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Assisted Living Section Regional Boundaries Effective January 1, 2007

Date:    November 30, 2006 -- OQA Memo 06-029

To:       Adult Day Care Centers 
             Adult Family Homes
             Community Based Residential Facilities
             Residential Care Apartment Complexes

From:  Kevin Coughlin, Chief Assisted Living Section

Via:      Otis Woods, Director, Office of Quality Assurance

Assisted Living Section Regional Boundaries Effective January 1, 2007

The Office of Quality Assurance's (OQA) Assisted Living Section (AL) has experienced a growth in the number of assisted living facilities throughout the state. Currently, there are over 2,700 assisted living facilities including: Adult Day Care(ADC) facilities, Adult Family Homes (AFHs), Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs), and Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCACs).

To meet the demands of the increasing number of assisted living facilities with varied locations throughout the state, a change in the workload distribution is necessary and will occur on
January 1, 2007. This change in workload assignments only affects assisted living facilities licensed/certified by the Office of Quality Assurance and does not alter other Department of Health and Family Services' regional assignments. Following are the new workload assignments (distribution of counties under each OQA regional office):

Northern Regional Office
Barbara Brock-Arndt, Assisted Living Regional Director (ALRD)
2187 Stevens Street - Suite C
Rhinelander WI 54501-8036
(715) 365-2816

  • Ashland, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Price, Shawano, Taylor, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood

Northeastern Regional Office
Alfred Johnson, Assisted Living Regional Director (ALRD)
200 N. Jefferson - Suite 211
Green Bay WI 54301
(920) 448-5338

  • Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha

Southern Regional Office
Susan Blount, Assisted Living Regional Director (ALRD)
2917 International Lane - Suite 300
Madison WI 53704
(608) 243-3868

  • Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Walworth

Southeastern Regional Office
Susan Farmer, Assisted Living Regional Director (ALRD)
819 N. 6th Street - Room 609B
Milwaukee WI 53203
(414) 227-4565

  • Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine

Western Regional Office
Susan Murphy, Assisted Living Regional Director (ALRD)
610 Gibson Street - Suite 1
Eau Claire WI 54701-3687
(715) 836-4029

  • Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, LaCrosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Richland, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Trempealeau, Vernon, Washburn

If you have any questions regarding the changes in assisted living workload assignments, please contact the Assisted Living Regional Director for your county. Following is the website where you can access the State of Wisconsin map identifying the counties in each region effective January 1, 2007:
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_DSL/Contacts/ALSreglmap.htm

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