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Families share a lot

Unfortunately, not everything they share is good

Heart disease is preventable and treatable. UW Health’s Cardiac Arrest Prevention Program has experts who can help. Our team works with individuals and entire families to identify their risk factors and develop a plan to help lower their risk for heart disease.

If someone in your family has one of the following risk factors, we can help. • Unexplained racing heartbeat or dizziness • Previous heart attack • Coronary artery disease • Prior sudden cardiac arrest • Abnormal heart rhythms • Obesity • Diabetes Visit uwhealth.org/CAPP or call (608) 890-7760 to learn more or self-refer to our Cardiac Arrest Prevention Program.

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If you or other family members have had heart issues or heart disease, talk about it. By sharing what you know, you can help your family understand their risk for heart disease.


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Our Stars Shine

Brightest Together At Oak Park Place, we believe that sharing our GIFTS every day is the best way to keep our community strong. We thank everyone who is a vital part of Oak Park Place—residents, family members, team members, volunteers, friends and neighbors—for enhancing our lives and the lives of those around us.

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JOURNEY OF AGING is an annual publication of Towns & Associates, Inc. 20,000 free copies are distributed throughout Dane County at various locations. For more information, visit

JOURNEYOFAGING.COM. Personal copies are $5 each. We’ve tried to provide up-to-date, accurate information. We welcome updates, new resources, businesses, comments and/or suggestions. Content in this publication is subject to change. Reproductions in whole or in part without written permission are prohibited. All rights reserved. ©2016

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editor-in-chief Amy S. Johnson

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CONTENTS AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES

09

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

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END OF LIFE

31

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

37

The Joy of Caregiving The Madison Senior Center

Dementia and the Ar ts

8 Ways to Stay Active After a Life Transition

Reviewing Finances with Your Aging Parents

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GENERAL 44 Live and Learn Through Educational Travel Environments that Invite, Comfor t, Engage, Educate, Inspire, and Celebrate

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publication designer Barbara Wilson

copy editors Kyle Jacobson, Krystle Naab

HEALTH 63 Become a Mental Health First Aider for Older Adults Be Good to the Ear th: MedDrop and Safe Disposal

68 76

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE

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graphic designers Susie Anderson, Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher

administration Sandy Carlson, Lori Czajka

contributing writers Dan Cheramy, Kelly Cheramy, Narra Smith Cox, Ashley Hillman, Laura Hunt, Kyle Jacobson, Beth Johnson, Kristin Larson, Dan Muxfeld, Daniel B. Pur tell, Wendy Sulzer, Cheryl Wittke

photographs Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Dan Cheramy, Kelly Cheramy, Laura Hunt, Kristin Larson, Andy Manis, Dan Muxfeld, Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, Daniel B. Pur tell, Wendy Sulzer, Doug Whittle

Housing Terms Glossary Assisted Living Lingo

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME

Planning for Joint Replacement Surgery

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ADVERTISER INDEX ADRC (Aging & Disability Resource Center) 21 Agrace Hospice 30 All About Living with Carol Koby 54 All Saints Neighborhood 3, 99 Alzheimer’s Association 29 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance 24 Area Agency on Aging 17 Ar tisan/Mosaic Management Group 88 Attic Angel Community 94, 109 BrightStar Care 118 BrightStar Senior Living 89 Capitol Lakes/Pacific Services 67, 102 Capri Senior Communities/Hyland Campus 86 CapTel, Inc. 73 Care Wisconsin 52 Catholic Charities 11 CNA On The Go, LLC 117 Colonial View Apartments 103 Comforcare Home Care Services 119 Community Living Alliance, Inc. 21 Connect Hearing, Inc. 81 Coventry Village 97 Cress Funeral Home 32 Dane Buy Local 43 Dane County Humane Society 62 Emerson Senior Living 93 EMMCA (East Madison Monona Coalition of the Aging) 25, 79 Gunderson Funeral Home 33, 38 Haskins Shor t, LLC 54 Heritage Senior Living 105 Hill Glowacki, LLP 39 Ho-Chunk Gaming - Madison 82, 100-101 Home Elements & Concepts 55 SEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING

