Family Caregiver Resources

  • Assistance and support
    • Aging Disability and Resource Center (ADRC)
      • 608-785-5700
      • 1-800-500-3910
      • Answers aging and disability questions
    • OASIS Caregiver Respite
    • Local Caregiver Dementia Support Groups
    • Memory Cafe
      • Held monthly
      • Opportunity for fellowship with others living with memory loss
    • Dementia Care Specialist
      • 608-785-5700
    • The DICE Approach (Describe, Investigate, Create, Evaluate)
      • Call ADRC Dementia Care Specialist (608-785-5700) to discuss if this approach is appropriate for your situation
    • Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease
    • La Crosse Park and Recreation Department Programming (Click on "Parks & Rec Connect Activity" Tab)
      • Dementia Support and Education
      • Education & Support for Care partners
      • For questions please click for phone directory
    • Tips for Working Caregivers
    • Podcast topics related to seniors and their caregivers (Senior Living Guide)
    • Health Literacy
    • Dementia Live 
      • A high impact, dementia simulation experience for family, business, church or organization
      • Immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it's like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory changes. 
      • Contact ADRC at 608-785-5700
    • Virtual events for caregivers
    • The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
    • Lewy Body Dementia Association
    • Family Caregiver Alliance - National Center on Caregiving
    • The Guided Light Dementia Newsletter
      • This new quarterly newsletter launched January 2021 to serve as your go-to-guide for local resources, support ad learning all things dementia. 
      • If interested in receiving a quarterly digital copy, please subscribe here.
    • Peer Caregiver Support
    • Medication Log
    • Great Rivers 2-1-1
      • Offers free, confidential community information and referrals 24 hours/day
      • Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to an information and referral specialist
      • Crisis Hotline 24/7 - Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to a crisis specialist
    • La Crosse Mobile Crisis (24/7)
      • 608-784-4357
      • Contact for immediate stabilization of an individual
      • Decision tree for next steps
    • Greater Wisconsin chapter Alzheimer Association (located in Chippewa Falls)
      • 715-861-6174
      • Regular business hours
    • Alzheimer Association 24/7 hotline
      • 1-800-272-3900
      • Answers all types of questions
    • Alzheimer Association website
    • National Helplines
      Resources for caregivers to receive answers to general questions about dementia, education programs and strategies or just a listening ear when you need it most!

                 Alzheimer's Association - 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900
     Alzheimer's Foundation of America - 8 AM-8 PM Weekdays & 8 AM-4 PM Weekends: 800-232-8484
    Association for Frontotemporal Dementias: - 866-507-7222
     Not a 24-hour line. Leave message and an experienced staff member will respond
    Lewy Body Dementia Association 'Lewy Line': - 800-539-9767
                Not a 24-hour line. Leave message and an experienced staff member will respond


  • Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
  • Resources to manage elder care readiness
  • Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) in La Crosse County
Date Last Updated: 10/27/2022 3:10 pm