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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 long term care (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 (Alliance website, blog)
  • Free monthly publications, webinars and tips for administrative
    and direct care staff
  • Participation in:
    • Annual recognition luncheon
    • Training for managers and direct care workers
    • Legislative action (breakfast, forum, campaign)
    • 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 long term care workforce

How can I Join?

2016 Members

Advocates:
- Hazale Barry

- Virginia Cozard

- Ron Frederick

- Terry Lynch
- Anne Rabin

Advocate Homes

Allay Home and Hospice, Inc.

Alpha Homes of Wisconsin
Alzheimer´s Association
AsceraCare Hospice

Assured Healthcare LLC

Azura Memory Care

Bale Adult Family Home

BrightStar Healthcare
Brookside Care Center
Casa del Mare

Clairidge House
Community Of Life Adult Family Home
Cook Adult Family Homes

Crabtree Residential Living
Dayton Residential Care
Emerald Home

Emergency Response Technologies, LLC

Frontida Assisted Living Community

Gateway Technical College
Gentiva Health Care
Gentiva Hospice

Goodwill Industries of SE Wisconsin
Grande Prairie Health & Rehabilitation Center
Home Instead Senior Care

Hospice Alliance
Kenosha County Division of Aging & Disability Services
Kenosha Estates Living and Care Center

Kenosha Visiting Nurses Association

Lauer Adult Family Home

Library Terrace

Lifecare Homes, Inc. (South Winds)

ManorCare Health Services

Martin Family Care Home

Meadowmere Southport
My Choice Family Care

Parkside Manor

Racine Commons

Right-at-Home

Society´s Assets
St. Joseph's Home and Rehabilitation Center

Spportive Home Care Services

Synergy HomeCare
The Addison of Pleasant Prairie
Transitional Living Corporation
Volunteers of America of Wisconsin, Inc.

Windy Oaks

2016 Advisory Board Members

Executive Board Representatives

Chairman: Lisa Wiedholz - Azura Memory Care
Vice Chair: Ron Frederick - Advocate
Treasurer: Michelle Mancusi - Goodwill Industries of SE WI
Secretary: Sherri Arnold - Goodwill Industries of SE WI
Past Chair: Victor Erato – Home Instead Senior Care

Standing Committee Chairmen

By-Laws: Ron Frederick - Advocate

Education: Rita Hagen – Hospice Alliance
Nominations/Elections: Lisa Wiedholz – Azura Memory Care

Public Policy: Jean Rumachik – Society's Assets

Recognition: Julie Lupi – Society Assets

Members-at-Large

Lindsay Ternes - ManorCare Health Services
Sarah Searles - 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 recognizes 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.

 

Legislative Hot Line 1-800-362-9472

State Assembly
District 32: Representative Tyler August  Rep.august@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-1190   Room 119 West, State Capitol, PO Box 8952, Madison, WI  53708

District 61: Representative Samantha Kerkman  Rep.kerkman@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-2530   Room 315 North, State Capitol, PO Box 8952, Madison, WI  53708

District 63: Representative Robin Vos  Rep.vos@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-9171  Room 211 West, State Capitol, PO Box 8953, Madison, WI  53708

District 64: Representative Peter Barca  Rep.barca@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-5504   Room 201 West, State Capitol, PO Box 8952, Madison, WI  53708

District 65: Representative Tod Ohnstad  Rep.ohnstad@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-0455   Room 420 North, State Capitol, PO Box 8953, Madison, WI  53708

District 66: Representative Corey Mason  Rep.mason@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-0634  Room 6 North, State Capitol, PO Box 8953, Madison, WI  53708

State Senate
District 21: Senator Van Wanggaard   Sen.wanggaard@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 266-1832  Room 319 South, State Capitol, PO Box 7882, Madison, WI  53707

District 22: Senator Robert Wirch  Sen.wirch@legis.wisconsin.gov
(608) 267-8979  Room 127 South, State Capitol, PO Box 7882, Madison, WI  53707