Home Health United 36, 123 Horizon Management Services 106 IndependenceFirst Mobility Store 116 Independent Living, Inc. 15 Journey Mental Health Center 80 Keller Apar tments - Whitcomb Square 108 Madison Community Foundation 39 Madison Essentials Magazine 58 Madison Gas and Electric 47 Madison Originals 42 Meadowmere/Sunny Point 87 Meridian Group 96 Metro Transit 8, 60, 71 Milestone Senior Living 95 Oak Park Place 4, 98, 111 Oakwood Village 7, 107 Recover Health 119 Restaino & Associates Realtors 59 RSVP of Dane County 45 SAFE Communities of Madison 15, 66 Segues, LLC 58 Senior Helpers 22 SAIL (Sharing Active Independent Lives) 16 Stoughton Hospital 65 Sun Prairie Health Care Center 108 SVA Plumb Trust Company, LLC 42 UW Health Cardiac Prevent Program 2, 75 UW Health Geriatric Assessment Clinics 124 Van Go Taxi, Inc. 61 Visiting Angels 122 Waunakee Manor Health Care Center 108 Wilson Law Group, LLC 41 WisPACT 43


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OAKWOOD’S TWO CAMPUSES are distinct thriving communities in beautiful natural surroundings. Take your pick of mature oak woodlands or high prairie ridgelands. Both campuses have walking paths, opportunities to tend a garden, and integrated landscaping that provides easy access to the great outdoors. Oakwood also has best-in-class life enrichment programming to support vibrant social activities, opportunities to learn and grow and be a part of a close-knit community integrated with nature. We invite you to tour our campuses and learn more about living at Oakwood. Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge • 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison Oakwood Village University Woods • 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison

Prairie Ridge: 608-230-4000 | University Woods: 608-230-4699 | www.oakwoodvillage.net


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES Advocacy Against Abuse and Neglect Benefit Specialists Caregiver Information Case Managers Coalitions Eldercare Agencies & Associations Long-Term Care Information Membership Programs Age 60+ Senior Centers Social Services Veteran Services

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10 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES ADVOCACY AGAINST ABUSE AND NEGLECT Under Wisconsin statutes, elder abuse and neglect includes physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse/assault.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org

COMPLAINTS PERTAINING TO THESE WISCONSIN PROVIDERS • Assisted living facilities: CBRFs, AFHFs, adult day centers, 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

BENEFIT SPECIALISTS

• Long-term care providers: hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, endstate renal dialysis, outpatient rehabilitation agencies, personal care agencies, and rural health care clinics (608) 266-8481 or (800) 642-6552 • Mental health and substance abuse treatment programs (608) 266-2717 or (800) 642-6552

Elderly Benefit Specialists (EBS) assist individuals 60+ determine available private or government benefits, including prescription drug plans. Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS)  assist people between the ages of 18 and 59 with physical, developmental, and mental disabilities. Listings in the Case Managers category in this section are knowledgeable regarding available benefits.

• State-licensed nursing homes (608) 266-7474 or (800) 642-6552 dhs.wisconsin.gov/bqaconsumer /healthcarecomplaints.htm

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

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

To report elder abuse or neglect in Dane County, call the ELDER ABUSE HELPLINE at

(608) 261-9933 (daytime only)

IMPORTANT NUMBERS Police, Fire, Emergencies 9-1-1

EBS 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, and other health care 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

BENEFITS ENROLLMENT CENTER (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org/elder-law-center

Dane County Suicide Crisis Line

(608) 280-2600

COMMUNITY BENEFITS SPECIALISTS

Police Non-Emergency

(608) 255-2345

(608) 246-3444 eri-wi.org/programs/cbs

Eldercare Locator (Help in other counties & states)

(800) 677-1116

Domestic Abuse Crisis Line (24hr)

(608) 251-4445

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PUBLIC BENEFITS ASSISTANCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org/benefits.html


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 11 CAREGIVER INFORMATION

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

(608) 252-1320 fsmad.org

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Meditation Classes for Caregivers Presentations and Learning Sessions Co-Located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com Classes empower caregivers to better care for a family member and themselves while reducing stress, guilt, and anger. Caregivers learn to problem-solve and communicate more effectively with other family members. Visit wihealthyaging.org for workshops and dates offered.

AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC)

CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK

This is an individual who provides support and assistance to individuals with disabilities or long-term 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.

ABUSE PREVENTION GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS (APGC)

(608) 240-7400 daneadrc.org

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 information on workshops 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.

