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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.

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