WISCONSIN AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES

The State of Wisconsin has four programs to help seniors to stay in their homes.
Please call one of the numbers below for a free consultation, social workers are available to help you find you the help that you need!

  1. IRIS is a self-directed long-term program allowing the recipient to contract and invoice services.  Services are delivered in the participant’s home.
  2. PACE members are assigned to a team of health care professionals who are experienced in working with older adults. Your PACE care team will include your primary care physician, a social worker and nurses as well as a number of other professionals.  Services are delivered in the participant’s home.
  3. The Family Care Program with work with the family to find and manage payments and services for the recipient. Family Care is a long-term care program which helps frail elders and adults with disabilities get the services they need to remain in their homes.
  4. Partnership Program  This program integrates health and long-term support services, and includes home and community-based services, physician services, and all medical care. Services are delivered in the participant’s home or a setting of his or her choice.

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Call one of the local Milwaukee County Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) to find out if you qualify.
For residents who are 60 years or older, call: 1-866-229-9695
For residents who are between 18 and 59, call: 1-844-304-6660

Find Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) near you

The ADRC staff will help clarify the options available to you. If you qualify they will provide you with program options regarding  one of the 4 Milwaukee/Waukesha County area partners to help you make a choice. You must register with the ADRC first, to determine if you qualify.

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES:


IRIS1.The IRIS Program is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver for self-directed long-term supports. The program is an option for adults with long term care needs. Persons enrolled in IRIS manage goods and services to meet their long term care needs and use IRIS-funded, waiver eligible supports and services to remain in the community and avoid institutional care. IRIS program participants are supported in self-direction by IRIS Consultants and Fiscal Employer Agents.

IRIS allows payment for  “approved” family members / friends to help with Medicaid insured in-home care.

When you contact IRIS an agent will be assigned to your case and they will help you with the approval process.   1-888-515-IRIS (4747)

Who Is Eligible for IRIS? 

For information on how to apply for the IRIS Program, contact your local ADRC to see if you may be eligible.
People who are enrolled in IRIS who are seeking assistance should contact their IRIS Consultant or the IRIS Service Center at 1-888-515-IRIS (4747).

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communitycare2.PACE is available for Milwaukee County or Waukesha County Residents   PACE offers a benefit package that combines medical care, long-term care and prescription drugs. It includes the use of Community Care resources as well as paid services from our network of providers.

PACE allows the payment to family members/friends to help with Medicaid or Medicare insured or able to pay for out of pocket home care. PACE also offers Adult Day Care.

Who Is Eligible for PACE?

For information on how to apply for the PACE program, contact local ADRC to see if you are eligible.

Call one of the local Milwaukee County Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) to find out if you qualify.
For residents who are 60 years or older, call: 1-866-229-9695
For residents who are between 18 and 59, call: 1-844-304-6660

 OR Find Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) near you

MORE INFO ON PACE

Family Care3. Family Care is an innovative program that provides a full range of long-term care services, all through one flexible benefit program. Services are delivered in the participants home or a setting of his or her choice. Members of Family Care enroll in an  Managed Care Organization (MCO) to receive their services. The Department of Health Services provides the  Managed Care Organization (MCO) with a monthly payment for each member. The  Managed Care Organization (MCO) uses these funds to provide and coordinate services for all of its members.This comprehensive and flexible program offers services to foster independence and quality of life for members, while recognizing the need for interdependence and support.Who is Eligible for Family Care?  

Members receive Family Care services where they live,which may be in their own home or supported apartment, or in alternative residential settings such as residential care apartment complexes, community-based residential facilities, or adult family homes.


For information on how to apply for the Family Care program, contact local ADRC to see if you are eligible. Call one of the local Milwaukee County Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) to find out if you qualify.

Call one of the local Milwaukee County Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) to find out if you qualify.
For residents who are 60 years or older, call: 1-866-229-9695
For residents who are between 18 and 59, call: 1-844-304-6660

Find Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) near you
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4. Family Care Partnership Program  is a comprehensive program of services for frail elders and adults with developmental or physical disabilities in Wisconsin. The program integrates health and long-term support services, and includes home and community-based services, physician services, and all medical care. Services are delivered in the participant’s home or a setting of his or her choice.

You may choose to self-direct some or all of your long-term care services. If you choose this option, you develop a plan to meet your outcomes using people and service providers of your choice. Members can self-direct as much or as little of their care as they like.

Who Is Eligible for Partnership Program?

For information on how to apply for the Partnership program, contact local ADRC to see if you are eligible.

Call one of the local Milwaukee County Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) to find out if you qualify.
For residents who are 60 years or older, call: 1-866-229-9695
For residents who are between 18 and 59, call: 1-844-304-6660

OR Find Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRC) near you

MORE INFO ON FAMILY CARE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

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