Aging & Disability Resource Center

Aging and Disabilities Resource Center

The purpose of the Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is to provide support and assistance to older adults, adults with disabilities and youth in transition, so they can remain independent in the least restrictive environment.

The ADRC provides information and assistance to older and disabled adults, their friends, family, caregivers and the general public. We can assist by evaluating your current needs and help provide options available to meet the needs of your personal situation.

Information & Assistance

ADRC staff will provide help to connect people with services and to also apply for other benefits as needed. We provide information to the general public about services, resources, and programs in areas such as:

  • Disability and long-term care related services and living arrangements
  • Employment and training for people with disabilities
  • Financial issues
  • Health and wellness
  • Home maintenance
  • Respite care
  • Transportation
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Prevention & Early Intervention

The ADRC promotes effective prevention efforts to keep people healthy and independent. In collaboration with other partners in the county, the ADRC offers both information and intervention activities that focus on reducing the risk of preventable diseases or falls. This may include a program to review medications or nutrition, a home safety review to prevent falls, or finding appropriate fitness programs for older people or people with disabilities.

Transitional Services

Many changes occur in disability services when a student is between the ages of 18 and 21. The ADRC supports young adults transitioning from the school system and/or children's programs to adult programs to make that transition as smooth as possible. The ADRC specialist can discuss:

  • Applying for Social Security benefits
  • Housing options
  • Information on guardianship and power of attorney
  • Publicly funded long-term care programs
  • Vocational options after high school

Counseling

  1. Benefits Counseling
  2. Enrollment Counseling
  3. Long-Term Care Options Counseling

The ADRC provides accurate and current information on private and government benefits and programs. This includes assisting individuals when they have questions or when they need help with the processes of accessing Medicare, Social Security, or other benefits.