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Summary of Assisted Living Forum – January 20, 2015
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Over 200 people came to the Assisted Living Forum on January 20, 2015 held at the Madison College. For the first time, the live meeting was also recorded through Adobe Connect. Alfred Johnson, Director of the Bureau of Assisted Living, started the meeting with announcements including the following: Reminder that Plans of Correction (POCs) are […]
Boundaries of Surrogate Decision-Makers in Facilities
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In summary from the AL Forum, January 20, 2015 – Kim Marheine, from the Board on Aging and Long Term Care, spoke on the topic of boundaries of surrogate decision-makers in facilities with MCO contracts relative to visitation rights and relocation at the AL Forum on January 20, 2015. She reminded the audience to call […]
Assembly Aging & LTC Committee Schedule for New Legislative Session
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From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Lobbyists representing the long-term care provider associations (including the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association) met last week with the new chair of the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care, Rep. Thomas Weatherston (R-Racine). The focus of the meeting was to identify the fundamental issues important to the provider […]
DHS Seeks Comments on Self-Assessment Tool
(Added 01/09/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The Wisconsin Department of Health Services held a conference call with residential care providers on Thursday to review the draft of a new residential provider self-assessment tool that they will be required to fill out and file with DHS to help them determine compliance with the new […]
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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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.