Governor's Task Force on Caregiving Meeting
02/25/2021 10:00 AM - 02 /25/2021 12:30 PM
Participation via Video Conference or Audio Only, Video: https://dhswi.zoom.us/j/87973968977?pwd=T004WUpWZW5YcVJHM01iYzVsa3pDQT09 Toll Free Audio: 1-844-708-2571 Meeting ID: 879 7396 8977, N/A, WI- 53703
Agency: Department of Health Services
Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Participation via Video Conference or Audio Only
Toll Free Audio: 1-844-708-2571
Meeting ID: 879 7396 8977
10:00 a.m. Welcome & Agenda Overview
10:10 a.m. Comments from DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake
10:30 a.m. Review and Discussion of Governor’s Caregiving Proposals:
- Review proposals
- Member suggestions re key issues to highlight
- Next steps: Collective communication? Individual member action?
12:00 p.m. Ideas for Keeping a Focus on Direct Care Worker and Family Caregiving Issues
12:20 p.m. Public Comment
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving was created under Executive Order #11 and has the following mission: a. Analyzing strategies to attract and retain a strong direct care workforce; b. Supporting families providing care for their loved ones through respite services and other supports; c. Assessing compensation and fringe benefits for caregivers including ways to make healthcare affordable for the caregiving workforce through employer -sponsored plans, Medicaid buy-in plans, or other health insurance coverage options; d. Establishing one or more registries of home care providers and developing a plan to provide referral or matching services for individuals in need of home care; e. Developing a plan to implement recruitment and retention programs to expand the pool of providers; and f. Exploring and developing solutions, in collaboration with other relevant departments and agencies, to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin.
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