ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin


Caregiver Support


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What is a Caregiver?

A family caregiver is someone whose life is impacted by meeting the needs of a family member or friend. Those needs could include chores, errands, supervision, or physical care. The ADRC caregiver support team also provides support to seniors who also need support and assistance.



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Where to Start/Find Help

Through classes, support groups, written materials, and individual consultations, the Racine ADRC Caregiver Support Team provides ongoing support to family caregivers. If you are either the caregiver or care receiver and over age 60, or anyone caring for an individual with dementia, you are eligible for Caregiver Support Services. Call the ADRC of Racine County at 262-833-8777 for more information.  
Caregiver support includes:
  1. Information on community resources
  2. Encouragement to invest in one’s own health and well-being
  3. Facilitation of establishing effective communication skills
  4. Moral support through tough situations and decision-making.  


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Caregiver Support Brochure

Versión en español





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Information & Resources


Class Information 

Several evidence based classes are offered throughout the year




ADRC Connections Newsletter

(Published quarterly - January, April, July, October)


E-visit Newsletter For Caregivers                                                                                                            

Archive of previous caregiver newsletters or E-Visits with the main article/caregiving topic highlighted
can be accessed at this link.


Respite Care Information

Click for more information or call the ADRC



Book Club for Caregivers - Flyer

1st Friday Caregiver Book Club –  Noon – 1pm / Zoom and Call-In.  Contact Ruth Stauersbol at 262-833-8764 to receive the current book, any materials, and call-in/virtual group information.


Support Groups for Caregivers

For caregivers who are over 60 or are caring for someone over 60 and caregivers (of any age) for people who have dementia.  Contact the ADRC with questions.


Support Groups  Flyer
Virtual/Telephone Support Groups  and In Person Options- Now Available!  


2nd Wednesday In Person 1:00pm – 2:30pm 
at Christ Church United Methodist, 5109 Washington Ave. Racine, 53406

1st Thursday – 6:30pm – 7:30pm Virtual / Zoom and Call-In*


3rd Thursday In Person 6:00pm – 7:30pm
at Christ Church United Methodist, 5109 Washington Ave. Racine, 53406


*For our support groups using Zoom, which also offers a call in option contact Ruth Stauersbol at 262-833-8764 to receive call-in/virtual group information.


Other Area Support Groups: 

The Alzheimer’s Association has a listing of support groups on their website as well as information 24/7 by calling their number 800-272-3900

Aurora Health Care 

Search for Support Groups in the Kenosha,
Racine and Walworth region

Ascension All Saints:

Statewide call-in caregiver support group occurs the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.  Click the call-in link for further information about this telephone support group.
Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Matheson Memorial Library
101 N Wisconsin St, Elkhorn
1st Monday of the Month 
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Call: Jake Sawyers - Walworth County Dementia Care Specialist at 262-741-3273 for more information
Parkinsons Support Goup Flyer
1st Wednesday of the Month
Neuro Advantage
13200 Globe Dr, Ste 206
Mount Pleasant
Call: 262-260-8451

Other Resources 


  • Caring for someone with dementia?  Check out the Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP). Call the ADRC 262-833-8777 for more information about the program.

  • Caregiver in-depth lessons, practical steps and guided support: Contact the ADRC for information about the Trualta program 262-833-8777.  Ask for caregiver support or visit  for more information on this valuable program.

  • Handout - Compassionate Communication

  • A Guide for Family Caregivers - Information that can answer questions and provide suggestions on how to respond to the most common symptoms of memory loss and dementia.  See the flyer here.

  • Caregiver Teleconnection - Monthly topic with helpful information and tips.  Website has recordings of past calls.  See online at: or call for upcoming programs 866-390-6491 Toll Free


  • Advance Directives Information (power of attorney etc.)

  • ALZConnected   Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be lonely and overwhelming. To help, the Alzheimer’s Association created ALZConnected, the first dedicated online social networking community where people with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and others affected by the disease can share answers, opinions, ideas and support. ALZConnected launched last year thanks to the generosity of our donors. This free site, designed especially for the Alzheimer’s community, offers a safe place for people to connect with others in similar situations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year .

  • Hilarity for Charity online Support Groups for Caregivers under 40  Are you under 40 and caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia? We've partnered with Hilarity for Charity to bring you our Google Hangout Support Groups this summer. The groups will focus on the unique needs of people under the age of 40 navigating their way through this disease while attending school, raising families of their own or developing careers.  Find out how to connect here Look under "Care and Support."

  • National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices  NTG has developed a Family Support Network that includes resource information, an online support group, a newsletter and other resources.

  • Our Family Our Way Our Family, Our Way is a communication and care coordination process developed by Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center to help caregiving families think and talk about caregiving.

  • Share the Caregiving   Have you been taking care of someone for a long time? Are you feeling burnt out? Do you feel you can’t do this alone anymore? Find out about a model program on how to create a unique caregiving family from friends, relative, co-workers, neighbors, and acquaintances. Visit the Share the Care website at , or contact the ADRC of Racine County at 262-833-8777


  • Teepa Snow's Video Series - Positive Approch to Care (Dementia Specific but usefull in many circumstances)                                                                                                  
  • Family Caregiver Alliance   An educational video―produced by Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) through a $25,000 grant from The Pat Summitt Foundation―offers caregivers of those with dementia simple, inexpensive options for making basic home modifications to help address problematic behavior when providing care at home.  See the website: brought to you by TerraNova films. There are many good caregiving techniques demonstrated here.

  • Family Caregiving Video Series by Home Alone Alliance - AARP.  See:


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