Caring For The Caregiver (608) 261-5679 caregiveraction.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES (608) 826-8000 ccmadison.org

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.

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

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 • Companionship, Socialization, Outings

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Joy of Caregiving

The

Joy of CAREGIVING by Kelly Cheramy

Some days are difficult. They can be emotionally draining and physically exhausting. They can begin or end with the loss of someone special. Even so, all days are worth their emotional weight in gold. That’s the sentiment of caregivers who truly understand their beautiful human profession in the circle of life. They hold a deeply rooted belief that they are part of something bigger, that they play an important, even sacred, role in life on this earth. Some people are born already wired with the patience and compassion of exceptional caregivers. Others fumble through the often painful lessons of life and learn along the way. But all

who exhibit the spirit of joy in their work have something in common; they transform the process of their jobs into the art of good living. Their art is a joy for all. AYÉLÉ: GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF A KING The story of Ayélé (pronounced AhYAY-lay) represents those who are, in various ways, born to serve. Her great-grandfather was a king whose duty was to protect and serve his people in the West African nation of Togo. But because that patriarchal society hands the crown only to men, Ayélé’s link to royalty was broken with the next generation.

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Ayélé’s job in assisted living is more than health care. “I’m a listener, counselor, confidant,” she says. “They know they can share with me and it’s safe. That’s a big part of helping with their feelings of security and happiness.”

Instead, as the only girl in her presentday family, Ayélé was anointed caregiver for her ailing grandmother, the daughter of the former king. Ayélé, thanks to the way she is wired, provided royal care for her beloved grandmother who passed away at age 91. “My grandmother said that if I were to take care of old people in my career, I would be blessed for doing such good work for God,” she recounts. Further reinforcement of this idea comes from her faith. “The Bible says that white hair is a crown of glory,” Ayélé says. “I think it’s beautiful.” This


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 13 more common crown and spiritual knowledge provides the directive for Ayélé to serve others. Ayélé, whose father was a physician assistant in Togo, is a certified nursing assistant for Attic Angel Community’s assisted-living households. For five years, before coming to Madison, she was a midwife in Togo caring for moms and babies. The differences between those jobs lie in the pace and drama of life, as well as the wisdom and perspective that come with age. “Sometimes there’s no sense of yesterday or tomorrow. There’s only

now,” Ayélé explains about providing care for seniors. “It’s kind of freeing. You can be who you are, and you can be your best self in that moment.”

before finding her true calling as a certified nursing assistant in Attic Angel Community’s independentliving apartments.

The people Ayélé cares for every day become, in a way, friends, and some even like family. “Of course, it is my job, but I care about them and think about them even when I’m gone.”

Mary, the oldest of three children, was just four years old when her father died unexpectedly. She helped her mother keep the household running, and those life lessons never came too early. The family later moved to Scotland to be near Mary’s grandmother, and less than two months later, Mary’s mom passed away. At the tender age of 13, Mary was the head of her family.

MARY: DAUGHTER OF REAL LIFE’S LESSONS OF LOSS Painfully and bravely, Mary has weathered so many of life’s storms

At 17, Mary moved herself and her twin brothers to the United States to

“I love to come to work, and I love the residents,” says Mary as she checks in on Sam in the independent-living apartments. “It doesn’t feel like a job; I feel like I’m spending time with my friends.”

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14 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES live with their American grandmother. Within that year, their grandmother suffered a massive stroke, and Mary helped with her care until her grandmother’s death. With amazing resilience, deep faith, and clarity about the work before her, Mary moves forward confidently in her own life and in service to others. “When I first began working with seniors as my career, I questioned my choice. I wasn’t sure I could do it,” Mary recounts. “It was very emotional because I’ve lost so many people in my life.” Within days, her doubts vanished. “This IS for me! I view the residents as though they could be my grandma or grandpa, and I can get through a lot with families. I feel like I’ve found my calling. I thank God for that all the time.” Mary’s joy comes from knowing she is helping seniors and their family members in a way that she is uniquely qualified to do. “I found my purpose! I’m fulfilled,” she says. Each day begins with a prayer on Mary’s way to work—asking for help and guidance for herself and the residents. Once at work, she remains open to how each day will unfold. “I go wherever the day takes me. The biggest thing for me is the Golden Rule. I treat people the way I would want to be treated.”

