WAUSAU — Lakeland Care held a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 18 to celebrate the business’s new location at 501 South 24th Avenue, Suite 100. Lakeland Care also recently opened a new office in Stevens Point.

Family Care is a comprehensive and flexible system of long-term care services that fosters people’s independence and supports their quality of life by providing needed assistance for “activities of daily living” such as bathing, food preparation, transportation and employment skills.  Funded through Medicaid, members enrolled in Family Care must be financially and functionally eligible as determined through their local Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC).

Individuals eligible for the Family Care program in Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage and Wood counties can choose Lakeland Care as their Managed Care Organization (MCO).  The Family Care program is already available in these five counties.

“We’re excited that Lakeland Care is now available to individuals living in Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage and Wood counties,” said Katie Mnuk, CEO of Lakeland Care.  “Lakeland’s local care teams focus on supporting people’s independence and helping people stay in their homes or their communities,” she added.  The focus on maintaining individuals’ independence through needed supports helps ensure that Family Care operates cost-effectively.

Lakeland Care is a managed care organization overseeing long-term care services and supports throughout northeastern and north central Wisconsin.  To fulfill its mission to provide high quality supports for its members, Lakeland Care partners with hundreds of local businesses throughout the region that provide direct care and services.  Lakeland Care offers years of skill and expertise in supporting individuals, as the organization grew from one of the first Family Care pilot programs that began operating seventeen years ago.

Lakeland Care’s care teams travel to each individual member, whether in their home, at their place of employment, or in their community; or members can schedule appointments with their teams at Lakeland Care’s Stevens Point or Wausau offices.

For more information on Lakeland Care, visit their site or call 920-906-5100.