Family Care and IRIS are long term care programs. Long-term care is any service or support that a person may need as a result 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, managing or administering medications, and paying bills.
Family Care is an innovative program that provides a full range of long-term care services, all through one flexible program that offers services to foster independence and quality of life for members, while recognizing the need for interdependence and support. Information about Family care can be found at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/familycare/index.htm . You can also select Tell Me More about Family Care.
IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) is a program that allows you to direct your own services and supports. IRIS recognizes taht you are the decision-maker in your life, including determing your daily activities and types of support or assistance you need to meet your long-term care needs. More information on IRIS can be found at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/iris/index.htm You can also select Tell Me More about IRIS.
What is it All About?
The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services contracted with two managed care organizations (MCO) to administer the Family Care program and two IRIS Consulting Agencies (ICA) to provide customers with a choice in Florence County.
The MCOs are Lakeland Care Inc. www.lakelandcareinc.com and Community Link www.cli.ngo. The ICAs are TMG Wisconsin www.tmgwisconsin.com and Mid-State Independent Living Consultants (MILC) www.milc-inc.org.
Questions or Concerns?
If you have questions about Family Care or IRIS programs, eligibility requirements or enrollment, please contact the ADRC of Florence County at 715-528-4890.
If you are already enrolled in Family Care or IRIS and you have questions or concerns, please contact the MCO or ICA that you are working with.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions About Family Care and IRIS
Complaints or Issues
If you have a complaint or concern regarding your care plan or other issue the first place to start is with your care manager or consultant. If you are still unsatisified there are two programs that can help and be your advocate.
For persons age 60 and older who are members or participants of Wisconsin's long-term care programs. An ombudsman protects and promotes the righs of long-term care customers. Any long-term care customer has the right to express any complaint or concern about their care or treatment t an Ombudsman without fear of retaliation or reprisal. Please contact your Ombudsman by calling 1-800-815-0015.
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Disability Rights Wisconsin advocates for person with disabilities under age 60. This is the place to call for assistance when you have a complaint or concern. Please contact them by calling 1-800-928-8778.