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ADRC Operations Update

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our customers, volunteers & staff. We appreciate your patience during this time and want to assure you that we are still open and providing services. However, please call/email our office before you make a trip, since we are not taking walk-ins. Even though the Chippewa County Courthouse is open to the public on 6/22/2020, our doors remain locked. ADRC staff continue to respond to phone calls and emails at 715-726-7777 and adrc@co.chippewa.wi.us.

 

Professional appointments with staff: Face-to-face contact, including home visits and walk-ins to the ADRC remain suspended. All assistance will be provided over the phone or virtually over the computer. Please contact our office and you will be directed to a person best able to serve you.

Meals on Wheels: Routine service continues Monday through Friday with continued precautions used by our drivers. These include door drops, masks and social distancing. Contact Kelly 715-738-2590 or email for more information about the program.

Caregiver Supports: Face-to-face contact, including home visits remain suspended. Assistance will be provided over the phone. For those who are comfortable with the computer, please see our ADRC home webpage below for information about virtual caregiver programs.

Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program: Contact our office for an application to be mailed to you and an explanation of how the program has been modified this year.

Senior Dining: Group dining in our communities of Cornell, Holcombe, Bloomer, Cadott, and Chippewa Falls are all suspended. There are no plans to reopen these before the end of the summer and it is quite possible group dining will not resume before the end of 2020. We are working on take-out options in each community and you will receive information as these become available. This includes take-out meals from our restaurant sites. Please contact Kelly 715-738-2590 or Leslie at 715-726-7779 (or email) if you have questions about this.

Medicare & You Sessions: Please check out our online educational information about Medicare. As always you can call our office and ask to speak with one of our Benefits Specialists for those and other questions related to public and private benefits. 715-726-7777.

Transportation Access/Coordination: If you were previously approved for rides through the ADRC, please contact the provider you used to find out what rides are be provided. If you are now in need of transportation services and need help paying for those, please call the ADRC at 715-726-7777 to learn more. Eligible individuals include those who are age 60+ or persons with a disability.

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Please be advised that most ADRC staff continue to work from home. In most cases, they are returning your call using their personal phones and are blocking that number. Since many people do not answer unknown callers, this could make it difficult to return your call. Keep this in mind when you contact our office.

Your ADRC staff are also able to communicate via email with you if you prefer. Please email our ADRC at ADRC@co.chippewa.wi.us so we can assist you in this manner.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We are accepting applications for Meals on Wheels delivery drivers & site volunteers. Only takes a few minutes to apply!

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Looking for Resources?

Check out our Resource page for information on various topics, our monthly newspaper, Dementia Care resource guide, & our Home Care cost guide.

Click here for online Alzheimer’s Association Tips During COVID-19 For Caregivers of Persons With Dementia

 

Click here for Guidance for Family Caregivers to Address Concerns Related to the COVID-19 Crisis (PDF)

Click here for Financial, Food, and other COVID-19 Resources (PDF)

Click here for Resources related to Grandparents (or Relatives) raising Children (PDF) OR on this online link

Click here for FREE COVID-19 Testing Information (PDF)

Click here for Alzheimer's Association Webinar/Phone Programs June 2020

Click here for Alzheimer's Association Webinar/Phone Support Groups June 2020

As expected scammers are already working to take advantage of people during COVID-19. Here are a few examples we’ve heard about.

*Watch out for scammers posing as Coronavirus contact tracers!* Click to read more.

1. Beware of anyone contacting you in person, on the computer or by phone, claiming to have a cure or vaccine. There is NO vaccine. Likewise, there are NO home testing kits.

2. Beware of anyone contacting you through email, text, phone call or other form of communication claiming a cash payment or government benefit or other COVID-19 related offer. If you receive Social Security or you file your taxes, you don’t have to do anything to get the government check.

3. Beware of anyone calling, texting, emailing, etc. telling you that your FoodShare benefit will end, or that you can get more.

4. Beware of anyone calling, texting, emailing, etc. saying you can get high demand products like cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, sanitizers by ordering online or over the phone.

5. Beware of COVID charity scams. If you want to contribute to the effort contact your local church, school, non-profit agency or some other local agency you trust.

6. Beware of someone claiming to be a relative or friend that is unable to get home due to travel bans and asking for money.This is the same scam with a COVID twist.

7. Know the person or the agency that you are accepting help from to pick up groceries and supplies. Some people are soliciting that they will help and instead taking your money or groceries.

8. Be suspicious of anyone offering anything related to COVID-19 and using scare tactics to get you to act quickly.

Do not give them your Medicare or Social Security number or any personal information such as banking, credit card. Don’t wire money. Be suspicious of anyone offering anything related to COVID-19 such as testing kits, any supplies or treatments. Nobody will show up at your door to do a coronavirus test. Hang up, delete the email, don’t respond to the text, don’t click on any links, or shut the door.

 

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We offer free information, assistance and advocacy on issues affecting adults with disabilities & seniors.

Mission: To provide older adults and people with physical or intellectual/developmental disabilities the resources needed to live with dignity and security, & achieve maximum independence & quality of life.
Goal: To empower individuals to make informed choices and to streamline access to the right and appropriate services and supports.

Learn More About Us

To see how the ADRC can help, watch the short video below.

 

 

Assistive Technology
Options for paying for assistive technology
Caregiver Resources
Information and resources for family caregivers
Disability Benefits
Specialists provide information and resources for individuals with disabilities
Elder Benefits
Specialists educate about public and private benefit programs to anyone 60 or older
Learning Library
Additional information regarding services and programs
Long Term Care Options Counseling
Information and resources to help meet people's long-term care needs
Senior Nutrition Program
Offers senior citizens access to at least one nutritious meal five days a week
Resource Directory
Detailed list of resources available for you
Transportation Services
Information and resources regarding transportation
Vulnerable Adults and Elders at Risk
Information and resources regarding adult protective services
Young Adults Transition Services
Information and resources for young adults transitioning to adult programs
 

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