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ADRC Name Aging and Disability Resource Center
ADRC Web site
Lead Agency Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging
Year of Federal Grant Award (If Applicable) 2003
State Contact Denise Rivers
Deputy Director
Lt. Governor
(803) 734-9939
State Contact (2) Denise Rivers
Deputy Director
Lt. Governor
Program Sites
Lower Savannah ADRC - Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg Counties Mary Beth Fields, Aging Unit Director, Lower Savannah Council of Governments, 2748 Wagener Road, Aiken, SC 29802; (803) 508-7033 or
Santee Lynches ADRC - Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter Counties Shawn Keith, Aging Unit Director, 36 West Liberty, Sumter, SC 29151; 803-775-7381 or
Appalachia ADRC - Anderson,Cherokee, Greenville,Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties Tim Womack, Aging Unit Director, Appalachian Council of Governments, 30 Century Drive, Greenville, SC 29606; 864-242-9733 or 864-241-4648; Phone:
Trident ADRC - Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties Stephanie Blunt, Executive Director, Trident Area Agency on Aging, 4450 Leeds Place West, Suite B, North Charleston, SC 29405;843-554-2275 or
Pee Dee ADRC - Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro counties Sheila Welch, Aging Unit Director, Vantage Point (Pee Dee Area Aging on Aging), 147 West Carolina Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550; 843-383-8632 or
Upper Savannah ADRC - Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, and Saluda Vanessa Wideman, Aging Unit Director, Upper Savannah Council of Governments, 222 Phoenix Ave., Greenwood, SC 29648; 864-941-8053 or 800-922-7729 or
Catawba ADRC - Chester, Lancaster, York and Union Barbara Robinson, Executive Director, 2051 Ebenezer Road, Suite B, Rock Hill, SC 29732; 803-329-9670; 800-622-8330 or
Central Midlands ADRC - Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry and Richland Sharon Seago, Aging Unit Director, 236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210; 803-376-5390 or
Waccamaw ADRC - Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg Kim Harmon, Aging Unit Director, Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440; 843-546-8502 or harmonkd@yahoo,com
Lowcountry ADRC - Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Marvile Thompson, Aging Unit Director, Lowcountry Council of Governments, 634 Campground Road, Yemassee, SC 29945; or 843-726-5536
Program Design
Overall Model South Carolina has ten ADRCs serving all 46 counties. ADRC services, including Medicaid eligibility intake are performed at all ADRCs. Eligibility determination is still determined by Medicaid staff only. All take a coordinated, no wrong door approach in which staff are primarily accessible by telephone, but also by Internet, personal appointments, and in three areas, a mobile unit. The ADRC program is built on the existing web-based information and assistance system, SC Access. Consumers can apply for Medicaid long term care services on-line. The ADRCs can share information electronically with Medicaid offices and other partners, with client consent. As part of SC latest grant, the remaining five AAA's transitioned to ADRCs.
Target Populations Original pilot started in two counties serving persons age 60+ in the first year then added adults with physical disabilities and four more counties in year two. They have expanded their target groups to include adults with mental retardation or developmental disabilities. All ADRCs now serve persons age 60+ and adults with disabilities.
Streamlining Access Plans Eligibility determination and application processes are streamlined through an electronic data sharing methodology that was developed in the pilot area. Focus is on improving both the efficiency of the system as a whole and of the individual financial eligibility workers. The focus is not on shortening the Medicaid form, but rather working to improve the Medicaid eligibility process. The electronic submission of the web-based Medicaid financial eligibility application was piloted in the ADRC pilot area. (All Medicaid applications can now be submitted electronically, statewide, due to the success of the pilot.) Programmatic eligibility for waiver services continues to be done by local waiver staff, but ADRC staff coordinates the application process for consumers; local waiver staff can refer consumers who go on their waiting list to the ADRC so ADRC staff can assist while they are waiting. With its latest funding, South Carolina modified the IT system to streamline and simplify eligibility determination and service applications for long term care. Data bridges were built so client data is entered once and then migrated to other databases such as SHIPTalk, Family Caregiver, etc.
Program Expansion and Sustainability All ADRC's will serve as a visible single point of entry for older adults and adults with disabilities in every county in South Carolina. ADRC staff continue to be cross-trained and will receive training in Person Centered Planning and Self Direction in May 2011. All ten Area Agencies on Aging have transitioned to Aging and Disability Resource Centers.
Options Counseling All ADRC's provide Options Counseling.
Care Transitions As of October 2010, South Carolina, a CMS Hospital Discharge Planning Model grantee, had two ADRCs actively conducting care transitions activities.
Evaluation and Quality Improvement Evaluation of the ADRCs is done by the University of South Carolina Center for Health Services and Policy Research.

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