Caregiver Support Program
Marquette County Dept. of Human Services:
- Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP): provides support related to the care of someone with an irreversible dementia, Qualification is based on a diagnosis and financial need. Services provided include information, referrals, education, service coordination, counseling and support groups, legal assistance on guardianship, respite services, adaptive equipment, transportation arrangements, safety evaluation, and funds for purchasing good and services. AFCSP can also assist with arranging supportive homecare, homemaker & chore services, and assistance with placement in an Adult Family Home, CBRF, or Nursing home.
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers: an educational program designed to help caregivers balance selfcare and care of a relative or friend. Participants will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings, increase ability to make tough decisions, and locate resources. Class meets once a week for six weeks. Class is free, caregiver help book is $20.
- National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP): provides support services to informal or family caregivers. Availability for those taking care of an adult 60+, with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s / dementia, or those caring for children or disabled relatives. Services may include information and referrals, education, connection and coordination of services, counseling, respite, personal care, homemaker and chore services, adaptive equipment, and home safety evaluations.
- Marquette County Caregiver Support Group: held the 3rdWednesday of every month virtually from 11am to Noon. Contact the ADRC for more information.
428 Underwood Ave
Montello, WI 53949
Coming Soon ** A list of caregiver books that are available to pick up at the office.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin: Designed to provide a link to resources for people with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Also provides information for caregiver supports, personal consultations, education, resources and advocacy, promoting research. Information available on early cognitive testing, clinical evaluations, treatment options and research opportunities. Regional office serves Green Lake, Marquette, and Waushara Counties.
PO Box 856
Portage, WI 53901
Cerebral Palsy of Mideast, WI: Provides programs and services to help families with children or adult clients affected by a variety of disabilities.
Caring .com: An on-line community that provides support groups for Caregivers. Groups include: Alzheimer’s/Dementia and care, caring for a spouse or parent, spouse with mental illness, parent of a disabled adult, Parkinson’s, COPD, cancer, heart & stroke support, caregiving wives of stroke survivors, being a caregiver, family matters, and combatting loneliness when living alone.
2600 South El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94403
Family Caregivers Rock Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Making Family Caregiver Wishes Happen!
PO Box 2434
Appleton, WI 54912
International Quality HomeCare of Wisconsin LLC.: Based out of Rochester, Minnesota. Offers either non-medical homecare, or Medicare certified home health care. Non-medical home care includes personal care, and help with everyday activities. Medicare certified home health care involves skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Other services that may be offered include: In-home respite, homemaking & supportive homecare services, concierge, residential care services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, independent living skills, and a medical social worker.
- Stevens Point Office
5600 Woodland St, suite 1
Stevens Point, WI 54482
- Westfield Office
328 N Main Street
Westfield, WI 53964
Lotsa Helping Hands: A painless way to organize help. Provides a help calendar where you can post requests for support: meals, transportation, or companionship. So, caregivers can focus on what’s important.
118 N Peoria Street, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
The Alzheimer’s Round the Clock 24/7 Helpline: Toll free number that allows people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, caregivers, and families to speak confidentially with consultants for decision-making support, crisis assistance, and education on issues face every day.
WisconSibs: Offers peer support and educational programs to hundreds of children and adults who have brothers and sisters with disabilities.
VA Caregiver Support Line: Support line for those who are caregiving for a Veteran.