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. 

Local Information, Personal Choice 

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: 
  • Healthy living 
  • Getting rides 
  • Benefit eligibility

Independence Your Way in Rusk County!

Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ladysmith Care Community, 1001 E. 11th Street N., Ladysmith, WI 54848

Join us in getting information and learning about ways to stay healthy and independent.  This free event is sponsored by the Ladysmith Care Community, Aging & Disability Resource Center, and Rusk County Elder Abuse I-TeamGet the details!
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Get Connected with Elder Tree! 

Elder Tree provides older adults an opportunity to connect, learn about local events, track their health and give back. It’s a website just for Wisconsin seniors, even those with no computer experience! Learn more!

See Wisconsin seniors who've learned to use Elder Tree and find it improves their lives!

Additional Public Hearings Announced

Family Care and IRIS hearings will be held around the state. Find current dates, times and locations here.

Public Hearings on Family Care and IRIS Announced

The Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced several different methods for people to provide testimony on the changes the legislature directed DHS to make in Act 55 (2015-2017 state budget) to the Family Care and IRIS programs. Learn more.

Wondering About the Future of IRIS?

The 2015-17 state budget eliminates IRIS as a separate Medicaid Waiver program, and folds self-direction under the umbrella of managed care. However, the Department of Human Services (DHS) must renew the current IRIS waiver—set to expire at the end of 2015— so the IRIS program can continue to run until (and if) it is replaced by the new system. Learn more.