Contact: John Sauer, President/CEO

LeadingAge Wisconsin applauds state’s health department budget request supporting direct care workforce funding

LeadingAge Wisconsin is pleased to learn that the Department of Health Services’ (DHS) budget proposal for the 2019-21 biennial state budget continues the Family Care funding for direct care workers that was provided by the Legislature and approved by the Governor in the last state budget.

“Continuation of these dollars is an essential tool in helping the provider community address the long-term care workforce challenge,” said John Sauer, LeadingAge Wisconsin President/CEO. “The Department’s request shows the state’s commitment to the program and services that are necessary to serve Wisconsin’s elderly and people with disabilities,” Sauer added.

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