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The conference is going to be held on Friday September 24th at the Colonial Club in Sun Prairie. This year our focus is the changes we are experiencing with the Home and Community Based setting regulations and reviews and the upcoming changes to our State Certification rules. Please join us in person if you can to hear from the regulation agency staff as well as WADSA Board members who have been involved in providing input and feedback. The meeting will be from 1pm to 4pm. Additional information is attached.
Here are a couple of documents that our members have shared in regards to getting back to business in the midst of our pandemic. Special thanks goes out to Becky Reichelt from Kaukauna and Club Gabriel, as well as Allyson Crass from Green Bay at Curative Connections. I hope this information is helpful to you.
Information on the Corona pandemic affecting day centers.
Fellow adult day services providers, as you have probably seen today the Wisconsin Governor Evers orders to deal with the Corona pandemic will allow us to keep our services open if we want and need that to happen. Proper care should be taken to protect our participants and our employees and WADSA strongly suggests that only those participants who cannot be taken care of at home, be allowed to attend. As this situation is changing daily, we may be facing other restrictions or parameters at any time. Do your utmost to make the best decision for your individual facilities and communities.
If you are closing or have made significant changes in your operation, the State Division of Quality Assurance would like to be informed. You can reach them at 608-266-8481.
WADSA has asked for additional direction from the Division of Quality Assurance and we are waiting for their feedback. They are aware of our collective concerns and trying to get us answers that are more specific. When we hear anything additional from the State, we will pass it along. In the meanwhile, we will try to keep any helpful information on the WADSA website.
Our member programs remain concerned about caregivers ability to take care of their own needs while caring for others. Adult Day Services can be the answer for respite that so many need so they can function as the caregiver and keep their loved one at home longer.
NBC News story addresses the impact that caregivers neglecting their own health can have overall.