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Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA) Statement on Caregiver Funding in 2019-21 State Budget

Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Todd Smet
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Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA)
Statement on Caregiver Funding in 2019-21 State Budget

 

Wisconsin’s assisted living providers are appreciative that Governor Evers has proposed in his 2019-2021 biennial state budget increased investment for the Workforce Funding Initiative in Wisconsin’s Family Care program - $29.6 million all funds (state-federal) over the two-year biennium. Family Care is a long-term care program that helps frail elders and adults with disabilities get the services they need.

 

The Workforce Funding Initiative was created to fund increases for the direct care portion of managed long-term care capitation rates in Family Care – which is meant to provide wage increases for caregivers serving our most vulnerable populations, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

 

“The Direct Care Workforce Funding Initiative has been and continues to be a priority to assisted living providers as Wisconsin continues to face a crisis in the shortage of available frontline caregivers,” stated Michael Pochowski, CEO of WALA. “We are grateful that the Governor has proposed an increase. Continuation will bring stability to the program and added investment will help the long-term care profession better recruit and retain quality caregivers.


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