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 emailing Alfred Johnson.

We encourage you to provide an email 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 Assisted Living Forum.

The Assisted Living Forum is intended for professionals working in the industry to share best practices and stay informed on evolving issues to best serve their customers. If you are a member of the Media, you are welcome to attend, however, please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of the event. If you have inquiries, please contact DHS Communications at

Meeting Dates and Location



January 10, 2017
(Adobe Connect Pro Meeting)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Provider Breakout Sessions

March 21, 2017
(In-Person – Madison College)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
May 16, 2017
(Adobe Connect Pro Meeting)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Provider Breakout Sessions

August 15, 2017
(In-Person – Madison College)

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
October 10, 2017
(In-Person – Madison College)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
December 12, 2017
(Adobe Connect Pro Meeting)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Provider Breakout Sessions

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

Sign up via the DQA Subscription Service to receive email reminders and other information related to the Assisted Living Forum. Make sure to select DQA Assisted Living Forum.

Assisted Living Forum Meeting Materials

Listed below are meeting agendas and handouts from the past year and for the current year.

Date Agenda Attachments
08/15/17 Forum Agenda (PDF)  
05/16/17 Forum Agenda (PDF)

Webcast of Forum(Adobe Connect, help)

Pharmacy Discussion (PDF)

HCPOA and Guardian of the Person (PDF)

03/21/17 Forum Agenda (PDF) State of Assisted Living – 2016, P-01726 (PDF)
01/10/17 Forum Agenda (PDF)

Assisted Living E-Licensure Overview (Adobe Connect, help)

UW Green Bay CBRF Training Registry Overview (Adobe Connect, help)

11/08/16 Forum Agenda (PDF)

State of Assisted Living – Mid Year 2016, P-01726 (PDF)

07/12/16 Forum Agenda (PDF)

Home and Community-Based Settings (HCBS) Activity Update (PDF)

Resident Relocation Plans (PDF)

When Wis. Stat. Chapter 50 Resident Relocation Requirements Apply (PDF)

Identification of Relocation Stress Syndrome and Transfer Trauma (PDF)

05/10/16 Forum Agenda (PDF)  
03/08/16 Forum Agenda (PDF) BAL State of Assisted Living – Annual Report 2015 (PDF)
01/12/16 Forum Agenda (PDF)

DHS Assisted Living Summit of December 17, 2015 (PDF)

2016 Initial Licensing Webinar Schedule (PDF)

Last Revised: July 27, 2017