What's New At WALA?
Did you enjoy watching Alive Inside at the 2015 WALA Spring Conference? Did you miss seeing this powerful and moving film that provides reasons to consider music as a tool to help uncover lost memories? Now you can get your own copy of Alive Inside for a reduced price through WALA! Go to the Alive Inside website to order your copy - or rent it - today! If you wish to purchase the DVD or BluRay, use a computer and not a smart phone or tablet.
From the WALA Newsletter - Complete List of 2014 Most Serious Violations
- Department Approved 83.15 Administrator Course
- AFH Administrator Course
- RCAC Administrator Course
- CBRF Introductory Administrator Course
- Hire, Reward, Retain: HR for AL
- Resident Rights: Respecting Those We Serve
- ISPs: Assess, Assemble, Apply
News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog
Joint Finance Committee Meets Today To Review Long Term Care Services
(Added 05/27/2015) More
More information will be sent out by WALA soon… stay tuned! Last week Republican leaders on the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) announced the rejection of Governor Scott Walker’s proposed long term care changes, while pursuing limited reforms with strong legislative oversight. Rep. Dean Knudson (R-Hudson) and Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) unveiled the changes alongside JFC […]
JFC Keeps SeniorCare, OK’s Independent Assessments for Personal Care Services
(Added 05/27/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist In its ongoing work on reviewing and voting on the 2015-17 state budget, the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on May 21 rejected Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed changes to the popular SeniorCare prescription drug program, thereby keeping the program intact. By a partisan 12-4 vote, the committee […]
Call Your Legislators to Request Budget Changes, Including Provider Rate Increases
(Added 05/06/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The Wisconsin Assisted Living Association, in collaboration with LeadingAge Wisconsin, WHCA/WiCAL, and Residential Services Association of Wisconsin, are joining together to seek five changes in the 2015-17 state budget – and they are asking all long-term care providers in the state to call their legislators to support […]
Invitation to Providers to Upcoming RESOLVE Forum
(Added 05/06/2015) More
Join us as we work together to RESOLVE some common issues and concerns that exist throughout the assisted living provider community. The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), Bureau of Assisted Living (BAL), and the Division of Long Term Care (DLTC), Bureau of Managed Care (BMC – formerly OFCE), is again partnering with LeadingAge Wisconsin, the […]
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.