Green Bay, Wis.—UW-Green Bay’s Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry commemorates National Assisted Living Week®, which kicks off Sunday, Sept. 13 and continues through Saturday, Sept. 19. This year’s theme is “Caring is Essential.”
“COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge to caregivers and providers that has resulted in every person working in long term care to step up and go above and beyond expectations,” said Margie Reichwald, director, Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry. “National Assisted Living Week highlights the incredible care provided by essential caregivers in assisted living communities. It is a way to celebrate the dedication of staff, the individuality of residents and the deep connections formed in these settings.”
The Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry is a web-based, publicly accessible registry that stores and maintains data records for caregiver and instructor training requirements. The registry supports and strengthens caregivers and providers by:
- Supporting the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- Creating standardized curriculum based on best practices and state regulations.
- Evaluating and approving instructor qualifications and renewals.
- Verifying and documenting employee training completion.
- Tracking training criteria.
- Providing administrator training and registry services.
- Providing quick customer service.
The Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry earned an Award of Excellence from National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA). The registry ensures that Wisconsin residents receive the essential caring commitment from caregivers and administrators.
Reichwald also serves on Assisted Living Panel Forums with the state of Wisconsin, seeking solutions to the challenges faced by Wisconsin’s care providers.
Earlier this year, the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry launched the Caregiver Network in response to the caregiver crisis in Wisconsin. The Caregiver Network is an online job board, enabling providers and newly trained caregivers to connect.
The Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry is a part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.
About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility