Caregiver Support Program

For assistance, call the ADRC office at  715-635-4460  .

Caregiver Support Program focuses on the demands placed upon caregivers. The purpose of this program is to provide caregivers with information about available services, assistance to gain access to services, provide individual counseling, support groups and trainings to enable caregivers to make decisions and solve problems and to provide respite care to temporarily relieve caregivers from their responsibilities.

Available resources include:

*Happy Day Club for those with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia in Spooner and Birchwood.
*Powerful Tools of Caregiving – A training for caregivers including the importance of self-care while being a caregiver.
*Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – A support group at Lakeland Family Resource Center which provides activities for children while grandparents discuss issues, learn about programs and resources and meal during the meeting.
*Project Lifesaver – Local area Sheriff’s Department provides information and enrollment for both children and adults who are at risk of wandering due to cognitive impairment or medical condition.

ADRC of Barron, Rusk & Washburn Counties
Caregiver Support. 

Happy Day Club
Alzheimer's Day Respite Program

Family Caregiver Alliance
Offers caregiver tips, information, policy issues, news and resources. 

Wisconsin Family Caregiver Support Program
Information for people caring for someone age 60 or older with Alzheimer’s or related disorder. Also for persons age 55 or older caring for a disabled relative or is a grandparent caring for a child. 

National Alliance for Caregiving
Offers reports, caregiving tips, publications and more. 

Strength for Caring
Offers sections just for caregivers, message boards, resource center, caring for persons with specific health conditions. 

Family Caregiver Support Network Caregiver Talk
Place where caregivers can discuss topics using a Discussion Board. 

Video Caregiving
If you prefer getting information by watching a video, this website is for you. Video format listen, learn, be enlightened about topics important to caregivers.