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Senior Care Concerns State of Wisconsin needs to address the costs and care for its aged and most needy citizens By Brandon Thorsness Though not quite reaching front page and above the fold status yet, the issue of long-term care funding in the state of Wisconsin is receiving increased attention. The record rate of nursing facility closures across the state so far this year alone, should be concern for all. For the better part of my nearly 15 years of experience in this field, Wisconsin nursing facilities have been ranked in the Top 10 of all states for quality measures. Yet, at the same time, funding for indigent (or financially needy) seniors has been ranked from No. 1 worst in the country, to regularly in the lower five. The most recent figures (2017-2018), indicate that on average, each nursing facility loses nearly $80 per day, per resident, receiving medical assistance (LeadingAge). For nearly two decades, that number has continually increased. Meanwhile, our state leaders have failed to address the problem in a way that allowed the daily losses to shrink or be offset. This is not just a problem for the care facilities serving some of the most frail in our society, this funding trend eventually impacts everyone in the state. We all have family, friends, neighbors who have a loved one requiring 24/7 skilled care. Speak to your representatives and let them know you want a system that will properly care for you in your time of need, or that of a loved one. Brandon Thorsness is President of the Chippewa Manor senior living campus. For more information about Assisted Living, Senior Apartments or Post-Hospital Rehab call (715) 723-4437 or visit chippewamanor.com.