Long-Term Care Options

The Aging & Disability Resource Center provides transition planning services including eligibility determination and enrollment counseling for Wisconsin's publicly-funded long-term care programs (Family Care & IRIS).

What is "long-term care"?

Long-term care is any service or support that a person may need because of a disability, getting older, or having a chronic illness that limits their ability to do the things that are part of their daily routine. This includes things, such as bathing, getting dressed, making meals, going to work, and paying bills.


Family Care is a Medicaid long-term care program for adults with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities and frail elders. People in the program receive long-term care services to help them live in their own home whenever possible.

There are various managed care organizations that provide the Family Care benefit in La Crosse County:


IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) is a self-directed Medicaid long-term care program for adults with disabilities and frail elders. IRIS is built on the principles of self-determination and self-direction. That means that you will have the freedom to decide how you want to live your life.

There are various IRIS consultant agencies that operate the IRIS program in La Crosse County: