Stretch Your Savings and Keep Your Options Open

What happens when you need some help to maintain your independence? Naturally, you want to make the most of your money. Your ADRC office can help you identify the services that can help you and stretch your savings. Though it can be difficult to spend money on services you’d prefer to do yourself, it’s often a good long-term decision.

When you pay, you have more choices:
  • What you want 
  • When you want it 
  • Where you want it 
When a government program pays for your services, your options are restricted. 


Many people find that spending a fairly small amount pays off for them. Simple modifications and community support can prevent you or your loved one from expensive medical bills or home repairs that can quickly drain savings.

Customers of the ADRC cover a wide spectrum:
  • Adults 60 and older, regardless of income or the amount of assets 
  • Adults with disabilities, regardless of income or the amount of assets 
  • Families, friends, caregivers, neighbors, guardians of the above 
  • Service providers in the community, including physicians and discharge planners at hospitals and nursing homes, social workers, care managers 
  • Local businesses and employers 
All Wisconsin counties provide ADRC services.

ADRC of Barron, Rusk & Washburn Counties Vision Statement

To provide service with the utmost integrity, the staff of the ADRC of Barron, Rusk & Washburn Counties will work as a team; respecting individual perspectives while working collaboratively.

State ADRC Mission Statement

To empower and support seniors, people with disabilities, and their families to ask for help, find a way to live with dignity and security, and achieve maximum independence and quality of life.

To learn more about the operations and funding of Aging and Disability Resources in Wisconsin, review the materials below and visit the state web site.

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