Located in every county and tribe in the state, Wisconsin's Family Caregiver Support Programs provide information and assistance to help people better care for their loved ones – and themselves. Whether arranging for services (e.g., respite care, transportation, etc) or helping families understand their options for care, Family Caregiver Support Programs give caregivers access to the information and services that can help them in the often rewarding – sometimes challenging – role of caregiver.
Wisconsin's Family Caregiver Support Programs provide help to family members
and friends who care for:
* a person age 60 and over; or
* a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder regardless of age.
Programs also assist grandparents or relative caregivers 55 years of age and older who:
* care for children under age 19, or
* care for a relative with a disability who is 19 to 59 years of age
Local aging offices (known in many communities as Aging & Disabilty Resource Centers) provide services which make it possible for older people to remain in their homes, thereby preserving their independence. County and tribal aging offices coordinate and support a wide range of home-and community-based services including information and referral, home-delivered and congregate meals, transportation, employment services, senior centers, and adult day care. They provide assistance and guidance to families, caregivers, providers of services, elected officials, businesses, and the community.
County and Tribal Aging Offices can be your first stop for help. To find your local office on aging, click here.
Funding for this website is provided by the Older Americans Act – Title IIIE the National Family Caregiver Support Program.