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The Most Important Rehabilitation Project: YOU At Oak Park Nursing and Rehabilitation, we know that getting back your life is the goal. That’s why we provide comprehensive in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services for all stages of your recovery. Our dedicated team will be there to help you on your way. We specialize in: • Orthopedic rehabilitation following fractures or total knee and hip replacements • Neuro-rehabilitation for stroke diagnoses and head and spinal cord injuries • Cardiac rehabilitation following cardiac events and procedures • Rehabilitation for medical conditions that affect functional mobility Senior Living Facility Rehabilitation Facility Skilled Nursing Facility Assisted Living Facility

Call to learn more about rehabilitation services at Oak Park Nursing and Rehab. Call 608-663-8600 or visit oakparkplace.com.

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CONTENTS AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES

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ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

21

END OF LIFE

29

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

34

Strengthening Wisconsin’s Response to Elder Abuse Family Care Program

Estate Planning for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Client

The Serendipity of Writing One’s Final Wishes

Final Expense Planning

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GENERAL 40 Kibble on Wheels Memories are Treasures

44 52

HEALTH 58 Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. Chronic Inflammation – Three Healthy Lifestyle Changes

62 66

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE

70

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME

94

Expressive Therapy The Senior Living Community of the Future

Design Your Home for Life

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Photograph courtesy of All Saints Neighborhood & The Pines Senior Living

ADVERTISER INDEX 101 Mobility 95 A New Leaf Flowers & Gifts 47 Acti-Kare 9 Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care 28 All About Living with Carol Koby 49 All Saints Neighborhood 73 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance 23 Alzheimer’s Association 22 Andrew Willits – Realtor 49 Area Agency on Aging 8 Artisan Senior Living – DeForest 75 Attic Angel Community 93 Azura Memory Care 71 Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. – Hillside Manor 65 Bering Bounty Seafood Company 97 BrightStar Senior Living 76 Capitol Lakes Retirement Community 82 CapTel, Inc. 104 Care Wisconsin 18 Catholic Charities 64 & 95 CNA On The Go, LLC 100 ComForCare Home Care Services 12 Community Living Alliance, Inc. 13 Coventry Village 79 Dane Buy Local 48 Dane County Humane Society 42 & 57 Emerson Senior Living 77 EMMCA (East Madison Monona Coalition of the Aging) 13 Faith Haus 75 Golden Heart Senior Care 102 Gunderson Funeral and Cremation Care 31 & 38 Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC 35 Healing Homes by Tauni 69 Heritage Senior Living 88 Ho-Chunk Gaming - Madison 43 Home Elements & Concepts 56 MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

Horizon Senior Housing 84 Hupy and Abraham S.C. 108 Independent Living, Inc. 93 The Jefferson – Holiday Retirement 83 Joe Drury – Restaino & Associates Realtors 55 Keller Apartments - Whitcomb Square 90 Lidtke Motors 41 Madison Essentials 48 Madison Gas and Electric 15 Milestone Senior Living 72 Mobility Store 105 Moving Forward 54 Moving Maude 50 Oak Park Place 4 & 89 Oakwood Village 3 The Pines Senior Living 106 Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center 92 Rena Ripp, Realtor 56 Restaino & Associates Realtors 54 Rise Up, Inc 64 RSVP of Dane County 46 SAIL (Sharing Active Independent Lives) 61 Seasons of Life 30 Segues, LLC 51 Senior Helpers 26 Sherman Glen Apartments – Oakbrook Corporation 90 SSM Health 2 SSM Health at Home 107 Stoughton Hospital 59 Sun Prairie Health Care Center 78 SVA Plumb Trust Company, LLC 39 The University Club 51 Visiting Angels 103 Waunakee Manor Health Care Center 78 Wilson Law Group, LLC 27 & 35 Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired 19


ABUSE & NEGLECT Under Wisconsin statutes, elder abuse and neglect includes physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse/assault.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – ADULT/ELDER AT RISK (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org  

COMPLAINTS PERTAINING TO THESE WISCONSIN  PROVIDERS

AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES Abuse & Neglect Advocacy Groups & Support Benefit Specialists Caregiver Information Case Managers Coalitions Consumer Protection Crime Prevention & Safety Disability Resources Energy (Utilities) Health Plans & Assistance Membership Programs Nonprofit Organizations Senior Centers Social Services Veteran Services

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• Assisted living providers: Adult Day Centers, AFHs, CBRFs, and RCACs (608) 264-9888 or (800) 642-6552 • ​Caregiver misconduct: noncredentialed caregivers, credentialed staff, and professional staff (608) 261-8319 or (800) 642-6552   • Home health and hospice agencies (608) 267-1441 or (800) 642-6552   • Health and residential care providers: adult day care, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, corporate guardianships, hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation, pain clinics, personal care agencies, and rural healthcare clinics ​ (608) 266-8481 or (800) 642-6552 ​ • ​Mental health and substance abuse treatment programs ​ (608) 266-2717 or (800) 642-6552   • State-licensed nursing homes ​ (608) 266-7474 or (800) 642-6552  

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT HELPLINE (608) 261-9933 or 911

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8 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

HUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C.

3001 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 204 Madison 53713 (800) 800-5678 info@hupy.com hupy.com Get All The Money You Deserve. Choose the firm that is Voted Best, Rated Best, Year after Year. We handle nursing home abuse/ neglect, car/motorcycle accidents, slip/fall, and pharmaceutical class actions. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has collected over $1 billion for thousands of satisfied clients for more than 40 years.

ADVOCACY GROUPS & SUPPORT Advocacy can be described as support for or on behalf of someone for a particular cause, issue, or policy.

AARP (866) 448-3611 states.aarp.org/region/wisconsin  

BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU) Main Office - Milwaukee (414) 847-6000 or (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG) (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org  

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN (608) 267-0214 disabilityrightswi.org  

GREATER WISCONSIN AGENCY ON AGING  RESOURCES (GWAAR) (608) 243-5670 gwaar.org  

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE ASSISTANCE (608) 266-3585 oci.wi.gov/pages/consumers /longtermcare.aspx  

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING & LONG-TERM CARE Ombudsman Program (800) 815-0015 longtermcare.wi.gov  

BENEFIT SPECIALISTS

Helpful information to note: Elderly Benefit Specialists (EBS) assist individuals 60+ to determine available private or government benefits. Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS) assist people between the ages of 18 and 59 with physical, developmental, and mental disabilities. See also Case Managers category in this section to assist with individual benefits.

 

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Elder Benefits Specialists Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 aaa.dcdhs.com Provides free advocacy and legal advice/representation for senior adults age 60+ residing in Dane County faced with financial, housing, MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 9 and other healthcare related disputes, denials, unpaid claims, and similar issues which cause economic or socially isolating effects. Calls are routed through the ADRC.

BENEFITS AND EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING (608) 246-3444 eri-wi.org/services /benefitsandemployment    

CAREGIVER INFORMATION A caregiver is an individual who provides support and assistance to individuals with disabilities or longterm conditions. This assistance can be classified as hands on, financial, emotional, formal, and informal. Below you will find training programs, education, information, and support groups. Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find support assistance in your residence.

ACTI-KARE OF DANE COUNTY

4703 Carter St., Oregon 53575 (224) 698-7050 abalmaseda@actikare.com dane.actikare.com When you or your loved ones need help in your daily lives, Acti-Kare can provide affordable in-home care services. Enjoy life to the fullest while we help you stay active, keep you company, do your housekeeping, and even drive you places.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY Caring for Caregivers Program Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com • Caregiver grants for respite and supplemental services

• Resources and referrals for caregivers • Meditation Classes for caregivers • Presentations and Learning Sessions on caregiving to business & community

CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK (608) 261-5679 caregiveraction.org

CAREGIVER ASSOCIATES - CGA (920) 395-3902 cgafoxvalley.com

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

702 S. High Point Rd., Ste. 103 Madison 53719 (608) 826-8020 LKoivunen@ccmadison.org CCMadison.org Catholic Charities’ Aging Services help older adults maintain the independence of living in

their homes and communities, while assisting caregivers with education and respite programs. Services include the Adult Day Center, All Saints Neighborhood, CompanionCare, and Respite Care Teams.

COMFOR CARE

Home Care Services 2421 Parmenter St., Ste. 100 Middleton 53562 (608) 836-1868 home@cfchomecare.com comforcare.com/madison ComForCare Home Care Services provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathroom assistance, home maintenance, and other services. ComForCare is an effective solution for the elderly who prefer to remain at home.

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Strengthening Wisconsin’s Response to

ELDER ABUSE BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BRAD SCHIMEL

Over the next two decades, Wisconsin’s population of adults 65+ will increase by more than 72 percent. This changing population trend is common among other states across the country, and many experts have dubbed it the “Silver Tsunami.” As Wisconsin’s attorney general, I want to be ready for this coming MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

tsunami, and we need to prepare key partners, such as law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, victim service providers, financial institutions, senior living facilities, advocacy organizations, and many others, for the increased challenges that lie ahead for seniors. For this reason, I’ve assembled a multidisciplinary Task Force on Elder Abuse. In addition to studying the

impact of elder abuse in Wisconsin and assessing ways to improve outcomes for this growing population of citizens, the task force will develop strategies to address barriers in investigation and prosecutions of elder abuse, strengthen consumer protection for seniors, and create recommendations for improved cross-system communications.


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 11 abuse alone costs more than $2.6 billion annually. It’s clear that Wisconsin and our nation has a lot of work to do in this area. We cannot afford to be unprepared for the Silver Tsunami to hit us head on. I’m encouraged by the partnerships we are forming and welcome your ideas as we start to tackle this important issue.

There are many different forms of abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial, and studies have shown that one in nine seniors report experiencing some form of abuse or neglect in the past 12 months. The trends in data from adult protective service workers across Wisconsin have shown a steady increase in elder abuse in the last decade, and there’s no sign of it slowing as this population grows. Sadly, instances of financial abuse, one of the most common forms of elder abuse, are increasing each year. Criminals prey on older adults because they know how vulnerable they are to these types of attacks, and the types of exploitation tactics criminals are using are increasingly becoming more sophisticated and brazen. I saw it firsthand earlier this year when an elderly friend was contacted by an individual posing as the government, claiming that my friend owed back taxes. The “government official” threatened to

arrest my friend if he did not comply with certain demands. My friend grew up in a generation where he didn’t have debt and feared getting into trouble. The criminals even spoofed the phone number calling him to pretend to be the local law enforcement agency. My friend and his wife were afraid and embarrassed, and paid the criminals thousands of dollars only to realize later it was a scam. While these victims are my friends, I know this happens every day to older adults across Wisconsin, and I am making this a top priority.

Attorney General Brad Schimel was elected as Wisconsin attorney general in 2014. He began his career as a frontline prosecutor in the Waukesha County DA’s Office in 1989. After serving 17 years as an assistant district attorney, he was elected Waukesha County District Attorney in 2006 and was reelected twice. In his career as a frontline prosecutor, Schimel tried more than 150 jury trials in every type of case a prosecutor handles, from traffic cases to sexual assaults to numerous homicides. His distinguished career includes recognition from the Wisconsin Association of Victim and Witness Professionals as “Wisconsin Professional of the Year” for his work on behalf of survivors of sexual assault.

Elder abuse doesn’t just impact seniors, it impacts our economy and all taxpayers. Financial abuse has been reported to cost older Americans more than $2.6 billion annually. That figure gets worse because 1 in 10 financial abuse victims turns to Medicaid as a direct result of their savings being stolen. The cost to Medicaid for financial

...the task force will develop strategies to address barriers in investigation and prosecutions of elder abuse. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


12 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES COMPASSION CAREGIVERS, LLC

5902 Raymond Rd., Ste. 2 Madison 53711 (608) 467-9507 compassioncaregivers2016@gmail.com compassioncaregiversllc.com A Madison-based personal care agency dedicated to helping elderly and disabled individuals live independently with dignity in the comfort of their own home. For your safety and peace of mind, we conduct a thorough background check on all of our staff.

DANE COUNTY UNITED WAY Caregiver Information (608) 246-4350 unitedwaydanecounty.org /who-is-a-caregiver

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org  

JD CARE MANAGEMENT (608) 698-3118

THE JEFFERSON

9401 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 554-5004 Live independently and enjoy chef-prepared meals and weekly housecleaning. With a calendar of daily activities, you can choose from a variety of events. Enjoy the library

or have coffee with your friends. Wine tastings and live concerts. Now you are home!

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON (608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org  

RESPITE CARE ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN (608) 222-2033 respitecarewi.org

SUPPER AND SUPPORT (608) 223-3100 emmca.org

VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT (855) 260-3274 caregiver.va.gov

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690     wihealthyaging.org

WISCONSIN’S FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT  PROGRAMS (866) 843-9810 wisconsincaregiver.org  

CASE MANAGERS Case managers assist patients and families in evaluating, arranging,

and coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future. Depending on expertise, they can assist in determining next steps in legal situations, healthcare, benefits, and more. Check the Coalitions and Senior Centers categories in this section, as they often have case managers on staff. There is also a Care Managers category under the Safe & Healthy at Home section.

    

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Case Management Program Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com AAA contracts with Dane County senior centers to provide case managers who assess senior needs and create service plans that may include applying for community resources and programs, including “Caring for Caregivers” grants. See website for provider list/location.

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (CLA)

1414 MacArthur Rd., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8335 clanet.org Nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering older adults and people with disabilities or chronic illnesses to live independently and with dignity in their homes. CLA provides individualized services, including case management, personal care, support brokering and home chore services that help people to improve their quality of life and live with self-determination.

MADISON PARENT CARE LLC (608) 228-9797 madisonparentcare.com

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RN PATIENT ADVOCATES OF MADISON LLC

SAFE COMMUNITIES MADISON-DANE COUNTY

(608) 807-8195 madisonpatientadvocates.com

(608) 441-3060 safercommunity.net /falls_prevention.php

COALITIONS Coalitions are a great source of information and a good place to start researching specific areas of interest (for example, senior housing options). Case managers are oftentimes on staff to help coordinate services and assistance when needed.

SOUTH MADISON COALITION OF THE ELDERLY (608) 251-8405 smcelder.com

WEST MADISON SENIOR COALITION (608) 238-7368

EAST MADISON MONONA COALITION OF THE AGING (EMMCA)

4142 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 223-3100 emmca@emmca.org emmca.org EMMCA’s free case management program connects seniors to resources, such as food assistance, energy assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, and transportation. EMMCA’s free home chore program connects income-eligible seniors with volunteers to assist with household tasks.

NORTH/EASTSIDE SENIOR COALITION (NESCO) (608) 243-5252 nescoinc.org  

CONSUMER PROTECTION

BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU) Main Office - Milwaukee (414) 847-6000 or (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin  

CONSUMER PROTECTION (608) 266-1221 doj.state.wi.us

HUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C.

3001 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 204 Madison 53713 (800) 800-5678 info@hupy.com hupy.com Get All The Money You Deserve. Choose the firm that is Voted Best, Rated Best, Year after Year. We han-

dle nursing home abuse/neglect, car/ motorcycle accidents, slip/fall, and pharmaceutical class actions. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has collected over $1 billion for thousands of satisfied clients for more than 40 years.

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


14 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES Presentations on crime prevention and safety topics are free and open to the public at various locations in Cottage Grove, Verona, and Madison. Free winterization car checks for seniors. Dane County/ State Triad Crime Prevention and Safety Conference & Expo.

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.  CRIME  

PREVENTION & SAFETY

CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM (608) 266-4238 cityofmadison.com/police/safety /crimeprevention

CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM (608) 264-9497 doj.state.wi.us  

CYBER SAFETY (608) 255-2345 cityofmadison.com/police /safety/cyber

FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

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HUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C.

3001 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 204 Madison 53713 (800) 800-5678 info@hupy.com hupy.com Get All The Money You Deserve. Choose the firm that is Voted Best, Rated Best, Year after Year. We handle nursing home abuse/neglect, car/motorcycle accidents, slip/fall, and pharmaceutical class actions. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has collected over $1 billion for thousands of satisfied clients for more than 40 years.

MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT

(608) 266-6014 - Crime Stoppers

TRIAD—RSVP OF DANE COUNTY 517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7897 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.

DISABILITY RESOURCES

See also the Safe & Healthy at Home section for additional resources.

101 MOBILITY

313 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 182 Madison 53713 (608) 719-3322 madison.101mobility.com 101 Mobility is the nation’s leading provider of mobility and accessibility solutions. From stairlifts to wheelchair ramps, power scooters and more, 101 Mobility strives to exceed our customers’ expectations by offering superior products backed by exceptional service. By appointment only.


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 15 ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

Want to save energy?

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INFORMATION & SERVICES – BY COUNTY (888) 879-0017 (Central Office) dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind

BRAILLE LIBRARY AND TRANSCRIBING SERVICES (608) 233-0222  bltsinc.org   

BUREAU OF AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES (608) 266-2536 dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/badr.htm

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (608) 238-5400 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave. PO Box 14017, Madison 53708 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin matches frail seniors and individuals with disabilities to the Medicare and Medicaid programs we offer. Since 1976, we’ve been helping members live as independently as possible.

Make mge.com your first stop • Get easy, low-cost ways to save energy • Use calculators to estimate your savings • View energy-saving brochures • Learn about Focus on Energy Interested in our energy future? Visit: energy2030together.com

COMPASSION CAREGIVERS, LLC (608) 467-9507 compassioncaregiversllc.com

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN (DRW)  (608) 267-0214 disabilityrightswi.org

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FAMILY CARE PROGRAM Linking the Community with Long-Term Care Solutions BY GINA GROSKOPF

For over 20 years, I’ve been involved in some aspect of long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities. There are a variety of programs and organizations that support this community, including a program called Family Care, which operates in many counties throughout the state of Wisconsin, including Dane, Sauk, and Columbia in south central Wisconsin. MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

At its core, Family Care is a Medicaidfunded program managed by the Department of Health Services (DHS), which offers support services to help people live in their homes and as independently as possible, for as long as possible. These services are specifically tailored to frail elders and adults who have intellectual or physical disabilities. Adult day care centers, community-supported

living, home-delivered meals, and home safety checks are excellent examples of services provided through a Family Care program. While overseen by DHS, Family Care is administered by organizations often referred to as Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). MCOs develop and manage a comprehensive network of long-


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 17 term care providers and provide each Family Care member with a dedicated care team, including a care manager and registered nurse. According to the DHS website, this care team works with the member to build a highly personalized care plan based on a comprehensive assessment of the member’s needs, abilities, preferences, and values.

...support services to help people live in their homes and as independently as possible. In Wisconsin counties where Family Care is offered, people have at least two choices for companies to manage their care. To learn about the companies who offer Family Care, individuals or guardians should make an appointment with their local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). To find a local ADRC office, visit dhs.wisconsin.gov/adrc. The knowledgeable staff at the ADRC will work to understand each person’s needs and program eligibility, then present unbiased options from which to choose. Once they make a choice, they will be assigned a care team and begin to develop the care plan mentioned above. There are many exciting success stories that come from the Family Care program. It’s hard to choose just one to illustrate the program’s effectiveness, but a scenario we often see at Care Wisconsin is a member spends time in a nursing home, perhaps due to an accident (like a fall) or hospitalization, but they desire to move back into their community. The MCO care team, including the care manager and registered nurse, pull together options for the member. This ranges from returning home to moving to

an assisted-living facility. They then help arrange supports to make this placement successful. A member may need transportation services to get to appointments; require adaptive showering equipment, like a shower bench; or even employment assistance. All of these can be made possible through Family Care. With these supports in place, the hope is that the program’s long-term care objectives can be met to keep people living as independently and as healthily as possible. I encourage you to learn more about Wisconsin’s amazing Family Care program by visiting the DHS website, which is the source of truth about the program, and then talk with local ADRC representatives. Good luck on your journey!

Gina started with Care Wisconsin as a Regional Director for Family Care, leading program implementation efforts across the state before rising through the ranks to her current role as Executive Director of Long-Term Care Services, in which she develops and oversees high-quality, costeffective long-term care systems. In her free time, Gina enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and trying out different exercise classes.

EASTER SEALS OF WISCONSIN   (608) 277-8288 eastersealswisconsin.com

INTEGRITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES  (608) 222-1113 integrityrs.net

STATE ORGANIZATION ON ARTS AND DISABILITY (608) 241-2131 vsawis.org

WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

1617 Sherman Ave. PO Box 14017, Madison 53708 (608) 255-1166 wcblind.org The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is a private notfor-profit community-based organization. Our Mission is to promote the dignity and empowerment of the people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation, and educating the general public. 

