AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
ADRC’s offer the general public a single entry point for information and assistance on issues affecting older people, and people with disabilities regardless of their income. These resource centers are welcoming and convenient places for you and your family to get information, advice and access to a wide variety of service options. Starting May 1, 2008 the Office on Aging and Aging Services will be integrated into the ADRC.
THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ADRC:
Information and Assistance: Information about services, resources, and programs in areas such as disability and long-term care, living arrangements, health, adult protective services, home maintenance and publicly funded programs.
Long-Term Care Options Counseling: Information and advice about the options that are available to meet your long-term care needs. An options counselor discusses factors to consider when making long-term care decisions. Eligibility determinations for publicly funded programs are completed when requested, and objective information to help you plan your own care and consider how to best spend your personal resources is provided.
Elderly Benefit Specialist and Disability Benefit Specialist: Benefit Specialists will provide you with accurate and current information about private and government benefits and programs that you may be entitled to. Help will be provided to sort through the maze of benefits, the varying eligibility requirements and application processes. Help is also provided when people run into problems with Medicare, Social Security, and other benefits.
AGING SERVICES - FOR PERSONS AGE 60 OR OLDER
Home Delivered Meals: Meals are delivered to anyone who is homebound due to illness or disability or isolated in any way.
Chore Assistance: Reimbursements are available for help with household tasks, cleaning and yard work.
Family Caregiver Support Program: Provides information, services and respite care to assist caregivers. For statewide caregiver resources go to: www.wisconsincaregiver.org or call (866) 843-9810.
Vehicle and Volunteer Transportation: Van and wheel chair equipped bus service is provided to Congregate Meal sites, medical appointments and essential shopping.
If you have no other means of transportation, volunteers will take you to medical appointments.
The Elder Abuse Law: Holds that elder abuse has taken place when a person age 60 or older has been subject to physical abuse, material abuse, neglect or self-neglect. The caller's confidentiality is protected by law. The ADRC receives Elder Abuse reports for Pierce County.
Senior Dining Meals: If you or your spouse are age 60 or over, you can join us for lunch. Register one day prior to eating at any of the six meal sites. Donations are accepted to defray part of the cost of the meal.
Spring Valley Senior Center
Prescott Watertower Apts.
River Falls Senior Center
Ellsworth Senior Center
Plum City Senior Center
Bay City Village Hall
Monthly Newsletters are mailed free of charge to 2000 elderly households and to senior centers. The newsletter has up-to-date information about benefits, social and recreational events, and goods and services provided by advertisers.
Volunteer Opportunities provide many valuable and rewarding opportunities and are available to people who want to volunteer. If you are interested call the ADRC.
Ø Volunteer Driving
Ø Volunteer Visiting
Ø Delivering meals to homebound elderly.
Ø Helping at meal sites and Senior Centers.
Ø Activity direction or craft instruction.
For more information call (715) 273-6780 or toll free (877) 273-0804
or Fax: 715-273-6863
or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org