Links

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES  

The following are useful links to other agencies and organizations.

Benefits

BenefitDescription
Benefits Check UpFind and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.
Medicare, in SpanishUser friendly information about Medicare.
National Resource Center on LGBT AgingThe National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
LGBT Center of Southeastern Wisconsin offers support groups, social programming, crisis help, service referrals and more.
AARPGet the facts about the Affordable Care Act with these educational fact sheets from AARP’s Department of Education & Outreach.
The Health Insurance MarketplaceThe Marketplace can be used to apply for coverage, compare your options and enroll.
Employment Resource Inc. Work IncentivesEmployment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is a private, non-profit organization located in Madison, Wisconsin. Since 1990 our mission has been to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Veterans’ ServicesKenosha County’s Division of Veterans’ Services assists veterans and their families with obtaining local, state and federal benefits. We specialize in assisting veterans throughout their claim process from start to finish.

 Caregiver Resources

Caregiver ResourceDescription
Guardianship Support CenterThe Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center (GSC) provides information and assistance on issues related to guardianship, protective placement, advance directives and more.
Alzheimer’s Association(National Association)The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern WisconsinThe Alzheimer’s Association office that serves Kenosha County.
National Resource Center on LGBT AgingLGBTQ Caregiving resources and information.
Silver AlertSimilar to an Amber Alert, Silver Alerts will go out by email, text message, or fax through the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network to notify the public that an adult with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other permanent cognitive impairment is missing.
Wisconsin Family Caregiver ProgramsWisconsin’s Family Caregiver Support Programs provide information, support and resources to people who need help caring for a family member, friend or neighbor.
Caregiver TeleconnectionThis program connects caregivers to support via telephone. The calls are free to anyone. This is a program of the WellMed Charitable Foundation.
AARP Family Caregiver’s Video Guide to Managing Medication46 percent of family caregivers perform medical/nursing tasks such as changing catheter’s, giving injections, preparing special diets, managing complex medication routines and wound care. These videos are aimed at preparing family caregivers to perform these tasks.
Kenosha Caring Careers
Kenosha County Long Term Care Workforce Alliance
Kenosha County Long Term Care Workforce Alliance (Alliance) promotes the well-being of direct care workers. These dedicated individuals provide about 80% of the hands-on care for frail elderly and people with disabilities. Without these committed caregivers, the demand for long term care services could not be met.

Governmental Agencies

Governmental AgenciesDescription
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesInformation on Medicare and Medicaid.
National Council for Aging Care Under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living, this site provides links to federal initiatives and information and services.
Federal Social Security AdministrationConsumer information about benefits.
WI Department of Health ServicesAging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) Consumer Page

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness ResourcesDescription
Care Transitions Coalition of Kenosha CountyThe mission of the Care Transitions Coalition is to improve the quality of care for Kenosha County health care consumers who transition among health care settings through a comprehensive community effort including improving cross setting communication, care coordination and patient/caregiver self-management.
Centers for Disease Control - Healthy LivingCDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
Easter Seals of Southeastern WisconsinEaster Seals Southeast Wisconsin provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Exercise and Physical Fitness in EnglishMedline Plus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health and provides very comprehensive information.
Exercise and Physical Fitness, En Espanol Ejercicio y Estado Físico, en Español: Medline Plus es un servicio de la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de los Estados Unidos y los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, proporcionar información muy complete.
Healthfinder.govHealth topics A to Z. Live well, learn how.
Mayoclinic.comInformation and tools for a healthy lifestyle.
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)A clearing house of information with regards to physical activity and persons with a disability.
National Institute on AgingFind up-to-date and reliable information on aging research and health and wellness for older adults.
WebMDDiscover new ways to live an inspiring life through natural beauty, nutrition and diet, an active lifestyle, and better relationships.
WisTechWistech is the federally funded Assistive Technology Act Program. Wistech serves as a statewide resource for all things assistive technology. Through collaborative partnerships Wistech provides the following services:
  • Device Demonstrations
  • Device Loans
  • Device Reutilization
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training
Froedtert SouthFroedtert South (formerly United Hospital System) offers an extensive range of healthcare services through skilled physicians, clinical staff, and advanced technology.
Aurora Medical Center in KenoshaAurora offers a number of services and specialties.

