Valerie Hiltbrand

Valerie Hiltbrand, SW, is the manager at the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Wisconsin-Iowa County office, located in Dodgeville.  She has worked with people who are over the age of 60, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers for 15 years.  She spent four years as a nursing home social worker, working with residents and families, including by assisting with discharge planning.  At the ADRC, she has provided information and assistance, options/enrollment counseling, and adult protective services.  She has worked on initiatives including Dementia Friendly Communities, evidence-based health promotion programs, support for caregivers, and Healthy Aging in Rural Towns.  She is currently partnering with CARE on the Rural Board of Older Adult Advisors.  She has lived and worked in Southwest Wisconsin her entire life, which helps her realize the barriers faced by rural residents.