Wisconsin provides its elderly with many resources to help them find the senior home care services they need. Whether it is caretaker support, assistance locating home care agencies and other senior services, or insurance benefits, there are a variety of programs available to Wisconsin’s seniors and their families to help age in place.
Caretaker Support and Home Care Resources
Helping a senior retain their independence can be difficult for families at times. It can be stressful for caretakers that provide all the necessary home care a senior may need. Wisconsin’s Caregiver Support Programs offers caretaker support programs for family caretakers of seniors and the elderly available in every county and tribe in the state. The caretaker support programs are open to all seniors over the age of 60 and those with Alzheimer’s and other similar diseases. Our directory provides contact information for each county.
Our articles on Medicare also provide a wealth of information for seniors and their families. The ADRC’s also employ benefit specialists who can help seniors and their families apply for the appropriate senior care benefits and programs. They are available by phone or by scheduling an in home appointment. Not all counties or tribes currently have an Aging and Disability Resource Center, however those that do provide contact information in local phonebooks.
Wisconsin Medicaid Program for Seniors
Home care is expensive and some seniors cannot afford the home services they need to maintain their independence. Medicaid may help those Wisconsin seniors who would like to remain in their homes, but cannot afford home care cost out of pocket. Medicaid is available to seniors 65 years old and over, and the blind or disabled that meet the income requirements. The current monthly income requirement to qualify is currently $1815 per month for a one-person household. This article on Medicaid provides more specific eligibility requirements as well as a convenient online application.
Home care makes it possible for seniors to remain at home for as long as possible, and provides caretakers a helping hand meeting the home care needs of a senior. Wisconsin provides services to help seniors find the services they need to maintain their independence at home. Get started today in finding the right type of home care!