Descriptions of Aging Programs and Services
Adult Protective Services and
Elder abuse takes place when a person age sixty or older is the victim of
physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial exploitation, neglect or self-neglect.
In Wisconsin, adults-at-risk specialists are typically the first responders to
reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
information and resources.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are the first place to go to
get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or
living with a disability.
Benefit Specialist Program
Each county or tribe has a Benefit Specialist trained to help
older persons who have problems concerning their private insurance, pension, or
government benefits. Benefit Specialists are called "red tape
cutters." They help older persons with the paperwork that is required in
Caring for People with
The Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program responds to the
stress and service needs of families caring for someone with an irreversible
dementia such as Alzheimer's disease.
Options Program (COP):
Home & Community-Based Long Term Care Services
The purpose of the COP program is to keep older people and
persons with disabilities out of nursing homes or other institutions and allow
them to remain in the community.
Information on meals for older adults provided at home and in a
group setting at congregate meal sites.
Family Caregiver Support Program
Family members play an important role in providing care to older
people. The Family Caregiver Support Program meets the needs of the spouse or
relatives who care for older people.
A program for people with limited income who would like to serve
children with special needs.
Information and Assistance
Information and Assistance helps older adults and their families
connect with the services they need. County or Tribal Aging Unit staff keep
up-to-date information so older residents can learn about available services.
Publications produced by the Bureau of Aging and
Volunteer Program (RSVP)
This is a program that helps people age 55 and older find
Senior Companion Program
This is a program of seniors helping homebound seniors.
Senior Employment Program
The Older American Community Service Employment Program, Title V
was designed to help seniors find a job. This program assists applicants who are
aged 55 and older and have limited income.
Older adults and persons with disabilities often need a ride for
medical appointments, grocery shopping and other errands. These services vary by
community. County or Tribal Aging Unit staff
keep up-to-date information.
July 16, 2014