Coverage and Support Assistance

The links below will give you information about Wisconsin’s long term care programs and help connect you to resources in your area that can assist you with learning more about your long term care options.

Benefit specialists help older adults and people with disabilities with questions and problems related to benefits such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, FoodShare, and health insurance.
The Community Integration Program (CIP) was replaced by the Family Care , Family Care Partnership , and IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) programs on July 1, 2018. For more information, contact the aging and disability resource center in your area.
The Community Options Program (COP) for adults was replaced by the Family Care , Family Care Partnership , and IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) programs on July 1, 2018. For more information, contact the aging and disability resource center in your area. If you need help caring for a child
Family Care is a Medicaid managed long-term care program for frail elders and adults with disabilities. The program provides a wide range of health and long-term care services.
Although the terms self-determination and self-directed supports (SDS) are often used interchangeably, they are actually two distinct concepts. Self-determination refers to the individual having control over all aspects of his or her life, and exercising basic rights, such as citizenship, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Participants in long-term care SDS programs are able to hire, supervise, and dismiss their own direct care workers.
Last Revised: June 18, 2015