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In Wisconsin, Medicaid-eligible persons at a nursing home level of care are entitled to nursing home services. The Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver programs, which provide long-term care to people in their own homes or other non-institutional settings, has limited funding and is not an entitlement. For many people this has meant that the only viable option for needed long-term care services was to enter a nursing home.

Wisconsin began Family Care as a new way to provide health and long-term care services. Family Care builds on the principles of respect and consumer choice present in the Home and Community-Based Waiver programs, but makes those services an entitlement, just as nursing home services are an entitlement. This means that people who need long-term care services can choose where they live while receiving those services, and have timely access to both community-based and institutional services.

Last Revised: January 30, 2014


  What is Family Care?  

  Who does Family Care
  serve?

  Aging and Disability
  Resource Centers

  Managed Care
  Organizations

  Where in Wisconsin
  can you find Family
  Care?

  How do you apply?

  Consumer resources
  for questions 

  Why Family Care?

  Being a Full Partner 
  in Family Care