DCDHS funds and provides a wide variety of services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities and individuals who are aging – services that allow older adults and persons with disabilities to live freely, to live a rewarding life, and to pursue their hopes and dreams. From information and assistance with identifying resources, securing services, or choosing options for long-term care, all are designed to promote independence, respect individual preferences, and honor self-determination.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) can help you access services that will enhance independence and quality of life. The Disability Services unit assists families with children and young adults with disabilities to live their best lives. Adult Protective Services (APS) can assist with questions about guardianship and respond if you have concerns about abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults. The Badger Prairie Health Care Center is the County’s skilled nursing facility located in Verona that provides specialized long-term care as well as short-term rehabilitation.
Specifically for older adults, the Area Agency on Aging manages nearly 50 contracts providing services to older adults in the community including nutrition, case management, legal assistance, caregiver support, wellness focused classes, programs to reduce social isolation such as volunteer opportunities for older adults and culturally specific social activities for older adults of color. Transportation options for older adults are available for rides to medical appointments, grocery shopping or to senior centers.