Financial Resources

Financial Resources for Wisconsinites

Living with PD can put significant strain on a family’s finances. To help ease this burden, APDA Wisconsin proudly offers a Patient Aid Scholarship program to offset costs associated with care.

To be eligible for the program, the applicant must be a Wisconsin resident and have a physician’s verification of their Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Applicants must sign a statement of financial need.

A limited number of scholarships are available each year. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning in January of each calendar year. In order to serve those with the most need, we ask that applicants have a household income of less than approximately $50,000 per year.

Patient Aid Scholarship Program

The APDA Wisconsin offers a patient aid scholarship program designed to provide financial support to people with Parkinson Disease (PD) and their families. Approved applicants will be eligible to be granted up to $500 per calendar year (January – December). Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first come basis. This Patient Aid Scholarship Program is intended for individuals with PD in need of financial assistance to participate in any of the following activities:

  • Exercise: Supports costs associated with exercise programs and activities that focus on evidence-based treatment to improve and maintain the health for persons with PD. This is for exercise-related activities and classes such as, but not limited to: boxing, dancing, yoga, tai-chi, etc.
  • Medication: Defray expenses not covered by other programs or health insurance.
  • Respite Care: Subsidizes the cost of respite care for the person with Parkinson’s disease. Respite Care enables care providers to take time away from their responsibilities to rejuvenate.
  • Assistance at Home: Covers expenses for home services, such as housework, light yardwork, snow shoveling, and other tasks that a person with PD or a care provider are not able to complete.
  • Transportation: Reimburse costs associated with travel to and from doctor’s appointments, support groups, and other events for those who are no longer driving or for whom driving is significantly limited due to the effects of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Childcare Assistance: Subsidizes the cost of childcare for people with Parkinson’s.
  • Adaptive Equipment: Offsets costs associated with the purchase and/or installation of equipment or modifications needed in the home to Aid in activities of daily living, such as, but not limited to: grab bars, hand rails, widening doorways, bathroom accessibility, etc.

To Apply:
1. Complete WI APDA Patient Aide application 2021
2. Mail or email the completed application along with required documentation:
APDA Wisconsin Chapter
PO Box 14381
Madison, WI 53708
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified within sixty (60) days of receipt. These scholarships are awarded on a first come basis and are based on availability of funds. The program is subject to change or discontinuation with limited notice.


Questions about our financial resource programs? Call 608-345-7938