ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)?

ADRCs are the first place to go to get free, accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.  The ADRC services are available to older adults and people with disabilities regardless of income. ADRC services are also available to families, friends, caregivers, and others who work with or care about older people or people with disabilities. These services can be provided by the ADRC via telephone or through home visits, whichever is more convenient to the individual seeking information or assistance.  


Who should call the ADRC?

ADRCs are friendly, welcoming places where anyone - individuals, concerned families or friends, and professionals working with issues related to aging or disabilities - can go for information tailored to their situation.


Is there any help for Caregivers?

Yes.  The ADRC offers support for those whose life is impacted by meeting the needs of a family member or friend. Those needs could include chores, errands, supervision, or physical care. Situations where either the caregiver or care receiver is over age 60 are eligible for this service. In addition, anyone over 55 who is caring for a relative under 18 years of age can obtain information and support from the Caregiver Support Program.


What is Options Counseling at the ADRC?

Options Counseling provides an opportunity to receive information about programs and services available in Racine County, to help you think through and make decisions that are tailored to your individual needs, values, resources and preferences.


Does it cost anything to use the ADRC?

No, all services and programs offered by the ADRC are free.  Some educational offerings may have a small free to cover the cost of materials only.