going to like her. She rests in the knowledge that she always does her very best for them. “I believe the customer is always right. If I get it wrong, according to their preferences, I try again. I can’t just walk away; this is my job.” Such differences in perspective fascinate Mary. “I respect that they’ve lived their whole lives before me, and they know more than I do,” says Mary, whose bedtime reading includes many memoirs. “They light up when they’re invited to reminisce, and I love hearing stories about their lives. It’s uplifting work.” Mary’s brand of loving care first grew from vivid memories of her own mother caring for elderly neighbors, often taking them dinner and checking in on them. In the present day, she draws inspiration from the very people she serves. “I know some of our residents have been through a lot, and they’re my role models too,” she explains. “There are a lot of survivors among us.” Kelly Cheramy is the outreach coordinator for Attic Angel Community. Photographs by Andy Manis.

Sometimes easier said than done, Mary admits, because health issues and personalities have a way of raising tensions. But she understands that there is usually more to the story than what’s obvious. “If you’re patient enough, you can always find a way to connect and help them through whatever is bothering them.” Mary also learned that, through no fault of her own, not everyone is

FAMILY SERVICE MADISON (608) 252-1320 fsmad.org

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

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON (608) 278-1808 jssmadison.org

LIFESPAN CARING NETWORK TRAINING (608) 222-2033 respitecarewi.org

SUPPER AND SUPPORT (608) 223-3100 emmca.org/home/caregiver-support

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

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 scam? 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.

WISCONSIN’S FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAMS Photograph submitted by Kelly Cheramy

(866) 843-9810 wisconsincaregiver.org


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 15 COMMUNITY OUTREACH WISCONSIN TRAINING AND CONSULTATION (608) 265-9440 cow.waisman.wisc.edu/traincon.html

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

COALITIONS

• Home Health Care • House Cleaning, Personal Care, Evening Meals on Wheels, Home Modifications, More • Senior Living Communities in Madison, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie • New Senior Living Community Coming Soon on Madison's Northside! Call us today at 274-7900 www.IndependentLivingInc.org

CASE MANAGERS Case managers assist patients and families in evaluating, arranging, and coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future to assist with health care needs. They can assist in determining eligible benefits. Check the Senior Centers and Coalitions categories, as they have case managers on staff.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Co-Located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com AAA contracts 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. See website for provider list/location.

Coalitions are a great source of information regarding senior-related activities, programs, or services (for example, what kinds of senior housing are available).They staff case managers who coordinate services for those who need more in-depth help. They manage nutrition sites and can identify the nearest one.  They provide exercise activities, education classes, wellness events, health screenings, social activities (cards and bingo), and home chore services.

ATEMPO, LLC (608) 335-8218 RN, CCN, CLNC, CNLCP

AVENUES TO COMMUNITY, INC. (608) 663-8390 avenuestocommunity.com

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, and home chore services that help people to improve their quality of life and live with self-determination.

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16 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG)

SOUTH MADISON COALITION OF THE ELDERLY

(608) 224-0606 www.cwag.org

(608) 251-8405 smcelder.com

COMMUNITY ACTION COALITION (CAC)

WISCONSIN COALITION OF INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS, INC. (WCILC)

(608) 246-4730 www.cacscw.org

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.

(608) 444-3842 il-wisconsin.net

WISCONSIN IDENTITY THEFT COALITION PROGRAM (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

ELDERCARE AGENCIES & ASSOCIATIONS ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org

AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC)

2825 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 or (855) 417-6892 adrc@countyofdane.com daneadrc.org The first place to contact for unbiased, accurate information on all aspects of life related to aging or a disability. This center will support seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers by providing useful information and assistance, longterm care options counseling, benefits counseling, and access to publicly funded long-term care programs.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Co-Located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com

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

SAFE COMMUNITIES MADISON-DANE COUNTY

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 and independent by connecting with SH each other and having access to high quality services. Interested?

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AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 17 AAA is the designated county aging unit, which acts as planning and policy development body for age 60+ programs funded by the federal Older Americans Act and state supplements. AAA provides and purchases the following senior services: nutrition, programs for family caregivers, case management, transportation, and EBS.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE SPECIALIST - #211 (608) 246-4357 or 211 unitedwaydanecounty.org

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

LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

LONG-TERM CARE INFORMATION Visit the Elder Agencies & Associations and Case Managers categories as well as the Placement Services category in the Retirement Housing section for assistance in long-term care planning.

