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Advanced Directive Forms from the WI Dept of Health Services
Advance Directives are documents to convey your wishes for medical treatment should you be unable to. Wisconsin's site with forms for your use.

Honoring Choices of Wisconsin
Honoring Choices Wisconsin is a major initiative to build system change, advocacy and education around advance care planning.

 

ADRC Dementia Care Specialist 

Alzheimer's Association
Provides information and services to people with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, researchers, physicians, and health care professionals.

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Help with obtaining diagnosis and medical management, information about the disease, services and resources as well as opportunities for volunteers to participate in Alzheimer’s-related research studies.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance
The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that is specifically designed to provide a link to resources for people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Dementia Care System Redesign

ACCESS Wisconsin
A quick and easy way for people who live in Wisconsin to find out if they might be able to get help with buying food, low or no cost health care or help with buying prescription drugs.

Medicaid in a Nursing Home When Married - Spousal Impoverishment
Facts about avoiding spousal impoverishment if you are married, in a nursing home and your spouse is living in your home.

Medicaid in Wisconsin
Contains links to Medicaid publications, information on eligibility and so much more.

Medicare Part D Extra Help
A program designed to help people get extra help paying for Medicare Part D plans. Administered by Social Security Administration.

Medicare Savings Plans
Also called Medicare Premium Assistance. Information about help with paying for Medicare premiums.

Medicare Web Site
The official Medicare web site. Information on all federal programs associated with Medicare, including supplemental insurance, Medicare part D, and much more.

Senior Care - Wisconsin
Prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents age 65 and older who meet eligibility criteria.

Social Security Administration
Federal Social Security web site. Calculate your benefit amount, get questions answered, forms, and more.

Tax Forms & Filing - Federal
Information and forms to file individual income tax returns - including how to file electronically.

Tax Forms - Wisconsin
Information and forms to file individual income tax returns, including homestead credit and earned income credit claims.

Veterans Affairs - Wisconsin
Learn about veterans benefits in Wisconsin, locate the veterans office in your area.

Veteran Services - Rock County
Learn about Veteran Services specific to Rock County

WI Medicaid Estate Recovery Program [pdf]
Information about recovery of Medicaid benefits from the estate of deceased participants.

Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin
Information, educational opportunities and resources available in Wisconsin

BrainLine Organization
Comprehensive information resource for persons with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them. Section on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD)

Federal Government Resources for Disabilities
Information on disability programs and services nationwide.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Physical Disability Programs and Information
Wisconsin Department of Health Services definitions of disabilities and information on programs available throughout the state.

Disability Rights Wisconsin
Disability Rights helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through its advocacy and legal expertise.

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
The Board's mission is to help people with developmental disabilities become independent, productive, and included in all facets of community life.

Waisman Center
Provides clinical care through 12 specialty clinics across the state through a collaborative partnership with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic systems. The center provides full, detailed early assessments and evaluations of children with developmental disabilities.

Wis Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Provides employment services and counseling to persons with disabilities. Training and technical assistance to employers regarding disability issues.

U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Official IRS site. Forms and e-file available here.

Wisconsin Better Business Bureau

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade & Consumer Protection
Great source of information about food

Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Forms and e-file. Business and personal tax information

Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Wisconsin Ombudsman
The Long Term Care ombudsman responds to complaints and problems of residents or recipients of long term care, such as community care, care in nursing homes or community-based residential facilities.

Wisconsin State Legislature
Legislature information including an easy way to find your state representative and senator.

Guardianship of Adults
State of Wisconsin website with information about guardianship, including rights and responsibilities of the guardian and rights of the person under guardianship.

Guardianship of Adults Handbook [pdf]
Handbook: Provides an overview of guardianship of adults in Wisconsin who meet the standards for a finding of incompetence, alternative ways of providing decision-making support, and ways to tailor guardianships to individual needs. It is aimed primarily at people involved in trying to assist adults who need support in decision-making due to impairments in their ability to receive and process information, including family members, advocates, support service providers, and educators. Produced by WI Dept of Human Services, Bureau of Long Term Support.

Guardian Support Center Resources
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. is a statewide resource for information on guardian related topics.

WI Circuit Court Guardianship Forms
Wisconsin forms used for Guardianship issues.

WisPACT
The Wisconsin Pooled and Community Trust - WisPACT Special Needs Trusts are created to help preserve the assets of people with disabilities without endangering their eligibility for public benefits or placement on waiting lists.

Affordable Care Act Healthcare website
Website with information about the Affordable Care Act and signing up for healthcare.

Medicare Video in American Sign Language
An overview of the Medicare program, including what Medicare is, who qualifies, the four parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D), new preventive services under the Affordable Care Act, and help paying Medicare costs.

