Resources for Seniors

Wisconsin Resources

Services for the Elderly: This page from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides information on Wisconsin programs and services for older people and caregivers.

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.

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 receive them.

State Agency Consumer Advocates: Contact information for the Board on Aging and Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

A Helpful Guide to Available Resources for Wisconsin Seniors includes information on health and wellness, housing support, driving and transportation, volunteer opportunities, grocery and prescription delivery, and a section of national resources. This collection of resources was put together by Eden Senior Care, a managed portfolio of industry-leading skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the Midwest.

National Resources

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 1-800-677-1116.

National Institute on Aging 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.

Last Revised: March 22, 2022