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News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog
Anticipated Documents from AL Forum Now Available!
(Added 10/22/2014) More
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance Bureau of Assisted Living has posted two documents online that were referenced during the September Assisted Living Forum. State of Assisted Living – January 2014 to June 2014 Strategies to Enhance Resident Care Both these documents and more are available at the Assisted Living Forum […]
The Search for a Solution to Alzheimer’s Disease – FREE Community Event
(Added 10/22/2014) More
The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will present “The Search for a Solution to Alzheimer’s Disease,” a free community event sharing the latest Alzheimer’s disease research as well as information on how to be a savvier consumer of research news. Free CEUs are available to healthcare professionals. Open to the public, the event will be […]
Take Action! Affordable Care Act & Medicaid/Medicare Survey
(Added 10/15/2014) More
National Assoc. For Home Care & Hospice calls for participation in ACA Employer Mandate Survey NAHC has prepared a new survey to get a “real-time” understanding of the likely impact of the ACA employer mandate. Home care businesses have made a number of adjustments to prepare for the start of the mandate. This new survey […]
DHS Workgroup Seeking Respite Providers to Benchmark Short-Term Availability
(Added 10/08/2014) More
The Department of Health Services is trying to gauge how many providers in Wisconsin provide short-term (2-3 days) respite care. They hope to evaluate the availability of respite care in Wisconsin, especially for people with Dementia, as part of the Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign initiative. Please contact Lynn Gall, Alzheimer’s & Family Caregiver Coordinator, […]
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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.