WALA Media Coverage - Workforce Crisis

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WALA Highlights the Workforce Crisis

President/CEO Mike Pochowski was recently approached by local and national media outlets to discuss the workforce crisis. He highlighted the workforce crisis as the major issue facing assisted living communities. While WALA continues to actively advocate on this matter, the crisis reaches beyond Wisconsin's borders. Mike hopes that increased awareness can produce tangible solutions for WALA members. You are highly encouraged to continue in your outreach efforts with your elected officials.

Recent Media Features

Nursing home health care shortages, a 'crisis' | (fox6now.com)

Worker shortage continues to take a toll on nursing homes | The National Desk

Worker shortage continues to take a toll on nursing homes | WLUK (fox11online.com)

Worker shortage continues to take a toll on nursing homes | WZTV (fox17.com)

Worker shortage continues to take a toll on nursing homes | KATV

Worker shortage continues to take a toll on nursing homes | WSET

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities facing persistent staffing challenge | WKOW (wkow.com)

How you can Help

We need you to contact your legislators to inform them about the caregiver workforce crisis. This will only take a few minutes of your time.

If you do not know who your legislators are or how to contact them, go to the Wisconsin State Legislature Home Page and enter your community address in the box under “Who Are My Legislators?”  You will be provided with their names and contact information.  The best way to advocate for our request is to personally call your legislators.  More than likely, a staffer will answer the phone and they will take a message to pass along to the legislator.  They may also ask you a couple of questions.  Feel free to leave a voicemail if no one answers the phone.