FACILITY - BASED CARE

GOAL #1: ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA RECEIVE CONSISTENT, HIGH-QUALITY, AND APPROPRIATE CARE IN FACILITIES.

 STRATEGIES:

1. Identify and promote standards of practice for memory care and other dementia care in facilities.

2. Ensure that facility staff have the training and support needed to provide care that is consistent with standards.

3. Ensure that consumers have the information they need to make informed decisions. 
4. Ensure managed care organizations (MCOs), ADRCs, and other referral services have the information needed to help consumers make informed decisions.

5. Promote and sustain the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL). 

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GOAL #2: EXPAND THE WORKFORCE AND INCREASE TRAINING AND CREDENTIALING OF FACILITY STAFF.

STRATEGIES:

1. Expand health care charter schools.

2. Increase and expand outreach to high schools and middle schools to incorporate health care professions in career options for students.

3. Provide more geriatric training at secondary education level.

4. Create synergies across state agencies to ensure coordination and create efficiencies related to long-term care career development. 

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GOAL #3: CREATE A NEW AND ADEQUATE REIMBURSEMENT STRUCTURE BASED ON ACUITY.

STRATEGIES:

1. Establish reimbursement models to recognize dementia-related costs.

2. Reimburse based on the expertise of the staff providing care and the qualifications of the facility (tied to standards).

3. Explore reimbursement for bed-holds to promote continuity.

4. Modify the long-term care functional screen and the pre-admission screen and resident review to collect information about dementia-related behaviors so that rates can be set more accurately.

Flexible Payment Planning
 

WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO ADD CARE SUPPORT?

With Alzheimer's and dementia, there is no one-size-fits all solution to help with care in or out of the home. Needs change at different stages of the disease and each family's situation is unique. Deciding on care can be a tough decision. We have information to help.

 

THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBERS FOR THEIR WORK IN SUPPORTING THE WI STATE DEMENTIA PLAN. 

Jennifer Anselmi - Rock County 

Beth Roberts - Winnebago County 

Leesha Dukes - Black River Falls

Janet Krahn- Milwaukee County

Claire Merkt - Dane County

Joey Pettis - Eau Claire County

Becky Reichelt - Outagamie County 

Meghan Rutherford - Marinette County

John Sauer - Dane County

Brian Schoeneck - Columbia County

Leadership Team Chairs:

Heather Bruemmer, Aging and Long Term Care Board, Executive Director, Dane County 

Paula Gibson, Azura Memory Care, Regional Director of Communications and Engagement, Eau Claire County

Vickie Bergquist, DHS Dementia Lead, DHS/DQA,   Dane/Statewide

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