In 2016, 2018, and 2020, WHCA/WiCAL, along with a coalition of LTC provider associations, joined together to gather data on direct care staffing vacancies in assisted living and nursing homes. As you know, the previous three reports proved to be extremely effective in our advocacy efforts over the last three biennial budgets and helped secure rate increases for SNFs and a continuation of the Direct Care Workforce Funding for assisted living facilities. Wisconsin’s LTC provider associations are now conducting the survey again in an effort to keep our workforce crisis front and center for state legislators.
Consistent reporting of staff vacancy rates helps providers and associations keep the LTC workforce crisis in front of policy makers, support ongoing efforts to increase reimbursement which, in turn, allows providers to increase wages and benefits, and advance our advocacy for funding of training and scholarship options for persons interested in caregiving careers.
Please complete one survey for each SNF, CBRF, RCAC, AFH, or supportive apartment building operated by your organization.
Please complete and submit the staffing survey before the end of January.
Please contact Kate Dickson with any questions.