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WLTCAC: Former Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council: 2018-2019

This page contains information about the Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council that operated from January 2018 through December 2019.


In 2018 and 2019 the DHS Secretary charged the Council with providing advice and guidance to DHS on the following topics:

  • Quality: Explore the development and use of quality metrics to analyze the long-term care system and service outcomes, including:
    • Provide advice and guidance to determine what metrics should be utilized to assess the effectiveness of the entire long-term care system.
    • Provide advice and guidance on a long-term quality strategy to be deployed at every level of the long-term care system.  
  • Workforce: Develop strategies and data metrics to address workforce shortages in the long-term care system.
    • Provide advice and guidance regarding how to measure workforce shortages by provider type.
    • Provide advice and guidance on required financial reporting related to assessing workforce shortages.  
    • Provide advice and guidance to ensure that Medicaid contractors are maintaining quality of care.
  • Community Development: Develop strategies to keep people safe and healthy in the community to prevent and delay the need for long term care services by:
    • Looking at strategies to prevent individuals from going into residential setting before necessary.
    • Ensuring that individuals in residential settings are in the right setting for their acuity needs.
    • Providing advice and guidance on prevention strategies that should be developed to delay the need for long term care services. 
  • Communications: Develop plans to communicate to all long-term care stakeholders. Responsibilities will include:
    • Ensuring consistent messaging to all entities in the long-term care system.
    • Ensuring that policies are being accurately communicated to consumers.
    • Ensuring the Department of Health Services is receiving accurate consumer feedback


Council Chair
Heather Bruemmer, Board on Aging & Long Term Care, 2019

Beth Swedeen, Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Kit Kerschensteiner, Disability Rights Wisconsin, 2021
Sam Wilson, AARP, 2019
Maureen Ryan, WI Coalition of Independent Living Centers, 2020

Carol Eschner, Volunteer and Advocate, 2019
Cindy Bentley, People First of Wisconsin, 2019
Roberto Escamilla II, Advocate, 2020

Tim Garrity, Inclusa, Inc, 2019
Robert Kellerman, Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources, 2019
Cathy Ley, ADRC Kewaunee and Manitowoc, 2020

Denise Pommer, Lac Courte Oreilles, 2019
Mary Fredrickson, WCHSA, ADRC of Winnebago County, 2019

Audrey Nelson, Wisconsin Brain Injury Advisory Council, 2020
Christine Witt, Advanced Employment, Inc., 2020
John Sauer, LeadingAge Wisconsin, 2020

Disclaimer about advisory council content

This content reflects the views and opinions of the advisory council. It may not reflect the official policy or position of DHS.

Last revised November 7, 2022