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690   wihealthyaging.org

WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY (WTBBL) (800) 242-8822 dpi.wi.gov/talkingbooks  

ENERGY (UTILITIES)

  KEEP WISCONSIN WARM/ COOL FUND (800) 891-WARM (9276) kwwf.org

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18 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN

More than 40 years as a non-profit! Government-funded programs for frail seniors and adults with disabilities We match our members to the health care and long-term care supports and services they need

1-800-963-0035 carewisc.org TTY: WI Relay 711

(608) 828-4853 ghcscw.com

RETIREMENT SPECIALISTS, LLC (608) 370-7732 retirementspecs.com  

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (866) 770-2262 ssa.gov  

WISCONSIN OFFICE OF THE SENIOR ISSUES COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE (608) 266-3585 oci.wi.gov/consumer/seniors.htm  

WISCONSIN SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL

MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC

Life-Sustaining Equipment 133 S. Blair St., Madison 53703 (608) 252-7000 mge.com/lifesupport Contact us if you have medical equipment requiring electricity 24/7 in order to be listed as a specialneeds customer.

WISCONSIN HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM (WHEAP) (608) 267-3680 homeenergyplus.wi.gov  

HEALTH PLANS & ASSISTANCE Information on Medicare, Medigap, and Medicaid as well as Wisconsinbased programs. Review the Case Managers and Benefit Specialists categories in this section.

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ACCESS WISCONSIN - WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT  OF HEALTH SERVICES (800) 362-3002 access.wisconsin.gov  

BOARD ON AGING & LONG-TERM CARE Medigap helpline & health insurance related questions (800) 242-1060 longtermcare.wi.gov    

CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave. PO Box 14017, Madison 53708 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin matches frail seniors and individuals with disabilities to the Medicare and Medicaid programs we offer. Since 1976, we’ve been helping members live as independently as possible.

(800) 488-2596 wisconsinsmp.org  

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS

Specific interests, sometimes at a cost.

PLATO/UW-MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES (608) 262-5823 platomadison.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization created to enable members 55+ to live secure, engaged lives on their own terms. Members support each other and the organization in a variety of ways. An extensive network of resources avail-


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 19 able, such as prescreened vendors, daily check-in service, house checks, home technology assistance, discounted personal emergency services, and more —all for less than $1 per day!

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE  (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org  

COMMUNITY SHARES OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-1066 communityshares.com   

JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (608) 280-2700 journeymhc.org

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING

DEFOREST AREA COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER

(608) 243-5690   wihealthyaging.org  

(608) 846-9469 thecommunitycornerstone.org  

SENIOR CENTERS Senior centers are a wonderful way to interact with peers and fulfill interests. Some offer unique programming and special services, each one is a little different from another. All are there to help, so feel free to give them a call and inquire.

FITCHBURG SENIOR CENTER (608) 270-4290 fitchburgwi.gov/621/senior-center

GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER (608) 241-1574 goodmancenter.org/programs /older-adults

MADISON SENIOR CENTER

(608) 424-6007 bellevillewi.org

MCFARLAND SENIOR CENTER & OUTREACH

BELLEVILLE/SUGAR RIVER SENIOR CENTER

COLONIAL CLUB SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER -  SUN PRAIRIE (608) 837-4611 colonialclub.org  

(608) 266-6581 cityofmadison.com/seniorcenter

(608) 838-7117 mcfarland.wi.us

MIDDLETON SENIOR CENTER (608) 831-2373 ci.middleton.wi.us

(608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL) (608) 230-4321 sailtoday.org

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN FOUNDATION (608) 263-4545 supportuw.org

VSA WISCONSIN INC. (608) 241-2131 vsawis.org

WISCONSIN ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION (WALA) (608) 288-0246 ewala.org

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20 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES MONONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 222-3415 mymonona.com

MT. HOREB SENIOR CENTER (608) 437-6902 mounthorebwi.info

NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES - CROSS PLAINS

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON (608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org   

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

(608) 798-6937 nwdss.org

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY

(608) 835-5801 oregonareaseniorcenterwisconsin.com

(608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

(608) 437-6902

OREGON AREA SENIOR CENTER

SOUTHWEST DANE SENIOR OUTREACH STOUGHTON AREA SENIOR CENTER (608) 873-8585 ci.stoughton.wi.us/senior  

VERONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 845-7471 ci.verona.wi.us

WAUNAKEE SENIOR CENTER (608) 849-8385 waunakee.com/seniorcenter

WEST MADISON SENIOR CENTER (608) 238-7368 wmseniorcenter.org  

SOCIAL SERVICES The definition of social services is “activity aiming to promote the welfare of others.”

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (608) 242-8335 clanet.org    MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

VETERAN SERVICES

ADDICTIVE DISORDERS TREATMENT PROGRAM William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7073 madison.va.gov/services/adtp.asp  

BADGER HONOR FLIGHT, INC. (608) 616-0243 badgerhonorflight.org

COMFORT KEEPERS (608) 234-4028 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

DANE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE (608) 266-4158 danevets.com

DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT dwd.wisconsin.gov/veterans

GERIATRIC PRIMARY CARE CLINIC (GEM) William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7011  

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

SENIOR HELPERS

(608) 729-5365 seniorhelpersmadison.com

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

(800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomeWI.com As a We Honor Veterans partner, SSM Health at Home staff and volunteers are given ongoing veterancentered training and education in order to provide specialized care to the veterans we proudly serve.

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS benefits.va.gov/benefits

VISITING ANGELS

6425 Odana Rd., Ste. 5 Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care and respite care for families. Our services include: bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS  HOSPITAL (608) 256-1901 madison.va.gov

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (WDVA) (800) 947-8387 dva.state.wi.us


CAREGIVER & FAMILY PROGRAMS Caregiver, educational, and informational programs and resources are listed.

ADULT DAY CENTER (608) 826-8106 adultdaycentermadison.org

ALZCONNECTED® alzconnected.org

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WI PROGRAMS

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA Caregiver & Family Programs Dementia Friendly Programs for Individuals with Dementia Issues Support Systems & Local Resources Wandering Solutions

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(608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 alzwisc.org

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: First steps for families: Learn about dementia, how it affects each person differently, and ways to adapt the environment. Communications, daily activities, and help/support available. Boost Your Brain Health: This is an interactive workshop for the general public featuring nutritional and lifestyle advice along with strategies to keeping your memory sharp. The Caregiving Journey: An intensive program for family membership caring for someone with middle-stage dementia to increase understanding of the effects of dementia, gain insights into caregiver strengths and challenges, enhance problem-solving skills, and develop an individualized care plan. Legal and Financial Planning Seminar: A workshop for families that provides a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or another dementia. Making the move to Facility Care: The program covers how and when to make the decision to move a loved one to a residential facility or nursing home, as well as what to consider when making the actual move. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


22 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA Monthly Family Education Programs: Monthly family educational programs meet at a variety of locations throughout Dane County and south central Wisconsin. Programs offered: • Is it Time for Facility Care? • Communication Tips & Strategies • Understanding & Responding to — Behavior Changes • Family Dynamics in the Dementia Journey • End of Life & Dementia Powerful Tools for Caregivers: A sixpart class for people who care for loved ones with stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, or similar longterm conditions. Classes cover various topics, such as reducing stress, communicating effectively, practicing self-care, dealing with emotions, and making tough decisions.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving Center alz.org/care

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

(608) 203-8500 alz.org/scwisc Basics-Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease: Learn more about the basics of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Caregiver Stress: Take Care of Yourself: Caregivers will gain a better understanding of the disease, the changes, and how these may affect their caregiving journey. Learn what stress is, how to identify stress, and initiate an action plan to lessen caregiving stress. Conversations about Dementia: This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Effective Communication Strategies: This program helps families facing Alzheimer’s explore effective communication strategies by learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body– Tips from the Latest Research: Learn about research in the area of diet, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement and learn how to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Know The 10 Signs: This interactive workshop identifies the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the benefits of early detection. Living with Alzheimer’s: For caregivers in early, middle, and late stages, this series of programs provides answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle, and late stages of the disease. Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior: This program helps caregivers understand behaviors and determine how to best respond.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION E-LEARNING alz.org Educational courses covering what to expect from this disease as well as useful care strategies. MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 23 ALZHEIMER’S NAVIGATOR®

alzheimersnavigator.org The Alzheimer’s Association developed this innovative online tool designed specifically for individuals with Alzheimer’s, their families, and caregivers to navigate through the disease. This helps guide you to answers by creating a customized action plan and linking to information, support, and local resources.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY To become a dementia-friendly business or organization; the business or organization must commit to certain criteria, including training for management and 50 percent of their front-line employees, being open to discussions regarding environment changes (i.e. lighting, signage, layout, etc.), and undergoing an on-site visit/ follow-up training on an annual basis to recertify its dementia-friendly status. For more information, please visit alzwisc.org.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MIDDLETON (608) 515-8663 facebook.com /dementiafriendlymiddleton

DMA TAX & ACCOUNTING (608) 221-8850 dmataxaccounting.com

HASKINS SHORT & BRINDLEY, LLC

5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 receptionist@hsbelderlaw.com hsbelderlaw.com Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassionate legal services in the areas of estate planning and elder law. Substantial expertise in-

Your partner along the journey.

Offering LOCAL support and education for individuals, families and caregivers facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia.

su pport@a lzwi sc. org

608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251

www.alzwisc.org cludes powers of attorney, wills, trusts, guardianships, medical assistance planning (Medicaid), veterans benefits assistance, and estate administration (probate).

MY SISTER’S KITCHEN

2227 Parmenter St. Middleton 53562 (608) 831-3773 mysister.midd@yahoo.com Find us on Facebook!  Home cooking that’s a favorite with regulars who can order “the usual.” Dementia-friendly. Breakfasts served all day, every day. Sorry, we don’t accept credit cards.

WILLY STREET CO-OP (608) 251-6776 East (608) 709-5445 North   (608) 284-7800 West   willystreet.coop

PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH  DEMENTIA ISSUES ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Fitchburg Spry Society Coventry Village Spry Society bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc This is an early-stage social engagement program for people in the early stages of memory loss. The group meets in different places around the area. The Coventry Village Spry Society focuses on brain games, providing a healthy meal, and exercise.

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS & AGING ADULTS IN SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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Estate Planning for the

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CLIENT BY WAYNE WILSON

We’re all fearful that our physical or mental health will someday cause us to require nursing home care. Many sources estimate that 60 to 70 percent of people who reach the age of 65 will require nursing home care at some point during their remaining lifetime. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia have the added concern that they will be a burden on their families, both financially and MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

emotionally. They’ll frequently require care and financial support for many years. While estate planners cannot eliminate the occurrence of Alzheimer’s or dementia, they can greatly relieve the financial and emotional burden by developing a plan that will pay for the needed care. Nursing home care in Wisconsin currently averages approximately

$265 per day across the state, with higher costs where demand for resources is higher. The average cost translates to over $8,000 per month, or over $96,000 per year, and the question becomes, “How will I pay for this care?” The three most common methods of payment are using your own financial resources, obtaining Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI), and relying on government programs.


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 25 Plan proactively. First determine if obtaining LTCI is an option. To qualify, the insurance company must determine that you meet underwriting guidelines, meaning that you must be healthy enough for the insurance company to accept your application. This generally means you must apply for LTCI while you are younger and before you have ambulatory or health issues. Moreover, the older you are when you obtain the coverage, the higher the premium cost. If you do not qualify for LTCI and you have insufficient resources to pay $8,000 per month or more for care, you should consider meeting with an attorney familiar with creating and funding a qualifying Medicaid irrevocable trust. Your house, farm, and investments can be protected

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We’re all fearful that our physical or mental health will someday cause us to require nursing home care.

••••••• through the use of this type of irrevocable trust, which is designed so that you can qualify for Medicaid while keeping your legacy inside the trust. The more commonly known revocable trust or revocable living trust, while a tremendous tool that can be used for most estate planning options, provides no protection from the requirement that your assets be used to pay for your longterm care needs. To qualify financially for Medicaid, an individual can have no more than $2,000 of nonexempt assets.

For a married couple to qualify for Medicaid, the spouse in the nursing home can have no more than $2,000 and the spouse at home is limited to approximately $119,000 of nonexempt assets. The assets titled in the irrevocable trust do not count against these limits. As with most things that sound too good to be true, there’s a catch. The assets you wish to protect must have been placed into the irrevocable trust a minimum of five years before you apply for Medicaid. To take advantage of this type of planning, you must be proactive. Do not procrastinate. Plan today!

Wayne Wilson is an Estate Planning Law Specialist, Accredited Estate Planner®, and partner at Wilson Law Group, LLC. Attorney Wilson serves families in the areas of general estate planning, wealth transfer strategies, estate and trust administration, planning for young families, and issues relating to the elderly. He is the coauthor of Your Life, Your Legacy (2009), Your Life, Your Legacy II (2010), and has written numerous published articles on various estate planning topics. wilsonlawgroup.com.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Living with Alzheimer’s Series (For people with Alzheimer’s) 2820 Walton Commons W., Ste. 132 Madison 53718 (608) 203-8500 bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc An interactive, three-part program designed to help people with the disease better understand Alzheimer’s and memory loss.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN: MEMORY CAFÉS

(608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 alzwisc.org Individuals with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, and other dementias can come together in a relaxed environment to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Seven (7) locations throughout Dane County and additional locations throughout south central Wisconsin.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN: PROGRAMS

(608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 alzwisc.org Crossing Bridges: Two- to four-week educational discussion group for people who have mild memory loss, are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and the primary care partner/families.

Learning Among Friends: After completing Crossing Bridges, there is an opportunity for participants to continue to meet together regularly to discuss issues and concerns in their journey.

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26 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.  

Care. Comfort. Compassion. • Companionship (including cueing, monitoring & activities) • Care management • Meal preparation & clean up • Light housekeeping & laundry • Medication reminders • Personal care (bathing, dressing & grooming assistance) • Assistance with walking

• Running errands & driving to appointments • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care • Up to 24-hour Care & Live-in • RN Supervised, Bonded & Insured ...and more

Let us ease your mind with a free in-home assessment. Call today to learn more.

All rights reserved. Senior Helpers locations are independently owned and operated. ©2016 SH Franchising, LLC.

EMMCA’S ADULT DAY CENTER

4142 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 223-3100 pattyb@emmca.org emmca.org EMMCA’s Adult Day Center provides safe, affordable care for seniors with dementia. Activities include games, gentle exercise, MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

ACTI-KARE OF DANE COUNTY

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN

www.seniorhelpersmadison.com

New Friends: A companionship program for health professional students (medicine, neurology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational and physical therapies, and pharmacy) and persons with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementias.

Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find assistance and respite in your residence.

(224) 698-7050 dane.actikare.com

608-729-5365

Meeting of the Minds: A memory enhancement program for people with mild memory impairment that includes stimulating activities, intellectual exercises, and tai chi-based exercise. Three 12-week sessions per year.

SUPPORT SYSTEMS & LOCAL RESOURCES

social interactions, music, and healthy meals. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Call (608) 223-3112 for information and to schedule a visit.

LANGUAGE ENRICHED EXERCISE PLUS SOCIALIZATION (LEEPS) AT ADRC (608) 240-7400 daneadrc.org 

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

VISITING ANGELS

6425 Odana Rd., Ste. 5 Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 301 Madison 53705 (608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 support@alzwisc.org alzwisc.org The Alzheimer‘s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin provides hope for people facing Alzheimer’s or other dementias through education, support, and personalized guidance to understand the diseases, learn how to continue living a satisfying and rewarding life, and plan for the future. ADAW has a professional public policy director advocating for systems changes to enhance government policies and programs. 100 percent of the monies raised by ADAW stay in Wisconsin.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

2820 Walton Commons W., Ste. 132 Madison 53718 (608) 203-8500 (800) 272-3900 24hr/365day helpline bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 27 CROHN’S, COLITIS & IBD SUPPORT GROUP STOUGHTON HOSPITAL This group meets the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Contact Marilyn (608) 873-7928.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - STOUGHTON HOSPITAL This group meets the second Monday at 6:00 p.m. Contact Sonja (608) 873-2356. The Alzheimer‘s Association offers local caregiver support programs, community educational workshops, professional caregiver training opportunities, and care consults with individuals and families. They work in state and national public health advocacy to enhance early detection efforts and Alzheimer’s awareness, and remain active in accelerating progress on new treatments and ultimately seeking a cure for all those affected by this disease. alz.org/scwisc /in_my_community_support.asp.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TRAILMATCH®

(800) 272-3900 alz.org/trailmatch More than 130 research studies pertaining to this disease and other dementias are underway and recruiting volunteers. Here you can find the right one; there is no cost and it’s easy to use.

sin. Known as the Dementia Care Experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their Team to understand what is dementia, how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care and engage them to continue living a high quality of life. Their belief is that everyone deserves personalized care and to experience a MOSAIC of joy every day!

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A Madison 53705 (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison BrightStar Care is your solution for all stages of dementia care. Whether you need respite, overnights, or round-the-clock care, our team of dementia specialists will work closely with you to create a customized plan of care for your loved one.

GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE

437 S. Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 101 Madison 53719 (608) 467-3590 raju@goldenheartmadison.com goldenheartmadison.com Our professional staff provide excellent personalized care in the home. It is difficult for loved ones to watch their parent get confused and forgetful. We provide counseling and education to guide you. We are hiring and offer training.

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI

healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com Let your inspiration guide you when you are visually transformed to a magical home. Your heart will be transformed when you envision yourself sitting on a small acorn chair looking over at the flowers in the garden.

AZURA MEMORY CARE

1221 E. Main St. Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-8333 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Azura Memory Care is a trusted provider of specialized memory care homes located throughout WisconJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


28 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA SENIOR HELPERS

4726 East Towne Blvd. Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 tanyas@seniorhelpersmadison.com seniorhelpersmadison.com We strive to ensure a better quality of life for our clients by keeping them independent, safe, and well cared for in their home. Specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, we provide clients and their families dependable services throughout south central Wisconsin.

VISITING ANGELS

6425 Odana Rd., Ste. 5 Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care

and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC

7633 Ganser Way, Ste. 100 Madison 53719 (608) 833-4001 mail@wilsonlawgroup.com wilsonlawgroup.com You worked hard all your life to accumulate assets. We will ensure that you pass on your legacy to your family in the manner that you desire, rather than have your assets be consumed by taxes, predators, and probate.

WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER’S INSTITUTE (608) 263-2862 wai.wisc.edu

WANDERING SOLUTIONS MEDICALERT® + ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SAFE RETURN®

(888) 572-8566 medicalert.org/safereturn This is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service, ideal for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.

PROJECT LIFESAVER - BEAVER DAM POLICE DEPARTMENT Lieutenant Brandon Stommel (920) 887-4613 ext. 504

Who will help take care of the woman who took such good care of me?

Just call (800) 553-4289 | agrace.org

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Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

 

CEMETERIES & MEMORIAL PRODUCTS

NATURAL PATH SANCTUARY AT THE FARLEY CENTER (608) 845-8724 naturalpathsanctuary.org

RESURRECTION CATHOLIC CEMETERIES (608) 238-5561 madisondiocese.org

SPELLMAN MONUMENT (608) 643-8241 spellmanmonument.com

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS Direct emergency medical technicians, first responders, and emergency healthcare facilities’ personnel. See also the Legal category in the General Section to set up advance healthcare directives which can detail your wishes when you are unable.

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS (DNR) INFO (608) 266-1568 dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/dnr.htm    

END OF LIFE Cemeteries & Memorial Products Do-Not-Resuscitate Bracelets Funeral & Cremation Services Grief & Spiritual Support Hospice Care Hospice Inpatient Facilities

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES

ALL FAITHS FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES (608) 442-0477 866allfaiths.com

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CRESS FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES (800) 235-9681 cressfuneralservice.com

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30 | END OF LIFE GRIEF MINISTRY (608) 257-3577 bethel-madison.org/grief-ministry

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonfh.com Dedicated to meeting the wishes of the families that we serve. Our priority is to provide personalized and meaningful celebrations of life at a fair value. We offer comfort and attention that our clients deserve, and support them in one of the most difficult times in their lives.   

