DHS Develops Information to Help LTC Providers Start On-Site Child Care
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families have developed information to help long-term care (LTC) providers start on-site childcare programs to attract new workers and keep current staff.
Announcing the program, DHS wrote, “Across Wisconsin, health care providers report a severe shortage of nurses, nurse aides and resident care staff to care for their elders. Providers have few or no applicants and are refocusing their recruiting and retention strategies on removing social barriers by offering transportation to and from work, providing child daycare options, and other benefits.”
A DHS webpage
includes regulatory considerations for long-term care facilities and links to childcare program requirements and resources.
This story originally appeared in the August 12, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter