Members of the newly formed Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance have developed a proposal to ask Governor Walker to declare 2018 The Year of the Caregiver.
Did you know that Wisconsin family members provide an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care to adults with disabilities and older adults every year? As baby boomers age out of their peak caregiving years many are also entering a time when they themselves may need caregiving support. Providers are struggling to attract and retain direct care workers, putting people at risk for going without necessary care. More than 85% of Wisconsinites who rely on direct care workers for some or all their support needs cannot find help.
It is time for Wisconsin to lead the charge in supporting our CareForce.
Please go to this link to read the full proposal and add the name of your organization to the list. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/yearofthecaregiver