Home Care

Connections to the Help You Need

What is Home Care?

Live-in Care, Home Care, Home Health Care, and In-Home Care are terms used for services brought into the home to provide assistance with a person’s daily needs. It provides the help needed to continue living at home. Home care agencies or independent care workers can be hired to provide many services. Tasks range from simple household chores, cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing to skilled nursing procedures.

Who benefits from Home Care?

Persons recovering from an illness or accident, facing a terminal illness, who have a disability, or are experiencing challenges due to aging?  Caregivers benefit from home care services for respite and assurance that their loved one is getting what they need when they cannot be there.

 

Are there Different Types of Home Care?

You will see terms such as homemaker, companion, personal care worker (PCW), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and nurse’s aides frequently used to describe a home care worker. There are both licensed and non-licensed Home Health care agencies. Palliative and Hospice are types of care provided in the home for persons with a serious illness and facing life-limiting illness or injury. Live-in caregivers stay in your home with you.

Where do I start?

Make a list of all the ways you could use help yourself and around your home. Caregivers should do the same.
Think about the things that would relieve stress or allow you to spend more quality time with your loved one, such as:

  • Meal preparation
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry
  • Paying bills
  • Transportation
  • Companionship
  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Medication management

ADRC staff can help you with a plan and connecting with services.  Call 920-448-4300, we want to help.

Is there financial help?

There are programs to help pay for the cost of home care. ADRC Information & Assistance Specialist can explain the programs and eligibility.

ADRC has put together a Home Care Options booklet that you can download and read to get started. Needing care can be stressful.

We encourage you to contact ADRC. We are available by phone, in the office, and for home visits.
We want to learn about your needs and preferences to gather information on your options and help you connect to services.

Home Care

Home Care Options

Description of and guide to choosing different types of home care.

Home Care Agency Listings

List of home care agencies for both Non-Licensed and Licensed service providers, contact and service information.

Hospice Agency Listing

List of agencies that provide hospice and palliative care. Includes contact and service information.

Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Personal Care Agencies

A list of home care agencies that provide Medical Assistance (MA) Personal Care.

Personal Emergency Response Systems

Listing of Personal Emergency Response system providers, aka Lifeline

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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