GRIEF & SPIRITUAL SUPPORT

AGRACE (608) 276-4660  agrace.org/griefgroups  

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AGRACE GRIEF SUPPORT CENTER

2906 Marketplace Dr. Fitchburg 53719 (608) 327-7110 agrace.org/griefcenter Anyone is welcome to come to the Agrace Grief Support Center for guidance and support after loss, regardless if the person who died had hospice. We serve both adults and children, so many of our spaces are designed to help kids feel comfortable.

THE GREAT CIRCLE COLLABORATIVE (608) 444-8327 Find us on Facebook!  

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonfh.com The death of someone we love leads us on a journey that most of us would not choose: a journey through grief. Gunderson Funeral Home hopes that, as you walk and work through this time of loss, you have the care and support that you need for this to be a healing journey.

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI

(951) 764-1642 healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com Let your inspiration guide you when you are visually transformed to a magical home. Your heart and mind can be healed when you envision yourself sitting on a small acorn chair looking over at the flowers in the garden.

RAINBOW HOSPICE CARE (920) 674-6255 rainbowhospicecare.org

SEASONS OF LIFE LLC

PO Box 620563, Middleton 53562 (608) 770-2730 liz@seasonsoflifemadison.com seasonsoflifemadison.com Seasons of Life. Dignity, Honor, Kindness. That is our mission for senior home care. Owned and operated by a geriatric nurse of 22 years, bringing experience, compassion, and integrity home to seniors. Assistance with daily living, including end of life “Death Doula” care.


END OF LIFE | 31 SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomeWI.com

“They took care of everything.”

HOSPICE CARE Provides pain relief, comfort, symptom management, and supportive services to individuals who usually have six months or less to live. Typically, care is provided by a team consisting of a doctor, nurse, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aide, and trained volunteers. The team works together to focus on the dying person’s and their familes’ physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. This level of care can be provided in one’s residence (collaborating with the home health agencies/medical care), at most hospitals (collaborating with your hospital team), at most nursing homes, and at an inpatient hospice facility.

AGRACE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org agrace.org Agrace is a nonprofit hospice dedicated to providing expert physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families dealing with serious illness. We provide comprehensive services in patients’ homes, our inpatient units, and skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities.

• Funeral Burial Plans • Funeral Cremation Plans • Crematory on Premises • Pre-Arranging Service

• East/Madison 5203 Monona Dr. 608.221.5420

• Oregon 1150 Park St. 608.835.3515

• West/Middleton 7435 University Ave. 608.831.6761

• Stoughton 1358 Hwy. 51 North 608.873.4590

• Fitchburg • Lodi 2950 Chapel Valley Rd. 157 S. Main 608.442.5002 608.592.3201 • Cross Plains 2421 Church St. 608.798.3141

1.800.798.3141 www.gundersonfh.com and the family, helping our patients make every moment count.

patients and their families for more than 25 years.

RAINBOW HOSPICE CARE

SEASONS OF LIFE LLC

147 W. Rockwell St., Jefferson 53549 (920) 674-6255 info@rainbowhospicecare.org rainbowhospicecare.org Patients and their loved ones are treated with respect, kindness, and concern. As a community-based nonprofit, we’ve been providing a full spectrum of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual care to terminal

PO Box 620563, Middleton 53562 (608) 770-2730 liz@seasonsoflifemadison.com seasonsoflifemadison.com Seasons of Life. Dignity, Honor, Kindness. That is our mission for senior home care. Owned and operated by a geriatric nurse of 22 years, bringing experience, compassion, and integrity home to

BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPTIAL HOSPICE

709 S. University Ave. Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 887-4050 bdch.com/hillside-hospice It is our privilege to provide care for those living with a terminal illness. We provide a unique and complete support system for both the patient Photograph courtesy of The Pines Senior Living JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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The SERENDIPITY of Writing One’s FINAL WISHES BY ELIZABETH HUMPHRIES, RN, MSN, CNM

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” —Peter Pan, by J.M. Barre

Conscious dying is a fledgling philosophy of end-of-life care sweeping the country as it inspires innovative thinking about death. It has spread far and wide as people seek to understand, cope, and even celebrate this time in our lives in new and creative ways. The conscious-dying movement has sparked new thought and writing, including works by hospice and palliative care professionals, like Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, Jessica Nutik Zitter’s Extreme MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, and John Abraham’s How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical and Moral Guide. Abraham, a spokesperson for the group Final Exit Network, includes in his appendix: A Day to be Celebrated, We Used to Die Better, and Let Your Wishes be Known to Your Family. You may be ahead of the game and have your will completed, funeral home chosen (or completed home funeral instructions), burial plot paid for, and documents and powers of attorney all notified, signed, and ready for any contingency. Maybe

you have spoken with family members or others in your life, discussing the end-of-life options for treatment and all the “what ifs” that can pop up and surprise us during this tumultuous time. If you are like most, however, you have probably not even started this process. Moreover, you may not have thought about the end of your life as a powerful and educational event for all of the ones you love and leave behind. What are your final wishes for leaving an enduring legacy? A final story? A goodbye event that hopes to capture your personal message


END OF LIFE | 33 of hope, love, history, change, and growth for future generations? This is what a final-wishes document may capture. It’s a deeper dive than a will and testament. It’s your voice, song, and blessing to those of us who live our lives remembering you. It’s truly one of your final gifts to those you love, as it teaches those left behind how to approach and navigate a loved one’s dying with truth, grace, and beauty. When writing a final-wishes document, the point is to think outside the box. Who are you and what has your life been about? Here is a brief checklist of some areas you may want to include. • Do you want a traditional funeral home service or another option, such as a parade, singalong, party, or dance or a home funeral planned with your family? • Would you like a video or story written about your life to be shared at your funeral? What would be included? Do you have any pictures or special moments or life lessons you learned that you’d like to share? How did you live your life? What events changed you, shaped your life, and what did you learn along the way? What can you tell us about your journey and the adventures you had? What should we remember? What is your advice for those of us who are left? This is your chance to give messages to those you love. You can write letters for special ones to open after your death or on important occasions, such as the birth of a future grandchild. • Do you have any regrets? Any old business you need to resolve? Write them down. Letters are a good way to send a message

after you’ve passed or before. Even if a person has died before you, it’s fine to bring up and resolve old issues. Many who are nearing the end of life have a deep need to resolve old battles and misunderstandings. This is a time to bring peace, comfort, and forgiveness, including those who may be affected by our choices who may have been too young to understand why those choices were made. A few words of reconciliation go a long way at this time. It’s a good time to use the opportunity for healing. For more support, death doulas can guide us through the death process, and are experts in helping to develop a final-wishes plan. Hospice spiritual counselors and grief counselors are often available through your local hospices. For more information about death doulas, home funerals, and green burial options, visit walkingeachotherhomemadison.org, thresholdcarecircle.org, seasonsoflifemadison.com, and naturalpathsanctuary.org.

Elizabeth Humphries, RN, MSN, CNM, is the owner of Seasons of Life, LLC, a senior home care and end-of-life support service in the Madison area. (608) 770-2730, l iz@ s e a s o n s o f l ife m a d i s o n.co m. seasonsoflifemadison.com.

seniors. Assistance with daily living, including end of life “Death Doula” care.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

(877) 356-4514 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomeWI.com We are a nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to helping patients facing terminal illness achieve the best quality of life possible. Our caregivers work closely with patients and families to develop a plan of care to keep patients comfortable at home.    

HOSPICE INPATIENT FACILITIES

DON & MARILYN ANDERSON HOSPICECARE CENTER AND ELLEN & PETER JOHNSON HOSPICECARE RESIDENCE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org agrace.org The Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center and the Ellen & Peter Johnson HospiceCare Residence in Madison combine state-of-the-art technology with a beautiful, homelike setting. General inpatient care, respite care, and residential care are all offered at Agrace.

RAINBOW HOSPICE CARE

147 W. Rockwell St., Jefferson 53549 (920) 674-6255 info@rainbowhospicecare.org rainbowhospicecare.org Sometimes home care is not enough. When pain or other acute symptoms demand a higher level of medical and nursing attention, short-term general inpatient care at the Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center is a great option. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES Putting your preferences in writing. Visit the Legal category in the General section for assistance to learn about the important options you have to protect your wishes if and when you are unable.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT Place the following items in a plastic lidded container: • Three-day supply of water • Three-day supply of nonperishable food   • Three-day supply of high energy foods, such as granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter, jelly, and crackers

ESTATE PLANNING See also Legal and Financial Services categories in the General section for additional information.

HASKINS SHORT & BRINDLEY, LLC

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION Advance Healthcare Directives Emergency Preparedness Estate Planning Financial Services Funeral Preplanning Organ Donation

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5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 receptionist@hsbelderlaw.com hsbelderlaw.com Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassionate legal services in the areas of estate planning and elder law. Substantial expertise includes powers of attorney, wills, trusts, guardianships, medical assistance planning (Medicaid), veterans benefits assistance, and estate administration (probate).


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KRAUSE DONOVAN ESTATE LAW PARTNERS, LLC (608) 268-5751 krausedonovan.com

LIFE MESSAGES MEDIA, LLC (608) 620-4590 lifemessagesmedia.com

ONELEGACY ADVISORS, LLC (920) 632-4190 onelegacyadvisors.com

STATE BANK OF CROSS PLAINS Wealth Management Department (608) 826-3570 crossplainsbank.com/trust

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Final Expense Planning More Complicated than in Years Past BY JASEN BENTON

Years ago, when we lived in smaller local communities, funeral homes were mostly family owned and had relationships with the people in their community. Funeral homes would perform services and then bill the families, giving the grieving MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

families about 30 to 60 days to get their financial affairs in order after a funeral. Since then, laws have changed with settling estates and filing life insurance claims. Even getting the death certificates can take up to a few months to get done,

and businesses, such as funeral homes, want to be paid before services are performed. Preplanning that includes instructions and funding is more important today than ever. Proper prefund-


ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 37 ing of a plan is done only through an insurance contract that can be purchased from a licensed insurance agent or bought through a funeral home that is also licensed to sell insurance products. The life insurance policies that cover funeral costs are unique because they do not require a death certificate—they require a claim form signed by the funeral director. Proper steps.

preplanning

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• Instructions. This will let your loved ones and the funeral home know your wishes, including if you want a traditional burial or cremation, an open or closed

••••••• “...laws have changed with settling estates and filing life insurance claims”

••••••• casket, a visitation at church or funeral home, etc. These instructions help both the person who is in charge of your funeral and also the funeral home. • Funding of the cost of the funeral. This is done by purchasing an insurance product that is for funeral expenses. By purchasing a funeral trust, these assets can be exempt from nursing homes and will cover the expenses immediately, if funded correctly. • Claim form for the policy. This should be included with the insurance policy so the funeral director can file and get paid within 24 to 48 hours.

• DD 214, military release form. By having this form, the veteran will receive a military flag for a family member as well as other benefits given to military veterans. • Cemetery plot or mausoleum crypt information. Any and all paperwork for burial place. • Mortal remains transportation documents. This is a noninsurance policy that will pay for the cost of transporting the body if a person passes while out of state or country. These expenses, depending on place of death can exceed the actual cost of a funeral. We all know that death is not a question of if, but a question of when. Help the ones you will be leaving behind by preplanning. Photograph provided by OneLegacy Advisors, LLC.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call the OneLegacy Advisors, LLC office at (920) 632-4190 or email Jasen Benton at jbenton@ onelegacyadvisors.com. The company website is onelegacyadvisors.com.

SVA PLUMB TRUST COMPANY, LLC

1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svaplumb.com svaplumb.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC

7633 Ganser Way, Ste. 100 Madison 53719 (608) 833-4001 mail@wilsonlawgroup.com wilsonlawgroup.com You worked hard all your life to accumulate assets. We will ensure that you pass on your legacy to your family in the manner that you desire, rather than have your assets be consumed by taxes, predators, and probate.

FINANCIAL SERVICES DMA TAX & ACCOUNTING (608) 221-8850 dmataxaccounting.com

FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326  danecountyhumanservices.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

JOHNSON FINANCIAL GROUP (608) 203-3900 johnsonbank.com

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38 | ESSENTIAL PREPARATION RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL – JIM KONDRASUK (608) 310-4200 raymondjames.com/jimkondrasuk

STATE BANK OF CROSS PLAINS Wealth Management Department (608) 826-3570 crossplainsbank.com/trust

SVA PLUMB TRUST COMPANY, LLC

1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svaplumb.com svaplumb.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

UW CREDIT UNION (800) 533-6773 uwcu.org

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

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Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.


ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 39 time, you are showing your love and respect for their needs.

Important piece of the aging process but often overlooked or neglected. Visit with professionals to know your options so you can make decisions rather than having decisions made for you by others.

ONELEGACY ADVISORS, LLC

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

AMERICAN TISSUE SERVICES FOUNDATION - MADISON

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonfh.com Prearranging is simple and the benefit to loved ones is well recognized. The benefits are numerous: they allow you to express your own wishes, your funeral plan is transferable in case you move away, and prearranging relieves your family of the financial burden. By relieving your family of decisions at a difficult

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

FUNERAL PREPLANNING

(920) 632-4190 onelegacyadvisors.com

ORGAN DONATION

(608) 276-9100 atsfoundation.org

RTI DONOR SERVICES (608) 231-9050 rtidonorservices.org

UW HEALTH ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION 

WISCONSIN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION PROGRAM

(608) 265-0356 uwotd.org 

(608) 261-6854 dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/donatelife

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS & AGING ADULTS

Life has its Changes Consult with our advisors for legacy planning, beneficiary designations, estate planning, probate, powers of attorney, setting up a trust or…just to have us listen to figure it all out.

You can trust that we are here to guide you.

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Some changes are completely unexpected while others are planned. We at SVA Plumb Trust are here to help with the life changes you and your family are facing.

Tammy Parks, President, 608-826-2658 Kathryn Norton, Senior Trust Officer, 608-826-2757 www.svaplumb.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS) (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

RUFUS DUMONDE PET SALON (608) 257-8387 rufusdumonde.com

T & T PET CARE SERVICES (608) 772-9436   tandtpetcareservices.com

GENERAL Animal Services Arts & Culture Automobile Care/Repair Cleaning Services Driver Safety Education Employment Entertainment Grandparents Hair/Nail Salons Hobbies Home & Garden Household Item Donations Legal Media & Partners Moving Services/Specialists Photography/Video Services Realtors & Real Estate Services Recreation Restaurants Shopping & Specialty Retail Transportation Travel & Tours Volunteer Opportunities

ANIMAL SERVICES

WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF GRADUATE SERVICE DOGS (WAGS) (608) 250-9247 wags.net

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YOUR PETS FOREVER (920) 887-2642 yourpetsforever.com

ARTS & CULTURE A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN (608) 257-7888 roomofonesown.com

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI

healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com Let your inspiration guide you when you are visually transformed to a magical home. Your heart and mind can be healed when you envision yourself sitting on a small acorn chair looking over at the flowers in the garden.

MADCITY MUSIC EXCHANGE (608) 251-8558 madcitymusic.net


GENERAL | 41 As a Lincoln dealership we know that having a reliable, working vehicle is essential. That is why our team works hard to provide you with only honest, hardworking industry experts with passion for good quality vehicles.

SCHWENN SERVICE STATION

5601 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 222-4254 Full-Service gas station with automobile repair services.

CLEANING SERVICES CAPITAL WINDOW CLEANING, LLC (608) 669-1439 capitalwindowcleaningllc.com

KAYLA’S CUSTOM CLEANING (608) 345-4549 kaylascustomcleaning.com

KING OF CLEAN CARPET MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Arts & Enrichment Classes (608) 204-3021 mscr.org

MADISON SENIOR CENTER (608) 267-8651 cityofmadison.com/senior-center /programs/arts-crafts

THE UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE (608) 257-3784 uwbookstore.com

THE VINERY STAINED GLASS STUDIO (608) 244-9900 vineryglass.com

WARD-BRODT MUSIC (608) 661-8600 wardbrodt.com

WISCONSIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

(608) 235-0149 kingofcleancarpet.com

(608) 257-0638 wcoconcerts.org

NATURA CLEAN

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM (608) 267-1799  wisvetsmuseum.com

AUTOMOBILE CARE/ REPAIR LIDTKE MOTORS

701 Park Ave., Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 887-1661 timothy.welch@lidtkemotors.com lidtkemotors.com

(608) 215-6737 naturaclean.com

SPECIALIZED CLEANING SERVICES (608) 228-6003 specializedcleaningwi.com

DRIVER SAFETY DISABLED PARKING LICENSE PLATES (608) 266-3041 dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/vehicles /disabled/displate.htm

DMV SENIOR DRIVER INFO (608) 266-2327 dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers /drivers/mature JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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It takes a long time to get this sweet. You can give a senior pet the loving home they deserve.

Dane County Humane Society (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org EDUCATION These organizations offer formal and informal learning programs for aging adults. See also the Aging & Caregivers Resources section.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES, INC.  (608) 246-3444  eri-wi.org

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

LIBRARY HOME SERVICE PROGRAM (608) 266-6314 madisonpubliclibrary.org/services /home-service-program 

MADISON COLLEGE (608) 258-2301 madisoncollege.edu/continuing -education

MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARIES madisonpubliclibrary.org Central Library 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison 53703 (608) 266-6300 Alicia Ashman Branch 733 N. High Point Rd. Madison 53717 (608) 824-1780 Goodman South Madison Branch 2222 S. Park St., Madison 53713 (608) 266-6395 Hawthorne Branch 2707 E. Washington Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 246-4548

Lakeview Branch 2845 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 246-4547 Meadowridge Branch 5726 Raymond Rd. Madison 53711 (608) 288-6160 Monroe Street Branch 1705 Monroe St., Madison 53711 (608) 266-6390 Pinney Branch 204 Cottage Grove Rd. Madison 53716 (608) 224-7100 Sequoya Branch 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison 53711 (608) 266-6385

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Arts & Enrichment Classes (608) 204-3021 mscr.org

PLATO (PARTICIPATORY LEARNING & TEACHING ORGANIZATION) (608) 262-5823 platomadison.org  

UW-MADISON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (608) 262-2551  uwalumni.com 

UW-MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES (608) 263-6960 continuingstudies.wisc.edu /advising

UW-MADISON SENIOR LEARNING PROGRAMS (608) 262-5823 continuingstudies.wisc.edu /seniorlearning

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Special DELIVERY KIBBLE ON WHEELS BY SUE BERG A volunteer carrying a 10-pound bag of dog food rings the doorbell. Inside, a young dog barks. Moments later, the door opens. In the doorway stands Melanie Ertz, smiling brightly and holding a wriggling tiny dog. Volunteer Jessica Ives greets Melanie warmly and coos at puppy Hope.

resources. Grateful for Kibble on Wheels, she is enthusiastic about how helpful a pet can be. “My dog heals me in ways that nobody else can. Hope challenges me in good ways, and helps me not feel so alone,” Melanie says. “The Kibble program helps me be able to have a pet again.”

Melanie and Hope are clients of Independent Living, Inc., a Dane County nonprofit that operates Evening Meals on Wheels and its extension program, Kibble on Wheels. The pet food program relies exclusively on donations and volunteers. Once a month, Jessica picks up puppy food from Independent Living and takes it to Melanie and Hope.

About 40 companion animals currently receive support from Kibble on Wheels. Most pets are cats and dogs, although in the past there have been birds and fish.

Melanie, who is homebound, clearly adores her playful teddy bear puppy. She’s had dogs in the past, and is frank about cancer and other health issues impacting her life and MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

When the Kibble on Wheels program began in 2006, it was the first of its kind in Wisconsin. “The program operates entirely on grants, donations, in-kind gifts, and volunteers,” says Addie Endreson, who coordinates both the Kibble on Wheels program and the volunteer program at Independent Living. “Donations vary from cash to inkind items, like canned pet food,

cat litter, and pet toys from individuals, groups, and local businesses. Mounds Pet Food Warehouse has been very supportive. They have donated hundreds of pounds of dry dog and cat food.” Heather Sullivan of Mounds says the company is proud to partner with Kibble on Wheels. “Our mission is to help enrich the lives of pets and pet parents in our community. We feel people should not have to make the choice between feeding their pets or feeding themselves. This is just one of the many outreach programs we support to help keep pets in their homes with their owners. Mounds believes in giving back to the community that supports us— it’s what we do.” To participate in Kibble on Wheels, the pet owner must be a client of Independent Living through a separate service and meet other qualifications. Priority is


GENERAL | 45 nearly since its inception in 2006. She grew up with pets, and continues to have cats and dogs in her life. “I know how important pets are to me. They are more than companion animals—they become family. I couldn’t imagine someone facing the decision of whether they should eat or if their beloved pet should eat. Or worse, having to make a decision of giving up a pet due to financial stresses. There are many animals looking for loving homes. These animals already have that.”

