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), adult day care centers (ADCC) and residential care apartment complexes (RCAC). Stakeholders may include the Department of Health Services (DHS) regulators and program bureaus, provider associations, advocates, providers, assisted living business partners, managed care organizations (MCO) 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 four provider groups. After a lunch break, the Forum becomes CBRF, AFH ADCC and RCAC breakout sessions.

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, Times, and Locations

Date and Location Time

January 28, 2020

Wilson Park Senior Center
2601 West Howard Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53221

1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. general session

Meeting agenda (PDF)

March 31, 2020

Madison, TBD

10 a.m.-12 p.m. general session
1 p.m.-2 p.m. provider breakout sessions
June 2, 2020

Business Education Center – Clairemont Campus
620 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Room 103 A/B
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. general session
August 25, 2020

Madison, TBD
10 a.m.-12 p.m. general session
1 p.m.-2 p.m. provider breakout sessions
October 20, 2020

Fox Valley Technical College – Appleton Campus
1825 North Blue Mound Drive
Appleton, WI 54912

Room A170 ABC
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. general session

December 8, 2020

Madison, TBD

10 a.m.-12 p.m. general session
1 p.m.-2 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. Exact locations will be announced on the agenda.

Assisted Living Forum Meeting Materials

Listed below are meeting agendas and handouts from the past year and current year. Please contact the speaker to obtain materials distributed during the forum. Speakers’ contact information is available at the bottom of the agenda.

Date Meeting Agenda Information/Attachments
01/28/20 Agenda (PDF)  
12/10/19 Agenda (PDF)  
Forum Recording
Agenda (PDF)  
General Session Recording
Breakout Session Recording
Agenda (PDF)  
07/30/19 Agenda (PDF)  
Forum Recording
Agenda (PDF)  
03/12/19 Agenda (PDF)

Madison College Parking

01/29/19 Agenda (PDF)  
12/11/18 Agenda (PDF)  
10/16/18 Agenda (PDF)  


Agenda (PDF)  
Forum Recording
Agenda (PDF) Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry (PDF)
03/13/18 Agenda (PDF) State of Assisted Living – 2017, P-01726
Forum Recording
Agenda (PDF)  
Last Revised: January 10, 2020