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National Family Caregivers Month honors and acknowledges family caregivers across the United States. It’s estimated that 25% of adults in the US are unpaid caregivers for older adults, grandchildren, and people with disabilities. This difficult and often unseen work can conflict with other responsibilities, and can have a significant financial, emotional, and physical impact.


Navigating these challenges can make it difficult to know where to start in asking for help. We’ve compiled a few resources that we hope will be helpful.

Aging & Disability Resource Center – Give them a call and ask for a Benefit Specialist. They’re well-versed in the nuances of caregiving and can help you navigate Wisconsin’s two main support programs, at no cost. They can also help you find respite options and whether you qualify for financial assistance. 920-448-4300 for Brown County.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services – This website can help you find the ADRC nearest you and has information about state, national, and Alzheimer’s-oriented caregiver support programs.

National Council on Aging – This organization has an abundance of helpful information organized by topic and individual role. Articles explain frequently asked questions about topics ranging from Medicare, SNAP, preventing falls, nutrition, financial challenges, mental/emotional health, and more.

Ready Set Care , in partnership with the National Council on Aging, is free digital tool that helps you navigate online resources by tailoring it to your individual situation.

Streu’s Pharmacy can also help lighten the load with our compliance packaging, health screenings, medication reviews, free delivery, and more. Our knowledgeable pharmacists and nurses are always available to answer questions or concerns.

Do you have another resource you found helpful? Let us know!