ADRC - Independent Living Supports Pilot
Posted on 07/20/2023

West Bend, WI – The Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), is pleased to announce its participation in the state’s new Independent Living Supports Pilot program. As a participating Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Washington County ADRC will help identify eligible participants, assist them with enrollment, coordinate one-time and ongoing services, and support participants in transitioning to other services when the pilot ends.

Those who enroll in the pilot will have access to program benefits for up to 12 months. The program is intended to offer short term, flexible services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities. The goal is to improve people’s ability to remain in their own homes longer, to achieve better health outcomes and better-quality life.

“As the population of Washington County ages, we need to access all available resources to support the ability of the elderly or disabled to remain independent in their home,” said County Executive Josh Schoemann.  “This grant allows Washington County ADRC to serve community members who prior to this pilot were not eligible for these types of direct supportive services and we look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this program.”

To be eligible for this pilot, program participants must:

• Be a Wisconsin resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible immigrant

• Live in a pilot service area

• Be over age 18

• Not be currently enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs or living in a licensed or

certified residential or long-term care facility

• Earn less than 300% of the federal poverty level with no deductible or consideration of

spousal income

• Have at least one eligible functional need

• Have a qualifying diagnosis (may be a long-term disability) if under age 55

For more information about the Independent Living Supports Pilot program and how it benefits the local community, please contact Washington County ADRC at (262)-335-4497 or stop by at 333 E. Washington St., Suite 1000 West Bend, WI 53095.