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Caregiving and Living

The following are a number of web sites that offer support and resources to caregivers and those seeking living arrangements for themselves or a loved one.

 

For Caregivers

Alzheimer's Association provides supportive programs and services to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers deal with the disease and its impact on their lives.
Caregiver.com includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today's Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store.
Coalition of WI Aging Groups is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which focuses on leadership development, information sharing and the empowerment of seniors. It also provides community outreach through information and training.
Family Caregiver Support Network is a program in the metropolitan-Milwaukee area, which offers personal support and information for family caregivers of older adults. It provides general caregiver information and options.
National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
WI Alliance for Family Caregiving is a network of individuals with a common goal of educating, connecting and supporting organizations and individuals who work with family caregivers.
WI Family Caregiver Support Program offers information, support and resources to help caregivers better care for their loved ones -- and themselves. Located in every county and tribe in Wisconsin, the Family Caregiver Support Program helps caregivers find solutions to their caregiving dilemmas.
WI Homecare Organization is a nonprofit statewide trade association representing providers of in-home and community-based health care goods and services.  Consumers, providers and others interested in home care can find important information.
WI Caregiver Misconduct Registry is a record of the names of nurse aides and other noncredentialed caregivers with a substantiated finding of caregiver misconduct
 

Living Arrangements

Benefit Specialist at the Langlade County Commission on Aging can help with the extensive and complicated paperwork required in programs like Medicare, Social Security, Medical Assistance, Supplemental Insurance, etc. 627-6347 Information and Assistance Specialist at the Langlade County Commission on Aging can help you find appropriate and affordabe housing in the area, among other things. 627-6347
Langlade County Housing Authority can help find housing for seniors, the disabled, and veterans. They also provide low interest loans for home improvements and help with landlord/tenant issues. You can also reach them at 623-5768. Meals on Wheels is available to those who qualify. The Commission on Aging can assist you in determining your eligibility.
Senior Meal Sites (Langlade County) are located at several outlets in the county. The Commission on Aging has a schedule, times, and locations. Red Robin Transit is available in Antigo and between Antigo and several sites within the county. The Commission on Aging can provide details. 627-6230
Senior Resources is a Wisconsin based organization committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information on services available to older adults. Our goal is to help older adults, family members and professionals locate appropriate resources in the state of Wisconsin.

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Senior Transitions will provide a free referral service offering assistance in finding Independent living communities, assisted living, Alzheimer's care, nursing homes, board and care homes.
 
16-Nov-2008