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Department of Aging and Disability Service holds strategic planning hearings

Monday, July 27, 2015
Source: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is seeking public input on a three-year strategic plan for aging and disability resource centers (ADRC) and their role within the no-wrong-door approach for seeking long-term care services and supports. The approach allows people to call one number for information opposed to calling multiple agencies.

DADS will host five forums and two webinars. The forums will gather ideas, thoughts and opinions about the current and future systems for accessing long-term services and supports.

DADS specifically is wanting input on the following:

  • General public awareness of the ADRC and long-term services and supports system
  • Current system success and suggested improvements
  • Person-centered planning
  • Resource requirements
  • Suggestions for sustainability
  • Suggestions for improved service to all populations
  • Future vision for the ADRC system (3 years and beyond)
  • ADRC role with respect to managed care programs (e.g., STAR+)

Participants can arrive and leave any time during any of the meetings. They will be asked to sign in, provide their name, contact information, which ADRC they are associated with, and whether they wish to provide public comment.

After an overview of the strategic planning process, the meeting will open for public comment. Each participant will get five minutes to share their comments. Comments will be recorded, reviewed and used to inform the strategic planning process. 

The meetings will be as follows:

3:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 4, 2015
John H. Winters Complex 
1st floor - Public Hearing Room 
701 West 51st Street 
Austin, Texas 78751

1-4 p.m., Aug. 4, 2015
Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) 
Al J. Notzon III Board Room 1st Floor 
8700 Tesoro Drive, Suite 700 
San Antonio, Texas 78217

3:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 5, 2015
United Way of Greater Houston 
50 Waugh Drive 
Houston, Texas 77007

3:30-6:30 p.m., Aug. 5, 2015
North Central Texas Council of Governments 
Centerpoint Two 
Metroplex Conference Room 
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, Texas 76011

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Mountain Time), Aug. 6, 2015
Sierra Providence East Medical Center Auditorium 
3280 Joe Battle Blvd 
El Paso, TX 79938-2622

If you are planning to attend the meeting and have accessibility needs or need special accommodations, contact Laura Summers at 801-538-5082 or laura.summers@leavittpartners.com by July 30.

The webinars will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. Central Time Aug. 10 and 11.

> Register for the Aug. 10 webinar.
> Register for the Aug. 11 webinar.
> Submit comments about the strategic plan from now until Aug. 12, 2015.
> Discover the ADRC of the Capital Area.

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