Aging and Disability Resource Center Opens

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A new resource is available for all Dane County residents. Dane County Dept. of Human Services is pleased to announce that the Aging and Disability Resource Center opened in November, 2012 to help older adults, adults with disabilities, their families and professionals.

Seniors and adults with disabilities value their independence and quality of life. When health conditions change or other events occur that threaten a person’s ability to live how they want, it can be difficult to know who to call to find out what help might be available. The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a one-stop shop for information and assistance on resources and services for older people and adults with disabilities, regardless of income or assets. ADRC staff will be able to provide you with knowledge about services, programs, and solutions for disability and long-term care issues such as living arrangements, health, employment and training for people with disabilities, home maintenance, nutrition, Social Security, and other publicly funded programs.

If you ever have a question about resources or services, the ADRC will help you. If we do not know the answer to your question, we will research the answer and call you back. All ADRC services are free and are available to people of all income levels..

We want you to call us if you are looking for information on public benefits or if you are looking to private pay for services and want to know what type of resources are available. We are here to assist everyone. We recently helped a family identify resources that will allow their aging mother to continue to safely live in her home. This has always been her goal and the family wanted to honor that but didn’t know what help was available. The family called the ADRC and spoke with a staff member who schedule a home visit to learn more. The ADRC staff person sat down with the mother and her family and listened and learned what the concerns were and helped connect them with the resources that made the most sense for their situation.

Other ways the ADRC may be able to help is to provide information about government programs that help pay for long term care and information for individuals who are privately paying for services. If you wish, the ADRC will determine for which programs you are eligible. They can provide information about all the options available and help you select the solution best for you.

  • Call 608 240-7400
  • Come to our office at 2865 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, which is in the Northside TownCenter shopping center. No appointment necessary.
  • Visit our website at
  • Email us at

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