June 02, 2016 | Funding Resources
Family Care is a program in Wisconsin that offers eligible seniors a wide variety of long-term care services, making it possible to remain at home and connected to the community.
As a Family Care member, your loved one will have support from a Care Management Team comprised of a care manager and nurse. Once enrolled, the team will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your parent’s needs, abilities, preferences and values.
Together you will look at:
Your loved one’s team will then develop a personalized plan to meet these outcomes and goals. With this program, you will continue to choose your own physicians while Family Care provides you with the added long-term care support you need. Your Care Management Team may make suggestions and may assist in some coordination, but you and your doctor will continue to be responsible for managing your health and medical care decisions. You will continue to use your Forward Heath Care/Medical Assistance card to obtain needed medical care.
Some of the benefits available within the Family Care program include:
The list above contains only a small fraction of the benefits available through Family Care to keep you independent as long as possible. You and your team work together on managing your long-term care needs and services with some attention to maintaining health and preventing health problems. This program provides additional independence because managing your health and medical care still remains with you.
Family Care is a good fit for people who:
Enrollment into the Family Care program is conducted through your county’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). For more information about eligibility or to enroll, call your local ADRC at (866) 992-6600.