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

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

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS AGE 60+ DANE COUNTY SOS SENIOR COUNCIL

An extensive network of resources available, 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!

(608) 256-7626

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.

SENIOR CENTERS At senior centers, individuals can interact with their peers, be part of decision-making processes, and fulfill their interests. This allows adults to continue to experience a sense of achievement and to be productive in their community, which is important throughout anyone’s life. Sign up to receive monthly newsletters.

BELLEVILLE/SUGAR RIVER SENIOR CENTER (608) 424-6007 bellevillewi.org

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THE MADISON

SENIOR CENTER BY LAURA HUNT

The Madison Senior Center is redefining what a senior center is. Located in the heart of Madison at 330 W. Mifflin Street, it is a vibrant center of activity for older adults who want to learn new skills, challenge their brains, or even exercise. It’s the 21st century and today’s seniors are learning and doing more than ever before. The word senior can mean many things, but it does not mean old. Being a senior in high school or college represents four years of hard work. In

families it’s a title of respect. Corporate America uses the word senior to signify authority (for example, Senior Vice President). At the Madison Senior Center, it means you are at least 55 years old and have earned the privilege of being considered a senior adult. September is National Senior Center Month, and this year’s theme is Find Balance at Your Center. Finding balance in life is one of our program goals every month. Activities offered provide opportunities to be engaged

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physically, mentally, and emotionally. Many of our instructors are seniors who enjoy volunteering to share their valuable skills and knowledge. One of the highlights this year is a documentary called The Age of Love, directed and produced by Steven Lowery. In this 99-minute film, 70 to 90 year olds discuss their need for companionship and intimacy later in life. This poignant and entertaining screening will be held at the Central Library on Tuesday, September 13, at 1:30 p.m. The event


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 19 “redefining what a senior center is...a vibrant center of activity for older adults who want to learn new skills, challenge their brains, or even exercise.” is free, but preregistration is strongly recommended. On October 5, there will be a Monona Terrace lecture on aging and intimacy by John DeLamater, Conway-Bascom Professor of Sociology at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Then the following week, the Madison Senior Center will host a speed dating event for seniors. The desire for intimacy doesn’t decrease with age. Other special events at the Madison Senior Center include A Photo Affair (September/October) and An Artful Affair (April/May), both of which are coordinated with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery Night. The Health & Resource Fair on November 3 targets both seniors and their caregivers, who themselves are often seniors. In

November, we feature The Festival of Wreaths, and in December, we host our Classic English Tea. These two events raise funds that provide support to offer most programs at little to no cost. The second floor of the Madison Senior Center is home to an art gallery, which features artwork by local adults ages 55+. The amount of talent in our community is amazing, and anyone can view the art Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Programs at the Senior Center are varied and reflect the needs and interests of participants. Art classes have included watercolor painting, printmaking, and drawing. We regularly offer financial literacy classes, computer classes, health screenings, and musical performances. We’ve

also had presentations on financial security, internet security, and lowvision resources. Our Brown Bag Lunch Series features a local author every month, except July, August, and December. In October, local author Bill Bilbo, who specializes in flash fiction, will read and discuss his work, and spend time teaching attendees how to write their own flash fiction. Not to be forgotten is the growing research that reinforces the importance of exercise and good nutrition as people age. Three exercise classes are available to participants: Gentle Exercise, Gentle Yoga, and Simple Strength. Other movement classes include Ballroom Basics for Balance, which was designed by Susan Frikken, OT of Yahara Therapy, with a new class starting on September 23, and Laughing Bodies/Dancing Minds, a movement class taught in January by Li Chiao Ping, Dance professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison. A variety of other programs are also offered, such as the AARP Smart Driving Course, Celtic Harpist Shari Sarazin, Intergenerational Preschool Hour, Gilda’s Glee Club, and a BEAM tour of the de Young Art Museum in San Francisco. Sign up to receive our electronic monthly newsletter, The Messenger, free of charge. Register for your new My City of Madison Account at my.cityofmadison.com. Click on “New User?” in the green JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


20 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES COLONIAL CLUB SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER SUN PRAIRIE (608) 837-4611 colonialclub.org

DEFOREST AREA COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER (608) 846-9469 thecommunitycornerstone.org

EMMCA (608) 223-3100 emmca.org

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

GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER

box, then “Register” on the word box. Provide your information and click the box to register. Scroll down to “Senior Center” and click. One of the most surprising things for a lot of people who are new to the Madison Senior Center is the number of volunteers. All of our front desk staff and most of our instructors and dining site staff are volunteers. This allows us to offer programs for little to no cost, and the volunteers continually comment on how rewarding the experience is.

