Alzheimers Family and Caregiver Support Program
The Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Program or AFCSP was a program created by the Wisconsin legislature in 1985 in response to the stress and service needs of families caring at home for someone with irreversible dementia. To be eligible, a person must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, and be financially eligible. The program is coordinated by the Wisconsin Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources, and is available in every county throughout the state.
Allowable services are those which are necessary to maintain a person with Alzheimer’s disease in the community. Typical services have included in-home help, respite care, adult day care and transportation. Goods provided have included nutritional supplements, security systems, specialized clothing, home delivered meals, hobby equipment and chair lifts. However, counties may limit the types of services covered by this program. Counties may use money to start support groups, increase public awareness, purchase library books, start adult day care services, provide overnight or emergency respite.
This program is based on income along with other guidelines. Visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/alzfcgsp.htm
1. Call Vernon County Department of Human Services at 608-637-5210
318 Fairlane Drive, Suite 100,
Viroqua, WI 54665
2. Visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/index.htm
3. Alzheimer’s Association http://www.alz.org/gwwi/