Welcome to the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Barron and Rusk Counties
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Become a Professional Personal Care Worker
A Personal Care Worker (PCW) is a professional who assists people with day-to-day activities. For example, they help with household chores, hygiene, and mobility support. You can find PCWs working at assisted living facilities and in-home care agencies. Anyone that is 16 years of age or older can be a PCW. Part-time and flexible schedules. Required training and certification can be completed through the Healthcare Workforce Training Institute at www.healthcareworkforcetraining.com or 715-726-3849.
Learn more about it here and find out more about caregiving in Barron County at the monthly We Care meeting at 4:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday. Meetings are virtual; to join virtually, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link. Questions? Call Alisa Lammers at 715-537-6225.
Registration is not required.
Caregivers Needed for Research Study
The UW-Madison's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has a project that aims to understand caregivers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and other memory-related diagnoses, and their well-being and burnout. They are currently recruiting caregivers and participants for this study. Learn more.
Local Information, Personal Choice
Resources for Independent Living
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 or Rusk County? Find your local ADRC.
Volunteer with the ADRC!
It's good for you and your community! Read about our volunteer opportunities, contact us or call toll-free at 1-888-538-3031.
Thank Your Brain
Get a free Memory Screen! Your confidential screen takes about ten minutes. Walk-ins are welcome-no appointment needed!
Available at two locations:
ADRC Office, 335 E. Monroe, Room 100, Barron
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursdays monthly:
February 16, March 16, April 20, and May 18
North Lakes Community Clinic, 730 Swede Avenue, Turtle Lake, WI, 54889
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on:
March 9, April 12, and May 10
This program is for people living with early stage dementia and their care partners. No garden, gardening experience or green thumb required!
Enjoy the joys of gardening together each month with this fun program! The Rusk County session has space available. Learn more here, or to register contact Trisha Witham at 888-538-3031.
Vaccines and Boosters!
Find out where you and your family members can get your vaccines and the latest booster with the vaccine locator!
You're Welcome Here
We welcome everyone to the ADRC, regardless of race, age, color, national origin, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic, marital or military status. We respect the diversity of our customers, employees, and communities. You can find the ADRC policy here.