Family Care

Family Care is a comprehensive and flexible long-term care service system, which strives to foster people's independence and quality of life, while recognizing the need for interdependence and support.


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Family Care/IRIS 2.0

The 2015-2017 State Budget, Act 55, directs the Department of Health Services to make a number of changes to the Family Care and IRIS programs. Please visit the new Family Care/IRIS 2.0 website to learn about the Public Hearings scheduled during the months of September and October 2015, as well as the various avenues to submit testimony.

What's New

General Information About Family Care

Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Program Operations

State and Federal Requirements

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Family Care Partnership Program

Goals of the Family Care Initiative:

  • CHOICE - Give people better choices about the services and supports available to meet their needs.
  • ACCESS - Improve people's access to services.
  • QUALITY - Improve the overall quality of the long-term care system by focusing on achieving people's health and social outcomes.
  • COST-EFFECTIVENESS - Create a cost-effective long-term care system for the future.

Where to find updated information:

Division of Long Term Care
Bureau of Managed Care
1 West Wilson Street, Room 518
P.O. Box 7851
Madison WI  53707-7851
Phone: 608-267-7286
Fax: 608-266-5629

Last Revised: March 3, 2016