Press Release: Family Care and IRIS Programs to Expand Statewide

For Immediate Release

July 28, 2016

Family Care and IRIS Programs to Expand Statewide
Eliminates wait list for hundreds of people seeking long-term care services

MADISON -Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Interim Secretary Tom Engels today announced plans to offer Family Care and Include Respect, I Self-Direct (IRIS) programs statewide by the first quarter of 2018. Governor Scott Walker called for the statewide expansion in his 2015–2017 state budget. This expansion covers the final seven of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

“By offering these programs statewide, and eliminating the wait list, we are ensuring our state’s most vulnerable citizens have access to high quality services,” Interim Secretary Engels said. “The Family Care and IRIS programs offer people the support they need to remain in their homes, where they prefer to be, as opposed to the more costly nursing home option. This expansion means members all across the state can take advantage of services that offer dignity and independence, and allow them to make their own care decisions.”

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