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From the WALA Newsletter - Complete List of 2014 Most Serious Violations
- Department Approved 83.15 Administrator Course
- AFH, RCAC, or CBRF Introductory Administrator Courses
- Hire, Reward, Retain: HR for AL
- Resident Rights: Respecting Those We Serve
- ISPs: Assess, Assemble, Apply
News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog
GOP Tax Budget Motion Allows Creation of ABLE Accounts for the Disabled
(Added 07/07/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist – The state’s Joint Finance Committee kicked off its final 2015-17 state budget [met July 2, 2015 ] – and Republicans on the committee … introduced two state budget motions that, among other things, would allow the creation of Achieving a Better Life (ABLE) accounts for disabled […]
Mandated Flu Vaccines For Employees Would Not Be Allowed Under Proposed Bill
(Added 07/01/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Two GOP state lawmakers have drafted a bill that would allow employees to decline flu vaccinations as part of their work requirements. “It is not unreasonable to raise a personal objection to the flu vaccine – the legislature has already passed much less invasive bills for worker […]
Joint Finance Committee Scheduled To Meet July 2
(Added 07/01/2015) More
The Joint Committee on Finance will finally meet in Executive Session after 4 weeks of private meetings with lawmakers and legislators, trying to come to an agreement on the 2015-17 biennial budget. The meeting will take place tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The Executive Session will be held on the budgets of the […]
DHS Seeks Caregiver Investigation Services
(Added 06/10/2015) More
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services this week issued a Request For Bid for caregiver investigation services. Investigations will include those of allegations of abuse, neglect or misappropriation against residents/clients and allegations that a facility had prior knowledge of the date scheduled for an unannounced survey of entities that are regulated by the DHS. Regulated […]
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:
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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.