Health Care Directory 2022-2023
Where can I learn more about IRIS and how do I enroll?
RIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) is Wisconsin’s self directed long-term care pro gram for older adults and peo ple with disabilities who are eligible for Medicaid. IRIS is designed to help you live your life with the support you need. You have many choices when you join IRIS. Once a budget is established for you based on your long-term care needs and goals, you will choose: • What goods, supports and services you need. • When and where you want your supports provided. • Who will provide them. All IRIS participants have a support and service plan. IRIS has a broad set of ser vices available for you to maintain or improve your quality of life. You’re responsible for man aging your IRIS budget, act ing as an employer to work ers you choose to hire and following IRIS program rules. However, joining IRIS doesn’t mean doing things all by yourself. You will have others to help you along the way. Every IRIS participant How it works Support from others
W HAT IS THE IRIS P ROGRAM ?
If you want to enroll in IRIS, you will need to contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). ADRC repre sentatives offer free, unbiased information about long-term care options and resources in Wisconsin for older adults, peo ple with disabilities, and their families. To locate the ADRC in your county, visit: www.dhs.wiscon sin.gov/adrc Source: WI Department of Health Services website and IRIS Participant Handbook
has an IRIS Consultant Agency (ICA) and Fiscal Employer Agent (FEA) to help support them in self direction and handling the requirements of the IRIS pro gram. Your IRIS consultant will work with you one-on one, get to know you and learn what is important to you.
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