The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a grant program through the Federal Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Aging, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The grant program was developed to assist states in their efforts to create a single, coordinated system of information and access for all persons seeking long-term care support to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice and support informed decision-making.
To help people age 60+ and adults with disabilities secure needed services or benefits, live with dignity and security and achieve maximum independence and quality of life.
There are no income requirements to be able to utilize the services of the ADRC. ADRC's assist anyone age 60 and over as well as adults age 18-59 with disabilities. ADRC services are also available to family members, friends, caregivers and professionals working with these populations.
Information & Assistance and Options Counseling
Aging & Disability Resource Center, all of our staff are able to provide customers with information and assistance regarding a wide variety of topics. Topics include, but are not limited to, housing, home care, how to apply for various benefits such as Social Security disability, information regarding benefits such as Medicare, transportation assistance, vocational/job resources, resources and support for caregivers… and the list goes on and on.
Sometimes, a phone call looking for information can lead to a much larger discussion. Especially for those with chronic health conditions and conditions that may get worse with time, meeting with an Options Counselor to hear about long-term care services may be in order.
Options counseling is an interactive decision-support process where consumers are assisted with evaluating and weighing their long-term care service options. Long-term care services may include: housing options, home care/personal care options, should someone be thinking of possibly moving, vocational options, etc…
Anyone in need of assistance with long-term care decisions is able to work with an Options Counselor.
The goal of meeting with an Options Counselor is to help make sure that your long-term care needs are being met and that you are aware of the resources available to you in our area. Options Counselors assist individuals with the ability to pay for their needed services and they also help those who don’t have the ability to pay for their needed services apply for publicly funded programs that may be able to help. Such programs include, but aren’t limited to, Community Health Partnership’s Family Care and Partnership programs and IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct).
We provide accurate and current information on private and government benefits and programs. We also help customers who run into problems with Medicare, Social Security and other benefits. Both Elderly Benefit Specialists and Disability Benefit Specialists are available.
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