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Taking care of a friend or family member when they are unable to care for themselves can be difficult—particularly when you don’t know where to turn for help. The National Family Caregiver Support Program in Wisconsin offers information, support, and resources to help caregivers better care for their loved ones—and themselves. Located in every county and tribe in Wisconsin, the Family Caregiver Support Program helps caregivers find solutions to their caregiving challenges and dilemmas. Whether arranging for services (e.g., respite care, transportation, etc.) or helping families understand their options for care, the Family Caregiver Support Program gives caregivers and their families access to the information and services that can help them in the often rewarding—sometimes challenging—role of caregiver.

Program assistance is available to family caregivers (family members, friends) who care for

  • Persons aged 60 and over.
  • Individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders regardless of age.

The program also assists grandparents or relative caregivers 55 years of age and older who care for children under age 19, or care for a relative with a disability who is 19 to 59 years of age.

The Wisconsin Association of Area Agencies on Aging has created a Website designed specifically for Wisconsin family caregivers. It can direct you to the family caregiver support program resources in every county and tribe in the state as well as provide information and resources to help family caregivers cope with the challenges of caregiving. Check it out at wisconsincaregiver.org.

Share The Care WI
Serving those with Alzheimer's/Dementia

Share The Care is a model for establishing a support circle through family, friends, neighbors, community connections and volunteers. This care circle will help you and your loved one live independent and safe, social and active at home and in your community. The Share The Care support circle comes together to coordinate the needs and requests of the person with memory loss, Alzheimer’s or other dementia and their care partner.  You can choose to coordinate your own circle or welcome help from a close friend, family member or Share The Care leader.

 To learn more about Share The Care and receive a Share The Care Guidebook contact Joan Litwitz, Share The Care Coordinator at 608-228-0713 or check Share The Care map and listing.  

List of WI STC Stations
Map of WI STC Stations