Governor's Task Force on Caregiving Seeks Public Comment on Policy Proposals
The Task Force on Caregiving is asking for public input on draft policy proposals to help support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access to care, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin. The Task Force wants feedback from people in Wisconsin with a wide range of perspectives and experience, including family caregivers, paid direct support professionals, people receiving care, communities of color, and people living in urban and rural settings.
Materials on the Policy Proposals and a Public Input Meeting on June 29 have been posted to the website. A Public Input Survey will be available from June 29 through July 14.
WFACSA Works to Support Family Caregivers During COVID-19 Crisis
Please refer to the document, Guidance for Family Caregivers for helpful strategies during the crisis. (Look under General Resources.) For up-to-date and accurate information about COVID-19, please refer to the DHS COVID-19 Website and the CDC Website.
The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance (WFACSA) will address the needs of families who provide care, improve resource coordination, increase access to family supports and sustain Wisconsin families into the future.
Our communities will be accepting places for people of all ages and abilities to live with the supports needed for the person, their families and caregivers. Our communities are stronger when we work together to support each other.
- Our communities are stronger when we work together to support each other.
- When family caregivers know information, have options and access to opportunities, they can better advocate for their needs and the needs of their loved one.
- The needs of the caregiver drive the prioritization of our shared resources.
- In encouraging one another to strive for positive outcomes and evidence-based decisions to further our mission and mutual goals.
- The community of family caregivers is a growing and changing population served best when diversity is respected and celebrated.
Our mission is to raise awareness of family and caregiver support needs and increase the availability of and access to services and supports (both paid and unpaid) which will keep people across the lifespan engaged in their community as long as they desire.
Disability and Aging advocacy groups and organizations are invited to be listed as members of the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance. The WFACSA does not engage in lobbying activities but seeks to educate its members about public policy and other issues related to improved supports for caregivers. If you would like to sign on to WFACSA as an organizational or individual member, follow this link. WFACSA Membership. For more information send an email to email@example.com or contact Co-Chairs Lisa Pugh Pugh@thearc.org or Lynn Gall Lynn.Gall@dhs.wisconsin.gov.
Steering Committee Organizations
The Arc Wisconsin
Family Voices of Wisconsin
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
Respite Care Association of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
Wisconsin Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources
Wisconsin Women's Council
Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance Handout