What's New At WALA?
WALA's 20th annual Spring Conference March 18 - 20, 2015
Sponsorships are still available! Exhibit booths are SOLD OUT.
- 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
DLTC Warns Against Providers Influencing LTC Participant Choices
(Added 02/26/2015) More
By Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist: The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Long Term Care issued a memo to Wisconsin Medicaid long-term care providers reminding them that they may not use false, misleading or coercive statements to influence a person’s choice of provider, managed care organization or LTC program. “DHS has […]
Still Alice – A Powerful Movie, but Lacking in Resources – Strategies to provide support for those with dementia
(Added 02/26/2015) More
By Mary Kay Baum - The movie “Still Alice” did not show community members engaging positively with Alice. Instead, we see Alice and her family mostly struggling alone with an unusually fast moving dementia. Each family member appears alone and overwhelmed. Viewers could easily fear that Alzheimer’s journeys always have to be lonely, isolating and […]
What Providers Ought to Know About Working with ADRCs
(Added 02/18/2015) More
From the Archives of the WALA Watch – December 2013 By Sarah Bass, Marketing and Development Director at WALA In late 2013, I had the chance to meet with Jennifer Fischer, ADRC Director and Joe Purcell, ADRC Supervisor at the Dane County Aging and Disability Resource Center. We discussed what the ADRC does for the […]
Big Changes to Family Care, IRIS in Governor’s Budget
(Added 02/09/2015) More
IRIS to End and MCOs to be Statewide Entities From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Last week you received information identifying the various provisions in Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget affecting Wisconsin’s long-term care and expanding into primary\acute healthcare systems. First, the governor’s budget does not propose any reimbursement increases for long-term care […]
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.