Photograph courtesy of Independent Living, Inc.

Through Kibble on Wheels, pets and the people who love them have a better chance of staying together. “All of my dogs have been cherished members of my family to walk through life with, including Hope, but Hope plays an additional role in relation to my health challenges,” Melanie says. “It means so much to me to be able to feed Hope food from the Kibble on Wheels program. I am grateful.”

given to clients receiving Evening Meals on Wheels. More than a decade ago, volunteers making meal deliveries realized that income-struggling seniors were often sharing their meals with their pets. This was corroborated through research by Meals on Wheels America. The national association found that by sharing their meals, seniors weren’t getting enough to eat, and their pets were eating inappropriately. Both situations were detrimental to health.

Meals on Wheels America worked with Banfield Pet Hospitals and its charitable foundation to create a grant program. Independent Living, as a member of Meals on Wheels America, has received several small grants through the years for Kibble on Wheels. Those small grants and cash donations help offset costs for food for pets who have special diets or other needs.

Sue Berg is the marketing director at Independent Living, Inc. More information is at IndependentLivingInc.org. A North Dakota native, Sue is an active volunteer in Evansville, where she lives. She’s also a pet lover with two senior horses and a young cat.

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46 | GENERAL WHEELHOUSE STUDIOS (608) 262-3156 union.wisc.edu/wheelhouse -courses.htm

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM (608) 267-1799  wisvetsmuseum.com

EMPLOYMENT Listings include employment assistance, career counseling, and training.

CREATIVE COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES  (608) 222-2071  cclswi.com

WORK PLUS, INC. (608) 238-6018 workplus.org

WORKSMART NETWORK (608) 288-2459 worksmartnetwork.org

YWCA EMPOWERMENT CENTER (608) 257-1436 ywcamadison.org 

DANE COUNTY TIMEBANK (608) 663-0400 danecountytimebank.org

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTERS, INC. (608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM - GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON (608) 729-1200  ulgm.org

WISCONSIN SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (WISE) (608) 242-4897 dhs.wisconsin.gov/wise /employment.htm  MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

ENTERTAINMENT THE FIRESIDE THEATRE (920) 563-9505 firesidetheatre.com

HO-CHUNK GAMING MADISON

4002 Evan Acres Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 223-9576 ho-chunkgaming.com/madison Our nonstop, 24-hour, 100% smokefree casino welcomes ages 21+ and offers over 1,200 slot machines, a Rewards Club and casual dining. Come experience Madison’s Casino.

THEATER BUS - FOR THE OVER 55s (608) 257-0003  theaterbus.org 

GRANDPARENTS AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Caregiver Chronicles & Caring and Kinship Connection News Co-located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com Caregiver Chronicles features informative articles and resources on educational opportunities and events for family caregivers. Caring and Kinship Connection News includes resources for grandparents and “Other Relatives as Parents” Caregiver Program. Both are available monthly via email or postal mail.

FOSTER GRANDPARENTS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7894 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/fgp.html Income eligible volunteers age 55+ serve 15 to 30 hours a week working with children in Dane County schools and Head Start sites. The grandparents function as consistent, caring role models providing oneon-one adult attention. Volunteers earn a tax-free, hourly stipend and travel reimbursement.


GENERAL | 47 HAIR/NAIL SALONS STUDIO 262 SALON (608) 831-4500 studio262salon.com

HOBBIES JIM’S COINS & PRECIOUS METALS (608) 233-2118 jimscoins.com

MADCITY MUSIC EXCHANGE (608) 251-8558 madcitymusic.net

THE VINERY STAINED GLASS STUDIO (608) 244-9900 vineryglass.com

WARD-BRODT MUSIC (608) 661-8600 wardbrodt.com

HOME & GARDEN A NEW LEAF FLORAL

4106 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 221-8800 anewleaffloral@att.net madisonflorist.net Whether you prefer something time honored and traditional or something contemporary and modern, we design breathtaking fresh flower arrangements for all occasions—sympathy, weddings, anniversary, birthdays, and get well.

CREATIVE ENERGY DESIGNS, INC. (608) 256-7696 creativeenergydesignsinc.com

FITCHBURG FARMS (608) 819-6693 fitchburgfarms.com

GANSHERT NURSERY & LANDSCAPES, LLC (608) 274-2443 ganshert.com

GOOD OAK ECOLOGICAL SERVICES, LLC (608) 209-0607 goodoak.com

HALLMAN LINDSAY PAINTS (608) 834-8844 hallmanlindsay.com

JP WINDOW COVERINGS (608) 516-8200

KLEIN’S FLORAL & GREENHOUSES (608) 244-5661 kleinsfloral.com

HOUSEHOLD ITEM DONATIONS   GOODWILL INDUSTRIES  (608) 246-3140  goodwillscwi.org 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE (608) 661-2813 East Location (608) 442-9919 West Location (608) 663-1191 Donations  restoredane.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Multiple Dane Co. drop-off locations (608) 257-0919 request assistance (608) 278-2920 x1 home pick-up svdpmadison.org

LEGAL Review also the Aging & Caregiver Resources and Essential Preparation sections.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – ADULT/ELDER AT RISK

PROJECT HOME

(608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org

(608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

ELDER LAW CENTER (CWAG)

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET (608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

Elder Financial Empowerment Project (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

BROTHERS MAIN APPLIANCE & TV (608) 221-7860 brothersmain.com

THE CENTURY HOUSE (608) 233-4488 centuryhouseinc.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


48 | GENERAL tions. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has collected over $1 billion for thousands of satisfied clients for more than 40 years.

LEGAL ACTION OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-3258 legalaction.org/services

NEIGHBORHOOD LAW CLINIC (608) 265-2441 or (608) 890-0678 law.wisc.edu/eji/nlp

NENNIG LAW OFFICES, LLC (608) 661-4333 protectingfamilies.net

SVA PLUMB TRUST COMPANY, LLC

HUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C.

GREATER WISCONSIN AGENCY ON AGING  RESOURCES (GWAAR)

3001 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 204 Madison 53713 (800) 800-5678 info@hupy.com hupy.com Get All The Money You Deserve. Choose the firm that is Voted Best, Rated Best, Year after Year. We handle nursing home abuse/neglect, car/motorcycle accidents, slip/ fall, and pharmaceutical class ac-

(608) 243-5670 gwaar.org

HILL GLOWACKI LLP (608) 244-1354 hillglowacki.com

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Independent, locally owned businesses keep our economy nomy strong. rrong

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Shopping, dining, working, relaxing, whatever your needs,

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1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svaplumb.com svaplumb.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC

7633 Ganser Way, Ste. 100 Madison 53719 (608) 833-4001 mail@wilsonlawgroup.com wilsonlawgroup.com You worked hard all your life to accumulate assets. We will ensure that you pass on your legacy to your family in the manner that you desire rather than have your assets be consumed by taxes, predators, and probate.


GENERAL | 49 MEDIA & PARTNERS ALL ABOUT LIVING WITH CAROL KOBY carolkobyradio.com

HOME ELEMENTS & CONCEPTS

126 Water St., Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-8757 ajohnson@ homeelementsandconcepts.com homeelementsandconcepts.com A publication devoted to sharing the voices of people who create the spaces we live in. Experience stories and photos of the practical, the sentimental, the extravagant, and the austere.

MADISON ESSENTIALS

126 Water St., Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-8757 ajohnson@madisonessentials.com madisonessentials.com Celebrating the originality and diversity of independent businesses, organizations, and community leaders throughout Greater Madison.

tance, storage, and moving. Moving within Dane County, Wisconsin, and Midwest. Senior citizen discounts available. Give us a call at (608) 274-9855.

MADISON GREEN BOX LLC (608) 209-0174 madisongreenbox.com

MOVING FORWARD– SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS

1022 Lumbermans Trl. Madison 53716 (608) 395-1821 marianne@movingforwardmadison.com movingforwardmadison.com Moving Forward is Wisconsin’s only Senior Move Manager with the A+ Accreditation Rating from the National Association of Senior Move

OUR LIVES MAGAZINE (608) 358-8680 ourlivesmadison.com

MOVING SERVICES/ SPECIALISTS CARING TRANSITIONS OF MADISON (608) 554-4187 caringtransitionsmadison.com

MAD CITY MOVING

2825 Perry St., Madison 53713 (608) 274-9855 bbishop@madcitymoving.com madcitymoving.com Family Run and locally owned moving company that provides packing materials, packing assisJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


50 | GENERAL Managers. We help seniors with selling treasures, floor planning, packing, moving, unpacking, setup, and more. Our goal is to help seniors downsize with ease.

MOVING MAUDE SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT

3905 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 333-8653 sue@movingmaude.com movingmaude.com Offering relocation consultation, community touring, and application assistance with meticulous planning and management of your move. Additionally, space planning and décor, selling and dispersing items, cleaning up and out, and home staging. Task pricing avoids surprises. Call for a free consultation.

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SEGUES SENIOR MOVE SPECIALISTS

3979 Villa Oak Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 345-1942 segues@charter.net segues.net For nearly 20 years, Segues (sĕgwāys) has joyfully helped Seniors make “smooth moves & easy transitions” with customizable services designed to reduce the emotional, physical, and economic aspects of downsizing, moving-in, and clearing-out of their residences. Free inhome consultation.

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO SERVICES LIFE MESSAGES MEDIA LLC (608) 620-4590 lifemessagesmedia.com 

REALTORS & REAL ESTATE SERVICES ANDREW WILLITS, KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY

555 Zor Shrine Pl., Ste. 100 Madison 53719 (608) 535-9909 andrewmadisonrealtor@gmail.com Andrew has helped first-time homebuyers find their perfect starter home and has also assisted seniors who have decided to downsize and sell the home they’ve lived in for years. At whatever stage you are currently, Andrew will be there every step of the way to ensure you are confident and empowered in your decisions.

FIRST WEBER - RUTH DOMACK (608) 444-6060 ruthdomack.firstweber.com

JOE DRURY–RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES

2945 Monroe St., Madison 53711 (608) 213-3205 druryj@charter.net Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, I’m ready to dedicate my time and invest my efforts into helping you every step of the way.

RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES

Assisting Seniors Transition 26 Schroeder Ct., Ste. 200 Madison 53711 (608) 833-7777 (800) 637-1178 info@restainohomes.com restainohomes.com Real Estate Masters­­— assisting seniors’ transitions to new homes.

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GENERAL | 51 RENA RIPP, REALTOR – REALTY EXECUTIVES

(608) 467-9596 renaripprealtor.com Are you thinking of buying or selling a home? Rena will partner with you to listen and understand your needs to better guide you through the home buying or selling process.

STARK COMPANY REALTORS – REALTOR® LINDSAY KOCH (608) 443-4814 lkoch.starkhomes.com

ELIE’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

RECREATION ALDO LEOPOLD NATURE CENTER (608) 221-0404 aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR)

(608) 223-2040 eliesfamilyrestaurant.com

FINK’S RESTAURANT (608) 437-8922 facebook.com/finkscafemh

HERITAGE TAVERN (608) 283-9500 heritagetavern.com

MY SISTER’S KITCHEN

2227 Parmenter St. Middleton 53562 (608) 831-3773 mysister.midd@yahoo.com Find us on Facebook  Home cooking that’s a favorite with regulars who can order “the usual.” Dementia-friendly. Breakfasts served all day, every day. Sorry, we don’t accept credit cards.

Adaptive Recreation/ Inclusion Programs (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET (608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

RESTAURANTS CRANBERRY CREEK CAFE

Monday - Friday Breakfast - Lunch 7:30am - 2pm

(608) 222-4803 cranberrycreekcatering.com

DEFOREST FAMILY RESTAURANT (608) 846-6910 deforestfamilyrestaurant.com

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Memories are Treasures BY KELLY CHERAMY

Opening the cedar chest of the mind brings personal joy and satisfaction to the owner, but memories and stories also offer powerful ways to connect with others. They can bridge the generations and underscore a shared experience or strengthen understanding of family and general humanity.

company that helps individuals, organizations, and small businesses preserve important narratives for the future. “An African proverb says that when an old man dies, a library burns down. And that’s so true. If you don’t share and preserve what matters to you, it might get lost when there’s no one to keep telling the story.”

“Personal and family history, stories, and life experiences—memories— are priceless and irreplaceable gifts to friends and family,” says Ann Massie Nelson of Life Media Messages, a Madison-based video storytelling

The Five Senses are Powerful but Intangible Memory Triggers Take the baking of bread, for example. It’s seen by many as an unnecessary task in modern times, and by others as a traditional art that

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holds much more value than fresh nutrients. For Pam Barnes of Mount Horeb, baking is her sole passion and a delicious way to preserve the fire of her family’s heritage. The recipes and knowledge started as farm-life necessity for her mother and aunts back in the early 1900s, but the traditions they spawned continue to bring the family together in a new century. Whether at funerals, anniversary celebrations, or family reunions, the next generations bring special dishes that their parents made. “We end


GENERAL | 53 up talking about all the shared experiences and memories that are triggered by the food,” Pam says. “Food is comfort. In fact, at the end of life there’s one universal thing that appeals to people and that’s a memory of food.” Pam experienced that firsthand when her father requested his favorite cake shortly before he died. Of course, Pam made the cake for him. “Baking something is very personal and can only be done with love,” she says. To honor him and keep his memory alive, she continues to make her dad’s favorite on Father’s Day and his birthday. Pam, who hosts solepassionbaker .com to share her love for baking, says it’s never too late to start a new tradition. Something as simple as a favorite holiday cookie can become something the family looks forward to year after year. “Someday it will be a memory that your family will want to recreate for their own families, and tradition is born.”

Photographs, Letters, and Souvenirs also Lead to Other Worlds Remembered Snapshots of time and personal character blaze through pieces you can touch and examine or replay through recordings. Back in the mid-1970s, Attic Angel Community resident Marion Applegate took advantage of technology to record her parents telling about their lives and careers. As a history buff, she finds it fascinating to hear the personal contributions and experiences of people within the context of a bigger history. “I decided I wanted to preserve family history through their own words,” she says. “It helps younger generations see where their roots are and connect more directly with their ancestors.”

Family history and connectedness are revered among her relatives, and nothing symbolizes that more than La Dress—the 1948 satin wedding dress that has been worn by eight brides in three generations…and counting. “The dress became a tradition and now has a life of its own,” Marion says.

Photographs provided Angel Community.

Kelly Cheramy is coordinator for Community.

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Preserving memories and traditions is not a one-size-fits-all effort. Over the years, memorabilia accumulate, and only the memory keeper’s deeply personal emotional connection can say what gets tossed and why other things live on in the cedar chest of the mind.

Honored Memories Take the Stage Memorabilia can enjoy a useful, visible life as they honor personal and family memories in new and creative ways. Here are some ideas for putting your memories in a renewed spotlight. • Draw or paint the people and scenes from your everyday life. In the future, this artful expression will tell more than you can know. • Create pillows or wall art from old graphic t-shirts. • Assemble a memory quilt or rag-tie rugs from clothing and other fabrics that hold special meaning. • Elevate to an art the display of images and added messages through a keepsake scrapbook. • Create a cookbook of favorites, complete with stories associated with the food or the person whose recipe it is.

Publishing well-organized snippets makes it much easier to read through than the originals. • Arrange artifacts for display inside a shadow box or coffee table with a glass top. Other variations on the theme include memory cubes (like a glass box on your desk) and snow globes. • Interview your subject to understand him or her better, and to save the stories, voices, and faces for the future. The end result can be audio recordings, video, or a written memoir complete with photos. Online publishing services make custom books easy to make. • Create a holiday ornament from something personal, such as a loved one’s costume jewelry. These treasures could be hung on a tree, in a window or on a display stand to be enjoyed year-round.

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54 | GENERAL locally sourced food and exceptional service. Enjoy breakfast or lunch with a student, colleague, or friend in this one-of-a-kind venue.

YOLA’S CAFE (608) 827-5800 facebook.com/yolascafe

ZIGGY’S BBQ SMOKEHOUSE (608) 291-0915 Find us on Facebook

OFF BROADWAY DRAFTHOUSE (608) 639-9111 offbroadwaydrafthouse.com

PAPA JIMMY’S PIZZERIA (608) 839-3102 papajimmys.com

THE PIZZA OVEN (608) 222-8722 thepizzaoven.com

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL

THE UNIVERSITY CLUB

803 State St., Madison 53703 (608) 262-5023 uclub@uclub.wisc.edu uclub.wisc.edu Bringing together contemporary cooking and historic ambiance, The University Club offers a unique dining experience that can only be found in Madison. Our commitment to the community is evident in our

John Aronica Ginny Hazen Damman Barb Dawson 860.303.0021 334.8544 575.3290

Joan Foster 576.7217

Gayle Galston 239.0842

Jackie Hayes 235.4897

Musa Jallow 446.2210

Danice Kalscheur 235.7111

Mary Leonard 235.3536

Tom Meyer 332.8331

Michael Restaino 628.0772

Matt Silvern 332.7565

Andy Stebnitz 692.8866

Barb Stephani 235.5124

Lorri Stueber 212.6476

BRIGHTSIDE SKINCARE (608) 284-8939 brightsideskincare.com

BROTHERS MAIN APPLIANCE & TV (608) 221-7860 brothersmain.com

Sue Gilbertson 576.4488

Faith Morledge Jim & Lisa Olmsted 444.8330 575.7562

Candice Welsh 513.2865

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Susan Goebel 843.5769

Bill Wermuth 628.0210

Sandy Grunke 212.0642

Sheila Power 469.5800

Pat Whyte 513.2200


GENERAL | 55 COOKIES BY DESIGN (608) 838-6444 cookiesbydesign.com

COYLE CARPET ONE

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET (608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

(608) 257-0291 coylecarpet.com

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140  goodwillscwi.org 

JIM’S COINS & PRECIOUS METALS (608) 233-2118 jimscoins.com

LIDTKE MOTORS

701 Park Ave., Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 887-1661 timothy.welch@lidtkemotors.com lidtkemotors.com As a Lincoln dealership we know that having a reliable, working vehicle is essential. That is why our team works hard to provide you with only honest, hardworking industry experts with passion for good quality vehicles.

TRANSPORTATION Listings below include nonemergency transportation. Companies may use specialty-designed vehicles as well as offer reduced rates for disabled individuals or Medicaid candidates. Check with carrier. Check the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for transportation options as well.

BUS BUDDY & BUS BUDDY TOURS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY 517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7891 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org

Volunteers teach other older adults, individually or in groups, how to achieve more independence and mobility by using the public system.

CAPITOL EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION (608) 661-7433

DOOR-TO-APPOINTMENT ESCORTED TRANSPORTATION (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

DRIVER SERVICES/VETS HELPING VETS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7896 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/drivers.html RSVP volunteers provide rides to medical appointments for Dane County residents 60+ and rides to

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

PLUM CRAZY (608) 283-9868 shopplumcrazy.com

SERGENIANS FLOOR COVERINGS (608) 271-1111 sergenians.com

THE UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE (608) 257-3784 uwbookstore.com

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56 | GENERAL PARATECH AMBULANCE SERVICE (608) 270-1111  paratechambulance.com

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other important appointments for veterans of all ages. Passengers must not have access to other transportation resources. Drivers receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping seniors and veterans remain independent.

METRO TRANSIT (608) 266-4466 mymetrobus.com

METRO TRANSIT PARATRANSIT INFORMATION (608) 266-4466 mymetrobus.com/paratransit

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. Membership includes access to medical and nonmedical rides provided by volunteer drivers.

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE CENTER (608) 242-6489 danecountyhumanservices.org /transportation 

UNION CAB COOPERATIVE

2458 Pennsylvania Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 242-2000 cab orders (608) 242-2010 business office info@unioncab.com unioncab.com Transportation services or package delivery 24/7. Door-to-door assistance and wheelchair-accessible vehicles available. Knowledgable, safety- and sensitivity-trained, background-checked drivers. Serving Madison since 1979. Email or call to set up a personal or business account.

VAN GO TAXI

105 E. Second St., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-7070 sue@vangotaxi.com We are a nonemergency medical transportation provider that utilizes several forms of service to assist our mobility-impaired and wheelchair-bound clients for their transportation needs. Please call for more information. MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


GENERAL | 57 THE JEFFERSON

9401 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 831-4038 The Jefferson independent retirement community provides 3 meals daily, weekly housekeeping, shuttle service, all utilities, activity calendar, travel program and more. Our philosophy is to provide residents a Sense of Belonging and to have a Purpose in Life. We are always looking for volunteers to increase the activity choices we provide for them.