Laura Hunt is the program coordinator at the Madison Senior Center. She is responsible for the programs, special events, community outreach, and public relations. Prior to joining the Madison Senior Center staff, Laura was the program manager at the North/Eastside Senior Coalition and spent 30 years with the YMCA of Dane County focusing on children and families.

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

MADISON SENIOR CENTER (608) 266-6581 cityofmadison.com/seniorcenter

MCFARLAND SENIOR CENTER (608) 838-7117 mcfarland.wi.us

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

MONONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 222-3415 mymonona.com

So forget everything that you thought you knew about senior centers being for old, bingo-playing people in poor health. Stop by the Madison Senior Center or visit madisonseniorcenter.org to learn more about participating in programs and activities with other adults who may or may not be retired from their job, but certainly not retired from life.

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

NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES CROSS PLAINS (608) 798-6937 nwdss.org Photograph submitted by Laura Hunt

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AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 21 OREGON AREA SENIOR CENTER (608) 835-5801 oregonareaseniorcenterwisconsin.com

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

VERONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 845-7471 veronaactiveadults.org

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

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

SOCIAL SERVICES

VETERAN SERVICES ADDICTIVE DISORDERS TREATMENT PROGRAM

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

COMFORT KEEPERS

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

(608) 442-1898 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

AMERICAN LEGION POST 501

(608) 266-4158 danevets.com

(608) 244-7716

DANE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

CATHOLIC CHARITIES (608) 826-8000 ccmadison.org

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (608) 242-8355 clanet.org

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES (608) 278-1808 jssmadison.org

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES (608) 277-0610 lsswis.org

UNITED ASIAN SERVICES OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-6400

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22 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES GERIATRIC PRIMARY CARE CLINIC (GEM) William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7011 www.madison.va.gov/services

GERIATRIC RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CLINICAL CENTER (GRECC) William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7000 www.madison.va.gov/services/grecc.asp

HEARTLAND HOSPICE CARE

2810 Crossroads Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison At Heartland Hospice, caring for military veterans begins with evaluating the impact of each veteran’s experience. We work with the veteran, family, and physician. An individual’s military service

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.

608-729-5365 www.seniorhelpersmadison.com All rights reserved. Senior Helpers locations are independently owned and operated. ©2016 SH Franchising, LLC.

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history helps determine which kind of personalized, compassionate care to provide.

HOME HEALTH UNITED

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

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

SENIOR HELPERS (608) 729-5365 seniorhelpers.com

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.

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

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


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

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24 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVER & FAMILY PROGRAMS Caregiver, educational, and informational programs are listed below.

ALZCONNECTED® alzconnected.org

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WI PROGRAMS

(608) 232-3400 alzwisc.org ABCs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: This is for families of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. Dementia Care at Home: Eating, dressing, toileting, and bathing: this half-day training is designed to help family caregivers turn personal care tasks, such as toileting, bathing, eating, and dressing, into successful, safe, and meaningful activities.

Legal and Financial Planning Seminar: A two-par t seminar 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. Maintaining Brain Health: This is an interactive workshop for the general public featuring nutritional and lifestyle advice along with strategies to keeping your memory sharp. 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. Monthly Family Caregiver Education: This meets on the 3rd Monday of each month and alternates between the Hawthorne and Alicia Ashman branches of the Madison Public Library. Positive Communication with Persons with Dementia: A two-hour workshop for those caring for a loved one with Al-

Your partner along the journey.

zheimer’s, wanting to understand how dementia affects communication and learning how to carefully observe, listen and interact effectively with persons with dementia. Powerful Tools for Caregivers: A six-par t class for people who care for loved ones with stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, or similar long-term conditions. Classes cover various topics such as reducing stress, communicating effectively, practicing self-care, dealing with emotions, and making tough decisions. Savvy Caregiver Training: This in-depth training class, a 12-hour commitment, reviews the necessary care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. It can be thought of as professional-level training for nonprofessionals. Caregiver’s manual included. Fees apply.

