Additional Resources

 

Adaptive Equipment

Center for Independent Living “For Sale and Donation”

 

Adult Day Care

Adult Day Care Agencies   

Adult Day Care and Disability Services  

 

Advanced Directives

Power of Attorney for Healthcare

Power of Attorney for Finance

Supportive Decision Making Form (Download the form before completing it)

Guardian of Person Duties and Powers

Guardian of Estate Duties and Powers

 

Advocacy

https://gwaar.org/advocacy-and-grassroots-resources1  

https://my.lwv.org/wisconsin  

https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/  

  

Caregiver Videos

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has created a Caregivers Video Series for caregivers of people living with Dementia. While these videos were created to aid Veteran caregivers, they are appropriate for anyone who is a caregiver for a person living with dementia. Each series is broken up into different modules however you do not need to watch them in order or even watch them all. Caregivers can choose the videos most appropriate for their situation.

Series One (scroll towards the bottom of the page): Information and Support for In-Home Dementia Caregivers follows Harold and Margaret as they move through the stages of dementia and includes important information on such things as going to the doctor, safety proofing the home and taking care of yourself as the caregiver.

Series Two (scroll towards the middle of the page): Introduces Frank and Teri and looks at both ideas for communicating with a person living with dementia as well as addressing behavioral concerns using the ABC Model of intervention.

Tips for Dementia Caregivers (the first set of videos under the Caregivers Video Series): Includes videos on a number of topics such as knowing how much help to provide and how to maintain non-sexual intimacy.

 

Community Resources

Dementia Friends Information SessionDementia Friends is a movement changing the  way people think, act and talk about dementia. Become a Dementia Friend and help make a big difference in your community.

Dementia LiveThis simulation experience provides insight into life for a person living with dementia and can be used to heighten awareness for community businesses and organization or even your own family who wants to better understand living with this disease.

Small changes help make a dementia friendly community - Alzheimer's SocietyThis short YouTube video provides a look at life for a woman with dementia when the community is not dementia friendly and what a difference a few small changes can make.  

 

Dementia Care

Resources for Caregivers

Dementia: On-line Training for Family CaregiversThis training provides valuable information for caregivers, family and friends of people living with dementia.

Alzheimer’s AssociationThe Alzheimer’s Association is the leading health organization in Alzheimer’s care, research and support; their site contains information and resources for people living with dementia, caregivers and family and professionals in the field of cognitive impairment and dementia. Information on many types of dementia is provided, not just Alzheimer’s Disease.

Pocket Films: What is Alzheimer’s DiseaseShort and informative, these films give brief glimpses into Alzheimer’s Disease and its impact.

Book List for Dementia Care and Brain Health: Contact the ADRC for assistance with obtaining any of the resources. 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class: Call 715-279-7870 for more information 

 

Disability Resources

Social Security: Information on SSDI/SSI

Medicare: Information on Medicare

Access Wisconsin: Information on Medicaid and Foodshare

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training 

by KC Cullinan/Health Equity Consultant

Diversity Training

 

Emergency Preparedness

Ready Wisconsin https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/  

Buffalo County Emergency Management https://www.buffalocountywi.gov/172/Emergency-Management  

Pepin County Emergency Management https://www.co.pepin.wi.us/index.asp?SEC=4447DDA5-0FAA-4658-A253-C074D86865FE&Type=B_BASIC  

 

Energy Assistance

Buffalo County residents: https://www.buffalocounty.com/165/Energy-Assistance

Pepin County residents: https://energybenefit.wi.gov/OnlineApps/OnlineApp/Default

 

Final Affairs Forum

          2023:

           ADRC 101: Presented by Bernie Rogers, Buffalo County Elder Beenfit Specialist 

           The Delicate Process Of Transferring Non-Titled Property: Presented by Mary Campbell Wood, UW Extension 

           Final Affairs: Presented by Attorney Kate Schilling from Greater WI Agency on Aging 

           Funeral & Cremation Planning: Presented by Kjentvet Smith Funeral Home 

 

          2021:

           Hospice 101: Presented by Amy Skoug/St. Croix Hospice  (Power Point

           Welcome To Medicare: Presented by Julie Fick/Elder Benefit Specialist  (Power Point)

           Funeral Planning: Presented by James Sedlmayr/Rhiel Funeral Home (Handout

           Legal Affairs Part 1 and Part 2 : Presented by Steve Schultz/Seifert & Schultz, S.C. (Handout

 

Medicare

Resources and Information

  

Nutrition Resources

Senior Nutrition Program

Food Pantries

Food Commodity Program

Other Nutrition Resources