Housing seniors, State shared revenue

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An elderly couple walks down a hall of a nursing home
An elderly couple walks down a hall of a nursing home in Easton, Pa. Research released on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. Matt Rourke/AP Photo

The Wisconsin Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources director joins us to look at trends and challenges in housing elderly members of our families. Then, we talk to researchers from the Wisconsin Policy Forum about how the state shared revenue program works in Wisconsin and how it’s affecting cities like Milwaukee.

Featured in this Show

  • The rise of 'granny pods' and other ways to house elderly family members

    We learn more about the challenges families face housing their elderly family members, including a rising trend in new “granny pod” homes on single-family properties.

  • How local services are funded in Wisconsin

    Milwaukee’s mayor recently said Wisconsin’s shared revenue system for funding local services is isn’t working. We take a closer look at the system, talk about how it impacts small towns and big cities across the state and discuss ideas for improvement.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Carrie Molke Guest
  • Rob Henken Guest
  • Jason Stein Guest