Former Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council: 2018-2019

This page contains information about the Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council that operated from January 2018 through December 2019.

Charge

Secretary Linda Seemeyer of the Department of Health Services (DHS) charged the Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council (LTCAC) with providing advice and guidance to DHS on the following topics:

  • Quality: Explore the development and use of quality metrics to analyze the long-term care system and service outcomes, including:
    • Provide advice and guidance to determine what metrics should be utilized to assess the effectiveness of the entire long-term care system.
    • Provide advice and guidance on a long-term quality strategy to be deployed at every level of the long-term care system.  
  • Workforce: Develop strategies and data metrics to address workforce shortages in the long-term care system.
    • Provide advice and guidance regarding how to measure workforce shortages by provider type.
    • Provide advice and guidance on required financial reporting related to assessing workforce shortages.  
    • Provide advice and guidance to ensure that Medicaid contractors are maintaining quality of care.
  • Community Development: Develop strategies to keep people safe and healthy in the community to prevent and delay the need for long term care services by:
    • Looking at strategies to prevent individuals from going into residential setting before necessary.
    • Ensuring that individuals in residential settings are in the right setting for their acuity needs.
    • Providing advice and guidance on prevention strategies that should be developed to delay the need for long term care services. 
  • Communications: Develop plans to communicate to all long-term care stakeholders. Responsibilities will include:
    • Ensuring consistent messaging to all entities in the long-term care system.
    • Ensuring that policies are being accurately communicated to consumers.
    • Ensuring the Department of Health Services is receiving accurate consumer feedback

Membership

Council Chair
Heather Bruemmer, Board on Aging & Long Term Care, 2019

Advocates
Beth Swedeen, Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Kit Kerchensteiner, Disability Rights Wisconsin, 2021
Sam Wilson, AARP, 2019
Maureen Ryan, WI Coalition of Independent Living Centers, 2020

Consumers
Carol Eschner, Volunteer and Advocate, 2019
Cindy Bentley, People First of Wisconsin, 2019
Vacancy
Roberto Escamilla II, Advocate, 2020

Contractors
Vacancy
Tim Garrity, Inclusa, Inc, 2019
Robert Kellerman, Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources, 2019
Cathy Ley, ADRC Kewaunee and Manitowoc, 2020

Experts
Denise Pommer, Lac Courte Oreilles, 2019
Mary Fredrickson, WCHSA, ADRC of Winnebago County, 2019
Vacancy
Vacancy

Providers
Audrey Nelson, Wisconsin Brain Injury Advisory Council, 2020
Vacancy
Christine Witt, Advanced Employment, Inc., 2020
John Sauer, LeadingAge Wisconsin, 2020