A program that helps seniors and people with disabilities, stay in their homes is expanding. Governor Walker was in Green Bay Monday, to announce that Family Care will soon be offered in Brown, Shawano, Oconto, and four other northeast Wisconsin counties. He says the program not only helps people stay where they are most comfortable, but it also saves money, by keeping them out of nursing homes.
Walker says expanding the program to the remaining counties could save $34 million over the next decade. Family Care is already available in all but 15 counties. Governor Walker included funding in the current budget, to add them all to the program.