This guide was created as a tool to help minimize effects of social isolation and loneliness of older adults who live in Bayfield County. This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources, but is instead a guide to assist community members to think outside the box to make connections and continue their engagement in activities and programs that can be viewed and explored from the comfort of your own home.
GOVERNOR’S TASK FORCE ON CAREGIVING
The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving was created to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access to care, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin. The Task Force welcomes input from family caregivers, professional caregivers, health care providers and other citizens interested in improving working conditions for individuals who care for people with disabilities and older adults, leading to a better quality of care for the people they serve. Link to The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving.
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. 83356 or email Kristin Opperman.