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

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION E-LEARNING alz.org Educational courses covering what to expect from this disease as well as useful care strategies.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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

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(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


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 25 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 FAMILY AND CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM (608) 232-3400 alzwisc.org Limited funds are available to purchase services, such as in-home respite, home delivered meals, adult day care, and personal care, as well as equipment and supplies needed for care.

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.

PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA ISSUES ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN: MEMORY CAFÉ (608) 232-3400 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. Six (6) locations throughout Dane County.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN: PROGRAMS (608) 232-3400 alzwisc.org Crossing Bridges: Four-week educational support group for people who have mild memory loss, are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, or are a primary care partner. Meeting Minds: A memory enhancement program for people with mild memory impairment that includes stimulating activities, intellectual exercises, and tai chi-based exercise. Must have completed Crossing Bridges. Three 12week sessions per year.

Learning Among Friends: After completing Crossing Bridges, there is an opportunity for participants to continue to meet together regularly to discuss topics of their choice.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Fitchburg Spry Society Coventry Village Spry Society bnutt@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.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

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

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Dementia and the Arts by Kristin Larson

Have you met Henry and Hilda? In the 2014 film Alive Inside, Henry does not communicate with those around him. When he listens to a personalized playlist with his favorite music, he becomes animated, singing along with the music and sharing what music means to him. It’s a magical moment that’s being repeated across the country through a program called Music & MemorySM, the brain child of social worker Dan Cohen.

Hilda Goldblatt Gorenstein, or Hilgos as she signed her works of art, was a prolific artist during her lifetime and the inspiration for the 2009 documentary I Remember Better When I Paint. The film illustrates the impact active and passive art can have in helping those with dementia reconnect. When students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago came to paint with her, Hilda regained her earlier passion for painting and

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Artist Paula Washow works with Memory Café participant Suzanne Knigge during a recent visit to Bethel Horizons Art Venture Studio.

reconnected with the world around her. The transformative power of music and art are recognized as ways to stay connected with people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, and awaken emotions that may have been hidden beneath the disease. While few studies with control groups have been done to prove the positive effect art therapy


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 27 has on persons with dementia, anecdotal evidence abounds. Take the Music & MemorySM program. In 2013, the State of Wisconsin began a pilot program providing iPods and personalized playlists to nursing home residents and educating staff on best practices for the program. While a scientific study to document the effects is still underway, early evidence indicates improved quality of life and a reduction in falls and the use of antipsychotic medications. Caregivers also report residents responding to questions in sentences instead of oneword answers, appearing happier and more relaxed, and even tapping and

clapping in time to the music. Since then, the program has expanded to include assisted-living communities and even an in-home program to support caregivers caring for loved ones with dementia. Think about your own reaction to certain songs you hear on the radio. Songs have the ability to transport us back to certain moments, becoming a soundtrack of sorts to our lives. Music can soothe the soul and help people through difficult situations. For people with dementia, hearing certain tunes may reawaken moments in time and improve the ability to share the story associated with the tune. Caregivers

Iva Payne shares the sunflower she painted as part of ADAW’s Dodgeville Memory Café trip to Bethel Horizons Art Venture Studio.

report that using certain songs or types of music can help make personal cares, like bathing and brushing teeth, easier. Music has also been reported to minimize sun downing, that time of day in the late afternoon or evening when agitation, anxiety, and confusion seem to increase. Scientists have mapped the brain and conducted studies examining the effect of music on the brain. Music and art stimulate the parietal lobe, which isn’t impacted until later in the disease process. Rhythm and imagination remain intact even into the later stages of the disease. Art therapy can take two forms and has the ability to trigger memories and emotions. One form can provide a sense of control of the environment that otherwise may not exist. The other can decrease anxiety and improve mood. In active art, participants create something using different methods— anything from painting, sculpting, and photography to flower arranging, poetry, and dance. As art is created, it is the process that matters, not the end result, and that can increase confidence and provide validation. For example, in some of its early stage programs, the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW) works with participants to create poetry together, with each person adding a word, thought, or sentence, building on what the previous person said, often with hilarious results. Passive art involves viewing works of art using your senses and reacting to it. In another program, ADAW staff will introduce a work of art and ask questions of the group. What colors are most prominent? What was the JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


28 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA Suzanne Knigge poses with a sunflower at Bethel Horizons Art Venture Studio, where she explored watercolor painting as part of ADAW’s Dodgeville Memory Café. artist thinking or feeling as he or she painted? How does this piece make you feel? What do you see when you look at it? There are no right or wrong answers, just interpretations that jumpstart the discussion, wonderful conversations, and social interactions.

