AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC) OF SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN

The ADRC in Lafayette County began in January, 2009.  We are part of an 4 county consortium including the counties of Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette.  The ADRC provides services for older adults, adults with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse.  The ADRC provides a single point of entry to Long Term Care Services and Information and Assistance to residents in these Counties.  The resource centers are the first place to go to get accurate, unbiased information to help 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. 

 

The  ADRC staff consists of:

 

Information and Assistance Specialists are knowledgeable and provide information about all of the programs and services available to help meet the needs of older people and people of disabilities. 

 

Disability and Elderly Benefit Specialists provides advocacy, information and referral, counseling, negotiation and representation in health care financing, income maintenance, community-based services, consumer/finance, and protective services/probate. 

 

Top 5 topics requested at the ADRC:

  1. Information about Public Benefits
  2. Health Benefits
  3. Long Term Care Services
  4. Long Term Care Payment for Services
  5. Caregiving 

 

Other requested topics include:  Basic Needs, Financial Assistance, Health/In-Home Services, Institutional Care, Legal Issues, Nutrition, and Transportation. 

 

ADRC Activity Areas:

  • Provide Information & Assistance
  • Provide Follow-upRefer to Economic Support
  • Administer Long Term Care
  • Functional Screen
  • Provide Enrollment Consultation

ADRC of SW Wisconsin                                        


ADRC Brochure

 

adrc@lchsd.org

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

 

Lafayette County Human Services

 

ü  Lafayette County Human Services operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance

    with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.  Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice

    under Title VI may file a complaint with Lafayette County Human Services.

 

ü  For more information on Lafayette County Human Services’ civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 608

    776-4800, email info@lchsd.org  or visit our administrative office at 15701 County Road K, PO Box 130, Darlington, Wisconsin  53530.  For more information, visit http://www.lchsd.org

 

ü  A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights,

    Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC, 20590.

 

ü  If information is needed in another language, contact 608-776-4800.

            Si se necesita informacion en otro idioma de contacto, 608-776-4800.

Medicaid

Wisconsin's Forward Health Medicaid plan for elderly, blind or disabled, provides health care for those who are:

  • Age 65 or older, blind or determined disabled;
  • With family income at or below the monthly program limit.

The Medicaid Plan you are enrolled in depends on your income, assets and the type of care you need.

 

For information on the specific types of programs available under Wisconsin Medicaid, please visit http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid

 

SeniorCare

SeniorCare is Wisconsin's prescription drug assistance program for residents who are 65 and older and meet eligiblity requirements. All participants must pay a $30 annual enrollment fee. All participants will be subject to certain out-of-pocket expenses depending on their annual income.

 

For information on SeniorCare, please visit http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/seniorcare

Programs and Services

 

Transportation/Bus

 

The availability of adequate transportation has long been a priority concern among Lafayette County seniors.  The Aging Unit offers two transportation programs.  The first program is for “Regular Trips” that are scheduled monthly.  Regular trips have a set schedule with approximate times for door to door pick up and drop off.  These trips offer shopping, nutrition, social gatherings, medical appointments and business purpose opportunities in Dubuque, Iowa, Madison, Monroe and Platteville, Wisconsin.  This program is funded through the Department of Transportation, program income and County funds.  For this program, donations are voluntary and confidential.  For the general public there is a set fee for service.   

 

The second transportation program that we offer is “Charter Trips” for entertainment, socialization and quality of life.  These trips are scheduled each month and are advertised in our monthly newsletter the Upper Horizon.  The cost for the Charter Trips is based on actual cost of service including all expenses related to providing this service. 

 

Some of the events that were offered in 2010 were to see:

 

  • Senior Expo- Platteville, Wisconsin
  • Mel Tillus/ Crystal Grand Theater - Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • Miller Park/Brewer game – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lafayette County Manor fishing – Yellowstone Park
  • County Board Orientation
  • Mount Carroll Playhouse- Mount Carroll, Illinois
  • Lake Geneva Mail boat ride- Lake Geneva, Illinois
  • Gays Mills apple and color ride- Gays Mills, Wisconsin
  • Shullsburg Home
  • Christmas light ride- Dubuque, Iowa
  • Lafayette County Manor light ride
  • Sienna Crest light ride – Dubuque, Iowa
  • Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County Tour of Homes  

 

 

Transportation/Driver Escort

 

Driver Escort is one of two transportation programs offered through the Aging Unit for elderly and disabled of this County. 
Our Driver Escort program enlists the aid of volunteer drivers to deliver medical and emergency transportation services.  Driver Escort is available to all elderly and disabled citizens who are
unable to drive or transport themselves.  Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles and are reimbursed at a rate of at least 50 cents per mile.  In 2010 we combined our Driver Escort program with the Human Services’ program to utilize the drivers and to provide more transportation opportunities for the drivers.  

 

Home Chore

 

The Home Chore program provides basic household chore services such as laundry, dishes, vacuuming, cleaning floors and bathrooms for most frail and vulnerable elderly.  This service is intended to help maintain seniors in their own home for as long as they are able and wish to do so.  Each client is offered an annual health assessment and the opportunity to have a safety check of their home to help prevent the risk of falling.  The service is supplemented by program income based on a sliding fee scale according to annual income.   

Contracted Services with Lafayette County Health Department

Personal Care Program

The Personal Care Program provides services for those elderly who need assistance with bathing and personal hygiene and have no other provider available to assist them.  A doctor’s order is required for this service.

 

Medication Management

The medication Management program is important as a prevention tool to help make sure that the appropriate medications are being taken according to directions.  The services provided include setting up medications, health assessments, and monitoring.

 

Health Day Clinics

The health day clinics provide cholesterol screening and foot care services in the County.

 

Family Caregiver Support Program

This program provides information on community services and resources, long-term care options counseling, community presentations, and funding for respite, home modification, and adaptive equipment for caregivers.  The “Coffee Hour” is a support group that is offered on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. 

 

Upper Horizon Newsletter

“Upper Horizon” is the Lafayette County Aging Unit’s monthly publication.  It informs older adults of services available, changes in benefit programs, and other pertinent matters. 

 

Other services that are provided by the Aging Unit: 

Household Sharps Collection Program and Homestead Taxes offered by AARP.

 

Lafayette County Human Services

15701 County Road K

PO Box 130

 Darlington, WI 53530

Phone: 608-776-4800   ---   Fax: 608-776-4914

 

If you see any mistakes or discrepancies within this website, please contact the website administrator at:  info@lchsd.org

 

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