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Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Caregiver (DSP) Appreciation

Events

Last month, we ran our Caregiver Appreciation program in coordination with Direct Support Professionals Week, September 11-17. We recognized 3,583 direct support professionals in eight states for their outstanding service to assist people in their homes to maintain independence. The feedback we received before and during the week was...

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Help Solve The Workforce Crisis

Announcements

Wisconsin’s direct care workforce crisis is leaving people with disabilities and older adults without needed care. The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities has heard from families and people with disabilities across the state that they can’t find personal care workers, job coaches, respite workers, or therapy aides. People with disabilities rely on...

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10th Annual Regional Caregiver Conference

Community Outreach

On Friday, September 30, Trista Brandt, Program Manager, and Nicole Ryan, Regional Coordinator, for CDWI attended the 10th Annual Regional Caregiver Conference in New Richmond. Many people were interested in our services and was a great opportunity for us to connect with local providers, caregivers, and families that are new to...

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Think Big – 2016 Wisconsin Aging Network Conference

Community Outreach

On September 21, Nicole Ryan, Regional Coordinator for CDWI, attended the Wisconsin Aging Network conference. This year the theme was “Think Big” as nearly 500 professionals in aging gathered for the two-day event. We were happy to be exhibitors and talk with partners about issues facing our aging communities....

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