Issue: Long Term Care Redesign/Family Care

February 1998

Legislative Authorization: Family Care Program
WAHSA's Position on LTC Redesign
Acute, Primary and LTC Integration Issues
Redesign Implementation Questions
Improving An Already Good LTC System
Closing Comments


Over the past two and one-half years, the Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS), advocates, providers and counties have been engaged in an effort referred to as “long term care (LTC) redesign.” There is near unanimous concurrence that Wisconsin’s current LTC system, while among the best in the nation, can be improved to more effectively serve our elderly and disabled citizens. The intent of the redesign process is to recommend ways to systematically address shortcomings of the current system, including:

  • Consumer choices may be limited.