Options CounselingOptions counseling is a service the ADRC offers to the general public offering information and resources to help meet people’s long-term care needs. Options counselors discuss factors to consider when making long-term care decisions. These might include but are not limited to housing, home care, home-delivered meals, personal response systems, and medication management.
What types of questions can we answer?
- Who can I get to help clean my house?
- What is out there to help my elder parents stay in their home?
- My mother’s not taking her pills like the doctor has ordered. What can we do?
- Grandpa is falling a lot in his home? What help is out there? Do you do fall assessments?
- What is the Family Care program we are hearing about? "Tell Me More About Family Care"
- How do I get into IRIS? "Tell Me More About Iris"
What can an Options Counselor help with?
- Resources—home care agencies (bathing, housekeeping, meal preparation, lawn mowing, companionship), personal response systems, assisted livings, medication management options
- Medicaid applications
- Assessments for eligibility for long-term care programs
- Enrollment into long-term care programs for eligible persons
- Meet with individuals and/or families to discuss options for people to remain in their homes or to discuss alternative residential options
Who is eligible for these services?
- Chippewa County Residents
- Frail Elders (65 and older)
- Adults with physical and/or development disabilities
Is there a cost?
- No, this service is free.
- If you would like to speak with an Options Counselor, contact us at 715.726.7777 to schedule an appointment. We can meet at your home, a temporary residence, or our office.