Lakeland Care Set to Expand to North Central Wisconsin

(Fond du Lac, WI) – Lakeland Care has won a bid to administer the Family Care program in nine additional counties – Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, and Wood – beginning in July. Family Care services are currently available in five of those counties but will be new for people living in Florence, Forest, Oneida and Vilas counties.


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 fosters people’s independence by providing needed assistance for “activities of daily living” such as bathing, food preparation, transportation and employment skills. Members enrolled in Family Care must be financially and functionally eligible as determined through the local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).


“Lakeland Care has a long history of helping elders and people with disabilities live more independently throughout Northeastern Wisconsin,” said Katie Mnuk, Lakeland Care CEO.  “We’re excited to bring our experience to serve people in the communities next door, in the North Central part of the state.”


Lakeland Care’s goal is to provide compassionate care and supports centered around the individual, and will bring that philosophy to serve people in North Central Wisconsin.  “We work hard to ensure the transition into Family Care is smooth, and we are there to assist members as they move forward towards their goals,” said Mnuk.


Lakeland Care is members’ local, compassionate, and dependable resource for long-term care services and support, fulfilling its mission by partnering with hundreds of local businesses that provide direct care and services. Lakeland Care grew from one of the first Family Care pilot programs started in 2000, and will soon be working with members in 22 Wisconsin counties.


Lakeland Care’s Family Care services will be available to eligible residents in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, and Wood counties beginning in July. More information about Lakeland Care and Family Care can be found on Lakeland Care’s website at Anyone seeking information about Family Care eligibility should contact their local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).


Lakeland Care 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 and North Central Wisconsin, helping them live more independently. Lakeland Care offers Family Care in the following counties: Shawano, Waupaca, Oconto, Marinette, Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Menominee, Outagamie and Winnebago. Beginning July 1 will serve Marathon, Portage, Wood, Lincoln, Langlade, Florence, Forest, Oneida, and Vila Counties.