Aging and Disability Resource Centers Customer Page
WHAT IS AN
for information and assistance!
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. ADRCs are friendly, welcoming places
- individuals, concerned families or friends, or professionals working
with issues related to aging or disabilities - can go for information tailored to their situation. The ADRC provides information on
broad range of programs and services, helps people understand the various
long term care options available to them, helps people apply for programs
and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly-funded long term
care. These services can be provided at the ADRC, via telephone, or
through a home visit, whichever is more convenient to the individual
For additional information, see:
HOW TO FIND AN ADRC
ADRCs are available in all Wisconsin counties.
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE ADRC
An Aging and Disability Resource Center provides the following services
Information and Assistance:
- Information about local services and resource
- Assistance in finding services to match your needs
- In-home care
- Housekeeping and chore services
- Home modifications, safety and maintenance
- Health (healthy lifestyles, management of chronic conditions,
- Nutrition, home delivered meals
- Housing, including senior and low income housing
- Assisted Living, nursing homes and other long term care
- Financial assistance (e.g., Social Security, SSI, Disability,
Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs)
- Legal issues (guardianship, power of attorney, client rights
- Abuse, neglect and financial exploitation
- Mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, crisis intervention
- Employment, vocational services, volunteer work
- Adaptive equipment
Long Term Care Options Counseling:
- Information about the choices you have when making decisions
about where to live, what kind of help you need, where to receive that
care and help, and how to pay for it.
- One-on-one consultation to help you think through the pros and cons
of the various options in light of your situation, values, resources
- Benefit specialists provide information about government and other benefits that you may
be entitled to receive, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security,
Disability, low income housing, etc.
- Benefit specialists advocate for you when you have problems with
Medicare, Social Security, and other benefits.
Benefit Specialists serve people age 60 years of age and older.
Benefit Specialists serve adult with a disability under age 60.
This includes people with a physical disability, people with a
developmental disability, people with mental illness or substance use
Access to Funding for Long Term Care:
- The ADRC can determine if you will be eligible for public funding
for your long term care.
- The ADRC can help you prepare your Medicaid application, if eligible.
- The ADRC can explain the program choices you have that will provide
your long term care. These programs include Family
and in some areas Partnership and
Health and Wellness:
- ADRC can connect you to wellness programs to help keep you healthy
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May 01, 2013