MADISON SENIOR CENTER – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (608) 267-2344 cityofmadison.com/senior-center /volunteer

RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

YWCA TRANSIT PROGRAM

VAN GALDER TOUR SERVICES

(608) 257-1436 ywcamadison.org

(800) 747-0994 or (608) 752-5407 coachusa.com/vangalder

TRAVEL & TOURS BADGER BUS TOURS (800) 416-2049 or (608) 255-1511 badgerbus.com/tours

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

GREEN CONCIERGE TRAVEL

These organizations are seeking aging adult volunteers. Check also the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

(608) 204-2717 greenconciergetravel.com

ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION

RADISSON HOTEL MADISON

(608) 662-8900 atticangel.org/volunteering

(608) 833-0100 radmad.com

UW–MADISON/ EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL (608) 263-7787 or (608) 263-7055 uwtravel.org

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS) (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7891 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/comconnections.html Agency personally places volunteers age 55+. Volunteers provide rides and deliver meals for seniors and veterans, tutor children, make handmade items for people in need, educate seniors about safety and scams, and help nonprofit and public agencies extend their services.

STATE OF WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE Volunteer Ombudsman Program (608) 246-7001 longtermcare.wi.gov

UNITED WAY OF DANE COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER (608) 246-4380 unitedwaydanecounty.org /volunteer-center 

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Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

CHRONIC CONDITIONS & SUPPORT

HEALTH Chronic Conditions & Support Clinics & Medical Centers - Nonemergency Clinics & Medical Centers - Specialty Clinics & Medical Centers - Urgent Care Dental Care Eye Care Fitness & Sports Hospitals Insurance Companies Intellectual Health & Disabilities Mental Health & Psychiatric Services Nutrition/Meal Programs Palliative Care Pharmacies Prescription Drug Assistance Spas/Massage Therapy Spiritual Health & Well-Being Substance Abuse & Addictions MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

Listings include various national organizations, local resources, and support systems. Please also see Palliative Care category in this section.

ALS ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN CHAPTER  (414) 763-2220 alsawi.org

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (608) 222-7785  diabetes.org 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (608) 709-4930 heart.org

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA)

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(608) 345-7938 apdaparkinson.org/community /wisconsin

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshops: Healthy Living with Diabetes Stepping On: Falls Prevention Co-located with ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com These evidence-based prevention programs are offered throughout Dane County. For the most recent workshop schedule, visit wihealthyaging.org.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Wisconsin Office (414) 321-3933 arthritis.org/wisconsin


HEALTH | 59 EPILEPSY FOUNDATION HEART OF WISCONSIN (608) 442-5555 epilepsywisconsin.org

MADISON SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP (608) 620-5666 madisonsci.org 

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690   wihealthyaging.org

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS -  NONEMERGENCY The following listings can assist you with finding medical care. It is best to check with your insurance carrier before scheduling any medical appointments to verify that you are covered. Always, in an emergency, call 911.

ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH (608) 443-5480 or (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS - SPECIALTY BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPTIAL ORTHOPEDICS

705 S. University Ave., Ste. 150 Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 219-4009 bdch.com/orthopedics From fractures to arthritis and sprains to joint replacement, our comprehensive team provides state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical solutions to your bone and joint problems. Our board-certified

surgeons and experienced staff are experts at getting you back to your life.

MADISON BRAIN CENTER (608) 467-7916 madisonbraincenter.com

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

Breast Care Program 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhospital.com/health -services/breast-care-services Providing services from early detection to post-surgical care.

UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER PRIMARY CARE

(608) 417-3748 unitypoint.org/meriterclinics UnityPoint Health – Meriter has seven primary care clinics conveniently located in Madison, Middleton, Monona, Fitchburg, DeForestWindsor, and Stoughton. Schedule a complimentary meet-and-greet appointment today. We now accept Unity Health Insurance (a Quartz Affiliate).

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60 | HEALTH STOUGHTON HOSPITAL Wound Care Clinic 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhospital.com

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS -  URGENT CARE STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

Oregon Urgent Care Clinic 990 Janesville St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-5373 stoughtonhospital.com

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL Urgent Care 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-6611 stoughtonhospital.com

DENTAL CARE ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (608) 443-5482 or (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

MADISON NO FEAR DENTISTRY (608) 836-5700 madisonnofeardentistry.com

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OAK PARK DENTAL (888) 567-6512 oakparkdentalmadison.com

EYE CARE COTTAGE GROVE EYE CARE (608) 839-0980 cgeyecare.net

EYE CONTACT (608) 833-3937 eyecontactmadison.com

ISTHMUS EYE CARE (608) 831-3366 West Clinic (608) 249-5548 East Clinic isthmuseye.com

FITNESS & SPORTS ADAPTIVE SPORTSMEN IN WISCONSIN adaptivesportsmen.org

BODYFIT SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN bodyfitsolutions.com

CAPITOL LAKES AQUATIC AND WELLNESS CENTER

333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2006 or (888) 211-8801 aquaticandwellness.com This public, full-service fitness center in downtown Madison provides a variety of wellness services and

amenities for adults who are age 50+ and who have chronic or acute medical conditions. Also enjoy personal training, massage, specialty classes, and physical therapy.

GO4LIFE - NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING go4life.nia.nih.gov

GOODMAN-ROTARY 50+ FITNESS PROGRAMS

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) 3802 Regent St., Madison 53705 (608) 204-3023 mscr@madison.k12.wi.us mscr.org/50-plus-fitness-programs.cfm Offers classes for adults in aqua exercise, strength training, lowimpact fitness, yoga, tai chi, golf, walking clubs, and more at affordable prices at various sites in Madison.

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Adaptive Recreation/ Inclusion Programs (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Pontoon Boat Program (608) 204-4581 mscr.org


HEALTH | 61 MADISON SENIOR CENTER HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS (608) 266-6581 cityofmadison.com/senior-center /programs/health-wellness

RUTABAGA PADDLESPORTS (608) 223-9300 rutabaga.com

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TAI CHI CENTER OF MADISON, LLC (608) 663-8299 taichicenterofmadison.com

YMCA (608) 221-1571 East YMCA (608) 837-8221 Northeast YMCA (608) 276-6606 West YMCA ymcadanecounty.org

HOSPITALS BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPITALS, INC.

707 S. University Ave. Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 662-8900 bdch.com With compassionate staff and convenient locations, we keep your family well with primary and specialty care, gynecological and

Visit sailtoday.org or call us! www.sailtoday.org | (608) 230-4321

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Whether you are 55 or 85, you’ll want to know about SAIL. We’re a member organization of Dane County residents, 55 and older, who stay active, engaged, safe, ING ACTI AR VE H and independent by connecting with S each other and having access to high quality services. Interested? IN

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. Membership includes a 10 percent discount to Madison School and Community Recreation Programs (MSCR), lowcost personal training services, access to falls prevention programs, and more!

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inpatient acute care, Allison outpatient With 100 beds and a wide range File inquiries: Gritton at 608.320.0842 surgery and oncology or agritton@grittondesign.com services, of services, SSM Health St. Clare Placement: SAIL/Ann Albert at 608.230.4321 rehabilitation, home care, hospice, Hospital - Baraboo is Sauk Counor ann.albert@sailtoday.org long-term care, and even a day care ty’s largest hospital, serving the for the kids. healthcare needs of residents in the greater Baraboo, Lake Delton, and EDGERTON HOSPITAL AND Wisconsin Dells area.

HEALTH SERVICES

(608) 884-3441 edgertonhospital.com

REEDSBURG AREA MEDICAL CENTER (608) 524-6487 ramchealth.com

SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (608) 260-2700  madison.selectspecialtyhospitals.com

SSM HEALTH ST. CLARE HOSPITAL - BARABOO

SSM HEALTH ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL - JANESVILLE

3400 E. Racine St., Janesville 53546 (608) 373-8000 ssmhealth.com/locations/st-marys -hospital-janesville SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Janesville is a 50-bed hospital that opened in 2012 to provide a full range of health services for Janesville and the surrounding communities of Rock County.

707 14th St., Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-1400 ssmhealth.com/locations/st-clare -hospital-baraboo JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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Beaver Dam COMMUNITY HOSPITALS, INC. Healthcare FOR ALL OF US

While healthcare in Beaver Dam and the surrounding region has changed significantly over the past 100 years, what’s remained the same is the community’s support for strong, local healthcare, and local healthcare’s commitment to providing the best care close to home for all of us.

Today, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. (BDCH) represents the culmination of visionary leadership, past and present, and a continued dedication to providing those who entrust us with their care with the safest, highest-quality services across the continuum. More than just a hospital, BDCH provides the greater Dodge County region with care from birth to end of life, with myriad specialty services that allow residents to receive the type of care they might typically expect from tertiary hospitals. In 1972, the community came together and witnessed the merger of Lutheran Hospital (est. 1922) and St. Joseph’s Hospital (est. 1938), the first time for Catholic and Lutheran hospitals in Wisconsin. Healthcare

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leaders of the day knew then that a strong, local hospital increases the region’s ability to attract highly qualified physicians and other professional providers while optimizing quality of care for the region’s patients. With this in mind, BDCH was born. In 2006, a brand-new Beaver Dam Community Hospital opened for service. The 60-bed acute-care hospital combined advances in medicine and technology with a state-of-the-art facility that created a healing environment of care for patients and their families. Kim Miller, FACHE, became BDCH President and CEO shortly thereafter, and slowly and surely began working toward improving the quality of services BDCH


HEALTH | 63 also named a Leapfrog Group Top Rural Hospital for three straight years (2014 to 2016), the only Wisconsin hospital ever to earn that distinction. Press Ganey also awarded BDCH with the Guardian of Excellence Award for Clinical Quality in 2017, while BDCH Hillside Home Care was named a Top Agency of the HomeCare Elite for the 10th time in the last 12 years. BDCH has also fostered a progressive, friendly work environment, earning a top workplace honor in 2013 while being recognized by the American Heart Association for workplace health in 2017. already provided while addressing areas of need. For many years, BDCH has proudly offered a wide array of services for residents of all ages, including primary and specialty care, obstetric and inpatient acute care, outpatient surgery and oncology services, emergency services, rehabilitation, independent and assisted living, home care, hospice, long-term care, orthopedics and sports medicine, women’s health, community education, and child care. In 2010, in order to improve access to primary care, BDCH Medical Clinics were opened in Beaver Dam, Columbus, Juneau, and Waupun, with a Horicon location to follow.

(tomosynthesis), and the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. Addressing population health in 2017, BDCH sponsored the launch of the Blue Zones Project in Dodge County. Thanks to the vision of the BDCH Executive Team and Board of Directors, and the hard work by physicians, providers, staff, and volunteers, BDCH has not only offered increased services, but increased safety and quality too. BDCH has earned an A grade for quality and patient safety from the Leapfrog Group each of the past five years (2013 to 2017) and was

National recognition is gratifying, but the reason for everything BDCH does, today and tomorrow, is to ensure quality and compassionate care for the patients, residents, and children who have entrusted us with their health and wellness. Healthcare may change throughout the years, but our commitment to our region will not. Photographs provided by Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

This article was collectively written by Beaver Dam Community Hospital staff.

Since then, BDCH has added an expanded dedicated sleep center, Advanced Wound Care, Advanced Pain Management, subspecialty radiology, a state-of-the-art interventional radiology suite and much more. BDCH’s technology lineup also expanded by acquiring a 64-slice CT scanner, a top-of-theline GE Optima MRI, stereotactic breast biopsy, 3D mammography JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


64 | HEALTH Catholic Charities Aging Services

Supporting Independence Improving Care • Adult Day Center: Provides an affordable alternative to in-home health care • Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment

• Mental Health Counseling • Personal Care Assistance • Specialized Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

• Caregiver Respite and Training

UnityPoint Health – Meriter is a nonprofit community hospital that provides a wide range of medical and surgical services. Our Emergency Services Department is open 24 hours a day. We accept Unity Health Insurance (a Quartz Affiliate).

UW HEALTH HOSPITAL AND CLINICS (608) 263-6400 uwhealth.org

WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS  HOSPITAL

• Companionship, Socialization, Outings

(608) 256-1901 madison.va.gov

INSURANCE COMPANIES AVID RISK SOLUTIONS – BEAVER DAM

608-826-8000 ccmadison.org

(920) 885-5252 avidrisk.com

SSM HEALTH ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL - MADISON

700 S. Park St., Madison 53715 (608) 251-6100 ssmhealth.com/locations/st-marys -hospital-madison Serving south central Wisconsin since 1912, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Madison is a 440-bed hospital that offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient treatment and diagnostic services in primary care and nearly all specialties.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-6611 stoughtonhospital.com

UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER 202 S. Park St., Madison 53715 (608) 417-6000 unitypoint.org

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GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN (608) 828-4853 Member Services ghcscw.com

INTELLECTUAL HEALTH & DISABILITIES RISE UP, INC.

101 Nob Hill Rd., Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 237-7710 amelton@iriseup.org Facebook: RISE UP, Inc. @ iriseup.org RISE UP is a nonprofit residential agency that supports adults/older adults who have disabilities in their own homes and apartments in the community. It is our mission to provide the people served with opportunities for maximum choice, independence, and personal growth. Job opportunities are


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MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHIATRIC  SERVICES Below please find counseling, support groups, and inpatient facilities providing comprehensive mental health support. In an emergency, please call 911.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

702 S. High Point Rd., Ste. 105 Madison 53719 (608) 826-8010 jrobinson@ccmadison.org ccmadison.org Professional mental health counseling helps people of all ages who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and other life issues. Services provided in a confidential, supportive environment for individuals, couples, and families in need of outpatient psychotherapy.

HOARDING CLEANUP IN WISCONSIN (608) 351-2337 wihoarding.com 

JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (608) 280-2720 Central Intake (608) 280-2600 24-Hour Suicide Hotline (608) 280-2700 General Info Line journeymhc.org

Actually, there is someplace like home At the BDCH Hillside Manor Transitional Care Unit, we know you’d rather be at home, but sometimes after a major surgery or illness, it just isn’t practical. That’s why we offer a home-like environment with 24-hour nursing services and a team of compassionate professionals who want to give you the confidence you need to safely return home. With our services, you’ll also receive: Physical Therapy • Speech Therapy Occupational Therapy Heal faster and get the confidence to be where you heal best: your home. Visit bdch.com/hillside-manor or call 920-887-6293 today.

MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (608) 301-1000  dhs.wisconsin.gov/mh_mendota

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) (608) 249-7188 namidanecounty.org

Excellence Delivered bdch.com • 803 S. University Ave. Beaver Dam, WI 53916 • 920-887-6293 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


Chronic INFLAMMATION Three Healthy Lifestyle Changes BY JESI HIRSCH, RN

Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. What do they have in common? Chronic inflammation. If you knew what caused these conditions, would you take control of your life so you could prevent them? If we watch too much television, the drug companies would have us believing there is a magic pill that could turn all our diseases into a wonderful life. If that were true, we would all be healthy and happy. MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

You have an amazing immune system. It is your body’s defense system against infection and illness. For example, if you sprain your ankle, your immune system kicks in. Your ankle swells up, it hurts, and the skin feels warm to the touch and turns red. This is acute inflammation, and it’s what your body is supposed to do—fight off infections, increase blood flow to places that need healing, and generate pain as a signal that something is wrong. Without acute

inflammation, wounds and infections wouldn’t heal. Chronic inflammation (low-grade inflammation) is another product of your immune system. It can’t be seen or felt with a touch to the skin. Chronic inflammation is similar to wood smoldering in a campfire. The fire (chronic inflammation) slowly burns down the wood (your arteries), and then the wood starts to fall apart. Chronic inflammation has a damaging effect on arteries,


HEALTH | 67 causing heart attacks and strokes. It depresses the immune system, promotes formation of cancerous tumors, and destroys nerve cells in the brain. This is the immune system gone awry.

The good news is that we know many of the causes of chronic inflammation. There are three lifestyle changes you can make to address chronic inflammation: food, environmental toxins, and stress. 1. Inflammatory foods include sugar, vegetable oils, fried foods, dairy, gluten, artificial sweeteners and additives, and saturated fats. Anti-inflammatory foods include olive oil, green leafy vegetables, walnuts and almonds, wild salmon, sardines, strawberries, blueberries, broccoli, ginger, and turmeric. Eat more of these to help fight inflammation and chronic disease. 2. Environmental toxins are cancercausing chemicals and endocrine disrupters—chemicals that may interfere with your endocrine system, such as the thyroid, adrenals, and pancreas. The immune system recognizes these chemicals as something that shouldn’t be in your body, initiates an inflammatory response, and then attacks it. The continued exposure to these chemicals sets up chronic inflammation. What are these environmental toxins? • Heavy metals. Found in some fish, vaccines, drinking water, pesticides, and dental

amalgams, to name a few. These can cause cancer, neurological conditions, Alzheimer’s, and damage to blood vessels. • Pesticides. Found in bug sprays and commercially raised meats. These can cause cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and nerve damage. • Phthalates. Found in some plastic bottles and plastic food containers. These can cause endocrine system damage. It’s important to limit your exposure to these toxins and many more.

3. Stress. It’s a part of life; however, what’s important is how you deal with it. Here are several antistress techniques: meditation, yoga, deep breathing, journaling, walking in nature, and anything else that calms your mind and brings you inner peace. Love your immune system. Take care of it, and it will take care of you!

Jesi Hirsch has been an RN for 25 years and is the president of RN Patient Advocates of Madison. She provides Patient Advocacy and Geriatric Care Management. madisonpatientadvocates.com.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE (800) 273-8255 24hr/365day

RECOVERY DANE ADULT RESOURCE CENTER (608) 237-1661 danecountyhumanservices.org /mentalhealth/adult

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Program 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2242 stoughtonhospital.com

NUTRITION/MEAL PROGRAMS Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources along with Safe & Healthy at Home sections.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Nutrition Programs, My Meal-My Way, and Senior Farmers’ Market Program (FMNP) Co-located with ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 aaa.dcdhs.com Well-balanced meals are available at dining centers throughout Dane County for those ages 60+. Visit website or call for information regarding center sites or meals delivered to homebound older adults. My Meal-My Way restaurant locations offer seniors a choice of 4-10 menu selections. All meals are on a donation basis, meaning you pay what you can afford with no set cost charged to dine. Senior Farmers’ Market Program offers lowincome adults, ages 60+, vouchers to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from certified farmers. Join us in aging well by eating right. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/nutrition.htm

EMMCA’S SENIOR NUTRITION SITES (608) 223-3100 emmca.org/home/senior-meals

PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative care is a specialized area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Palliative medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, relying on input from allied health professionals in formulating a plan of care to relieve suffering in all areas of a patient’s life. Palliative care programs may vary according to the provider. Check the Retirement Housing & Long-Term Care section for the Skilled Nursing Care/ Rehabilitation category as they typically provide palliative care too.

COMFORCARE HOME CARE SERVICES (608) 836-1868 comforcare.com/madison

PALLIAHEALTH BY AGRACE

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to improve the patient’s quality of life. People of any age who are struggling with physical symptoms and emotional challenges related to any serious illness may benefit from a palliative care consultation.

PHARMACIES COMMUNITY PHARMACY (608) 251-3242 Madison (608) 310-5390 Middleton communitypharmacy.coop

HOEY APOTHECARY (608) 221-4639 hoeyrx.com

HOMECARE PHARMACY LLC - BELOIT (608) 362-1234 homecarepharmacy.net

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE Listings include different prescription programs; information regarding adverse reactions to medicines; and locations to drop off leftover, unused, and expired prescriptions.

ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

SENIORCARE RX WISCONSIN Prescription Drug Assistance Program (800) 657-2038 dhs.wisconsin.gov/seniorcare

SPAS/MASSAGE THERAPY KNEADED RELIEF (608) 255-0070 kneadedreliefdayspa.com


HEALTH | 69 LIGHTHOUSE HEALING MASSAGE THERAPY LLC (608) 216-6761 lighthousehealing.com

SPIRITUAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING 4PILLARS4HEALTH ECO SPACE LLC (608) 279-5225 4p4h.com

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI

healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com Let your inspiration guide you when you are visually transformed to a magical home. Your heart and mind can be healed when you envision yourself sitting on a small acorn chair looking over at the flowers in the garden.

