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What's New At WALA?

ISP - A to Z - WALA's Fall Symposium

August 28, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in Madison

An intensive focus on Individual Support Plans will be provided at this one day event! Then join us immediately after for WALA's 20th Anniversary Celebration!

ISP - Putting Together The Puzzle Pieces


Save the Date!

The 2015 WALA annual Spring Conference is March 18-20, 2015

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.

News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog

Assisted Living Forum Re-Cap

(Added 07/23/2014) More
The Assisted Living Forum, held at the Madison College downtown campus, was well attended on July 22.  The theme of the morning sessions seemed to be centered around making sure the focus is on the resident – no matter what the situation may be – that the resident is getting the best care they can […]

Second RESOLVE Forum Held Today

(Added 07/23/2014) More
Held today at Luther Manor in Wauwatosa, the second RESOLVE meeting was well attended and offered an opportunity for providers and other stakeholders to get their questions heard and answered. There was a lot of dialogue between BAL, the MCOs, and providers at this session. Presenting was the Bureau of Assisted Living Director, Alfred Johnson, […]

Rock County Might Be Next for Family Care Expansion – County Board Unanimous Vote to Seek Move to Family Care

(Added 07/16/2014) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The Rock County Board of Supervisors on July 10th approved a resolution unanimously indicating the county’s intent to transition from the legacy Medicaid Waiver System to Family Care (Item 12. E. on the agenda) for long-term care services. According to Brian Shoup, administrator for the DHS Division […]

First of Five Listening Sessions Held on DHS Dementia Care Redesign

(Added 07/16/2014) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist: More than 200 people attended the first of five regional listening sessions being held on the proposed dementia care system redesign plan by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The first meeting was held Wednesday in Middleton, Wisconsin. DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades was the initial speaker […]

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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).

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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.