Long Term Care Programs

Plan for the Future


The ADRC is the entry point for accessing publicly funded long term care programs. These programs are designed to assist individuals to remain in their homes, retain independence and delay nursing home placement.

Options Counseling is a person-centered, decision support service that empowers older adults, adults with disabilities and their families/caregivers to make informed decisions about current or future long- term care choices.  ADRC Information and Assistance Specialists provide reliable information about the choices you have when making decisions about where to live, what kind of help you need, where to receive that care and help and how to pay for it.  We offer one-on-one consultation in your home or in one of our local offices to help you think through the pros and cons of the various options in light of your situation, values, resources and preferences.

ADRC will provide both options counseling and enrollment counseling for eligible individuals wanting to enroll into a long term care program. Eligibility is determined by:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Frail elder (age 65+), developmentally / intellectually disabled, or physically disabled
  • Functionally qualify based on the Long Term Care Functional Screen
  • Financially qualify for Medicaid
To read a story illustrating how options counseling can impact you, CLICK HERE

Family Care

The Family Care program offers a wide range of services that meet the needs of customers wherever they may live. A person receives case management provided by a care manager and a registered nurse.

To learn more about the Family Care Program, contact us or visit the WDHS website. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/familycare/index.htm


(available only in Sauk County)

The Family Care Partnership Program combines health care with long term support services to increase the ability of people to participate in their personal health care decisions. People receive services at their place of residence through team-based care management including: physician, social worker, registered nurse and nurse practitioner

To learn more about the Partnership Program, contact us or visit the state website. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/familycare/fcp-index.htm


IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct)

IRIS allows for self directed services and puts the individual in charge of his/her own long term care. An individual creates plan outlining long term care supports and services with an assigned monthly budget. Individuals are able to hire their own service workers directly or may utilize an agency or community provider. Individuals enrolled in IRIS work with an IRIS Consultant and the IRIS Financial Service Agency which pays for the services participants have authorized.

To learn more about the IRIS program, contact us or visit the IRIS website.


Enrollment Counseling: A Focus on Family Care, & IRIS

Enrollment Counseling: A Focus on Family Care, Partnership and IRIS

Partnership is only available in Sauk County



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