What is Long-Term Care (LTC)?

The National Institute on Aging defines LTC as a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time.  Services are provided based on eligibility and level of care, to assist individuals live as independently and safely as possible, on their own, when they can no longer perform these activities on their own.

“Long-term care is any service or support that a person may need because of a disability, getting older, or having a chronic illness that limits their ability to the things that are part of their daily routine.  This includes things such as bathing, getting dressed, making meals, going to work and paying bills.” (source: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov)

Options Counseling:  Our staff are trained to provide information and resources are offered to help individuals meet their long-term cares needs.  This may include the following:

  • Information about the choices you have when making decisions about where to live, what kind of help you need, where to receive that care and help, and how to pay for it
  • One-on-one consultation to help you think through the pros and cons of the various options in light of your situation, values, resources and preferences
  • Information about Wisconsin’s Long Term Care programs and help connect you to resources in your area

There is not a formal referral process.  We have an optional referral form that can be used to ensure you are providing enough contact information for our staff to reach out.  To make a referral, you may do one of the following:

  • Call the ADRC: 715-284-3978 and provide the information verbally.
  • Complete the ADRCJC Referral Form.
    • Print and fax referral form to: 715-284-7713
    • Email the referral form to: [email protected]
  • Stop into our office located at: 421 County Road R, Black River Falls, WI  54615