On January 1, 2017 the Lakeland Care District will become Lakeland Care, Inc., a non-stock, nonprofit entity. The managed care organization is currently organized as a public long-term care district and provides Family Care services to more than 4,400 eligible residents in thirteen counties in Northeastern Wisconsin and the Fox Valley.
Family Care is a Medicaid Managed Care program designed to help eligible elders and adults with disabilities live more independently at home and in their community. Family Care covers long-term care services and provides members with their own care manager and nurse to help coordinate care.
Lakeland Care will still be member’s local, compassionate, and dependable resource for long-term care services and supports. Members served by Lakeland Care are assured that no changes to care plans, team assignments, or service providers are planned due to the modified business type.
“There have been many changes in the Medicaid managed care industry in the years since Lakeland Care was developed as a long-term care district in 2009,” said Katie Mnuk, Lakeland Care’s CEO. “Transitioning to a private nonprofit will not change our mission to focus on the members we serve, but it may create new opportunities to offer them more comprehensive services and benefits in the future.” She continued: “The change to nonprofit status also lets Lakeland Care explore additional options for enhanced business stability, which better serves our members over time.”
“This name change marks another step in our growth as a local organization serving elders and adults with disabilities,” added Jim Brey, Lakeland Care’s Board President. “It will help us as we plan ahead to provide the best supports for our members, now and into the future.”
Lakeland Care currently employs over 270 employees and contracts with over 850 local businesses as network providers.
Lakeland Care District operates Family Care, a Medicaid Managed Care program that provides long-term supports and services to thousands of eligible frail seniors and adults with disabilities in Northeastern Wisconsin, helping them live more independently. Lakeland Care District offers the Family Care Program in the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, and Winnebago.