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Alliance Membership and Advocacy

The Alliance is a coalition of public and private organizations that recognize the critical and indispensable role caregivers play in meeting the long term care needs of the elderly and disabled in Kenosha County. The Alliance was established to develop and support local and state solutions for the ever increasing shortage of healthcare workers serving individuals in need of long term care.

Mission
"To develop and implement community wide strategies to improve the recognition, retention and recruitment of the long term care workforce."

Membership

What are the Benefits to Joining the Alliance?

  • Affiliation with individuals and organizations concerned about the issues impacting the LTC workforce
  • Forums to discuss and develop initiatives to address the LTC workforce
  • Opportunity for direct input on project development
  • Training Opportunities for supervisory & front line staff
  • Worker Incentives at reduced costs
  • Recruitment Opportunities (Job fairs and career days)
  • Free Monthly Publications for administrative & direct care staff
  • Participation in:
    • Annual recognition luncheon
    • Training for managers and direct-care workers
    • Legislative Breakfast
    • Bi-monthly luncheon meetings as an upbeat support activity for its members
  • Up to date information on state and national initiatives and policies which affect the LTC workforce

How can I Join?

2013 Members

Advocates:
- Ron Frederick

- Terry Lynch
- Anne Rabin

Advocate Homes

Alpha Homes of Wisconsin
Alzheimer´s Association
Assured Healthcare LLC

Azura Memory Care

Bale Adult Family Home

BrightStar Healthcare
Brookside Care Center
Canterbury House

Casa del Mare

Clairidge House
Comfort Keepers
Compassionate Care Hospice
Cook Adult Family Homes
Dayton Residential Care
Dimensions Home Health Care

Emergency Response Technologies, LLC

Four Seasons Residential Living
Gateway Technical College
Gentiva Health Care
Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin
Grande Prairie Health & Rehabilitation
Harmony Living of Kenosha
Home Instead Senior Care

Hospice Advantage

Hospice Alliance
Hospitality Nursing & Rehab

Humphrey Adult Family Living
Kenosha County Division of Aging & Disability Services
Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Kenosha Visiting Nurses Association
Kenosha Unified School District

Kindred - North and South

Lauer Adult Family Home

Lyttle Scott's Dale

Magnolia's Assisted Living

ManorCare Health Services

Meadowmere Southport
Milwaukee County Family Care

New Health Services

Parkside Manor
Passages Hospice

Regent Manor

Right-at-Home
Society´s Assets
St. Joseph's Home
Todd´s In-home Care
Transitional Living Corporation
Volunteers of America

2013 Advisory Board Members

Executive Board Representatives

Chairman: Julie Iwen – Brookside Care Center
Vice Chair: Victor Erato – Home Instead Senior Care
Treasurer: Ruthann Zweifelhofer – Society's Assets
Secretary: Lisa Wiedholz - Azura Memory Care
Past Chair: Ted McMahon

Standing Committee Chairmen

Legislative: Jean Rumachik – Society's Assets and Earl Hawley – TransCorp
Education: Amy Mlot – Society's Assets
Recognition: Julie Lupi – Society Assets

By-Laws: Victor Erato – Home Instead Senior Care

Nominations/Elections – Tony Gresham – Parkside Manor

Members-at-Large

Michael Callaghan – Right-at-Home
Sherri Arnold – Goodwill of Kenosha
Tony Gresham - Parkside Manor

Advocacy

Take Time to say "Thank you"
It only takes a minute to say thank you to tell someone you appreciate the key role they play in caring for the people that mean the most to you.

The Kenosha county LTC Workforce Alliance recognized the indispensible role that frontline workers play in the lives of Kenosha's elderly and disabled populations. These dedicated individuals provide 80% of the hands-on care in nursing and residential facilities and help people stay as independent as possible in their own homes. They make a huge difference in the lives of the people they care for.

So take the opportunity to thank caregivers who care for you, your family, and your friends. Here are some simple things you can do to show your appreciation:

  • Go out of your way to tell a caregiver that he or she is doing a good job. A word of encouragement can make a big difference.
  • Send a note to a caregiver letting him or her know that you appreciate the job they do. Send a copy of the note to the caregiver's supervisor.
  • Take steps to build a relationship with a caregiver. Take an interest in his or her well-being and interest.

Thank You Card
Please feel free to print out and use this Thank You for Caring card. The card was created in the Caring Careers theme of the Alliance campaign. It is left blank inside for your personal note.

Advocacy with Policy Makers - Links

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has very good articles on advocating for your cause.

Who are my legislators?
This link will take you the Wisconsin Legislature home page and you can follow links to find your legislator.

Kenosha County State Legislative Delegation, Hot Line 1-800-362-9472

State Assembly
District 64: Representative Peter Barca  Rep.Barca@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-5504   Capitol 201 West

District 65: Representative John Steinbrink  Rep.steinbrink@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-0455   Capitol 129 West

District 66: Representative Samantha Kerkman  Rep.kerkman@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-2530   Capitol 315 North

District 32: Representative Tyler August  Rep.August@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-1190   Capitol 4 West

State Senate
District 22: Senator Robert Wirch  Sen.wirch@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 267-8979   Capitol 127 South

District 11: Senator Neal Kedzie  Sen.kedzie@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-2635   Capitol 313 South