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.
Upcoming Membership Meeting
Our next membership meeting is Wednesday, September 9, at the Community Living Alliance in Madison at 12:30 p.m. The remaining 2015 dates are: September 9, October 28, and December 4 (annual meeting; Wintergreen Resort, WI Dells).
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:
Living a Self-Determined Life
SAVE THE DATE!
Living a Self-Determined Life 2015: A Conference on Empowerment for Older Adults
June 1-2, 2015
Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center at the Wilderness Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Join us for the 2nd annual conference exploring self-determination and empowerment in aging. The Alliance will have an exhibit booth at the event.