Wisconsin

Policies and Services | Wisconsin

State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

 
Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program No
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers Yes
Lifespan Respite Grant No
State Respite Coalition Yes

 

Benefits.gov - Wisconsin

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

TimeSlips

TimeSlips is a creative, group storytelling project for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. A major component of this program is dedicated to training professionals to replicate the intervention.

Organization:

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Center on Age & Community (UWM's CAC).

Interdisciplinary program works to advance innovation in aging by fostering partnerships between scholars and practitioners in education, applied research, and long term care

Location:

Milwaukee, WI

Community Options Program Waiver (COP-W)

Government program assists low income older adults and adults with disabilities remain in their own homes by helping to pay for services such as:
- Care management
- Personal care services
- Home modifications
- Transportation
- Respite
- Adult day services

Medicare Counseling for Wisconsin Residents & SHIP

Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

Consumer Guide: Nursing Homes

Government website provides directory of nursing homes in Wisconsin.

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