TAI CHI CENTER OF MADISON, LLC

HOPE HAVEN

3602 Memorial Dr., Madison 53704 (608) 251-8881 hopehavenhelps@ccmadison.org hopehavenhelps.org Hope Haven has provided affordable and effective residential substance abuse treatment for adults who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction since 1973. Using evidence-based practices, we provide clients with professional care and support during and after treatment.

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TELLURIAN, INC. (608) 223-7311 main office & patient services (608) 223-3311 detoxification center tellurian.org 

TERESA MCGOVERN CENTER Addiction Services Center (608) 222-7311 x104 teresamcgoverncenter.org  

WISCONSIN COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING (800) 426-2535 24hr/365day  wi-problemgamblers.org

(608) 280-2720 Central Intake journeymhc.org

LSS ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ASSESSMENT CENTER (608) 277-0610 lsswis.org

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS & AGING ADULTS IN SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN

(608) 663-8299 taichicenterofmadison.com

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTIONS Listed below are inpatient and outpatient programs, treatment centers, and support.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (608) 222-8989  aamadisonwi.org

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Damascus Road Church facebook.com/drcrecoveryroad

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Door Creek Church facebook.com/celebraterecoveryatdoorcreekchurch 

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ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA/ MEMORY CARE It’s important to be educated on the various supportive programming and living environments to find the best place that fits the progressive needs of an individual. Please also see the Alzheimer’s & Dementia section for additional resources and refer to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website at dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia. This category is designed to provide information on housing options tailored to the special needs of individuals with memory/dementia concerns. These communities foster secured environments with specially designed programs and regulated care.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORY CARE

8210 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-3029 jessica@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Lovely studio apartments with specialized, person-centered care for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Experienced nurses, care staff, and activity staff provide individualized services and dignified assistance to support seniors and their families.

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE Alzheimer’s/Dementia/Memory Care Assisted Living - AFH Assisted Living - CBRF Assisted Living - RCAC Continuing Care Retirement Community - CCRC Housing Resources Independent Living Apartments & Communities Life-Lease Communities Skilled Nursing Care/Rehabilitation Subsidized Housing MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

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ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd., Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org The Haven, Attic Angel Community’s memory care residence, provides peaceful and supportive living for adults with Alzheimer’s or related forms of dementia. Licensed as a CBRF, the Haven employs dedicated nursing and activities staff with specialty training and


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AZURA MEMORY CARE

1221 E. Main St. Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-8333 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Azura Memory Care is a trusted provider of specialized memory care homes located throughout Wisconsin. Known as the Dementia Care Experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their Team to understand what is dementia, how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care and engage them to continue living a high quality of life. Their belief is that everyone deserves personalized care and to experience a MOSAIC of joy every day!

Did she forget to take her pills? Should she be living alone? Is she happy and safe? If you are worried about a loved one due to memory loss, call Azura today. Join us soon for a cup of coffee, a caring conversation, and a personalized visit of our home.

Call 608-234-7134 today for a tour!

BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL REMEMBRANCE HOME

1810 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 356-9015 bdch.com/remembrance-home A cozy residential facility designed to meet the unique needs of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other related forms of dementia. Our compassionate staff receives specialized training and our relaxing, calming environment encourages residents to be independent without feeling overwhelmed.

BRIDGE TO REDISCOVERY MEMORY CARE

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7710 S. Brookline Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 662-7622 coventryvillagewi.com Our specialized “Bridge to Rediscovery” program and the attentive support of caring professionals make for a warm, engaging environment—one that promotes social

1221 E Main St, Stoughton • azuramemory.com

participation, mobility, and activity while maintaining the utmost in personal dignity for every memory care resident.

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 bonnie.banker@ brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/madison Our beautiful, secure memory care neighborhood promotes the dignity and individuality of each resident. A specially trained memory care team provides helpful assistance and innovative programming along with therapeutic diets. Studio, onebedroom, and deluxe suites.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES 345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison

Capitol Lakes provides gentle, compassionate memory care for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions. Specially trained staff members build self-confidence and promote a sense of purpose in a positive, quiet, and secure home environment. Healthcare also on campus.

COVENANT OAKS MEMORY CARE

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6165 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

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FAITH GARDENS MEMORY CARE

35 Tower Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 834-3178 faithassistedcare.com Offering a small, intimate setting with plenty of activities and therapies to engage, enhance, and ensure quality of life for you or your loved one. We will work with you and engage your primary care team to provide the best possible alternatives that compliment the care already being provided.

HERITAGE MIDDLETON MEMORY CARE (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

HERITAGE MONONA MEMORY CARE (608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

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MILESTONE SENIOR LIVING

abilitseniorliving.com At Milestone Senior Living, we provide exceptional service in a comfortable and homelike setting. Milestone Senior Living offers a wide variety of programming for our residents and tenants to keep them engaged, informed and active. Programming includes spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational programs. You can also enjoy our chef prepared meals and enjoy the view from the deck or patio while receiving state of-the-art healthcare services.

OAK PARK® PLACE MADISON MEMORY CARE

702 and 719 Jupiter Dr. Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place Memory Care Communities on Madison’s east side

provide 24-hour care in a comforting environment along with meals, housekeeping, and a full complement of activities for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Transportation is available for group activities and scheduled outings.

OAK PARK® PLACE SKILLED NURSING

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place provides a comforting environment with skilled nursing services, including specialized programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We work with family and physicians to ensure the best possible care for your loved one.


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and promote a sense of purpose in a positive, quiet, Senior and secure Oakwood Lutheran Ministries home environment. Healthcare also parent organization of two Continuin on campus.

Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries is the parent organization of two Continuing Care Retirement Communities – Oakwood Village University Woods on the west side of Madison and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on the east side of Madison. We are a nonprofit sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

Retirement Communities – Oakwood University Woods on the west side of M FAITH HAUS 431 Water St., Ste 103 Prairie Ridge on and Oakwood Village Prairie du Sac 53578 side of Madison. We are non-profit, sp (608) 370-8488 by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally faithassistedcare.com Haus issince an adult family home andFaith operated 1948.

OAKWOOD LUTHERAN SENIOR MINISTRIES

(608) 230-4699 • 6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 oakwoodvillage.net

that helps meet the healthcare, personal care and socialization needs of disabled, chronically ill, and elderly adults in the Sauk County area. We provide a quality of life for adults who might otherwise not be able to be cared for at home.

SONRISAS ASSISTED LIVING/ ADULT FAMILY HOME–VERONA (608) 212-5275

OAKWOOD KNOLL MEMORY CARE

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4547 oakwoodvillage.net Conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

PINE VILLA MEMORY CARE

890 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-7343 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, Pine Villa Memory Care provides specialized, person -centered care for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Spacious studio apartments with private baths surround beautiful common spaces, encouraging socialization and interaction. ExperiMARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

OAKWOOD SENIOR MINISTRIES facebook.com/sonrisasassistedliving enced nurses, care staff and activity LUTHERAN (608) assistance 230-4699 staff, provide dignified to • 6205 Mineral Point Rd, Madison support seniors and their families. www.oakwoodvillage.net

ASSISTED LIVING - CBRF

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING/ OPENING 2018 managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 274-7900

ASSISTED LIVING - AFH Adult Family Home. These private homes contain four or fewer unrelated individuals. Residents receive care above the level of room and board, which can include up to seven hours per week of licensed nursing care.  See dhs.wisconsin .gov for quarterly updated listings.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison Capitol Lakes provides gentle, compassionate memory care for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions. Specially trained staff members build self-confidence

Community Based Residential Facility. Designed specifically for aging adults needing more advanced care, CBRFs are appropriate for individuals with general/frail requirements. They provide up to 28 hours per week of personalized supportive services, such as meals, health monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry similar to RCACs but also includes no more than three hours per week of licensed nursing care. CBRFs can work for those with Alzheimer’s-related dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring. See dhs.wisconsin.gov for quarterly updated listings.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTED LIVING

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2990 hstringham@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Beautiful studio, one- and twobedroom apartments with private

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baths and kitchenettes provide the perfect blend of supportive services for All Saints Neighborhood. Registered nurses available 24/7 and a life rich with social opportunities help deliver optimal aging.

ARTISAN DEFOREST

Farmhouse Style Assisted Living 206 N. Main St., DeForest 53532 (608) 843-4386 artisanseniorliving.com A charming community located right on Main Street in the heart of DeForest across from the Norske Nook. Cheerful private suites, warm compassionate staff, and a vibrant social calendar. Salon, spa, massage, and tea service. Personcentered care principles embraced.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, THE HAVEN (MEMORY CARE) (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 bonnie.banker@ brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/madison BrightStar Senior Living is a community where friendships are fostered and each moment is celebrated. We have the clinical expertise to support individuals with complex needs. Studio, onebedroom, and deluxe suites. Chefprepared meals.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offers spacious assisted-living apartments with compassionate, person-

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alized assistance; supportive services; fine dining and amenities; and activities on campus and in downtown Madison. All levels of care on campus.

EMERSON SENIOR LIVING

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Expert clinical team Memory Care support Chef-prepared meals Daily social enrichment Small, home-like setting

Trusted partners in residential senior and dementia care.

402 Rustic Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 669-5542 kate@emersonmadison.com emersonseniorliving.com Gracious and beautiful private suites and apartments in a senior living residence that by design uniquely combines the amenities of a beautiful Inn, the gracious hospitality of a bed and breakfast, and the wonderful feeling of your favorite coffee house, all nestled in a park like setting with organic gardens, patios, children’s play area, and a basketball and shuffle board court.

FAITH LIVING CENTER

131 Clarmar Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 825-3178 faithassistedcare.com Offering a small, intimate setting with plenty of activities and therapies to engage, enhance and ensure quality of life for you or your loved one. We will work with you and engage your primary care team to provide the best possible alternatives that complement the care already being provided.

FOUNTAINHEAD HOMES

(608) 347-0366 NEW LOCATION EXPERIENCE A HIGHER STANDARD fountainheadhomes.org ® OPENING SUMMER 2018 – OF HOME CARE BRIGHTSTARGIRLIE’S CARE MANOR

> Companion WAUNAKEE care > Skilled nursing care(608) 437-2778 Mt. Horeb 1001 Quinn Dr. girliesmanor.com > Home support > Medication reminders Waunakee, WI 53597 > Respite & family relief > RN oversight HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 ® > Personal care Guaranteed Compatibility Call us today to learn> more. heritagesenior.com (608) 798-1086 Cross Plains

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THE JEFFERSON

9401 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 554-5004 Live independently and enjoy chef-prepared meals and weekly housecleaning. With a calendar of daily activities, you can choose from a variety of events. Enjoy the library or have coffee with your friends. Wine tastings and live concerts. Now you are home!

MAPLEWOOD VILLAGE ASSISTED LIVING APARTMENTS – SAUK PRAIRIE (608) 643-8494

MILESTONE SENIOR LIVING

abilitseniorliving.com At Milestone Senior Living, we provide exceptional service in a comfortable and homelike setting. Milestone Senior Living offers a wide variety of programming for our residents and tenants to keep them engaged, informed and active. Programming includes spiritual, physical, emotional, and educational programs. You can also enjoy our chef prepared meals and enjoy the view from the deck or patio while receiving state of-the-art healthcare services.

OAKWOOD SEASONS ASSISTED LIVING

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4547 oakwoodvillage.net Conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

THE PINES ASSISTED LIVING

1050 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-5433 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, The Pines Assisted Living provides lovely studio apartments with private baths and kitch-

enettes. Registered nurses available 24/7, experienced staff members, and a life rich with social opportunities help deliver optimal aging.

SEBRING ASSISTED CARE RESIDENCE

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7710 S. Brookline Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 662-7622 coventryvillagewi.com Productive. Meaningful. Engaging. That’s how we view life at the Sebring Assisted Care Residence, where supportive programs and expert care ensure a life-enriching experience for every resident, every day–because quality of life should be a priority at every age.

SEGOE GARDENS managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 204-0900

OAKWOOD MEADOWS ADVANCED ASSISTED LIVING

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4547 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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SHERMAN & WRIGHT HOME - JANESVILLE (608) 758-3675

TABOR OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6175 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

WAUNAKEE MANOR

801 Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 info@waunakeemanor.com waunakeemanor.com Waunakee Manor’s CBRF highlights cozy efficiency apartments. This

semi-independent setting is for men and women who are unable to live alone, yet are not in need of nursing home care. Supportive services, such as meals, laundry, housekeeping, and health monitoring by professional staff, are offered 24/7.

ASSISTED LIVING - RCAC Residential Care Apartment Complex. Licensing renewals and dates vary – please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly. Designed specifically for independent adults 55+, and provide up to 28 hours per week of personalized supportive services, such as meals, health monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry. Each apartment has a lockable entrance, kitchen, and bathroom. RCACs are not recommended for those with Alzheimer’s-related dementias or

other ailments requiring in-depth monitoring.

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ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org Attic Angel offers two options for RCAC assisted living: one- and twobedroom apartments for more independent living with scheduled services as needed, and one-bedroom suites and studios for assisted living where nursing staff is available 24/7. Gorgeous grounds and exceptional living are our trademarks.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offers spacious assisted-living apartments with compassionate, personalized assistance; supportive services; fine dining and amenities; and activities on campus and in downtown Madison. All levels of care on campus.

CONTINENTAL MANOR OF RANDOLPH (920) 326-3171

EMERSON SENIOR LIVING

402 Rustic Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 669-5542 kate@emersonmadison.com emersonseniorliving.com Gracious and beautiful private suites and apartments in a senior living residence that by design uniquely combines the amenities of a beautiful Inn, the gracious hospitality of a bed and breakfast, and the wonderful feeling of your favorite coffee house, all nestled in a park like setting with organic gardens, patios, MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


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Assisted Living as exceptional as you Set atop the highest point in Madison, Coventry Village invites you to view assisted living in a whole new way. Warmth & Hospitality With moments that surprise and delight Health & Wellness Lifestyle360 programs for happier, well-rounded days Dining & Nutrition Five Star Dining Experience filled with flavor and flexibility Call 608-829-0603 for a tour. 7710 South Brookline Drive • Madison, WI 53719

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THE GARDENS managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 204-0900 independentlivinginc.org

are allowed to structure their day along with receiving nutritious meal options. Activities brighten each resident’s day with purposeful and individualized entertainment.

MCFARLAND VILLA (608) 838-2231 mcfarlandvilla.com

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

MEADOWMERE MADISON

HERITAGE MONONA

(608) 268-9100 meadowmeremadison.com

(608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

MILESTONE SENIOR LIVING

HILLSIDE MANOR

803 S. University Ave. Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 887-5901 bdch.com/hillside-manor Our facility focuses on residentcentered care, recognizing everyone as individuals needing choices, control, and purpose. Residents Job#:

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OAK PARK® PLACE MADISON ASSISTED LIVING

702 and 719 Jupiter Dr. Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com marketing@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place offers assisted living for seniors on Madison’s east side. Twenty-four-hour care is provided along with meals, housekeeping services, and a full complement of activities. Transportation is available for group activities and regularly scheduled outings.

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Expressive THERAPY BY BETH JOHNSON

While most people have heard of or experienced firsthand the benefits of physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), or speech therapy (ST), they may not be as familiar with expressive therapy.

can distract us from pain…music therapy is used to stimulate social engagement, energize physical movement, and activate many, many areas of the brain simultaneously for a healthy cognitive workout.”

Expressive therapy, also known as the expressive therapies, expressive arts therapy, or creative arts therapy, is the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy. It differs from traditional art expression in that the process of creation is emphasized rather than the final product. Expressive arts therapies encompass the use of music, art, drama, poetry, creative writing, dance, and movement within the context of psychotherapy, rehabilitation, education, and medicine.

One of the groups Melissa leads is called Refresh and Relax. She says, “The idea of chaining together music that starts in an upbeat fashion and gradually gets slower to calm us. This can be especially helpful during the end of the day for people who sundown.”

At both Oakwood Village campuses—University Woods off Mineral Point Road and Prairie Ridge near American Parkway— Melissa Cole, MT-BC, is at the forefront of all things music therapy related. “In a nutshell, I use music to help people. It’s a great tool. It taps emotions, connects us to other people, brings memories of childhood to life, helps us to move, and helps to coordinate and time our movements,” Melissa says. “It can relax us and help us sleep. It MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

One of Melissa’s primary goals in each music therapy session is to create an opportunity for residents and families to express emotions within an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. Individuals may join in the making of music, choose to listen, or both. Music therapy is an evidencebased health profession with a strong research foundation, and its practitioners require knowledge in psychology, medicine, and music. Music interventions are used to accomplish individual goals. Examples of what a music therapist does include working with residents to reduce pain and improve motor function, such as with people who

have Parkinson’s disease. Whereas using music in a medical setting, such as a piano player in the lobby of a hospital and nurses playing background music for patients, are noteworthy, they aren’t clinical music therapy. After a recent music therapy session, Melissa says, “There were a lot of things from a music therapist standpoint that you may not have noticed unless pointed out to you. Just some of what was going on during the session included controlling the tempo in order to avoid agitation. We are trained to watch for the signs of engagement, agitation, and relaxation. We validate emotionally significant comments. We use music to stimulate cognition and to reminisce with residents.” Music therapists must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in music therapy from one of the American Music Therapy Association’s (AMTA) 72 approved colleges and universities and 1,200 hours of clinical training. Music therapists must hold a MT-BC credential, issued through the Certification Board for Music Therapists, which protects the public by ensuring competent practice and requiring


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WAUNAKEE MANOR

800 S. Holiday Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 info@waunakeemanor.com waunakeemanor.com When you’re looking for the support of assisted-living services, Waunakee Manor provides a variety of options and services. All of our assisted-living options foster independence but offer the reassuring backup of professional staff and services 24/7.

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT  COMMUNITY - CCRC

continuing education. Currently 7,494 music therapists maintain an MT-BC credential and participate in a program of recertification designed to measure or enhance competence in the profession of music therapy.1 Melissa is a strong advocate for her profession. “Music therapy has been a profession requiring a college degree for 70 years now, and our body of evidence is always growing!” For more information on AMTA, visit musictherapy.org. For more information on the Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy, visit musictherapywisconsin.org.

Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries has two campuses in the Madison area: University Woods on the west side and Prairie Ridge on the east side. Beth Johnson has helped hundreds of families transition to Oakwood Village. She can be reached at (608) 230-4487. The Certification Board for Music Therapists. cbmt.org. 1

Larger retirement community with accommodations for independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care offering residents a continuum of care. A person can spend the rest of their life in a CCRC, moving between levels of care as needed.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

CAPITOL LAKES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2046 or (888) 211-8801 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison The accredited, not-for-profit Capitol Lakes is the only CCRC that offers cultural living in the heart of downtown Madison with all levels of care for your future: independent living, assisted living, memory care, and Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

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82 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE Continuing Care Retirement Community - CCRC (Continued)

COVENTRY VILLAGE BY FIVE STAR (608) 829-0603 coventryvillagewi.com

FAIRHAVEN - WHITEWATER (262) 473-2141 fairhaven.org

OAK PARK® PLACE

618-719 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 marketing@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place is committed to promoting independence through its full continuum of care. Serving

seniors with skilled nursing/orthopedic rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, and independent living on Madison’s east side, Oak Park® Place actively supports local community programs.

er adults. Locally operated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheran-sponsored nonprofit organization.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE PRAIRIE RIDGE

6205 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Located on 30 wooded acres on Madison’s west side, an impressive community center and multiple levels of care are all connected to create a beautiful, service-rich campus serving older adults. Locally oper-

5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net Located on 18 acres on Madison’s east side, an impressive community center and multiple levels of care are all connected to create a beautiful, service-rich campus serving old-

OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS

STAY ACTIVE, STAY HEALTHY.

Kaj lives the vibrant, independent lifestyle typical of downtown Madison’s only continuing care retirement community. He can do his daily laps, dine with friends, or take in one of our many cultural programs. Because at Capitol Lakes, you can be as social as you want to be and as active as your lifestyle demands.

Want to know more? We thought you’d never ask.

Call 608.283.2046

333 W. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703

You + Madison. Capitol Lakes is an Equal Housing Opportunity

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retirement.org/madison Capitol Lakes is a Pacific Retirement Services Community


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 83 ated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheran-sponsored nonprofit organization.

HOUSING RESOURCES Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for the Caregiver Information category.

A PLACE FOR MOM

Carrie K – APFM 13 Years Local Experience Madison (608) 287-8090 carriek@aplaceformom.com Free consultation about senior resources. Carrie can help narrow your search based on: care needs, location, timing, and budget. Carrie has 13 years of experience helping families find the right senior resources. Call Carrie today to get started.

