Consumer Guide to Health Care
Resources for Seniors
All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit
of the general public. The Department of Health Services does not
testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on
externally linked pages.
Services for Seniors: This page from the
Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides
information on Wisconsin programs and services for older people and
Senior Issues, from the Wisconsin Office
of the Commissioner of Insurance, provides information for seniors looking for insurance as well
as Consumer Alerts about questionable
financial transactions and marketing schemes.
Aging and Disability Resource
Centers are the first place to go to get accurate information about all
aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability in Wisconsin. The ADRC can give
you information about programs and services tailored to your specific situation, help you
understand your long-term care options, and assist you in applying for programs and benefits.
These services can be provided in person, via telephone, or through a home visit. ADRCs
are available in most, but not all, Wisconsin counties. Visit the ADRC website to view a
short video about their services and find one near you.
If your county doesn't have an ADRC, go to your
county or tribal aging agency.
The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG)
produces a wide variety of publications on topics of interest to older adults.
You may view publications online or order copies electronically or by mail. CWAG is a
non-profit, non-partisan organization concerned with issues affecting older persons and
Elder Benefit Specialists
are experts at helping older people with the extensive
and complicated paperwork that is often required in benefit programs.
They can help you figure out what benefits you are entitled to and tell you what you need to do to
Consumer Advocates: Contact information for the Board on Aging and Long Term
Care Ombudsman Program.
Associations: A list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers for
associations of the following providers:
- Nursing homes
- Residential facilities
- Hospice organizations
- Adult day services
- Adult daycare associations
- Assisted living
- County nursing facilities
- Homecare organizations
Eldercare Locator, from the U.S.
Administration on Aging, can help you find
local services for seniors. Eldercare Locator can also be reached by phone at
NIH Senior Health is an easy-to-use website from the National Institutes
of Health. It features basic health and wellness information for older adults.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older
Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose. Health care is a very
important issue to AARP.
March 27, 2013