Independent Living Support Pilot Program

by | Aug 28, 2023 | Blog

New for Brown County Residents!

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is starting the Independent Living Support Pilot program. This program is paid for by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and will help Wisconsin residents remain in their homes longer. The program will give short-term (up to 1 year), flexible help for older people and people with disabilities who meet certain requirements, helping them stay in their own homes longer, for better health outcomes.

The goal of this program is to help DHS understand how people look for information regarding assistance and support, identify potential barriers that may prevent people from getting help, and improve quality of life for those able to participate. For more information about this program and other uses of ARPA funds in our state, visit the DHS website dhs.wisconsin.gov/arpa/hcbs-ilsp.htm.

ADRC of Brown County will run the program locally, working to sign up eligible people and help identify one-time and ongoing services they might need. Contact us for more information and to apply at (920) 448-4300.

Examples of Help Include:
• Special medical equipment
• Devices to make life easier
• Changes to homes and cars to ensure greater independence
• Caregiver training
• Personal care
• Supportive home care
• Personal Emergency Response Systems
• Help with money management and legal issues
• Respite care
• Adult day services
• Daily living skills training

Do You Qualify?
• Age 55 or older (18 or older with a qualifying diagnosis)
• U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant AND a Brown County, WI resident
• Have a need for assistance with one or more activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living
• Not enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs (IRIS, Family Care, Partnership)
• Meet financial guidelines (earn less than $3,645 per month for 1 person)
• Do not reside in a licensed or certified residential care setting

Additional Information & Support

We are here to help you and your family with a wide variety of community resource options. For assistance by phone, or to make an appointment, contact us.

(920) 448-4300 | WI Relay 711

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