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Baraboo ADRC Office is in partnership with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance to trained and certified 23  local businesses and organizations as Dementia Friendly

Baraboo ADRC Office is in partnership with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance to trained and certified 23  local businesses and organizations as Dementia Friendly.  The will all display the Purple Angel symbol to show their support and awareness to persons with dementia and their caregivers. 1,039 people in Baraboo have been trained. The Ribbon Cutting on March 7th was a celebration of Baraboo becoming a Dementia Friendly Community.     Organizations who have taken … Read More

Recognize Caregiver Burnout

Providing care for an aging or disabled loved one is probably one of the hardest jobs you will ever do. Assisting with daily cares such as dressing, grooming, bathing and walking is physically challenging. Maneuvering through the maze of medical and social services can be trying and time-consuming. Watching your loved one’s ability to care for him/herself deteriorate is emotionally difficult. And the changes in your personal, social and work life due to your role as a caregiver may leave you … Read More

New Phone Scam: Quartz and Badgercare

By the GWAAR Legal Services Team (for reprint) Quartz is a new HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) that will be providing services for Badger-Care Plus members starting January 1, 2018. Please be aware that spam phone calls are being made using the Quartz name. If you get a phone call from someone saying they are from Quartz and asking for personal and financial information, hang up right away. Do not provide any personal or financial information. If you would like more information or would … Read More

Seniors Living at Home

Seniors Living at Home By the GWAAR Legal Services Team (for reprint) Nearly 90% of people over age 65 want to stay at home for as long as possible, according to AARP.  Living independently can be very good for a senior’s mental health and can have many other positive impacts.  In fact, many seniors are living at home. The U.S. Census Bureau found that 11 million, or 28% of people over age 65, lived alone at the time of the census. While this can be extremely positive, there are some risks … Read More

Remote Interpreter Services Pilot with the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

The ADRC of Eagle Country is participating in a pilot project with the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) to bring remote interpreter services into our offices. Our staff will have access to an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter from ODHH through a computer program which allows for on-demand interpretation services through the internet. Please feel free to contact the ADRC office to learn more about this exciting new program.   In addition, the ADRC office has a hearing … Read More