WLTCWA Press Release: April 15, 2015
The proposed restructure of Wisconsin’s long-term care system could have a strong impact on the shrinking availability of quality direct care workers and the already-struggling Wisconsin businesses that provide supports to the elderly and people with disabilities. The surprise budget proposal was drafted without input from those ultimately impacted such as local Wisconsin businesses, consumers, and stakeholders. WLTCWA membership is concerned that the proposed changes without review could threaten the livelihood of more than 7500 large and small business throughout Wisconsin’s communities.
The Wisconsin Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance (WLTCWA) is seeking a Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the 2015 calendar year.
The objective of this project is to increase membership, attendance at membership meetings, and members’ skills in advocacy and community education of the issues impacting Wisconsin’s long-term care workforce. This effort is in congruence with the overall WLTCWA goal of increasing positive public perception of workforce and its value on the implementation of quality long-term care services in Wisconsin.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Establish, enhance, and maintain methods of communication to create awareness of the WLTCWA and increase membership.
- Actively participate in promotion and marketing of key events. Current key events include annual caregiver awards and legislative day.
- Update and/or create printed and online materials containing stories of a diverse group of direct care workers and their impact on daily lives of individuals receiving services as needed.
- Other activities as appropriate to further the mission of the WLTCWA.
How to Apply:
Applications must include a résumé and also a cover letter with descriptions of past experiences with successful project implementation.
See more information in the job description.
Upcoming Membership Meeting
Our next membership meeting is Wednesday, May 13, at the Community Living Alliance in Madison at 12:30 p.m. The remaining 2015 dates are: May 13, July 8, September 9, and November 11 (annual meeting).
with your name and organization.
Terry Lynch, In Control Wisconsin
Lynn Breedlove, In Control Wisconsin
Topic: Self-Determination and Aging
About the Alliance
Where to Find Upcoming Events
There are so many events coming up that we are unable to list them on our home page. You can find upcoming events by looking on our “Upcoming Events” tab at the top of our home page.
2015 Membership Renewal & Recruitment
We are currently seeking new members and renewing memberships. Send in a membership form today!
2014 Caregiver Awards Recipients
Each year we present awards to four caregivers, a team of caregivers, a supervisor, and an administrator for the wonderful work they do for the citizens of Wisconsin. 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.
The 2014 Caregiver of the Year Awards were presented to the following at our annual membership meeting November 10:
Spotlight Award Recipients
Soleda Bernal, Home Instead Senior Care, Racine
Melissa Bushman, Artisan Assisted Living & Memory Care, Manitowoc
Lessie Edward, Society’s Assets, Inc., Racine
Patti Hogan-Richel, Rest Haven Health Care Center, Verona
Caring Together Recipients
Karen Foxgrover, Madison, WI – Amanda Browning, Gina Ruhland, and
Cornerstone Award Recipient
Justin Zabojnik, Deer Path Assisted Living, Necedah
2013 Caregiver Awards Recipients and Stories
We would like to thank the sponsors of our awards: