If you have questions about aging or living with a disability, your local aging and disability resource center (ADRC) can help. The ADRC provides information on a variety of programs and services. That includes long-term care options. The ADRC also helps people apply for programs and benefits, including publicly funded long-term care.
You can access ADRC services several ways:
- By calling your local ADRC on the phone.
- By scheduling a home visit with your local ADRC.
- By visiting your local ADRC in person.
Tribal members can get help from the ADRC, or they can consult a Tribal Aging and Disability Resource Specialist (ADRS).
Services provided by the ADRC
The ADRC connects you with resources, including:
- Adaptive equipment.
- Caregiver support.
- Dementia care services.
- Health, nutrition, and home-delivery meal programs.
- Housekeeping and chore services.
- Housing options.
- In-home personal care and nursing.
- Long-term care programs.
- Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
- Safety updates to the home.
- Wellness programs.
It also provides other services.
Virtual caregiver events
Many support groups, memory cafés, conferences, and other events are available on a digital platform, providing a safe and convenient way to connect with others in your community.
Long-term care counseling
Your local ADRC can help you decide if you or your loved one is eligible for publicly funded long-term care. Its staff members can also help you prepare a Medicaid application.
In addition, the ADRC will provide:
- Information about Wisconsin’s long-term care programs and help with local resources.
- Information on living options, the kind of help you or your loved one needs, where to receive care, and how to pay for it.
- One-on-one counseling to determine the best options based on personal needs, values, and preferences.
Disability benefit specialists are available to help adults ages 18 to 59 who have a disability. Elder benefit specialists are on-hand to help adults over age 60 who have a disability.
Specialists can answer your questions related to benefits, such as:
- Private health insurance
- Social Security
You can also receive support through pre-admission consultation (PAC). This service is provided by the ADRC to help people considering long-term care.
Resources and reports
- ADRC Board Orientation Guide, P-01813 (PDF)
- ADRC Brochure, P-00122
- Considering a Move: The Cost Calculator Can Help, P-00546 (PDF)
- Next Steps: My Planning Guide, P-00498
- Overview of Supported Decision-Making and Guardianship Alternatives