WI Dept Human Services Consumer Guide to Health Care
Website with links to use when you need to make a complaint about health care service you have received. There are different links for doctors, dentists, healthcare facilities, health plans, etc. Also a link with a guide for coping with large medical bills and expenses.

Beloit Housing Authority
Assists in providing adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination for low-income, elderly & disabled residents of the Greater Beloit Community.

Evansville Housing Authority
Provider of affordable, quality housing for the City of Evansville.

Janesville Housing and Neighborhood Services
Neighborhood and Community Services is comprised of the following activities, programs and divisions: Housing, Rental Assistance, Property Maintenance, Recreational Division, and the Transit Division.

Housing and Urban Development
Housing - lending, rental assistance and other housing issues

NeighborWorks Blackhawk Region
Has created public, private and community partnerships that generate investment and build healthy neighborhoods throughout the community. In addition to the Merrill Neighborhood, today those neighborhoods include the west-side Hackett Neighborhood, the Shore Drive Neighborhood and the neighborhood around Beloit College.

Rock County Housing Community Development
Assists with the provision of healthy, durable, and affordable housing for eligible Rock County properties and residents by successfully administering the Planning & Development Committee, approved Housing programs and the Rock County Loan portfolio.

Tenant Resource Center Hotline
A nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers (tenants) and providers (landlords) throughout Wisconsin. By providing information and referrals, education about rental rights and responsibilities, and access to conflict resolution, we empower the community to obtain and maintain quality affordable housing.

Wisconsin Housing On-line Search
Easy to use service available to anyone looking for a house or apartment to rent in Wisconsin. Use the on-line search or call toll-free 1-877-428-8844. Select a city to get a list of properties, click a property for more information about cost and amenities.

Family Caregiver Alliance Website
Great resource for information about hiring in home help and many other caregiving issues.

ABC for Health Inc
A public interest law firm connecting Wisconsin Families to health care.

Legal Action of Wisconsin
Legal Action of Wisconsin provides free legal services to low-income people who would be denied justice without our help

Lawyer Referral and Information Service
Individuals in need of legal help are matched with concerned lawyers by professional legal assistants.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Wisconsin
is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health

Rock County Behavioral Health
Information on the Behavioral Health Services through Rock County Human Services

Choosing an Assisted Living Facility [pdf]
Booklet from DHS on information on assisted living options and questions to consider while exploring options

Rock County Residential Options
Department of Health Services information on residential options in Rock County and throughout Wisconsin (Assisted Living Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Hospices, Nursing Homes and Personal Care Agencies)

Obtaining a State Identification Card
State ID Card - How to get one free: If you do not hold a Wisconsin Drivers License and would like to obtain a state ID this website explains how to go about doing just that. If you request a ID Card for voting purposes you will not be charged. Go to this link for more information.

Opening Doors to Adult Services [pdf]
Booklet Series: One in a series of booklets published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Created to provide information on adult services and planning transition. This reviews general resources of agencies to help with this process and how to utilize them.

Opening Doors to Employment [pdf]
Booklet Series: One in a series of booklets published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Created to provide input and direction to students as they set and work toward their employment goals. It offers career exploration strategies, job preparation advice, and job search strategies.

Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training [pdf]
Booklet Series: One in a series of booklets published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Leads the reader through a process of planning for life after high school that includes making decisions, planning, and taking action. Helps the student to consider his or her strengths and weakness, plan a high school experience that will achieve specific goals, explore possibilities for work and a career, and identify the next steps for life after high school.

Opening Doors to Self-Determination Skills [pdf]
Booklet Series: One in a series of three published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Setting and achieving goals helps students grow. Knowing their strengths and addressing their weaknesses is important as students prepare for life after high school. As Students move through school and toward adulthood, they go through a process of considering who they are and who they wish to become. Students can work with counselors, parents, and teachers as they work with this resource.

Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support
Also known as Wisconsin FACETS. Resource for children and adults with disabilities and their families.

Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative
For both professionals and parents information about events, training, advocacy and preparation for transitioning from youth to adulthood.

Wisconsin Youth First
Unique website developed by youth, for youth. Wisconsin friends can keep in touch, about school, work and leadership activities.

Division of Quality Assurance
(DQA) is responsible for assuring the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Wisconsin. If any individual believes that a caregiver, agency, or DQA regulated facility has violated State or Federal laws pertaining to regulated entities, that individual has the right to file a complaint with DQA.

 

The above listing should in no way be made to constitute an endorsement of a company, organization,
or its services, nor should exclusion be made to constitute disapproval.
 
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Rock County
does not support or endorse the business and/or agencies, or products listed in this publication.

 

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