Tips on selecting a nursing home, Highlights of the upcoming theater season

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Heard On The Morning Show
A person doing arm exercises in a chair
Alex Morisey does his afternoon exercises in his room at a nursing home in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. For U.S. nursing home residents receiving Medicaid, all income is garnished and the person is left to rely on a small subsidy known as a personal needs allowance. The federal government hasn’t changed the minimum rate, $30 monthly, since 1987. Pennsylvania’s allowance is $45. Wong Maye-E/AP Photo

We explore what options families have when selecting a nursing home or care facility and determining which option is best for them. We preview the upcoming theater and musical season.

Featured in this Show

  • Finding the right nursing home

    How do you find the right nursing home for your loved one? The leader of Wisconsin’s long-term care ombudsman program offers advice and resources for families. Plus, we learn how the Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance measures quality of care in nursing homes.

  • Festival highlights Wisconsin’s original works of theater

    This summer a new Wisconsin festival hopes to draw attention to the state’s theatrical scene. The World Premiere Wisconsin will highlight more than 40 plays or musicals debuting around the state through June. We hear from the festival’s director on what we should be watching for.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Kim Marheine Guest
  • Otis Wood Guest
  • Jennifer Uphoff Gray Guest