ADRC Specialists provide you with information about services, resources, and programs in areas such as home care, transportation, housing, long-term care, health and wellness, employment and training for people with disabilities and older adults, home maintenance, nutrition, publicly-funded programs, etc.
Dementia Care Specialist
The mission of the Dementia Care Specialist Program is to support people with dementia and their caregivers in order to ensure the highest quality of life possible while living at home. In order to accomplish this mission, the Dementia Care Specialists (DCSs) have four goals:
Provide free information and assistance to adults with memory or cognitive concerns, or who have been given a dementia diagnosis.
- Provide information and support to family members and friends who are caregivers.
- Help develop dementia-friendly communities where people with dementia can remain active and safe, and caregivers can feel supported.
- Train other staff at the ADRCs and other county and municipal offices to be dementia-capable.
Adult Protective Service (APS) Workers
Adult Protective Service (APS) workers serve those 18 years and older who are vulnerable or have a disability. APS serves those who need assistance due to abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and financial exploitation. If you or someone you know may need assistance, please contact us. Your referral can remain confidential.
Disability Benefit Specialist (DBS) and Elder Benefit Specialists (EBS)
Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS) and Elder Benefit Specialists (EBS) can provide you with accurate information about private and government benefits and programs that you may be entitled to. They help to sort through the maze of benefits, the varying eligibility requirements, and application processes. Benefit Specialists can also help when people run into problems with Medicare, Social Security, and other public/private benefits; they help individuals regardless of their income or asset amount.
The ADRC Committee is a voice for the community that discusses current operations of the ADRC. It is public meeting held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 3pm. Please call the ADRC for the location if you would like to attend the meetings. Click on this link to review current committee members.
Click here to view a short video on what an ADRC does.
Click here to view a Power Point about the ADRC of Winnebago County.
Click here to view a Power Point on what to expect when you call or meet with the ADRC of Winnebago County.
Every county in Wisconsin has an ADRC! If you are looking for an ADRC in another county, visit this site: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/adrc/consumer/index.htm