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

DANE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY (608) 224-3636 dcha.net

FAIR HOUSING CENTER OF GREATER MADISON

daily activities, you can choose from a variety of events. Enjoy the library or have coffee with your friends. Wine tastings and live concerts. Now you are home!

MOVIN’ OUT, INC.

(608) 257-0853 fairhousingwisconsin.com 

(608) 251-4446 x7 movin-out.org

THE JEFFERSON

MOVING FORWARD– SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS

9401 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 554-5004 Live independently and enjoy chef-prepared meals and weekly housecleaning. With a calendar of

(608) 395-1821 movingforwardmadison.com

(WALA) WISCONSIN ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION (608) 288-0246 ewala.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS & COMMUNITIES Designed specifically for independent adults 55+ able to live on their own who desire the security, enjoyment, and conveniences of community living with amenities, such as meals, housekeeping, and organized social programs.  Some Independent Living apartments/communities accept financial assistance through the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as Section 8. For JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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more information, please see Housing Resources and Subsidized Housing category.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MAIN STREET APARTMENTS

511 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2772 cyndi@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Beautiful independent apartments include in the monthly rent a variety of services to make your life easier, such as biweekly housekeeping and a noon meal Monday through Friday. An array of dining, educational, and entertainment opportunities are also just steps away at the All Saints Neighborhood Main Street.

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ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR APARTMENTS

8202 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2222 mnaegle@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Gracious independent one- and two-bedroom apartments located on Madison’s west side, offering new friends, engaging activities, and carefree living. An array of dining, education, and entertainment opportunities are also available just a short stroll across the skywalk at the All Saints Neighborhood Main Street.

ANGELL PARK

426 Park St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 225-4003 angellpark@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Angell Park is located within walking distance of the downtown Sun Prairie shopping district. The commu-

nity features heated underground parking, large community room for social gatherings, hair salon, fitness center, and much more.

THE ARBORS AT OAK PARK® PLACE

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com The Arbors at Oak Park® Place offers independent living for seniors on Madison’s east side. Housekeeping, meals, indoor parking, activities, and transportation for group activities are all included. Pets are welcome to reside with you at Oak Park® Place.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY 8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Kelly.DuBois@atticangel.org atticangel.org


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 85 Our Prairie Point neighborhood features 123 homes for independent living, while Attic Angel Place offers 74 one- and two-bedroom apartments with services. Our senior community comes with built-in access to additional levels of care as needed, from rehabilitation and assisted living to memory care.

BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - EAGLE’S WINGS

408 Stone St., Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 885-9700 bdch.com/eagles-wings Our caring staff creates a warm, homelike setting for seniors who need supportive services and those unable to live independently. Residents receive nutritious, homecooked meals; assistance with bathing and dressing; medication administration assistance; and a variety of recreational activities.

BROOKLINE INDEPENDENT APARTMENT HOMES

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7707 N. Brookline Dr. Madison 53719 (608) 829-0603 coventryvillagewi.com Life-enriching services and amenities, thoughtfully designed floor plans, and convenient west side location ensure carefree, maintenance-free living at the Brookline Apartment Homes. Select the apartment that fits your needs and start enjoying the retirement lifestyle you deserve.

BURR OAKS

2417 Cypress Way, Madison 53713 (608) 206-2356 burroaks@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Ages 62+ Burr Oaks is the gateway to Madison’s attractions. Amenities

include heated underground parking, a large community room for social gatherings, a deck or patio on each apartment, energy star appliances in each apartment, a thirdfloor terrace, and much more.

CAPITOL LAKES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2046 or (888) 211-8801 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This not-for-profit, continuing-care retirement community welcomes seniors age 62+ to enjoy life in the heart of downtown Madison. Choose from spacious independent living apartments with cultural activities, fine amenities, and a lifetime of continuing care.

COURTYARD HOMES CONDOMINIUMS at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community (608) 829-0603 coventryvillagewi.com

EDGERTON RETIREMENT APARTMENTS

505 Stoughton Rd., Edgerton 53534 (608) 884-9009 era@bmcmadison.com bmcmadison.com A lovely apartment community designed for older adults and disabled persons. Our community consists of 24 one-bedroom apartment homes. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

FROST WOODS I & II

101 and 201 Frost Woods Rd. Monona 53716 (608) 516-4280 frostwoods@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Frost Woods features both marketrate and affordable apartment homes in a quiet neighborhood setting. Amenities include heated underground parking, a community room for socializing, an active social event calendar, elevator access, and much more.

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The Senior Living

COMMUNITY OF THE FUTURE

How to Spot a Senior Community That’s Ahead of the Curve BY PIERRE VERGER

Each generation of seniors brings with them different philosophies on life, which eventually determine what kind of senior living community they prefer. While Baby Boomers tend to focus on amenities, comfortable surroundings, and social interactions, Gen Xers want the independence to choose how to live out their senior years according to their individual preferences. The best senior living communities appeal to both generations, with amenities and features that are suitable for a variety of needs and tastes. MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

A Focus on Hospitality As Baby Boomers prepare for senior living care, they have more choices than ever before. Most are looking for lifestyle-focused communities where they can feel at home. Toptier senior living communities are adapting to this need by investing in premium amenities and offering on-demand services, such as a 24/7 concierge, room service, and spa treatments. When touring a community, ask about their culinary program and whether residents have access to organic or locally grown foods, a diverse menu, and

predining experiences, like ordering a cocktail from an on-site pub.

Technological Integration for Both Personal and Medical Use Aging adults use technology in almost every aspect of their lives, and will increasingly value technological access. Look for a community that offers high-speed Wi-Fi for residents and guests throughout the building, not just in common areas. Some communities go one step further, providing residents with iPads preloaded


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Urban Locations and Outdoor Spaces

with memory games, which can also be used to order meals, schedule life-enrichment activities, and communicate with families and care providers.

Specialized Staff to Administer the Full Continuum of Care The traditional nursing home model is predicted to decline by about 20 percent by 2021. Many older adults are preferring to age in a community that offers the full continuum of care under one roof—from independent living to assisted and enhanced assisted living to memory care—so they don’t need to undergo a disruptive move as their health needs shift. When touring communities, ask whether they offer multiple levels of care, whether apartments can easily be converted from independent to assisted living, and whether the community has a multidisciplinary health team to provide specialized care.

Today’s seniors increasingly want to age in an urban setting within close proximity to museums, entertainment, shopping, and dining, rather than being relegated to the suburbs. New communities are featuring more open/shared spaces, similar to hotels, and may even partner with local businesses, such as entertainment and education venues, restaurants, and spas, in order to increase access to services. Because seniors are remaining active longer and understand the benefits of outdoor activities, more and more senior living communities are offering space for residents to garden, pathways to enjoy walks, and outdoor relaxation areas, such as ponds and gazebos. Pay attention to whether these areas are well maintained and if the residents are utilizing them regularly.

seniors can be sure their next home is warm, inviting, and comfortable. Photographs provided by Heritage Senior Living.

Pierre Verger is Chief Operating Officer at Heritage Senior Living, one of the largest senior living providers in Wisconsin. Headquartered in West Allis, Heritage Senior Living operates 15 upscale senior living communities throughout Wisconsin that feature premium amenities and several care levels. Learn more about Heritage Senior Living at heritagesenior.com.

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THE GARDENS

managed by Independent Living, Inc. 602 N. Segoe Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 204-0900 housing@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Wonderful retirement community with tower and garden apartments near Hilldale mall. Amenities include housekeeping, dining service, art gallery, on-site salon, satellite TV, computer/business center, concerts/ programs, and underground parking. Extra services include foot care and personal care.

GENESIS APARTMENTS

230 S. Oak St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-8600 customerservice@genesishousinginc.org bmcmadison.com Convenient, affordable apartment community designed for age 62+ or handicapped/disabled persons. Income limits apply, rental assis-

tance may be available. Located in the heart of downtown Oregon and Brooklyn. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

GREENSPIRE APARTMENTS

924 Jackson St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-7855 greenspire@sbcglobal.net Designed for older adults 62+ and disabled persons. Our community consists of one- and two-bedroom apartments nestled in a park-like area and is just a few blocks from Downtown Stoughton. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

GREENTREE GLEN

732 Struck St., Madison 53711 (608) 575-5750 greentreeglen@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Ages 62+ Greentree Glen provides a comfortable, country-like setting featuring one- and two-bedroom

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homes, heated underground parking, fully applianced kitchens, decks or patios on each apartment, a monthly events calendar, and much more.

HERITAGE MIDDLETON

6206 Maywood Ave. Middleton 53562 (608) 831-7004 ford@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com Heritage Middleton offers truly affordable luxury in a vibrant independent-living option. Featuring washers and dryers in every beautiful apartment home, highlighted with granite counters, stainless appliances, and heat included for your comfort.

HERITAGE MONONA

211 Owen Rd., Monona 53716 (608) 441-9990 marketing@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com Heritage Monona offers truly affordable luxury in a vibrant independent-living option. Featuring washers and dryers in every beautiful home, highlighted with granite counters, stainless appliances, and heat included for your comfort.

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Nursing staff 7 days/week Rehabilitation gym On-site therapy Pub/social area

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Chef-prepared cuisine Spa rooms Patios and courtyard Coordinated activities/outings

Heritage Monona • 111 Owen Road • 608-441-9990 Heritage Middleton • 6234 Maywood Ave. • 608-831-7004 www.heritagesenior.com

SENIORLIVING

Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities

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at Oakwood Village University Woods 6205 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Spacious apartment homes set in a wooded campus filled with amenities. Robust life enrichment program features cultural opportunities and lifelong learning, making Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.


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PIONEER PRAIRIE AND SETTLERS RIDGE

THE JEFFERSON

9401 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 554-5004 Live independently and enjoy chef-prepared meals and weekly housecleaning. With a calendar of daily activities, you can choose from a variety of events. Enjoy the library or have coffee with your friends. Wine tastings and live concerts. Now you are home!

PHEASANT BRANCH

6430 Pheasant Ln., Middleton 53562 (608) 513-5860 pheasantbranch@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Pheasant Branch features one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with a deck or patio. Located near a beautiful nature preserve and walking path, a community room for social gatherings, weekly events, a library, a sunroom, and

much more are there for your enjoyment.

PINE GLEN SENIOR APARTMENTS

930 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-3331 kelly@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, Pine Glen Senior Apartments provides gracious independent apartments located in lovely Prairie du Sac, just a short drive from Madison’s west side. A variety of services are included in the monthly rent to make life a little easier, such as biweekly housekeeping and a noon meal served Monday through Friday.

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net Thoughtfully designed apartment homes conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Robust life enrichment programming makes life at Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

PRAIRIE OAKS SENIOR HOUSING II

1049 Enterprise Dr., Verona 53593 (608) 845-7475 prairieoaks2@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Prairie Oaks Senior Housing II features one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with a deck or patio. Amenities include heated underground parking; a community room with a fireplace, kitchen, and TV for social gatherings; ample storage space; and much more.

RENTAL APARTMENTS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6209 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Rental apartments located in the heart of the wooded Oakwood Village University Woods campus. Robust life enrichment programming features cultural opportunities and lifelong learning, making Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

ROCK LAKE MANOR

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Quiet, affordable one-bedroom aparments nestled near downtown Lake Mills. Rent based on 30 percent of income; utilities included. Wellmaintained. Preference to eligible seniors and persons with disabilities.

SAUK GARDENS (608) 664-1800 rousemgmt.com

SHERMAN GLEN APARTMENTS

1110 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 241-1190 shermanglen@oakbrookcorp.com madisonseniorapartments.com /sherman-glen-seniors-apartments -madison-wi 55+ Affordable apartment homes designed for your comfort and convenience. Sherman Glen offers you everything you’ll need for your active, mature lifestyle. Heat, water, and underground parking included in rent. Conveniently located walking distance to shopping, dining, and public transportation.

WAUNAKEE MANOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

800 S. Holiday Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 info@waunakeemanor.com waunakeemanor.com Waunakee Manor retirement duplexes and apartments are designed for those looking for a retirement community. Our lovely duplexes, cozy efficiencies, and one-bedroom apartments maintain independence yet provide the assurance and support of 24/7 professional staff.

WESTMINSTER APARTMENT HOMES

6160 Dell Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 206-4454 westminster@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Located in a quiet east side neighborhood, Westminster features

heated underground parking, a fitness center, hair salon, large community room for social gatherings, community store, business center, gazebo, putting green, and much more.

WHITCOMB SQUARE SENIOR APARTMENTS

4909-4911, 4914, 4929 Whitcomb Dr. and 6 Whitcomb Cir., Madison 53711 (608) 577-2451 info@kellerrealestategroup.com kellerapartments.com Whitcomb Square has 66 luxury apartment residences in four buildings located in wooded Orchard Ridge. Close to shopping and the bus line. Spacious apartments with underground garages. Well-maintained, nicely landscaped buildings and 24-hour maintenance service. No pets, no smoking. Sizes from 950 sq. ft. to 2100 sq. ft., all two bedroom, most with two baths.

LIFE-LEASE COMMUNITIES Designed to accommodate the life of the resident. One purchases the right to occupy a unit, usually a town house, condo, or suite, along with use of facilities, such as a gym or spa. Residents pay an upfront fee in addition to a monthly fee, which covers maintenance and other expenses. When the resident leaves, the lease may be sold to another individual. The

development may or may not offer a buy back option.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, PRAIRIE POINT HOMES (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

OLYMPIC VILLAGE AT SUN PRAIRIE managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-5500

SKILLED NURSING CARE/REHABILITATION Provides 24-hour licensed nursing services for those who need rehabilitative care or medical services too complex to be handled by an RCAC, CBRF, or AFH. Generally, Medicare doesn’t pay for long-term care. Medicare pays only for medically necessary skilled nursing/rehab facilities or home healthcare. 

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org Providing short-term rehabilitation care, Attic Angel’s Health Center features private suites and a dedicated rehab unit. Residents enjoy all the amenities and activities of our beautiful facility and exceptional grounds. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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When you’re here, you’re home • Award winning, five star facility • Competitive rates • In-house full time occupational, physical and speech therapies, geriatric nurse practitioner, dietitian & life enrichment staff • Dakim Brain Fitness System • and much more! Contact Jessica for more info: (608) 768-5808 jgood@ramchealth.org www.ramchealth.com

A partner of Reedsburg Area Medical Center

CAPITOL LAKES SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

334 W. Doty St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2145 madison@retirement.org skillednursingrehab.org The professional interdisciplinary team at Capitol Lakes offers the public Medicare-certified subacute care, short- and long-term skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation services. Speed your recovery with innovative inpatient and outpatient care and virtual rehabilitation therapy provided in a comforting environment.

HEBRON OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6201 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4253 oakwoodvillage.net MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

Hebron Oaks provides short-term rehabilitation services and comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy services on Madison’s west side. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

Oak Park® Place provides a comforting environment with skilled nursing services, including specialized programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our Rehab Team works with family and physicians to ensure the best possible care for your loved one.

HOME AGAIN LIVING ASSISTED

PRAIRIE RIDGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

(608) 850-9684 homeagainliving.com

MAPLEWOOD OF SAUK PRAIRIE (608) 643-3383

NAZARETH HEALTH & REHABILITATION (608) 873-6448 nazarethhealth.com

OAK PARK® PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5833 American Pkwy. Madison 53718 (608) 230-4620 oakwoodvillage.net The Health and Rehabilitation Center provides short-term rehabilitation services and comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy services on Madison’s east side. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com

Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries is t parent organization of two Continuing Ca Retirement Communities – Oakwood Villa University Woods on the west side of Madiso and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on the ea side of Madison. We are non-profit, sponsor by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally own and operated since 1948.

Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries is the parent organization of two Continuing Care Retirement Communities – Oakwood Village University Woods on the west side of Madison and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on the east side of Madison. We are a nonprofit sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

OAKWOOD LUTHERAN SENIOR MINISTRIES

(608) 230-4699 • 6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 oakwoodvillage.net

OAKWOOD LUTHERAN SENIOR MINISTRIES


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Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

care, palliative care, and outpatient care. Residents enjoy an upscale center with private rooms featuring personal bathrooms, large windows, family-style dining rooms, outdoor patios and gardens, and space for private family gatherings.

SUN PRAIRIE HEALTH CARE CENTER

REEDSBURG AREA SENIOR LIFE CENTER

2350 N. Dewey Ave. Reedsburg 53959 (608) 524-6577 ramchealth.com The award winning Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center offers assisted living apartments; private long-term care rooms; and short-term, oneon-one rehabilitation. Life is a journey and we are committed to helping you make new memories, new friends, and continuing YOUR quality journey!

SSM HEALTH ST. CLARE MEADOWS CARE CENTER

1414 Jefferson St., Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-4838 ssmhealth.com/locations/location -details/st-clare-meadows-care-center A 102-bed, Medicare and Medicaid skilled-nursing facility that provides temporary rehabilitation or permanent care in an atmosphere that celebrates the needs of the individual. Services includes skilled nursing, recovery care, and assisted living as well as numerous daily activities.

(608) 837-5959 sunprairiehc.com

WAUNAKEE MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER

801 Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 info@waunakeemanor.com waunakeemanor.com Our multifaceted privately owned facility offers spacious private and semiprivate rooms with bathrooms included. Interdisciplinary staff strive to provide comprehensive care combined with sensitivity and respect. Amenities include an in-house beauty salon, outdoor courtyard, on-site religious services, and dedicated activities department.

Experience the Magic of Exceptional Living • Home-like charm • Wonderful amenities • Convenient location 8301 Old Sauk Road • Middleton

www.AtticAngel.org 608-662-8842 CENTRAL PARK APARTMENTS – LAVALLE (608) 985-8383 or (608) 985-7513

SUBSIDIZED HOUSING Apartments/housing based on the resident’s adjusted gross income and use of subsidies provided by the government.

MAPLE RIDGE APARTMENTS – REEDSBURG (608) 524-1948

SOUTH MEADOW APARTMENTS – EVANSVILLE (608) 882-4518

SSM HEALTH ST. MARY’S CARE CENTER

3401 Maple Grove Dr. Madison 53719 (608) 845-1000 ssmhealth.com/locations/location -details/st-marys-care-center A 184-bed facility featuring longterm care, rehabilitation, memory JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


ADULT DAY CENTERS These are nonresidential facilities providing activities for the elderly and special-needs individuals. Most centers operate 10 to 12 hours a day and provide meals, social/recreational activities, and general supervision. These centers enable caregivers to go to work or to obtain a break from their responsibilities.

ADULT DAY CENTER

5401 Fen Oak Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 826-8106 touradc@ccmadison.org adultdaycentermadison.org We provide an affordable alternative to in-home healthcare with support and respite for you while your loved one is in a safe, social, fun environment and receiving care from professional staff. Services for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Photograph courtesy of All Saints Neighborhood

COLONIAL CLUB SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME Adult Day Centers Assistive Technology Care Managers Emergency Response Systems Grocery & Delivery Home Modification Home Organization Home Safety Assessments In-Home Medical Assistance/Licensed Medical Practitioners In-Home Nonmedical Assistance Live-In Support Meal Delivery & Preparation Medical Equipment & Supplies Respite Care MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

(608) 837-4611 colonialclub.org

ELITE DAY SERVICES LLC – JEFFERSON (920) 988-2524

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EMMCA ADULT DAY CENTER (608) 223-3100 emmca.org

HOMEWARD BOUND – BARABOO (608) 356-4666 hwbcare.com

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION    (877) 745-1440  nadsa.org 


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 95 NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES - CROSS PLAINS (608) 798-6937 nwdss.org

OREGON AREA SENIOR CENTER (608) 835-5801 oregonareaseniorcenterwisconsin.com

SSM HEALTH ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER

2440 Atwood Ave., Madison 53578 (608) 249-4450 ssmhealth.com/locations/location -details/adult-day-health-center Offers day-long care for adults 18+ who do not require 24-hour professional care, but need assistance with personal care or activities of daily living. The center allows patients to receive daily care while staying active and involved with others.  

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY This is equipment or technology that helps a person function better or more comfortably, perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), or live more independently.

101 MOBILITY

313 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 182 Madison 53713 (608) 719-3322 madison.101mobility.com 101 Mobility is the nation’s leading provider of mobility and accessibility solutions. From stairlifts to wheelchair ramps, power scooters and more, 101 Mobility strives to exceed our customers’ expectations by offering superior products backed by exceptional service. By appointment only.

