DHS provides information on ways to combat LTC workforce shortages, as well as ideas from the field on how to improve worker recruitment and retention.
The Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council compiled this information to help address the issues long-term care organizations face recruiting and retaining staff.
Nursing Assistant (NA) Occupational Profile
Beginning in 2018, WisCaregiver Careers offers nurse aide education training at no cost to the student through participating approved nurse aide training programs. Testing fees for the state competency exam will be covered for all students who successfully complete training and program requirements through these programs.
After successfully completing the free training and testing, apply for a job with a WisCaregiver Careers participating nursing home and receive a $500 retention bonus paid by the nursing home after six months of employment with that nursing home.
Supportive Home Care Occupational Profile
Long Term Care Nurse Occupational Profile
Low Cost CBRF Training
The Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a “one-stop shop” for older people, people with disabilities, and their families. They provide objective, reliable information on a wide variety of topics.
Alzheimer’s Association of SE WI works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Caregiver Help is a video-based caregiver support website that includes blog posts, articles, free support videos, and Continuing Education courses.
Direct Care Alliance is the national advocacy voice of direct care workers in long-term care.
Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) challenges systems and society to achieve positive changes in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
Family Caregiver Alliance – National Center on Caregiving is a public voice for caregivers, shines light on the challenges caregivers face daily and champions their cause through education, services, and advocacy.
Family Caregivers Network – Believes that all individuals have true worth and should have the opportunity to live their lives with dignity and independence despite physical, emotional or other obstacles. We treat each client as one of our own loved ones.
The mission of the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging (GWAAR) is to deliver innovative support to lead aging agencies as we work together to promote, protect, and enhance the well-being of older people in Wisconsin.
Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. Offers supportive senior and community services to the Kenosha area.
National Domestic Workers Alliance is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women.
The Arc Wisconsin is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Wisconsin Long Term Care Coalition advances a shared vision for the future of long-term care.
The WI Long Term Care Workforce Alliance is a coalition of organizations and individuals who recognize the critical and indispensable role direct care workers play in meeting the long-term care needs of older adults and people of all ages with disabilities in Wisconsin.