Get Help to Live Independently and Stretch Your Money at Your Local ADRC
Contact us for a free, confidential consultation to get unbiased information about local resources for individuals ages 60 + and adults with disabilities. Your local ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) staff knows how to help you find what you need to make decisions about independent living and your quality of life.
Confidentially-at no cost, with no pressure. You make the decisions.
Review our comprehensive resources directories or set up a personal consultation to help find out what makes sense for you. Choose what you need to stay as independent as possible, as long as possible, while stretching your dollars as far as possible. Learn about options including:
Looking for programs or services outside Barron, Rusk or Washburn County? Find your local ADRC.
We welcome everyone to the ADRC, regardless of race, age, color, national origin, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or socioeconomic, marital or military status. Your ADRC respects the diversity of our customers, employees, and communities.
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The shortage of direct care workers in Wisconsin is leaving people with disabilities and older adults without the care they need. Statewide, people can’t find personal care workers, job coaches, respite workers or therapy aides. According to a 2015 report from the Wisconsin Personal Services Association, 70% of the personal care agencies providing support to older adults and people with disabilities reported they were unable to staff all the hours of care a person needs (according to their service plan).
Find tools to help you communicate your story here.
Let legislators them know what would happen if rides from volunteer drivers were no longer available; tell them about any struggles you have faced finding transportation. They need to understand the importance of implementing legislation to keep volunteer drivers on the road. Find contact information for Wisconsin lawmakers here.
On July 12th, 2016, Wisconsin’s Interim Secretary of the Department of Health Services, Tom Engels, joined representatives from Mayo Hometown Health, the Boys & Girls Club of Barron County, and the Aging & Disability Resource Center to announce the implementation of a $25,000 grant from the Mayo Clinic Health System to offer the Music & Memory Program in Barron County to people with dementia living in their homes. Learn more.