Legal and financial resources

Local

 

For information and resources in local communities, contact the Family Caregiver Support Program. You can also call our toll-free number, 1-866-843-9810, and a resource specialist will help you find the local legal resources to meet your needs.

 

State

 

Advanced Directives
State resources for finding information and advance directives forms.

 

Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program
Funds are available in each county for qualified individuals to provide temporary caregiver respite care and purchase goods and services needed to help care for someone with irreversible dementia.

 

Disability Benefit Specialist Program
State resource for learning about and finding a Disability Benefit Specialist.

 

Elder Benefit Specialist Program
State resource for learning about and finding an Elderly Benefit Specialist.

 

Elder Law & Advocacy Center
Operated by the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc., the Elder Law & Advocacy Center supports the Elder Benefit Specialists in Wisconsin and provides information on elder law issues.

 

Homestead Credit
State resource provding information on the Homestead Credit.

 

National Family Caregiver Support Program
Federal program that offers respite, information, support, and other resources to family caregivers. Access the program through your county caregiver program.

 

Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center
Operated by the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc., the Guardianship Support Center provides information about guardianship, protective placement, advanced directives, and other issues that impact people who are helping to make decisions for an incapacitated adult.

 

Wisconsin Spousal Impoverishment Protections
State information regarding income and asset protection for married couples when one spouse is in a nursing home or participating in a community waiver program and the other spouse is not in a nursing home or other medical institution.

 

National

 

Social Security Administration
Information on Social Security and other federal income maintenance programs.

 

WISER Caregiver
Caregiving page on WISER (Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement) with downloadable information and links to other caregiving sites.