professionals and service providers on Health Equity.
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