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  • Dementia Care: Individuals and Families

    … When someone notices memory changes in themselves or a loved one, it can be difficult to know what to … those are from rural, underserved parts of Wisconsin. Care at home Providing care at home for someone with dementia has rewards as well as challenges. You don’t have to do it on your own. …
    • Updated on December 30, 2022.
  • Peer-Run Respite for Veterans Now Open

    … an opportunity for people to talk through challenging thoughts, feelings, and impulses with someone who can relate to the same experiences. To inquire about an overnight stay or receive …
    • Updated on January 28, 2021.
  • IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct)

    … eligible for Medicaid. Be an adult or elder with a disability. Need the same level of care as someone in a nursing home. Live in a home, apartment, adult family home, or residential care …
    • Updated on September 29, 2022.
  • Infection Control and Prevention: Respiratory Protection

    … are listed in the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, an employer should designate someone who is qualified by appropriate training or experience to manage the complexity of the …
    • Updated on July 18, 2022.
  • DHS Provides Update on Support for Wisconsin’s Health Care System

    … any symptoms. Getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19. Anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • Evers Administration Continues COVID-19 Testing Efforts, Support

    … No matter your vaccination status, you should get tested if you were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.” If you need to test for COVID-19, …
    • Updated on September 01, 2022.
  • Ringworm

    … underwear at least once a day. Don't share clothing, towels, sheets, or personal items with someone who has ringworm. Wash hands properly after playing with pets. Take your pet to the …
    • Updated on June 15, 2022.
  • Lead-Safe Wisconsin: The Lead-Safe Homes Program

    … companies that do lead risk assessment or abatement work. Just complete this interest form . Someone from the program will contact you. How does an abatement company qualify? An abatement …
    • Updated on December 15, 2022.
  • COVID-19: Vaccine Conversations

    … might be where the conversation stays Remember that one conversation will likely not change someone’s opinions about COVID-19 vaccination. If the conversation becomes emotional, try to end …
    • Updated on July 26, 2022.
  • Swimmer's Itch

    … their skin. The parasites are unable to live in a human and soon die. This can happen when someone air dries after being in water where the parasite is living. Air drying gives the …
    • Updated on October 18, 2022.
  • As the Cold Weather Brings an Uptick in COVID-19 Cases, DHS Reminds Wisconsinites How to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

    … regardless of vaccination status, should take a COVID-19 test five days after being exposed to someone with COVID-19. We also remind those who test positive that COVID-19 antiviral treatments …
    • Updated on December 07, 2022.
  • National Core Indicators Project in Wisconsin

    … the surveys March 2023–July 2023  Proxy representatives and supports A proxy representative, someone answering on behalf of the person receiving services, can participate only when the …
    • Updated on March 24, 2023.
  • COVID-19: Testing Support for Confinement Facilities

    … symptoms. Quarantine: Physical separation of an individual who has had close contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, to reduce the risk of transmission to others if the … and/or diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms.  Close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Testing is recommended regardless of COVID-19 … for PIOC and staff who have been potentially exposed or identified as a  close contact  of someone with COVID-19, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination and booster status.   Routine screening …
    • Updated on January 12, 2023.
  • Winter Safety Measures for Health Care Providers

    … leaving the warm environment or will provide staff with foolproof signals and procedures if someone starts to leave unexpectedly. For nursing home residents, certain sections of the Minimum … of all persons should be quickly ascertained. Does all staff know how to proceed if someone is missing? Could someone elope without staff awareness? Prior arrangements with community resources, e.g., the …
    • Updated on January 27, 2023.
  • COVID-19: Wisconsin Deaths

    … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 … symptoms of COVID-19 AND known exposure to COVID-19 (for example, being a close contact of someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19) and no molecular or antigen test was performed. COVID-19 …
    • Updated on September 16, 2022.
  • Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program: BE FAST

    … knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke (BE FAST) so you can quickly call 911 when you or someone around you is potentially experiencing a stroke. Prevention also means taking steps to … these posts and tweets: Recognize the signs and symptoms of a #stroke. #BEFAST If you or someone you know exhibits signs of a #stroke, act fast. Call 911. Time is brain! Go to … Did you know? #Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. @CDCgov Did you know? Someone in the U.S. has a #stroke every 40 seconds. Learn more Stroke Facts from @CDCgov More …
    • Updated on March 24, 2023.
  • Consumer Guide: Problems with Nursing Homes, Residential Care Facilities, Behavioral Health Programs, Mental Health Treatment Providers, or Substance Use Treatment Providers

    … with DQA, use one of these methods: Call 800-642-6552 (toll-free). If you leave a voicemail, someone will call you back the next workday. Report Abuse, Neglect, or Misappropriation . Submit …
    • Updated on February 02, 2023.
  • Family Care, Family Care Partnership, and PACE: Standard Definitions for Managed Care Terms

    … supplies and equipment o Nursing care Hospice care services —Care that comforts and supports someone in the last stages of a fatal illness. Includes support for family and friends. …
    • Updated on November 17, 2022.
  • Backyard Poultry

    … mouths from contact with objects contaminated with the germs. This happens frequently when someone touches poultry and does not properly wash their hands afterwards. What are the signs and …
    • Updated on January 09, 2023.
  • Rabies

    … Quarantine Requirements  for Dogs or Cats that have Bitten a Person If your cat or dog bites someone - what you need to know  Wisconsin state law (SS 95.21) requires that any dog or cat …
    • Updated on December 29, 2017.
Last revised April 1, 2023