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 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.


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


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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