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  Consultant Name Louise Longrie
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987
  E-Mail IRISinfo@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 7/11/16 IRIS Consultant

Care Responsibilities

Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Psychology and Communications No
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Bachelor of Science - Social Work Yes 8/1/91

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Social Worker WI Department of Safety and Professional Services 9/1/91
Dementia Specialist Greater WI Chapter Alzheimers Association 5/1/11

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

Prior to coming to TMG I worked as a Social Worker for Winnebago County for over 24 years. I have worked with all populations including adults with developmental disabilities, mental health diagnosis, physical disabilities and older adults. I was a respite worker for two women with developmental disabilities. I worked in Long Term Support Waiver programs for many years as a case manager and then in the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Winnebago County for over 5 years as an Information and Resource Specialist. I know the Medical Assistance criteria, and also the medical aspects for the long-term support functional screen. Finally, I have worked with the court system and guardianships/protective placements.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Winnebago

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I partner with people by building a relationship with the person and their families and supports. I feel being honest and building trust are keys to a good relationship. I listen to the person's needs and desired outcomes while helping them break barriers so they can fulfill their own goals. I am able to give resources and help answer questions regarding services available while the person builds their team of support and services.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy partnering with individuals and their families to empower them to make their own decisions, based on their own desires and needs, so they may live the most fulfilling life possible.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Having over 24 years of experience with children, adults and older adults as a care manager and through the ADRC has prepared me to become a TMG IRIS Consultant. I know resources, have a good relationship with agencies in the community and enjoy working with all populations. I have knowledge about the long-term care functional screen and MA criteria. I have worked with the court system when needed, but focus more on developing Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Finances when possible. I also worked in a hospital and have become knowledgeable of admission criteria and resources in other counties.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, two teen boys and our dogs. I also like to scrapbook, go to lunch or dinner with friends, visit family and cook/bake. I read mystery or 'thriller' books and like comedy, medical and mystery TV shows. My favorite physical activities are walking, swimming, volleyball and watching basketball and football.

WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)