Currently, over 50 employers actively participate in the Kenosha County Long Term Care Workforce Alliance. These agencies promote quality training and guidance for the long term care workforce. As Alliance members, these employers support the recognition, retention, and recruitment of workers.
Both large and small employers hire diverse direct care workers. Although formal training and experience is valued, many employers will provide on-the-job training and opportunities for career advancement. Alliance providers supply services to a multifaceted population: older adults, people in need of rehabilitation, developmentally or physically disabled individuals, terminally ill, and those suffering from mental illness. Applications for employment are taken directly by the long term care providers.
A variety of health care providers are members of the Alliance:
Adult Family Home (AFH) – provides supervision, room and board and up to seven hours of skilled nursing care per week for four or fewer residents.
Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) – a place where five or more unrelated people live together in a community setting. Services provided include room and board, supervision, support services, and may include up to three hours of skilled nursing care per week.
Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) – independent apartment units in which room and board and up to 28 hours per week of supportive care, personal care, and nursing services are provided.
Home Health Care – skilled nursing and therapy services are provided. They often also can provide supportive, non-skilled care in conjunction with skilled needs.
Hospice – a special concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when life-limiting illness no longer responds to treatment.
Nursing Home – residential facility that provides 24-hour services, including room and board to three or more unrelated persons. These persons require more nursing care due to their physical or mental condition.
Supportive Home Care – encompasses a range of services that provides assistance in the client’s home. it is ofter part-time work that helps clients on a one-on-one basis.
Other Members – the Alliance also has a number of individuals (advocates) and independent agencies who find the work that the Alliance does on behalf of the direct care worker as very important and want to be a part of this work.