There are cycles in life – the changes of the seasons, the changes in ourselves. We all recognize that as we grow older, our needs change and the support we need from others changes. As we age and become the senior members of our families, we may begin to need care from others. The care that we so lovingly offered over the years begins to come full circle. We call this the “Circle of Care”. As family members become aware of the changing needs of their older family members, they need information to make the best choices.
We are working together to provide you with support, education, information, and assistance needed to support your efforts to keep your older family members living at home in a secure and loving environment for as long as possible. We value what you do and we understand the difficulties you face. We offer you a helping hand to complete the Circle of Care.
This web site provides general caregiver information. Also, through the Caregiver Talk section, caregivers may offer support and provide informational tips to each other. For specific information about Milwaukee-area caregiver services and older adult care and living options, call FCSN. Or, email FCSN through the Ask Us section.
BenefitsCheckUp is free service of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization in Washington, DC.
Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help. But many people don’t know these programs exist or how they can apply.
BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.
After answering the questions, you will get a report created just for you that describes the programs you may get help from. You can apply for many of the programs online or you can print an application form.
Here are the types of expenses you may get help with:
- Health care
- In-home services
- Employment Training