Special Initiatives

Respite

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center provides temporary relief to unpaid caregivers who aren't receiving respite and can't afford to pay privately. For more information, call 855-937-2372.

Nursing Home Options Counseling

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center helps people who are in nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and hospitals get connected with services that support independent living.  For example, they make referrals to programs such as Area Agency on Aging case management, HHSC Community Attendant, and VA Aid and Attendance.  For more information, call 817-695-9142 or email jhelmer@nctcog.org.

Nursing Home Relocation

The North Central Texas Council of Governments helps nursing home residents who receive Medicaid benefits and are enrolled in Amerigroup, Molina, or United set up services that help them to return to the community . Our relocation specialists arrange non-Medicaid services and access transition grants. For more information, call 817-608-2396 or email tbusby@nctcog.org.

A Matter of Balance

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center welcomes older adults to participate in its “A Matter of Balance” fall prevention workshops. Workshops are held as a series of eight two-hour sessions—offered either once a week for eight weeks or two a week for four weeks. There’s no cost to participate, although pre-registration is required. To see what classes are already scheduled, go to https://www.nctadrc.org/calendar. Other classes are being formed. For more information or registration, contact Kim Mathis at 940-999-1024 or kmathis@nctcog.org

COVID Vaccination Help

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center has compiled resources to help people of all ages get a COVID vaccine.  As needed, it will help arrange and pay for a ride to a vaccination site.  For more information, contact Will Carr at 817-695-9208 or Lauren Bordignon at 817-704-5680.

Medicare Presentations

Staff members are available to conduct presentations on Medicare preventive health benefits and special programs for beneficiaries with low incomes.  For more information, contact Melinda Gardner at mgardner@nctcog.org or 817-695-9122.

Medicare Benefits and Fraud Workshops

Staff benefits counselors conduct presentations on Medicare benefits and how to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud. For more information contact Melinda Gardner at 817-695-9122 or mgardner@nctcog.org.

Housing Navigation

The North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center contracts with Mascari Corporation to provide housing navigation services. These services include maintaining working relationships with local (city and county) public housing authorities and other housing providers; building working relationships with housing developers; analyzing complex housing policies and plans; and conducting an inventory of independent integrated, accessible and affordable housing. To access the North Central Texas housing inventory, go to https://www.nctadrc.org/housing and select the Affordable Housing Inventory link.

Chronic Disease, Diabetes, and Pain Self-Management Classes

Older adults who have chronic conditions (e.g., arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and chronic pain) can participate in free workshops. Workshops meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and cover topics such as dealing with stress and insomnia, evaluating new treatments, and talking to your doctor. For more information, contact Kim Mathis at kmathis@nctcog.org or 940-999-1024.

Dementia Friendly North Central/East Texas

Do you have memory loss or care for someone who does?  Dementia Friendly North Central/East Texas is an interagency initiative that provides free services such as in-home care, minor home repairs for safety purposes, and medical supplies.  It also provides resource information, education, and support for family caregivers.  Call 800-272-3921 for more information.