Local Nonprofit Will Continue Serving Northeastern Wisconsin Residents
Lakeland Care, Inc. has won its bid to continue providing Family Care supports to eligible individuals living in seven Northeastern Wisconsin counties including Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano.
Family Care is a Medicaid managed care program providing long-term care services and supports to eligible frail elders and adults with disabilities. Long-term care services support people who need assistance with ‘activities of daily living’ and include a gamut of home and community-based options ranging from meal preparation and bathing, to transportation and therapies. These needed services help people continue to live independently and safely in their homes.
“Lakeland Care is honored to continue offering Family Care services in Northeastern Wisconsin,” said Katie Mnuk, Lakeland Care CEO. Family Care’s unique approach to Medicaid funded long-term care focuses on service plans tailored to meet the unique needs of each member served in the program in a high quality, cost-effective manner. “This award means Lakeland Care’s care managers can continue to work locally with members and families in Northeastern Wisconsin to implement care plans that help each person achieve their life’s goals,” she added.
Family Care is a competitively bid program administered by Managed Care Organizations (MCO) like Lakeland Care, Inc. Every six years the Wisconsin Department of Health Services issues a bid for providing Family Care services in the area. Awards were recently announced for the seven-county Northeastern region, and Lakeland Care Inc. was selected to continue providing Family Care services here.
Lakeland Care provides Family Care supports to more than 6,000 individuals in twenty-two Wisconsin counties, including more than 2,300 in Northeastern Wisconsin. Lakeland Care’s network of providers includes more than one thousand local businesses, all dedicated to supporting individuals with long-term care needs. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Northeastern Wisconsin businesses to support individuals with quality services that help them live independently at home,” Mnuk said.