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (608) 238-5400 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

NEW WORLD STRATEGIES LLC (608) 513-9388 facebook.com /NewWorldStrategiesLLC

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomeWI.com

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Stair lifts Auto lifts Ramps

Vertical platform lifts Patient lifts Bath modifications

Pool lifts Commercial Residential

SALES • INSTALLATION • SERVICE • RENTAL 313 West Beltline Highway, Suite 182 Madison, Wisconsin 53713

608.719.3322 MADISON.101MOBILITY.COM

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96 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PURCHASE PROGRAM (TEPP)

port systems needed now or in the future to assist with healthcare needs for aging adults.

(608) 231-3305 psc.wi.gov/Pages/Programs /TEPP.aspx

ATEMPO LLC

WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

1617 Sherman Ave. PO Box 14017, Madison 53708 (608) 255-1166 wcblind.org The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired is a private, notfor-profit, community-based organization. Our Mission is to promote the dignity and empowerment of the people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation, and educating the general public.

WISCONSIN RELAY SYSTEM - 711 (608) 234-4781 wisconsinrelay.com

CARE MANAGERS

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

Generally fee-based providers who assist patients and families in evaluating and coordinating available sup-

(608) 335-8218 Nancy Nie RN, CCM, CLNC, CNLCP

(608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

MIDWEST HOME CARE (608) 276-6000 midwesthomecare.com

RN PATIENT ADVOCATES OF MADISON LLC  (608) 807-8195 madisonpatientadvocates.com

SEASONS OF LIFE LLC

PO Box 620563, Middleton 53562 (608) 770-2730 liz@seasonsoflifemadison.com seasonsoflifemadison.com Seasons of Life. Dignity, Honor, Kindness. That is our mission for senior home care. Owned and operated by a geriatric nurse of 22 years, bringing experience, compassion, and integrity home to seniors. Assistance with daily living, including end of life “Death Doula” care.

SENIOR HELPERS

4726 East Towne Blvd. Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 tanyas@seniorhelpersmadison.com seniorhelpersmadison.com We strive to ensure a better quality of life for our clients by keeping them independent, safe, and well cared for in their home. Specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, we provide clients and their families dependable services throughout south central Wisconsin.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS Below are listings for emergency response systems; remote monitoring/sensing; and off-site, directcare response systems for use at one’s residence.

ADT SECURITY SERVICES (608) 216-2292 adt.com/senior-safety

BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LIFELINE

709 S. University Ave. Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 887-6681 bdch.com/lifeline An emergency response program offered through Hillside Home Care, Lifeline makes it possible for the elderly or disabled to live alone with the security and comfort of knowing help is only a phone call, or push of a button, away.

LIFE ASSIST USA (608) 831-1688 Middleton office lifeassistusa.com

PROJECT LIFESAVER - BEAVER DAM POLICE DEPARTMENT Lieutenant Brandon Stommel (920) 887-4613 ext. 504

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Photograph courtesy of The Pines Senior Living

borhood market overflowing with good things to eat—including over 3500 locally sourced products. Order groceries at shopmetcalfes.com and have them delivered to nearly all of Dane County for just $5.95.

MILLER AND SONS SUPERMARKET   (608) 845-6478 Verona (608) 437-3081 Mt. Horeb millerandsonssupermarket.com

WILLY STREET CO-OP (608) 251-6776 East (608) 709-5445 North   (608) 284-7800 West   willystreet.coop

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

VoiceCare (855) 332-6882 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomeWI.com Subscribers wear a pendant that can be activated in the event of a fall or other emergency. Activating VoiceCare alerts monitoring center personnel who will contact the subscriber or designated emergency responders as needed.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL LIFE ASSIST MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2372 stoughtonhospital.com For more information or to register for Life Assist Services, please call.

GROCERY & DELIVERY Listings below may offer online ordering and home delivery service. 

BERING BOUNTY LLC Verona 53593 (608) 320-3238 orders@beringbounty.com beringbounty.com

We deliver, to your home or work, the finest wild-caught seafood from Alaska’s Bering Sea. All-American, healthful, sustainable. Bering Bounty is the only fisherman-owned seafood company in Wisconsin, our home. All our profits stay here. Please email or call today.

CAPITAL CENTRE FOODS (608) 255-2616 capcentremarket.com

HYVEE (608) 244-4696 East Location (608) 273-5120 Fitchburg (608) 277-6735 Westgate Mall hy-vee.com

KNOCHE’S FOOD CENTER (608) 233-1410 knochesbutchershop.com

METCALFE’S MARKET

726 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison 53705 (608) 238-7612 hilldale@shopmetcalfes.com 7455 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53717 (608) 829-3500 west@shopmetcalfes.com shopmetcalfes.com Metcalfe’s is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated neighJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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Design Your Home for Life What Are You WAITING FOR? BY LARRY TAFF

Are you prepared to stay in your home as you age? According to AARP, 87 percent of adults 65+ want to stay in their current home. In contrast, the number of adults who plan for this option is surprisingly small—less than 20 percent. As a residential remodeling company that specializes in universal-design and aging-in-place improvements, we see firsthand that most people don’t feel they need to think about aging-in-place updates until after a fall or illness has occurred. We prepare our homes for winter, we save for retirement, but somehow MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

preparing for our later years is a can that keeps getting kicked down the road. Every once in a blue moon, I come across a forward-thinking client, like Jane. After a medical diagnosis, Jane found herself more reliant on her motorized scooter to get around. She didn’t want to just add grab bars or install a higher toilet. She wanted her new condo to be a place that would allow her to not only live safely, but to thrive. Homeowners like Jane have flipped the script on aging in place and


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 99 is the definition of planning ahead to age in place. Now is your time to go forth and thrive. Be like Jane! Photographs by Marcia Hansen Photographic Company, LLC.

universal design. It’s not just about safety and security, but also about living well in their own home. Jane sums it up best, “I think people often avoid thinking about getting older. Maybe it’s denial. Maybe it’s fear. What I’ve learned is that accepting life’s changes rather than avoiding them allows you to make the most of the situation. That includes how and where you live. I would advise anyone to create the home of your future now while you can enthusiastically enjoy the process. It was fun rather than frustrating because I could do it thoughtfully rather than in crisis. And when you work with a good quality contractor/remodeler, universal design is universally appealing to all ages.” Not sure where to start? There are several resources available to find knowledgeable contractors. Look for a Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) remodeler through NAHB.com or Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) through NARImadison.org. Contractors with these designations have undergone coursework to understand the intricacies of this specific type of remodeling project. In

short, they know their stuff. They can provide an assessment of your home, highlighting the areas of most concern. They take that information and combine it with the specific needs of the homeowner to create a detailed plan. There are three key areas of a home that are the foundation of a good aging-in-place remodel: kitchen, bathroom, and flooring. In Jane’s condo, we were able to address all three. We designed a more open floor plan for the kitchen and living areas. The kitchen is all universal design: forward controls on the cook top, modified lower cabinets that house easy-to-reach electrical outlets, and a lower countertop height for food prep. New exceptionally durable bamboo floors throughout make tricky transitions between rooms a thing of the past. Relocating the stacked washer-dryer unit from a bathroom closet to the master walk-in closet allowed for a far more accessible side-by-side washer-dryer and an unencumbered, spacious roll-in shower. Thanks to Jane’s foresight, her condo is now customized to her specific needs and also has a room for a future live-in care provider. This

Larry Taff, MCR, UDCP, GCP & CAPS, is the owner of TZ of Madison, Inc., which specializes in residential remodeling and has been recognized locally and nationally for its residential universal-design projects. Photos of this remodel and all of its universal- design and agingin-place projects can be found at TZofMadison.com. For more information, call (608) 241-2967.

Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL) is a local nonprofit organization that connects older adults with home and personal services and resources to help them live meaningful active lives in the homes they love. Earl is a longtime member and volunteer of SAIL and Taft is a prescreened service provider. For more information about SAIL, visit their website at sailtoday.org or call (608) 230-4321. You may also find their listing on page 103. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


100 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME HOME MODIFICATION ADAPTIVE REMODELING SOLUTIONS (608) 234-7440 adaptiveremodelingsolutions.com 

CHAD’S DESIGN BUILD (608) 221-1799 chadsdesignbuild.com

DESIGN COALITION (608) 246-8846 designcoalition.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Home Safety Modification 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-7900 intake@independentliving.org independentlivinginc.org On-site professional review plus staff carpenter to make the changes you need. Adaptations include grab bars, ramps, and bath remodels;

we coordinate installation of lifts and supply medical equipment (commodes to bath benches and more). Ask about our grants.

PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

TZ OF MADISON, INC. (608) 241-2967 larry@tzofmadison.com tzofmadison.com

Our dedication to craftsmanship, client communication, and education makes TZ of Madison your trusted remodeling specialist. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to lead you through your Aging in Place and Universal Design remodeling project. Our Certified Remodelers are there for you.

HOME ORGANIZATION LIFE ORGANIZED, LLC (608) 622-7678 lifeorganizedllc.com

MOVING FORWARD– SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS (608) 395-1821 movingforwardmadison.com Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

MOVING MAUDE SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT

3905 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 333-8653 sue@movingmaude.com movingmaude.com Offering relocation consultation, community touring, and application assistance with meticulous planning and management of your move. Additionally, space planning and décor, selling and dispersing items, cleaning up and out, and home staging. Task pricing avoids surprises. Call for a free consultation. MARCH–AUGUST 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 101 INDEPENDENT HEALTH CARE

Home Health Care 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-2097 intake@independentliving.org independentlivinginc.org Compassionate, professional care comes to your home from our Medicare-certified nonprofit agency affiliated with Independent Living, Inc. Nurses; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; and personal care assistants help you continue to recover. Medication management and chronic disease monitoring also available.

RECOVER HEALTH – BARABOO OFFICE

HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS ACCESSIBILITY PLUS Dane, Columbia, Jefferson, and Dodge counties (608) 230-5836 accessibilityplusonline.com

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

SAFE At Home (608) 223-7970 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomeWI.com SAFE At Home is offered by SSM Health at Home in partnership with the United Way of Dane County and is available to those 60+ living in Dane County. The program provides an in-home safety assessment and six months of follow up.

IN-HOME MEDICAL ASSISTANCE/LICENSED MEDICAL  PRACTITIONERS Only licensed agencies are allowed to provide medical services including

medication management; medical social services; skilled nursing; medical staff; bathing; home health aide services; and occupational, physical, and speech therapies. Agencies may be certified to invoice Medicare, Medicaid, or long-term care insurance. Contact the agency for services and billing information. Some may offer respite care in your home. Check the Palliative Care category in the Health section too.

BRIGHTSTAR CARE® (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

CNA ON THE GO, LLC HOME CARE SERVICES

Mailing address: 6516 Monona Dr. Monona 53716 (608) 609-8491 cnaonthegollc@gmail.com cnaonthegollc.com Like working with a smart, dedicated team of professionals who offers trustworthy care to you or your loved one? Look no further. We have Certified Nursing Assistants dedicated to providing a grateful service to our clients.

(608) 356-7570 recoverhealth.org

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

(800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org ssmhealthathomeWI.com We are a nonprofit healthcare organization offering a comprehensive variety of services to patients in the privacy and comfort of their homes. Services include skilled nursing, physical/occupational/speech therapy, medical social services, infusion/enteral therapies, home telemonitoring, hospice, and palliative care.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2366 stoughtonhospital.com Provides comprehensive services, including 24/7 on-call registered nurses; home health aides; social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Also provides skilled nursing care, case management, medication monitoring, wound care, IV therapy, JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


102 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A Madison 53705 (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison Your loved one deserves care that’s extraordinary. At BrightStar Care, our Registered Nurse Director of Nursing leads experienced, trustworthy, compassionate caregivers who provide a full range of medical and nonmedical services in the comfort and safety of home.

and education regarding chronic disease management. Medicare and Medicaid certified/Joint Commission accredited.

UNITYPOINT AT HOME (608) 417-3700 unitypoint.org/homehealth

VISITING PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION (608) 807-1600 visitingphysicians.com /vpa-locations/wisconsin

ACTI-KARE OF DANE COUNTY

4703 Carter St., Oregon 53575 (224) 698-7050 abalmaseda@actikare.com dane.actikare.com When you or your loved ones need help in your daily lives, Acti-Kare can provide affordable in-home care services. Enjoy life to the fullest while we help you stay active, keep you company, do your housekeeping, and even drive you places.

AGAPE SERVICES LLC

IN-HOME NONMEDICAL ASSISTANCE Listings offer a variety of nonmedical care and assistance in one’s residence. Examples include: • Chore Care—typically light housekeeping, laundry, gardening, home repair, meal preparation, and shopping. • Companion Care—typically companionship for a patient, allowing the caregiver to run errands, perform chores, sleep, or enjoy a break.  • Personal Care—typically aid for individuals experiencing difficulties with activities of daily living. Services include bathing, grooming, meals, walking, dressing, and toileting. 

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(608) 473-1516 seniorservicesmadison.com

ALTERNATIVE HOME CARE, INC. – ROCK COUNTY

CARING COMPANIONS (608) 333-5095

COMFORCARE

Home Care Services 2421 Parmenter St., Ste. 100 Middleton 53562 (608) 836-1868 home@cfchomecare.com comforcare.com/madison ComForCare Home Care Services provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathroom assistance, home maintenance, and other services. ComForCare is an effective solution for the elderly who prefer to remain at home.

(608) 758-3324

COMFORT KEEPERS

ALWAYS BEST CARE

(608) 442-1898 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

(608) 315-2378 alwaysbestcaremadison.com

BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOME CARE

709 S. University Ave. Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 887-4050 bdch.com/hillside-home-care Our highly trained nurses and therapists work closely with your physician to coordinate a care plan designed just for you and your condition. Our goal is to help you live safely and independently in your own home.

COMPASSION CAREGIVERS, LLC

5902 Raymond Rd., Ste. 2 Madison 53711 (608) 467-9507 compassioncaregivers2016@gmail.com compassioncaregiversllc.com A Madison-based personal care agency dedicated to helping elderly and disabled individuals live independently with dignity at the comfort of their own home. For your safety and peace of mind, we conduct a thorough background check on all of our staff.


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 103 GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE

437 S. Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 101 Madison 53719 (608) 467-3590 raju@goldenheartmadison.com goldenheartmadison.com Our professional staff provide excellent personalized care in the home. It is difficult for loved ones to watch their parent get confused and forgetful. We provide counseling and education to guide you. We are hiring and offer training.

HOME CHORE ASSISTANCE - MIDDLETON OUTREACH  MINISTRY (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Home and Personal Care Services 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-7900 intake@independentliving.org independentlivinginc.org Personal care assistance includes bathing, getting in/out of bed, dressing, companionship, and more. Home health aides are carefully screened. We work with long-term care insurance and VA. Home care services include housecleaning, laundry, yardwork, errands, and other chores for you.

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON (608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org

NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES – CROSS PLAINS (608) 798-6937 nwdss.org

SEASONS OF LIFE LLC

PO Box 620563, Middleton 53562 (608) 770-2730 liz@seasonsoflifemadison.com seasonsoflifemadison.com Seasons of Life. Dignity, Honor, Kindness. That is our mission for senior home care. Owned and operated by a geriatric nurse of 22 years, bringing experience, compassion, and integrity home to seniors. Assistance with daily living, including end of life “Death Doula” care.

SENIOR HELPERS

4726 E. Towne Blvd. Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 tanyas@seniorhelpersmadison.com seniorhelpersmadison.com We strive to ensure a better quality of life for our clients by keeping them independent, safe, and well cared for in their home. Specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, we provide clients and their families dependable services throughout south central Wisconsin.

every day, in every way • Family owned & operated local business • Providing non-medical, in-home care • Complimentary in-home consultation • Flexible hourly care and live-in care • Assistance with activities of daily living • Friendly companionship • Medication reminders • Respite care • Caregivers background checked • Personal care

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. As a member, one can obtain referrals to highquality vendors who offer home health care. Members can receive automated daily check-in services at no additional charge.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL TRUSTED HANDS

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2366 stoughtonhospital.com Provides affordable and professional personal care and companionship

Deb and Tracy Teske Co-Owners and Directors

6425 Odana Rd, Ste 5, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 819-0665, dteske@visitingangels.com VisitingAngels.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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VISITING ANGELS

(920) 568-1051 visitingangels.com /fortatkinson/home

6425 Odana Rd., Ste. 5 Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care and respite care for families. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

(920) 821-1111 visitingangels.com/bd/home

VISITING ANGELS – FORT ATKINSON

LIVE-IN SUPPORT BRIGHTSTAR CARE® (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison 

INTEGRITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC. (608) 222-1113 integrityrs.net

SENIOR HELPERS (608) 729-5365 seniorhelpersmadison.com

MEAL DELIVERY & PREPARATION CHEFS FOR SENIORS INC. (608) 220-9814   chefsforseniors.com

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Evening Meals On Wheels 602 N. Segoe Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 204-0923 meals@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Great meals delivered to your door! Fresh, healthy, chef-prepared meals are made daily and delivered

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS & AGING ADULTS

CapTel® 2400i

Can’t Hear on the Phone?

Captioned Telephone www.CapTel.com 1-800-233-9130

The CapTel® Captioned Telephone allows people with hearing loss to listen to their caller and read everything the caller says. Like captions on TV— for your phone! Free with verified hearing loss, you get the phone plus installation, providing you with better phone conversations. Includes free captioning service with no monthly fees or contracts required.

Don’t miss another word!

Free phone with valid third-party certification or through other promotion is subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions may apply. CapTel Captioned Telephone is designed exclusively for individuals with hearing loss and is funded and regulated by the FCC.

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by trained volunteers between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Customized diets include diabetic, gluten free, and vegetarian. Accredited program with menus reviewed by a dietitian.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME– MEALS ON WHEELS (Madison, Middleton, Monona, and Sun Prairie only) (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomeWI.com   

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Suppliers listed typically sell, rent, or loan a range of home medical equipment and supplies. Check also the Health and Aging & Caregiver Resources sections.

101 MOBILITY

313 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 182 Madison 53713 (608) 719-3322 madison.101mobility.com 101 Mobility is the nation’s leading provider of mobility and accessibility solutions. From stairlifts to wheelchair ramps, power scooters and more, 101 Mobility strives to exceed our customers’ expectations by offering superior products backed by exceptional service. By appointment only.

APRIA HEALTHCARE (608) 221-5480 apria.com

CAPTEL® CAPTIONED TELEPHONE

CapTel, Inc. 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (608) 238-5400 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone

works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC

Life-Sustaining Equipment 133 S. Blair St., Madison 53703 (608) 252-7000 mge.com/lifesupport Contact us if you have medical equipment requiring electricity 24/7 in order to be listed as a special needs customer.

MOBILITY STORE

Scooters, Wheelchairs, Mobility Chairs, and Accessories 3720 N. 124th St., Wauwatosa, WI (414) 988-5333 gma@ifmobility.org ifmobility.org The Mobility Store, a program of IndependenceFirst, refurbishes wheelchairs, hospital beds, and other medical equipment and JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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redistributes to individuals of all ages who have either permanent or temporary mobility impairments. Our products are offered at up to 70 percent below retail prices.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomeWI.com

UNITYPOINT AT HOME

2180 W. Beltline Hwy. Madison 53713 (608) 417-3700 or (800) 236-1052 unitypoint.org/homehealth UnityPoint at Home provides comprehensive healthcare services in the privacy and comfort of your own home. We are your one stop source for home care services. We accept Unity Health Insurance (a Quartz Affiliate).

RESPITE CARE Respite care provides temporary relief to the primary caregiver. This care is to relieve unpaid, primary caregivers whose patients require constant supervision and cannot be left alone due to mental or physical problems. This care can be provided at an Adult Day Center, in your own residence, or at a facility.Â

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2990 hstringham@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org All Saints Assisted Living offers short-term care designed for seniors who need supportive services for a brief time. Registered nurses

available 24/7 and a life rich with social opportunities help seniors regain a new zest for life.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

THE PINES ASSISTED LIVING

1050 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-5433 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of the Pines Assisted Living offers short-term care, designed for seniors who need supportive services for a brief time. Registered nurses available 24/7, experienced staff members, and a life rich with social opportunities can help a senior regain their zest for life.

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Journey of Aging - South Central WI March-August 2018  

Journey of Aging is targeted to caregivers, maturing adults, adult children taking care of their parents, elder care professionals and adult...

Journey of Aging - South Central WI March-August 2018  

Journey of Aging is targeted to caregivers, maturing adults, adult children taking care of their parents, elder care professionals and adult...