Aging & Disability Resources
News & Events
Do you know someone caring for a loved one at home?
Our Family Caregiver Support Program can help with support, respite, and other services that reduce your stress and enable your loved one to remain at home.
Oh My Gosh - Now What
Sept 9 - Oct 14
There’s no diagnosis like an Alzheimer’s or Dementia diagnosis. More and more families are facing the long road of caring for a loved one with dementia. There is a lot of uncertainty before the diagnosis and in the early stages after the diagnosis. Take a look at the questions and the answers in this 6-part series for families and individuals beginning the journey.
Aging Out Loud
Save the date. 8:30-4:30 PM! Pierce County Human Services, in collaboration with Tacoma Older LGBT, is holding a free, full-day conference at the McGavick Conference Center on the grounds of Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA. Ideas for successful aging will be explored through panels discussing topics such as housing, caregiving, and aging in place, geared for older LGTBQIA+ residents of Pierce County, their family members, friends, and allies. Get your tickets here.
2019 Fall Prevention Awareness Day
Are falls a natural part of aging? No! Unexpected falls can result in a serious and costly injury. The good news is that most falls can be prevented! You have the power to reduce your risk of falling. Free event open to everyone – snacks provided Fall prevention tips, exercise demos, giveaways and fun for all. Fall prevention presentations & community resources too. No RSVP needed (open to public-YMCA membership not required!)
Held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morgan Family YMCA, 1002 S. Pearl Street in Tacoma. For more info call the ADRC at 253-798-4600 or e-mail PCFPCoalition@gmail.com.
Special link for vendor registration.
Respite, In-home Services, Skills, Caregiver Help, Kinship Caregiving, Services, Conferences
Background Checks, Employment Lists, Hiring Providers, Opportunities
Complaints, Care Planning, Reverse Mortgages
Eye Care, Foot Care, Exercise, Immunizations
Alternatives & Facilities, Low Income, Options, Home Repair
Medical Benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, SHIBA Benefits, CheckUp. Prescription Drugs
Elder Law Attorneys, Estate Recovery, ID Theft, Scams, Fraud, Guardianships
Food Banks, Meal Sites, Home Delivered Meals
Pierce County Pets, Metro Animal Services, and the Human Society
Local Centers, Centers in Washington, Activities
Driving Classes, Bus Passes, Personal Services, Specialized Transportation
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Aging Out Loud, Aging into the Future
Find out where to turn in a variety of situations.
The Aging and Disability Resources Program offers a wide range of community-based services that allow older adults and adults with disabilities to remain at home as long as possible. These services address the needs of frail, older and functionally disabled adults living in Pierce County.
Case managers assist individuals to access the services and supports they need to remain in their own home. Nurses are also available to review health needs and teach in-home care aide how to best meet those needs.
Family Caregiver Support
Provides services to help unpaid caregivers caring for aging parents, ailing spouses, partners, disabled adult children, or friends suffering from a debilitating illness. FCSP webpage.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Serves as a voice for residents of long-term care facilities, look into complaints, and helps solve problems. LTC Ombudsman webpage.
Aging & Disability Resource Center
Provides an access point for those seeking information and assistance regarding programs or services available to older adults or adults with disabilities. This service can range from a brief phone conversation to more in-depth conversations in the home setting.
2020-2023 Draft Area Plan
- Area Plan Public Hearing Notice
- 2020-2023 Draft Area Plan
- Aging into the Future Final Report
- 2020-2023 Area Plan Community Survey Summary
2019 Draft Area Plan Budget
2018-2019 Area Plan Update
The 2018-2019 Area Plan Update builds on our 2016-2019 Area Plan. It addresses new and emerging issues in Pierce County as well as the proposed budget for 2018.
- 2018-2019 Area Plan Update Executive Summary
- 2018-2019 Area Plan Update
- Public Hearing Presentation with 2018 Budget
- Public Hearing Summary of Comments
2017 Area Plan Budget
- 2017 Budget Presentation (PDF)
2016-2019 Area Plan
The Area Plan lays out the direction for Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources to serve the needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities for the next four years. 2016-2019 Area Plan includes the proposed 2016 Area Plan budget which allocates funding for a wide range of community-based services.
The ADR Advisory Board assists Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources with program planning, funds allocation, evaluation of contracted services, identification of unmet community needs, and community education. Members also serve as liaisons between the ADR program and the public, which includes informing legislators on key issues impacting older adults and adults with disabilities. The board’s membership is comprised of older adults, persons with disabilities, service recipients, professionals and an elected official. The board meets six times annually (odd numbered months) on the third Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. All meetings are open to the public. Board members also participate in additional committee work.
Our case managers connect older adults and individuals with disabilities with services to help them remain safe and independent at home.
Nurses are also available to review health needs and teach in-home care aide how to best meet those needs.
What We Do
- Review service needs and eligibility
- Help clients make informed choices and access services
- Help develop a plan that addresses your health, housing and safety needs
- Review each situation and help clients make changes to the plan as needed
- Human Services Resource Guide
- Aging & Disability Resources
Ph: (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332
Talk to Us
TTY Line: 253-798-2837
Special 24/7 voice mail for non-English speakers:
- Khmer / Cambodian - (253) 798-4550
- Korean - (253) 798-4551
- Russian - (253) 798-4552
- Spanish - (253) 798-4553
- Vietnamese - (253) 798-4554
Make an Appointment
Service Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1305 Tacoma Ave. Suite 104
Tacoma, WA 98402