Long-Term Care

doctor examining her elderly patient with a stethoscope

People with disabilities deserve to receive all the services they need in the most integrated setting where they want to live. Without these services, many people would be forced into institutions. Long-term care funding has been used to help people move out of institutions and into the community so that they may live in their own homes with adequate supportive services.


Disability Rights Wisconsin provides information, referral, advice, investigation, direct advocacy, and, in select cases, legal representation to residents of institutions and individuals with disabilities in the community to help them get the funding, supports, and services they need to live in the environment of their choice.

Self-Advocacy Resources

Our self-advocacy resources have helpful guidance and further information on issues related to this topic. Learn more below:


Other places that may be able to help you:

  • Board on Aging and Long Term Care

    BOALTC offer the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program to persons age 60 and older who are consumers of Wisconsin long term care programs and in need of advocacy.  They also run the Volunteer Ombudsman Program which offers advocates for residents of nursing homes.

Learn More

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