The Family Caregiver Support Program provides information and assistance to family members, neighbors and friends who care for adults 60 years old and older and persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorder (regardless of age); grandparents and relative caregivers of children no older than 18 and relative caregivers of an adult child 18 to 59 with a disability. The program consists of the following components:
- Assistance: To assess particular caregiving needs, to help identify options and provide referrals to local community-based services.
- Information: Such as group presentations and public education to help caregivers learn of existing services and resources in their community.
- Respite Care Services: Funding to provide short-term and temporary breaks for the caregiver that can be provided in the home, adult day care or a facility.
- Supplemental Services: On a limited basis to complement the care provided by the caregiver such as home modifications, adaptive equipment or needed medical supplies.
- Training and Support: To assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role and providing classes and support groups.
Home and office visits are available to assist consumers and families to examine and arrange community options, short-term intervention, advocacy and prevention services.
Funding for respite care, education, or equipment may be available through grant funding if individuals meet eligibility requirements.
|1st Tuesday of the month
|2nd Wednesday of the month
|3rd Thursday of the month
|New Richmond Civic Center
Main Floor Conference Room
156 East First St
New Richmond, WI 54017
|St. Bridget's Church
211 East Division St
River Falls, WI 54022
|St. Croix County Government Center
1101 Carmichael Rd
Hudson, WI 54016
|For individuals caring for others with memory loss||For individuals caring for others with memory loss||For individuals caring for others with chronic conditions|
12th Annual Caregiver Conference
Friday, September 28, 2018
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WITC - New Richmond
1019 Knowles Ave
New Richmond, WI 54017
A regional caregiver conference affirming and advocating for the family and professional caregiver or individuals with a disability, chronic disease, an aging parent, friend, or relative.
The list below is meant for informational purposes only. The ADRC of St. Croix County does not recommend, support or promote one website over another. Also, the list may not be complete. If you notice that links are not working, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org
Alzheimer's Association: Information on Alzheimer's Disease and dementia symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, care and support resources. www.alz.org/care
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Caregiver help, tools, resources, and inspirational stories. www.aarp.org/caregiving
Administration on Aging (AoA): US Department on Human Services. Promotes well-being of older individuals and information on services to live independently at home. www.acl.gov
Ask Medicare: Resources to assist caregivers with questions regarding Medicare. www.medicare.gov
Be Safe, Not Sorry: Workbook provided by Wisconsin DOT which discusses driver safety. www.wisconsindot.gov/dmv/shared/bds345.pdf
Caregiver Action Network: Provides education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers. www.caregiveraction.org
Caregiver Toolkit: Online toolkit to facilitate support for caregivers. www.caregivertoolkit.ca
Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin: Provides consultants who assist with home modification and assistive technology. www.cilww.com
DailyCaring: Practical tips for family caregivers. www.dailycaring.com
Dementia and Driving: For reliable information about dementia and driving. www.alz.org/driving
Dementia and Driving: At the Crossroads - a guide booklet for family conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and driving. http://hartfordauto.thehartford.com/UI/Downloads/Crossroads.pdf
Dementia and Driving: Silver Alert is a tool used by Wisconsin crime alert network law enforcement to locate missing adults with Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia or other cognitive impairment. www.wisconsincrimealert.gov
Dental Care and Dementia:www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-dental.asp and www.emergencydentistsusa.com/alzheimers-dental-care/
Family Caregiver Alliance: Public voice for caregivers to address needs of families and friends providing long term care for loved ones at home. www.caregiver.org
Family Caregiver Support: Offers information, support, and resources to help caregivers better care for their loved ones and themselves. www.wisconsincaregiver.org or www.facebook.com/Wisconsin-Family-Caregiver-Support-Programs-305572173160107
FamilyMeans: Caregiver support and aging services. www.familymeans.org
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc (GWAAR): Offers information, support, and resources to help caregivers better care for their loved ones and themselves. www.gwaar.org
Jackson Medical Equipment - Mobility and Hearing: To help people to live without boundaries by providing in-home consultation regarding quality healthcare/adaptive products. www.jacksonmedicalequipment.com
Lotsa Helping Hands: Care calendar to organize meals and other help. www.lotsahelpinghands.com
National Council on Aging (NCOA): Tools for older adults and caregivers to stay healthy and economically secure. www.ncoa.org
National Alliance for Caregiving: Information on research and advocacy regarding family caregiving. www.caregiving.org
National Caregivers Library: One of the largest resources of information and tools for caregivers and seniors. www.caregiverslibrary.org
Power Attorney forms: Wisconsin Department of Health Services has advanced directive forms available online - Power of Attorney Health Care or Power of Attorney Finance. www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/forms/advdirectives/index.htm
Well-Spouse Association: Support for spousal caregivers. www.wellspouse.org
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT): Reliable information regarding impaired drivers. www.dot.wisconsin.gov/pages/dmv/license-drvs/mdcl-cncrns/olderdriver.aspx
It can be overwhelming finding the right resources and education for caregivers, whether you live with the person or are at a distance. We would like to help you find your way through the questions and concerns you may have.