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ADRCs of Surrounding Counties
ADRC of Barron, Rusk, Washburn ADRC of the North
Serves Ashland Co, Bayfield Co, Iron Co, Price Co, Sawyer Co and the Bad River Tribe, Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, Red Cliff Tribe
ADRC of St Croix County  ADRC of Dunn County
ADRC of Douglas County ADRC of Eau Claire County
ADRC of Chippewa County  
Advocacy Groups
AARP Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG)
Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. (GWAAR)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  
Caregiver Resources
Wisconsin's Family Caregiver Support Programs Family Caregiver Alliance

AARP Caregiving Resources

Alzheimer's Family and Caregiver Support Program
 
Long Term Care/Family Care
WI Department of Health Services - Family Care Homepage IRIS Program (WI DHS)

Board on Aging and Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program provides advocacy services to persons age 60  and older who are consumers of Wisconsin long term care programs. The Ombudsman Program has, by law, the authority to have contact with any resident or tenant of a Wisconsin nursing home, Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF), Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC), Adult Family Home (AFH), or person served by the community Options Program or the Family Care/Partnership/PACE program.

Community Care of Central Wisconsin (CCCW)
   
   
Health Insurance & Medications
Health Insurance Marketplace

On-line tool to compare, shop for, and enroll in private health insurance policies. WI residents should use this site.
Medicare
Medicare.gov Medicare Covered Services
Medicare Plan Finder Medicare Made Clear
(not affiliated with medicare.gov)
Medigap Helpline
Toll-free service intended to help evaluate
your Medicare supplement options
Social Security
   
Medicaid (MA, Medical Assistance)

ACCESS
Online application tool from the State of WI
for Medicaid programs and FoodShare

BadgerCare+
Information from the State of Wisconsin for BC+, the Medicaid program that provides healthcare coverage to families
Forward Health
Information from the State of Wisconsin for Medicaid services offered to the elderly, blind or disabled; Wisconsin Well Woman Program and Chronic Disease coverage is also discussed. 
Great Rivers Consortium
Regional consortium of economic support units that determines program eligibility and on-going status of beneficiaries
Social Security  
   
Prescription Drug Coverage
Disability Drug Benefit Helpline
   Can assist disabled Medicare beneficiaries with Part D plan choice, problems and questions
Medicare Part D 
NeedyMeds
   Run by a non-profit group.  Clearinghouse for prescription assistance programs from other non-profits, as well as prescription assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. 
Wisconsin SHIP Medigap Part D and Prescription Hotline
  Assists people ages 60 and over with Part D plan choice,
problems and questions

Wisconsin SeniorCare
Senior drug coverage offered through the State of Wisconsin   

 
Scams and Consumer Protection

Scams

Informational powerpoint presented by Jameson Wiltrout of the Burnett County Sheriff's Department

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud

IC3: Internet Crime Complaint Center

Report internet crime, scams and fraud.

AARP Fraud Watch Network: Scams in Your State

Report scams, get scam updates and see what scams are happening in your state.

Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Information

Knowing how to protect your information — and your identity — is a must in the 21st century. Here are some tips to doing it effectively.

 
Social Security – Retirement, SSDI and SSI
Social Security Administration Apply for Disability
Apply for Retirement Benefits Disability Planner
Find Your Full Retirement Age My Social Security
Personal, secure account to check your Social Security information
Retirement Planner Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
   
Tribal
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council
   
Veterans
County Veterans Services Officers Association of Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs
Polk County Veterans Service Office Burnett County Veterans Service Office
   
Wellness
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Go4Life
(sponsored by National Institute on Aging)
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability
(University of Alabama)

Polk United

Healthy Burnett QuitDay.org

American Cancer Society-Stay Healthy

Mental Health Task Force of Polk County

 

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