Assisted Living Forum

The Assisted Living Forum is facilitated by the Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Assisted Living and meets bi-monthly. Stakeholders involved in assisted living gather in a collaborative spirit to discuss current issues in the regulated assisted living environment. 

Entities in assisted living include Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF), 3-4 bed Adult Family Homes (AFH) and Residential Care Apartment Complexes (RCAC). Stakeholders may include Department regulators, Department program Bureaus, provider associations, advocates, providers, assisted living business partners, Managed Care Organizations and county representatives. 

Forum topics may include interpretation of regulations, public funding issues, best practices, quality improvement, workforce issues, statistics and trends, local and national issues and public policy.  The morning session is a general meeting for all three provider groups and runs from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45. There is a 45 minute break for lunch. The CBRF, RCAC and AFH breakout sessions run from 12:30 until 2:00.

Stakeholders may submit suggestions for issues to be discussed during an Assisted Living Forum by using the online Assisted Living Forum Issues Submission Survey.

We encourage you to provide an e-mail address or telephone number on the submission form so that we may respond to any issues/questions submitted that may be more appropriately answered on an individual basis rather than as a topic for the AL Forum.

Meeting Dates and Location:



January 20, 2015
(In-Person - Madison College)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
March 31, 2015
(In-Person - Madison College)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
May 12, 2015
(Adobe Connect Meeting)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Provider Breakout Sessions

August 4, 2015
(In-Person - Madison College - Location Tentative)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
October 27, 2015
(In-Person - Madison College - Location Tentative)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The forum agenda will be sent out via the Assisted Living Forum ListServ approximately one week prior to the scheduled forum.

Adobe Connect Meetings:

Assisted Living Forum meetings identified as an Adobe Connect Meeting will be conducted utilizing Adobe Connect software over the internet and will not be an in-person meeting. Adobe Connect software is a web conferencing product that allows users to conduct live meetings and presentations over the internet.

Refer to the Adobe Connect Meeting Technical Information document to obtain information on required software you will need in order to attend an Adobe Connect Meeting and how to test your computer prior to attending the meeting.

To Join the Meeting: Please connect to the Assisted Living Forum via Adobe Connect by 9:45 a.m. on the day of the meeting to ensure your equipment is functioning properly. Use the following link to join the Adobe Connect Meetings: "Enter as a Guest" and then enter your full name and agency/organization.

Assisted Living Forum LISTSERV:

Click here to sign up and receive e-mail reminders and other information related to the Assisted Living Forum.  Make sure you check the Assisted Living Forum box.

Assisted Living Forum Archive:

The Assisted Living Forum archive will allow you to view meeting agendas and handouts from the past year and for the current year.

Date Agenda Attachments
01/20/15 Forum Agenda (PDF, 192 KB)

Assisted Living Facilities - License and Certification Continuation Process (PDF, 434 KB)

INTERACT for Assisted Living Facilities (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Resident Centered Care: Back to the Basics Workshop (PDF, 1.3 MB)

11/04/14 Forum Agenda (PDF, 192 KB)

Forum Schedule 2015 (PDF, 90 KB)

Resident Centered Care (PDF, 1.5 MB)

ISP Train-the-Trainer (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Redesigning Dementia Care (PDF, 534 KB)

Ebola Update (PDF, 4.1 MB)

09/23/14 Forum Agenda (PDF, 202 KB)

Focus 2014 Registration (PDF, 171 KB)

State of Assisted Living - January 2014 to June 2014 (PDF, 6.2 MB)

Strategies to Enhance Resident Care (PDF, 145 KB)

07/22/14 Forum Agenda (PDF, 211 KB)

Transitional Care (PDF, 337 KB)

Introduction to Adult Day Services and WADSA (PDF, 191 KB)

Intellectual Disability - Understanding Changes as We Age (PDF, 907 KB)

Plan Review Applications Diagram (PDF, 19 KB)

05/20/14 Forum Agenda (PDF, 191 KB) Assisted Living Facility Request for Waiver, Approval, Variance or Exception (PDF, 27 KB)
03/18/14 Forum Agenda(PDF, 131 KB)

State of Assisted Living 2013 (PDF, 3.5 MB)

Assisted Living Serious Violations With Enforcement CY 2013 (PDF, 94 KB)

CBRF 83.20 Medication Administration Training: Curriculum and Testing Update 03/01/2014 (PDF, 210 KB)

Results of the Wisconsin Propane Fuel Shortage - Survey for DQA Regulated Providers (PDF, 52 KB)


Meeting Recording (Adobe Connect, help)

Forum Agenda (PDF, 84 KB)

Employee Health Screening for Communicable Diseases (PDF, 143 KB)

Assisted Living Serious Violations With Enforcement (PDF, 94 KB)

State of Assisted Living Mid Year Report 2013 (PDF, 2.6 MB)

07/09/13 Forum Agenda (PDF, 194 KB)

Strategies to Support Regulatory Compliance

Initiative 10 - Dr. Hayati Presentation (PDF, 200 KB)


Meeting Recording (Adobe Connect, help)

Forum Agenda (PDF, 280 KB)

AFH Initial License App (Word, 200 KB)

AFH License Checklist (Word, 200 KB)

CBRF Initial License App (Word, 200 KB)

CBRF License Checklist (Word, 200 KB)

RCAC Initial License App (Word, 200 KB)

RCAC License Checklist (Word, 200 KB)

DQA Memo 13-002 (PDF, 200 KB)

DQA Memo 13-011 (PDF, 126 KB)

DQA Memo 13-008 (PDF, 169 KB)

DQA Memo 13-005 (PDF, 99 KB)

03/26/13 Forum Agenda (PDF, 192 KB)

CY 2012 Assisted Living Serious Violations with Enforcements (P-00465) (PDF, 202 KB)

Medigap Helpline 2013 (PDF, 914 KB)

01/08/13 Forum Agenda (PDF, 228 KB) Assisted Living Forum Q&A - January 2013 (PDF, 23 KB)
Last Revised: February 2, 2015