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AARP and the nonprofit group Disability Rights Wisconsin are urging Gov. Scott Walker, R, and legislators to lift enrollment caps from Family Care, a state program that provides home-delivered meals, in-home care, transportation and other services that help people continue to live independently. Family Care serves about 35,000 people in 57 of Wisconsin's 72 counties. Expansion into the remaining 15 counties and increasing enrollment in existing counties, however, have been put on hold.

"The governor has said he is considering lifting the caps — if the case can be made that doing so would save the state money in the long run," said Helen Marks Dicks, AARP state advocacy director.

A recent report from the Legislative Audit Bureau found Family Care's services are less expensive than nursing home care. To ask the governor to remove the caps, call 1-800-844-2847. … Back to Article

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