Welcome to the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Barron and Rusk Counties 

Learn About ADRC Programs on Rice Lake Media!

We are partnering with Rice Lake Community Media to get the word out about ADRC programs and events. In the latest segment, Alisa Lammers, Caregiver Specialist and Health Promotions Coordinator, and program host James Wyngaard talk about Daybreak, a full-day adult program for people dealing with dementia and other cognitive disabilities.

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 alisa.lammers@co.barron.wi.us for the link. Questions? Call Alisa Lammers at 715-537-6225.

Registration is not required.

Farmer's Market Vouchers Available

The 2023 Farmer's Market voucher packets will be distributed "per person" instead of "per household". A husband and wife can each get a packet if they are under the total household incomes in order to qualify. Check the income guidelines. This year's benefit is $35 per packet. Contact us at 888-538-3031 to 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.

ADRCs and Tribal ADRSs: Beware of Medicaid Renewal Scam

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has been made aware of a scam targeting Medicaid members via text message.

A new Medicaid renewal scam is occurring. Medicaid members have received two different text messages regarding their benefits. The first text message states that their case is at risk of cancellation. The second text message states that benefits have been cancelled and requests that the member call 1-877-687-4221. If the member contacts this number, then they are informed they have lost their health insurance coverage and need to pay to be reinstated. DHS wants to make partner agencies aware of this scam. DHS does not send text messages with this type of language and does not charge a recertification fee.

Vaccines and Boosters!

Find out where you and your family members can get your vaccines and the latest booster with the vaccine locator! Visit vaccines.gov

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.