Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association

A few important messages from WADSA

Three pieces of important information from WADSA
  1.  State needs you on their list serve
Hello all and Good Morning,
Alfred was working it the SEOC this weekend and it has come to our attention that some providers are indicating that they haven’t received important messages from the Department.  DQA sends that info out on Listserve/or GovDelivery some may call it.   We have a high number of providers who do have it but want to make sure we get this info to everyone.  The changes in management is where I think that this email information connection gets lost.    
We would like to ask for a combined effort to let providers know that it is imperative that they are signed up for listserve to receive important updates.  It will be especially important at this time when the upswing in cases is on the rise. 
DQA will be reminding providers on our calls and encouraging that several managers at each facility sign up for the information.  Right now there is so much info coming and it is overwhelming for one person to have to sort through it.    
If you could please send out this message to all of your providers and with our combined efforts we will get to everyone.   We will also keep spreading the message as we talk to all providers. 
Thank you all very much for all you do each and every day during this really tough time.    
Here is the link to sign up for listserve.  Please share as needed.
Ann Angell RN
Bureau Director
Bureau of Nursing Home Resident Care
Division of Quality Assurance
Central Office
  1. Some new funding available,  This opportunity has been withdrawn, due to the pandemic.

Brookdale National Group Respite Program

For People Living with Memory Loss



Seed Grants Are Available for the Start-up of Group Respite or Early Memory Loss Programs

Teaneck, New Jersey – The Brookdale Foundation Group has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the start-up of new, social model day programs for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. In October 2020, The Foundation will be awarding up to 15 seed grants for the development of dementia-specific Group Respite programs or specialized programs for people with Early Memory Loss. The grants are $10,000 for the first year with an opportunity for a second-tier grant of $5,000. Any 501(c)(3) or equivalent not-for-profit service agency wishing to start-up a new community-based day program for Alzheimer’s families is invited to apply. Proposals are due on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at The Brookdale Foundation Group office in New Jersey. 
Applications for the dementia-specific Group Respite program should be based on the best practices discussed in the manual, How to Start and Manage a Group Activities and Respite Program for People with Alzheimer's and Their Families. For programs focusing on Early Memory Loss, a replicable model is outlined in the guide: How to Plan and Implement an Early Memory Loss Program. To order these free publications and to download grant guidelines and the RFP application, visit: www.brookdalefoundation.org.
For Additional Information Contact:
Carmen Mendieta, MPA
Technical Assistance Consultant to the
Brookdale National Group Respite Program
  1.  Public Hearing on new State regulations for adult day care centers.
Hello Adult Day Care Centers Advisory Committee Members,
The public hearing for DHS 105.14 Adult Day Care Centers has been rescheduled to April 14th from 8:30 to 9:30 am by telephone only.  Please see the information below that is posted on the DHS Administrative Rule website at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rules/index.htm with links to the public hearing notice and the proposed rule text highlighted.  You can join the hearing by calling 855-947-8255.  The Participant Passcode is 7186234#. 
Please share this notice to interested individuals. 
If you have any questions, please contact me at 608-264-9896, or at Patricia.Benesh@dhs.wisconsin.gov
Thank you again for your time and participation on the Adult Day Care Centers Advisory Committee. 
Current Rule Text: none
Statement of Scope: Statement of Scope 036-19, Governor's approval 03/22/19
Scope Expiration: 10/01/21
Promulgation Type: rule drafting 
Promulgation Status: public hearing and commenting period
  • Preliminary public hearing held 4/26/19
  • Preliminary public commenting period open until 4/26/19
  • Advisory Committee meeting held 6/27/19
  • Advisory Committee meeting held 7/25/19
  • ​Comments on economic impact: 12/16/19-12/30/19
  • ​Clearinghouse submission: 01/28/20
  • Public hearing initially scheduled for 3/24/20 has been CANCELED due to COVID-19 concerns
  • Public hearing rescheduled to 04/14/20 
Active Notices/Solicitations: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Department of Health Services will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to DHS 105.14, relating to adult day care centers on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 8:30am-9:30am. This public hearing will be held by conference call only due to COVID-19 concerns. You can join by phone by calling: 855-947-8255 with a participant passcode of: 7186234#. Public comments may be submitted to the Department until April 14, 2020 by clicking on the "Submit a Public Comment" link above, submitting a comment through the Wisconsin's State Legislature's website link below, or emailing or mailing written comments to Pat Benesh, Division of Quality Assurance, 1 W. Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703. Analysis of the rule and the proposed rule text and the fiscal estimate and economic impact analysis for the rule may be accessed here. Further information about this public hearing can be found here as well. The Department of Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you need accommodations because of a disability or need an interpreter or translator, or if you need this material in another language or in an alternate format, you may request assistance to participate by contacting Pat Benesh at (608) 264-9896 or via email. You must make your request at least 7 days before the activity.
Department Contact: Pat Benesh (Rules Coordinator) 608-264-9896
If you have any questions, please contact me at 608-264-9896, or at Patricia.Benesh@dhs.wisconsin.gov