For people who are in need of long-term care or support services and caregivers,
finding the necessary resources can be a difficult task. Some of the biggest
challenges facing consumers are: the disconnection between service providers,
redundant application forms and confusing information on available options.
Often, this results in a frustrating experience for the consumer who might end
up spending a significant amount of time and/or money on the wrong service or
source of action.
The main objective of CRCs (Community Resource Connections) is to create a
coordinated system of information and access for older adults (60+) and adults
(18+) with disabilities, as well as their caregivers. Both public and private
pay are considered within this system.
The intent of CRCs is to:
Minimize confusion for the consumer
the number of agencies a consumer must approach to receive services
the cost effectiveness of long-term care support systems
Through the CRC, policymakers and program administrators will respond
more effectively to individual needs, address system challenges and
reduce the unnecessary use of high cost services.
Community Resource Connections
The new local CRC initiative is the key component to an effectively
managed, consumer-driven system of long-term supports and services in
our community. Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt counties are
part of the state's 'no wrong door' model, where the consumer can
effectively access information and services through any number of
community partner doors. No more repeating the same story to each
agency, no more calling several sources for referral information. The
CRC will seek to eliminate the confusion and frustration faced by many
trying to access information and resources.