TCOG’s Aging & Disability Resource Center Announces Toll-Free Number

Aging & Disability Resource Center - Toll-free (855) 937-2372

TCOG’s Aging & Disability Resource Center Announces Toll-Free Number

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TCOG’s Aging & Disability Resource Center Announces Toll-Free Number

SHERMAN, February 19, 2016 – Susan B. Thomas, PhD, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today the new toll-free phone number for the ADRC Program. (855) 937-2372 is the number to call for information relating to long-term personal care options for persons with disabilities, veterans, older adults and caregivers.

Establishing a toll-free telephone number dedicated to the long-term care industry is an important step toward providing individuals, caregivers and the professionals who serve them with the information and referrals they need to address their client’s needs – Susan B. Thomas, PhD, Executive DirectorAdministered by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), the ADRC provides information and referral service which assist individuals and their caregivers in determining the most appropriate resources available in Texoma and Ark-Tex counties.

“Establishing a toll-free telephone number dedicated to the long-term care industry is an important step toward providing individuals, caregivers and the professionals who serve them with the information and referrals they need to address their client’s needs,” said Dr. Thomas. “As we move into 2016, TCOG’s ADRC is committed to strengthening partnerships with the aging and disability network by promoting and fostering collaboration which will strengthen and grow the referral database.”

The toll-free number provides access to up-to-date information on local, state and federal long-term care resources. Callers will be provided with a range of information and referrals to various resources that support community living; including information about eligibility requirements for in-home care, home-delivered meals, medical transportation, prescription assistance, housing options and community attendant services. The number will also serve as a resource for professionals who are seeking long-term care resources as well as provide information about wellness and disease prevention and community events.

The Texoma Council of Governments is a voluntary association of the local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties. Established in 1968, the Texoma Council of Governments promotes economy and efficiency in the coordinated planning and development of the tri-county region through its community and economic development activities. Either directly, or through contractors, the Council provides housing, utility assistance, and weatherization services for low-income citizens in the region and assists the elderly through a variety of Area Agency on Aging programs. The Council also facilitates the delivery of grant funding for homeland security and criminal justice.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
Janet Karam
(903) 813-3581

FOR INTERVIEWS/STATEMENTS CONTACT:
DR. SUSAN B. THOMAS
(903) 813-3514