Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC)
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are the first place to go to get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability. ADRCs are friendly, welcoming places where anyone – individuals, concerned families or friends, or professionals working with issues related to aging or disabilities – can go for information tailored to their situation. The ADRC provides information on broad range of programs and services, helps people understand the various long term care options available to them, helps people apply for programs and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly-funded long term care. These services can be provided at the ADRC, via telephone, or through a home visit, whichever is more convenient to the individual seeking help.
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Opening Doors: A Guide to Adult Services
The Department of Public Instruction has produced a helpful guide that provides helpful information on vocational services, postsecondary education, Family Care/IRIS, applying for Social Security, housing, Guardianship and more
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Family Care is a long-term care program that helps frail elders and adults with disabilities get the services they need to remain in their homes. This comprehensive and flexible program offers services to foster independence and quality of life for members while recognizing the need for interdependence and support. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/familycare/whatisfc.htm
IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) is a self-directed program for Wisconsin’s frail elders and adults with disabilities. You have to be eligible for Medicaid to be in the IRIS program.
IRIS is built on the principles of self-determination and self-direction. That means that you will have the freedom to decide how you want to live your life. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/iris/index.htm
Guardianship Support Center
Get information and assistance on issues related to adult guardianship, protective placement, advance directives, and more from the Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center (GSC). Operated by GWAAR, the GSC responds to requests for information through a toll-free helpline or by e-mail. Calls are returned in the order in which they are received. Please note the Guardianship Support Center is required to be a neutral information source. They are unable to provide legal advice or offer direct representation. If you would like specific legal advice, please consult an attorney.
They can help with questions like:
• How do I petition for guardianship?
• How can I make a power of attorney?
• What are my responsibilities as a guardian?
Alternatives to Guardianship (Supported Decision-Making)
Toll-Free Helpline (855) 409-9410
Wisconsin Independent Living Centers
Independent living centers (ILCs) provide assistance to people with all kinds of disabilities. These agencies were created to promote independence and self-determination for individuals, as well as to offer support and information to families and communities. Services provided by ILCs include: peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training, coordination of personal care and other services, advocacy and community education. Click here for more info
Adult Day Services
Aurora Community Services
406 Technology Drive East
Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 235-1839 or (888) 301-5897
Offers Residential and Vocational Services.
Rebecca Kamenick, Site Manager
1113 W. Kennedy Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54140
(920) 337-1122 x1314
Kristen Reichardt, Site Manager
2216 11th Street, Two Rivers, WI 54241
(920) 337-1122 ext. 1207
2801 South Webster Avenue
Green Bay WI 54301
Julie Tetzlaff, Director of Adult Day Services
(920) 337-1122 ext. 1239
424 Washington Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
2649 Manitowoc Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54311
1441 East Timber Drive
P.O. Box 618 Rhinelander, WI 54501
North Star Services, Inc.
450 E State St.
Adams, WI 53910
Paragon Community Services
Green Bay, WI 54301
Plymouth, WI 53073
1607 Geele Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53083-4668
Regional Enterprises for Adults and Children, Inc. (Reach Inc.)
2205 Heimstead Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Offers Adult Day and Employment Programs.
Soar Fox Cities
211 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI 54914
2850 Universal St
Oshkosh, WI 54904