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Are YOU a caregiver?

You may be a caregiver and not even realize it. Family members and friends typically just pitch in and do what is needed to keep their loved one safe, healthy, and capable of staying in their own homes. The problem is that when we do not identify ourselves as caregivers, we do not look for help when we need it. We do not know where to go for help or what resources are available.

Know that you can find support and resources at the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC). We can be part of your caregiver journey!

Caregiving can be a challenge, but it is easier when you are prepared. Check out these resources:



Trualta is a FREE interactive eLearning platform. Caregivers get access to an online library of short courses, skills training, useful local resources, and support - all accessible on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Click here to access Trualta resources for caregivers. Contact a caregiver support specialist at the ADRC if you have any questions or need assistance.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class series that supports caregivers in taking care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.

Six classes held once a week are led by ADRC Caregiver Support Specialists. Class participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and provide additional resources. Call, email, or check our calendar of events for upcoming classes.


Caring Better & Braver is a podcast for family caregivers in Wisconsin and the La Crosse County area. It offers a unique way for caregivers to feel connected, informed, and supported. Episodes highlight a range of topics related to caregiving including local resources that every caregiver should know about. To listen, click on the links below.

Introduction [01:14]

Episode 1: Oasis Respite Program [24:42]

Episode 2: Merit Centre Adult Day Center [17:47]

Bonus Episode: ADRC Overview [01:06]

Episode 3: Try Tai Chi [20:54]

Episode 4: Self Wellbeing [28:42]

Episode 5: Respite Care Association of Wisconsin [22:35]

Episode 6: Medicare 101 [24:03]

Episode 7: National Family Caregiver Month [04:41]

Episode 8: Working Caregivers [27:37]

Episode 9: STAR Center [14:03]

Episode 10: Social Isolation & Loneliness [16:37]

To access all Caring Better & Braver episodes via Anchor by Spotify, click here.


Are you a caring for a veteran?

Find out more about VA Caregiver Supports by clicking here!


Respite is a break from your frequent caregiving demands and responsibilities. The Respite Care Association of Wisconsin is a great resource for locating respite care providers, accessing grants to help pay for respite care, and more. Click here to visit their website.


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