You May Already Be Part of the Alliance!
If you are a champion of Direct Care Workers, you’re already part of the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance. We’re a coalition of organizations and individuals who recognize the critical and indispensable role direct care workers play in meeting the long-term care needs of older adults and people of all ages with disabilities in Wisconsin. We believe in bringing everyone together around our common purpose of championing direct care workers: provider organizations, advocates, statewide associations, government agencies, educational institutions, community leaders, consumers, families – and, of course, the direct care workers.
2015 Caregiver Awards
This year awards will be presented to four caregivers, a team of caregivers, and new this year: a family caregiver or caregiver of a friend. These awards don’t just recognize the winners—they recognize all long-term care workers who work hard every day to serve the older adults and individuals with disabilities in this state.
As an alliance we thought it was very important to highlight and help sustain the important work of families and friends who are caring for a loved one in their own home with chronic, disabling health conditions (both paid and unpaid). We want to honor and recognize the strength and perseverance of these family caregivers who dedicate their lives to care for their loved ones.
Check back soon for information regarding the December 4 presentations ceremony at the Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells.
We would like to thank the sponsors of our awards:
- Wisconsin Personal Services Association
- Creative Community Living Services
- Dungarvin Wisconsin
- Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
- Society's Assets
- Herbert H. Kohl Charities
- Wisconsin Assisted Living Association
- Community Living Alliance
- Cooperative Care
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Meetings
Please join the WI Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance (WLTCWA) and WI Personal Services Association (WPSA) in honoring this year’s Caregiver Awards winners during WPSA’s winter conference December 4, 2015, at the Wintergreen Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
We are excited to share this celebration at the 2015 WPSA Conference. WLTCWA members are invited to also attend the WPSA Motivational Speakers Session featuring Matt Booth beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The luncheon will start promptly at Noon with the meeting starting at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP Online by November 27. The meeting/luncheon cost is $10 which you may bring with you.
Thank You, DHS Secretary Rhoades!
We welcomed Kitty Rhoades, Secretary of the WI Department of Health Services, to our September 9 meeting. Secretary Rhoades updated a packed room with the latest on Family Care/IRIS 2.0 and led a lively discussion on the need for building and training the direct care workforce. Thank you, Secretary Rhoades for your time, and thanks to all who participated!
DIRECT CARE WORKERS LEARN NEW SKILLS TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA—THANKS TO TEC!
Everyone is benefiting from the new initiative called TEC—training and employment for caregivers.
TEC is the result of collaboration among the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance, the Wisconsin Personal Services Association, and other stakeholders dedicated to ensuring consistent training standards for direct care workers.
The TEC initiative is funded by a Wisconsin Fast Forward grant awarded in 2014 by the WI Department of Workforce Development. Goals for read more...