$100 – $375

2019 WPSA Summit: Conquering the Caregiver Crisis & Fall WPSA Conference

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Clarion Hotel & Suites Wintergreen Resort

60 Gasser Road

Lake Delton, WI 53940

View Map

Event description


Wisconsin is currently experiencing a direct care workforce shortage - so severe that it is jeopardizing the health, safety and welfare of older adults and people with disabilities of all ages. As the leading statewide association of personal care and home care providers, WPSA is holding a summit on September 18, 2019 to bring together direct care providers, caregivers, consumers, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss the path ahead.

Together, we can make a plan to conquer the caregiver crisis. Specific Summit information can be found on our website:


Session Topics on Wednesday Include:

  • Addressing Barriers Through Innovation

  • Promoting Culturally Competent Care

  • Trauma Informed Care: How to Get Started and Where to Begin?

  • Caregivers and Consumers: Front-line Solutions for the Workforce Crisis

  • And more!

Fall WPSA Conference on Thursday


Thursday, September 19th, 2019

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 -9:15 Welcome and Announcements, Todd Costello, WPSA President

9:15 –10:30 Department of Health Services

Updates on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) and Other Personal Care Issues

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45- Noon IRIS and Self-Directed Personal Care

Update & Addressing the Workforce Crisis

Betsy Genz, Director and

Amy Chartier

Bureau of Adult Programs and Policy

Division of Medicaid Services

Department of Health Services

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15 Lynn Breedlove and Janet Zander, “Training on The Workforce Crisis”

Information on what the crisis is for paid workers and unpaid family caregivers. What specific proposals that aging and disability groups were advocating for to help solve the workforce crisis? What we are getting from the Biennial Budget and what we will have to fight for in the future?

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:15 WPSA Critical Issues Michael Blumenfeld, WPSA Legislative Consultant

Todd Costello, WPSA Legislative Chair

3:15-4:30 ClearCare

EVV is coming. Learn how this software company’s system integrates with Sandata, the Wisconsin DHS EVV vendor choice.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please register by 09/16/19

Clarion Hotel & Suites Wintergreen: 800-648-4765 https://www.wintergreen-resort.com/

A block of rooms is being held for this conference. Rate per night is $69 single and $75 for two persons. When reserving your room please identify that you are reserving for the "WPSA, Wisconsin Personal Services Block" Reservations cancelled 7 days or less before the conference will be charged a $25 cancellation fee.

Additional Lodging Information:

Great Wolf Lodge: 800-559-9653 https://www.greatwolf.com/wisconsin-dells

The deadline to book a room at the Great Wolf Lodge is August 18, 2019 WPSA has a 10 room block for the conference at the Great Wolf. Rate is $69.99 Reservation #1909WPSA

You are welcome to secure lodging at the hotel of your choice and negotiate nightly rates for your business travel

Share with friends

Date and Time


Clarion Hotel & Suites Wintergreen Resort

60 Gasser Road

Lake Delton, WI 53940

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved