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Aging and People with Disabilities Division

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Barbara Roberts Human Services Building
The Barbara Roberts Human Services Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Aging and People with Disabilities Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) programs assist older adults and people with disabilities to achieve well-being through opportunities for community living, employment, family support and long-term services that promote independence, choice and dignity. The programs’ goals are to ensure that: older adults and people with disabilities feel safe and are in control of their lives; Oregonians can easily access services and supports to meet their needs; services and supports are delivered through a lens of service equity and are person-centered; programs are innovative, preventive and high-quality; and that Oregonians have a system designed through broad collaboration and engagement of staff, consumers and stakeholders.

During the 2021–2023 biennium, APD expects to serve more than 5,000 people aged 60 and older through Oregon Project Independence; more than 36,450 older adults and people with physical disabilities per month with long-term care services paid through Medicaid; about 212,000 older individuals with Older Americans Act services; more than 172,860 Oregonians with direct financial support services; and more than 45,000 individuals who receive a Social Security Disability determination. In addition, about 40,000 Oregonians live in APD-licensed long-term care facilities. APD’s Adult Protective Services (APS) unit investigates abuse in most of these long-term care settings as well as the community. In 2019, local APS offices received a total of 50,832 calls about potential abuse.

APD program units include the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Oregon, which is a collaborative public-private partnership that streamlines consumer access to the aging and disability service delivery system. The ADRC is free and provides information and assistance that empowers people to make informed decisions. Through trained options counselors, Oregonians develop action plans to address long-term service and support needs that align with their preferences, financial situations, values and needs. Employees from both APD local offices and Area Agencies on Aging throughout Oregon are responsible for providing direct client services and for determining eligibility of the aging and people with disabilities for medical programs provided through the Oregon Health Authority. 

APD is preparing for the demographic growth expected in the older adult population and is serving an increasingly diverse population. APD strives to identify disparities in outcomes and identify strategies to serve individuals in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

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AAddress: 500 Summer St. NE, E02, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-945-5600
Fax: 503-373-7823
Contact: Michael McCormick, Interim Director​

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Note: The functions of the Aging and People with Disabilities Division were formerly carried out by the Senior and Disabled Services Division.
 
Title: Administrative Correspondence
Dates: 1973-1978
Cubic Ft.: 13