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PA Link (ADRC)

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In Pennsylvania, ADRC is known as the Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources, commonly referred to as the PA Link. It is designed to be a cross-age system network of partner agencies who collaborate to service individuals who need long term services and supports. The coordinated network of partners allows a consumer to initiate contact with any Link partner and access needed information, assistance, and resources. The "no wrong door" approach attempts to minimize duplication of efforts by both consumer and provider. Link partners assist the following populations, regardless of income: adults age 60+, individuals living with any type of disability, persons living with behavioral health or substance abuse issues, and the caregivers and family members of these populations.

Our PA Link Network in Lehigh and Northampton counties consists of  partners and an advisory/oversight committee.

The partners provide information and assistance services to the target populations and both private pay and publicly funded individuals; promote the PA Link network; and foster a collaborative relationship with other agencies in Lehigh and Northampton County that provide supportive services to the target populations.

PA Link Advisory/Oversight Committee:

Goals of the PA Link Network:

  • Streamline access to long-term living services and supports to make access to such services easier for the target populations;
  • Create consistent policies and protocols for such services;
  • Create a collaborative network in Lehigh and Northampton County that consists of those agencies that provide services and supports, either primary or ancillary, to the target populations with the shared goal of having those individuals living as independently as possible for as long as possible;
  • Create a knowledgeable network of agencies that have a basic understanding of the long-term living system and services and supports available to the target populations, both private paying and public supported;
  • Implement consistent information and referral protocols so that individuals are linked to the services they need rather than left to navigate the long-term living system on their own;
  • Utilize common information and referral protocols to provide efficient and accurate consumer referrals.