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 is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver for adults with developmental disabilities. In general, people who have a developmental disability are able to lead very productive lives in their community. People are able to access integrated employment, live in
The Community Options Program (COP) and the Community Options Program Waiver (COP-W) help people get the long-term support they need to remain in their own homes and communities.
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.
The IRIS program is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services waiver for self-directed long-term supports. The program is an option for adults with long-term care needs.
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