Community Assessment – Independence

Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes


The Elder Economic Security Initiative™ Program: The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index for Wisconsin

The Index is a measure of income that older adults require to maintain their independence in the community and meet their daily costs of living, including affordable and appropriate housing and health care.

Source: The Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Wider Opportunities for Women.

Published: July 2008


Wisconsin – Rest of State Annual Care Costs

Interactive map allows comparison of costs of long-term care to other parts of the state and country.

Source: Genworth Financial

Published: 2008


Medicaid Caseload Statistics

Provides access to current information on Medicaid recipients in Dane County.

Source: WI Department of Health Services


Task Force on the Aging of Dane County

Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. This report looks at the effects of the “Baby Boomer” generation and how this will influence the social, economic, community, and political developments to come. Includes lots of statistics.

Source: Dane County Department of Human Services

Published: November 2004


Maintaining independence of seniors and those with disabilities through unpaid caregivers and informal supports

Considers the impact of the growth of the senior population and best practices and strategies for supporting unpaid caregivers that help to keep seniors and people with disabilities in their homes.

Source: United Way of Dane County

Published: October 2006


Annual Elder Abuse and Neglect Report

Annual reports on incidence of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation

Source: WI Department of Health Services

Published: Annually


People with Chronic Conditions – Community Health Profiles

Data focused website that provides links to a data about people with chronic conditions collected at a state-wide level.

Source: WI Department of Health Services

Published: Ongoing


Related information can be found in the section on HEALTH