What's New At WALA?
Did you enjoy watching Alive Inside at the 2015 WALA Spring Conference? Did you miss seeing this powerful and moving film that provides reasons to consider music as a tool to help uncover lost memories? Now you can get your own copy of Alive Inside for a reduced price through WALA! Go to the Alive Inside website to order your copy - or rent it - today! If you wish to purchase the DVD or BluRay, use a computer and not a smart phone or tablet.
- Department Approved 83.15 Administrator Course
- AFH Administrator Course
- RCAC Administrator Course
- CBRF Introductory Administrator Course
- Hire, Reward, Retain: HR for AL
- Resident Rights: Respecting Those We Serve
- ISPs: Assess, Assemble, Apply
News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog
March 31 Assisted Living Forum ReCap
(Added 04/01/2015) More
Announcements: Addition of surveyor in Western region By end of month, there will be a new director for Southeastern region; meet and greet to be announced RESOLVE Forum: The first session was announced for 05/12/15; this is supposed to take place via Adobe Connect; the AL Forum scheduled for same day will not take place. […]
Joint Finance Wraps Up Budget Hearings
(Added 03/30/2015) More
Republican Co-Chair Seeks Answers on Family Care, IRIS, Dems Ask That LTC Language Be Pulled From Budget From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The state’s Joint Finance Committee last Thursday wrapped up its public hearings to take input about Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2015-17 budget. The committee held hearings in four communities over […]
Educational Sessions Available from the Energy Center of Wisconsin
(Added 03/25/2015) More
Best lighting retrofit solutions Presenter: Stan Walerczyk CLEP, LC April 28 │ La Crosse │ 8:30 am−4 pm Central │ $199 COMMERcIAL On-location Course LEDs are the end-all be-all lighting solution, right? Not necessarily. LED lighting is often the best option if customers have the money and are willing to spend it but high performance […]
Coalition Speaks Out Against Long-Term Care Changes in State Budget
(Added 03/25/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist A large group of aging and disability advocates, managed care organizations, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, county governments and long-term care providers are joining forces to create a new coalition to speak out against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal that would revamp the state’s long-term care programs. […]
About Assisted Living
If you have questions about assisted living, don't worry; you're not the first. Learn more about our industry and the options we can offer you and your loved ones:
Have you renewed your membership for 2014?
If not, please contact the WALA office to renew today!
Tools for Valued Members
- WALA Diamond Accreditation Program
- DHS Caregiver Abuse and Neglect Prevention Training
- Assisted Living Start Up Guide from SVA
- Low Cost Liability Insurance Access for Small Providers
- Trends in Long Term Care from Wipfli LLP
- WALA Publications (eBlasts, WALA Watch Newsletter)
- Other Resources
- Register for education at member price
- Buy products at member price
- Download free information
- You may have the ability to post jobs, edit company info
- More WALA Membership Benefits
A Guide to Collaborating with other Assisted Living Providers
There are some providers who feel unhappy with the way that they are negotiating and being treated by their MCOs. There has been some talk of “banding together.” WALA always encourages collaboration, but the law prohibits collusion among competitors that might interfere with the normal law of supply and demand. To that end, WALA contracted with Reinhart Bourner Van Deuren to provide background on this issue. Clearly, you as a provider will do as you feel you must, and this information may help guide you in your own decision making. Please see the Anti-trust Memorandum from Reinhart Bourner Van Deuren for more information. (Document is password protected and for members only. Please contact the WALA office for password).
All of our members have the opportunity to serve on our committees and subcommittees.
- Advocacy Subcommittee
- Diamond Accreditation Subcommittee
- Education/Products Subcommittee
- Spring Conference Subcommittee
- Membership Development Subcommittee
For more information on how to join a committee and make a difference in what WALA does, contact the office today at 608/288-0246.