Supportive Home Care Program
Supportive Home Care provides services to low income ($913.00 or under for 2015) individuals who are elderly or have a long term physical disability. Maximum monthly payment is $400. In-home services such as chore services, personal care, home delivered meals, and Lifeline can be funded.
Adult Protective Services
Referrals are investigated by this department. Referrals are received on behalf of persons 18 years of age or older who may be victims of physical, emotional or financial abuse as well as neglect and self-neglect. Cases involving financial abuse or criminal activity may be referred to Oneida County law enforcement agencies.
Adult/Elderly At Risk
As the lead reporting agency for Adult/Elder At Risk in Oneida County we investigate allegations of physical, emotional, financial exploitation, sexual abuse, neglect and self-neglect. We work cooperatively with other service and law enforcement agencies when needed to bring cases to satisfactory conclusion. Persons reporting suspected abuse/neglect are kept confidential by law.
Adult Welfare Concern
In Oneida County we investigate allegations of physical, emotional, financial exploitation, sexual abuse, neglect and self-neglect. We work cooperatively with other service and law enforcement agencies when needed to bring cases to satisfactory conclusion. In an attempt to intervene and provide services in a timely manner the department will provide ongoing case management services to these individuals
Services are provided to those persons deemed incompetent by a licensed physician or psychologist. This is a process whereby a guardian of the person and/or estate is appointed by the court to handle their affairs. A protective placement is required to admit an incompetent individual to a facility larger than 15 beds. This must be reviewed by the court on an annual basis.
In the fall of 2020, Oneida County Department of Social Services and Corporation Counsel provided a training on Guardianship and Protective Placements for community partners. This training was recorded.
For more information:
- Guardian of the Person: Duties and Powers
- Guardian of the Estate: Duties and Powers
- Adult Protective Services Frequently Asked Questions
- What Do you do if you suspect someone is being abused? Adult Protective Services Guide for Elder Adults at Risk and Adults at Risk.
How to make a referral to the agency or request information
Oneida County Department of Social Services
1 South Oneida Avenue
PO Box 400
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 362-5695 or (888) 662-5695.