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Emergency Management - Standard of Practice
Special offer expires May 5, 2014! Check your email for our promotional blast with a 10% coupon off this product and a special WALA product focus article on Emergency Management. Not signed up? Sign up now for future offers in the right hand column! Available in hard copy or as a download for a reduced price. Purchase your copy at the WALA Store.
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The 2015 WALA annual Spring Conference is
Have an idea for next years Spring Conference? or want to be a potiential speaker? Join our Speaker's Bureau! Just submit the Speaker's Bureau Form to WALA's Education Event Manager, Victoria Lauersdorf to be considered as a future speaker or if you have a great idea.
News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog
Governor: Expand Family Care in 7 Counties
(Added 04/23/2014) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist: Gov. Scott Walker announced his plan to expand the Family Care program into seven counties in Northeast Wisconsin. The expansion includes Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano counties. However, no further details relating to a timeline or the process were included in the announcement or […]
DHS Issues RFP for Family Care MCO in Six Counties
(Added 04/11/2014) More
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services last week released a Request For Proposals (RFP) for entities willing to serve as the managed care organization (MCO) for Family Care services in Geographic Service Region 9 (Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and Winnebago counties) and Geographic Service Region 10 (Calumet, Outagamie and Waupaca counties). In addition, the RFP […]
WALA Sponsors Coffee With Consultants – FREE Sessions
(Added 04/09/2014) More
Are you aware of the challenges of serving clients with mixed populations within your community? What is your assessment process? Do you understand the requirements and the process for an involuntary discharge? Join Apara Consulting, CBRF Management Consulting, and S.T.A.T. consultants for this FREE informational discussion on some of the current problems facing assisted living […]
ALFA Sponsors 2014 National Mature Media Awards
(Added 04/09/2014) More
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally managed, consumer-driven senior living communities, today announced its sponsorship of the 23rd Annual National Mature Media Awards. ALFA encourages all providers of senior living services to nominate their best senior-centered communications programs for this important awards program. The National Mature […]
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.