Long Term Care Programs

Long-Term Care Programs Description
Community Care, Inc.A nonprofit organization with more than 35 years of experience helping adults with long-term care needs live as independently as possible. Their Medicare/Medicaid long-term care programs serve the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities and coordinate and deliver a full range of supportive services that help them live safely, confidently and with dignity.
iCareProvider for the Family Care Partnership (FCP) Program which is an integrated health and long term care program for frail elderly and people with disabilities. The Independent Care Health Plan Partnership Program serves eligible individuals in Southeast Wisconsin.
MY ChoiceTo be eligible for the Family Care program with My Choice Family Care, a person must have long-term care service needs, be a frail elder or an adult with a disability, live within our service areas and meet financial eligibility requirements.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Family Care program, the first step is to contact the appropriate resource center. Resource Centers provide information and assistance and help people apply for programs and benefits. They are available to help you, whether or not you decide to become a Family Care Member.
I.R.I.SThe IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-direct) 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. People who are eligible have the choice of IRIS or managed care through their local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).
TMGIRIS participants and their families self-direct the plan components that work best for them, and TMG is available to partner with people for as long as they’re in the program, ensuring that each part of the person’s plan is performing as needed. Through frequent communication, research, in-home visits, goal assessments and plan modifications, TMG’s knowledgeable, compassionate consultants become key allies in achieving long term care goals.
ConnectionsIn developing an innovative approach to our Connections IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) consultant services in Wisconsin, we decided that a team approach would most benefit IRIS participants who have physical or developmental disabilities, or are older adults who qualify for the IRIS program.
As a result, we organized our network of Connections IRIS consultants to work together as a team to share important information and discoveries to benefit all IRIS participants we serve. Connections operates with geographic regional team managers and local consultants who communicate daily to keep the flow of information out in the open to benefit all of our IRIS participants in Wisconsin.
Avocates4UAdvocates4U business goal is to effectively promote the role of the IRIS participants, or their family members or legal representatives, in order to manage their long term support.
First Person Care ConsultantsThe professionals who founded First Person Care Consultants, a certified IRIS Consultant Agency, are people who have led the way in self-directed long term care programming at the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI). First Person staff members have a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with resources for people with disabilities in Milwaukee County and southeastern Wisconsin.

Affiliated Agencies

Affiliated AgenciesDescription
GoodwillGoodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin provides training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence.
Kenosha Achievement CenterEnables people with disabilities to achieve a lifestyle that includes work and community integration.
Kenosha Area Family and Aging ServicesA local nonprofit organization which promotes healthy aging, healthy families and a healthy community.
Kenosha Human Development Services, IncHelping all people in the community lead healthy, productive lives.
Society’s AssetsEnsures the right of all persons with disabilities to live and function as independently as possible in the community of their choice, by supporting individuals’ efforts to achieve control over their lives and become integrated into community life.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health ResourcesDescription
Counseling Services Resource List (PDF)List of counseling services in Kenosha County.
Kenosha Human Development ServicesMental health and substance abuse resource center.

Transportation

Transportation ResourcesDescription
General Transportation Information (PDF)Transportation tips and information.
Non-Emergency Medical TransportationA public transportation and shared ride service.

Children with a Disability

Children with a Disability ResourcesDescription
CompassWisconsin: ThresholdDoorway for families to apply for children’s long-term support (CLTS) services.
Kenosha County Division of Children and Family ServicesChildren’s Long-Term Support Waiver, Intensive In-Home Treatment for Autism and Families First.
Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc.Services for mentally and developmentally challenged children and adults.