WALA Issues New Legislative Budget Request on the Workforce Crisis

Friday, September 7, 2018   

Wisconsin’s long-term care providers were successful last year with having our state elected officials take notice of the caregiver shortage crisis and the need for greater funding in Wisconsin’s long-term care program, Family Care. While providers are thankful for the Direct Care Workforce funding increases included in the 2017-19 state budget, those increases do not offset the rate cuts or freezes that providers have experienced over the past five years. Therefore, Wisconsin’s long-term care provider community (including WALA) is asking the Legislature to invest $61.7 million in the upcoming (2019-21) biennial budget (please see attached). This request includes the funding increases provided in the 2017-19 state budget along with an additional $61.7 million. If our request is approved, it would allow financial stability for providers to increase caregiver wages.

WALA is actively advocating on your behalf and we will keep you posted on these efforts.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

For more details, read PDF below.
 PDF of this Request
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