What's New in Aging & Disability Services

Free Memory Screenings in november

Confidential memory screenings are being offered throughout Bayfield County in honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Follow the link for dates and times, more information: 

           Memory Screening Outreach Schedule

MEDICARE PLAN FINDER/BENEFIT SPECIALIST CHANGES

Greetings from your new Elder Benefits Specialist in Bayfield County!  My name is Marianne Johnson and I am excited for the opportunity to once again assist seniors in Bayfield County access public benefits and help problem solve and provide information so they can make informed decisions. 

We are coming upon a busy time of year for those of you with Medicare.  Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (OEP), also referred to as the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), begins October 15th and continues through December 7th, 2019. During this time, it is important to check if your current Part D Prescription Drug Plan or Part C Medicare Advantage Plan will continue to be the best plan for you in 2020. Every year Part D and Part C plans can change their premiums, copays, deductibles, and formularies (list of covered prescription drugs and their pricing structure). This means that even if you are happy with your current Part D or Part C plan, it may not be the best plan or most economical plan for you next year. Therefore, all Medicare beneficiaries should compare their current plan’s coverage/costs for 2020, to other Part D or Part C plans available in 2020, during the OEP, because that is the only time of year dedicated to reviewing and changing plans. Follow this link for more Medicare plan finder assistance.

SeniorCare Program covers Prescriptions for Seniors

Select from the following links for more information:

LIVING WELL NEWSLETTER

October 2019 issue of the Living Well Newsletter for Caregivers

SERVICE PROVIDERS NEEDED!

Bayfield County Human Services is experiencing a shortage of service providers to assist children with disabilities. We are looking for: mentors, supportive home care workers, daily living skills coaches, respite providers, and in-home nursing staff. We have several children with funding approved from the State of Wisconsin, but no people to provide the services they need. Some of these services are needed on a daily basis, but others are only once or twice per month. If you have experience working with people with special needs, or you have some extra time and kindness to share with a local family, we need you! Please contact the Youth Services Coordinator, Kristin Opperman, at 715-373-6144, ext. 122 or email Kristin Opperman.