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Aging & Disability Resource Center of Barron, Rusk, and Washburn Counties, Rusk County Satellite office.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a public office where people can find help in their communities for older people and adults with disabilities, as well as their families and friends. Our staff is available to answer your questions and help you explore all of your options. Free, private, confidential meetings with our staff are available at the resource center, over the telephone, or in a visit to your home. To contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center, call 715-532-2176 or toll free at 1-888-538-3031.

You can get connected to:

  • Services – You can receive information about services and get connected to them. Questions and concerns about what is available to help people continue to live in their own homes or elsewhere can be discussed. Any specific problem areas can be addressed and you will be referred to a specialist who can help you. Whether it is work, housing, health, insurance, eating well, or a concern about another adult we will listen and discuss your options. Staff is also available to help you apply for public programs if you are interested.
  • Choices – When aging and disabilities limit your ability to be on your own, we can discuss and advise you about in-home services, apartments, assisted living, nursing homes, and so forth. You and /or your family can meet with us to help determine what you need now and in the future.
  • Benefits – You can receive accurate and current information on private and government benefits and programs from specialists who are experts in benefits for both the elderly and disabled adults. You can receive help if you run into problems with Medicare, Social Security, or other benefits.
  • Independence – You can get connected to senior dining, meals on wheels, education about eating well, support for family caregivers, adult day services, classes on preventing falls, and managing chronic disease such as diabetes, chronic pain, depression, and so forth. Prevention may delay the need for more costly care.
  • Elder Abuse – You can confidentially and anonymously report concerns for elderly and vulnerable adults in the county.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center also administers the elderly nutrition program for Rusk County. There are five meal sites located in Rusk County that serve the nutritional needs of the elderly residents. Meals are provided through the congregate setting or through home delivery to eligible seniors. You must be 60 or over or the spouse of someone 60 or over. Home delivered meals have other guidelines to follow in addition to age. Recipients of meals are given an opportunity to donate towards the cost of the meals, however, no one is denied a meal due to an inability to donate. For more information on the nutrition program call 715-532-2293.

The Aging & Disability Resource Center also has other services to access such as the purchase of bus tokens, nutritional supplements (ensure), and meal tickets for our nutrition program. We have walker bags to give away and depending on availability, have incontinence supplies and pill boxes. The ADRC also has the Rusk County SOURCE, our agency newsletter, which is published each month and free of charge at various locations in the county. It will be mailed to you for the cost of postage.

Call 715-532-2176 or visit our website at www.adrcconnections.org

The ADRC is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Located on the 2nd floor of the Rusk County Government Center, 311 Miner Avenue, Ladysmith, Wi. 54848