Tailor the music or activity to the time of day or mood you’re trying to enhance. Always take cues from the person. Watch for signs of distress, like facial grimaces or muscular tension, which could indicate the time might not be right for the activity.

Check out Music & MemorySM (musicandmemory.org) and I Remember Better When I Paint DVD by Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner for more information. Kristin Larson is the director of communications at Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Photographs provided by Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

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Photograph submitted by Kristin Larson

How can you incorporate these therapies into your journey with dementia? It can be as simple as listening to or singing the person’s favorite songs together. Try to incorporate music from young adulthood or sing-along favorites, like camp songs. Use cues to guide the person by clapping, dancing, or swaying in time to a song. Unearth an old hobby, like needle point, or work on creating a painting together. Find ways to incorporate children into the activity to make it multigenerational.

The mission of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is to support individuals, families, and professionals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through information, education, consultation, and advocacy, and to promote the advancement of scientific research to better diagnose, treat, and ultimately eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. Since 1985, expert staff has been offering compassionate guidance to those affected through every stage of the disease. Services help people create the best quality of life for those facing a dementia diagnosis.Visit alzwisc.org for more information.


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 29 EMMCA’S ADULT DAY CARE

4142 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 223-3100 michellea@emmca.org emmca.org EMMCA’s Adult Day Center provides safe, affordable care for seniors with dementia. Activities include games, gentle exercise, 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

SPRY SOCIETY AT COVENTRY VILLAGE (608) 203-8500 alz.org/scwisc

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

AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC)

2825 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 or (855) 417-6892 adrc@countyofdane.com daneadrc.org The first place to contact for unbiased, accurate information on all aspects of life. The Information & Assistance Specialist at the ADRC is able to complete an early cognitive screen for people concerned about their memory. The ADRC also employs a Dementia Care Specialist who provides the Memory Care Connections Program and also facilitates the Language Enriched Exercise Plus Socialization (LEEPS) program.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN

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.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

2820 Walton Commons W., Ste. 132 Madison 53718 (608) 203-8500 (800) 272-3900 24hr/365day helpline bnutt@alz.org alz.org/scwisc 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 under way and recruiting volunteers. Here you can find the right one; there is no cost and it’s easy to use.

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30 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CNA ON THE GO, LLC (608) 609-8491 cnaonthegollc.com

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP

(608) 873-2356 at Stoughton Hospital This group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Stoughton Hospital Board Room.

SENIOR HELPERS

4726 East Towne Blvd., Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 gila@seniorhelpers.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.

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

WANDERING ASSISTANCE CARE TRAK OF DANE COUNTY/DANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (608) 266-3456 Northeast Precinct (608) 266-9122 Southeast Precinct (608) 243-0500 West Precinct

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

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.

“It’s OK to

ask for help.” Ask for

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(608) 276-4660


Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

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

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32 | END OF LIFE CEMETERIES & MEMORIAL PRODUCTS

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS

BRONZESTONE GROUP CEMETERIES & MEMORIZATION

Direct emergency medical technicians, first responders, and emergency health care facilities’ personnel not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a person for whom the order is issued if that person suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest.

Dane County locations bronzestonegroup.com

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

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

SPELLMAN MONUMENT

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

MEDICALERT FOUNDATION (888) 633-4298 medicalert.org

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

BRONZESTONE GROUP CEMETERIES & MEMORIZATION Dane County locations bronzestonegroup.com

CRESS FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE

3610 Speedway Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 238-3434 info@cressfuneralservice.com cressfuneralservice.com Family-operated funeral, cremation, and reception services helping our communities since 1869. We are the hand on your shoulder to help you through these tough times.

(608) 643-8241 spellmanmonument.com

People You Know & Trust - We Are Your Neighbors

FOSTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE (608) 661-3678 fosterfuneralhomes.com

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE Cress Funeral & Cremation is more than just a funeral home, we are PeopleService You Know & Trust People you Know andof Trust people you know and trust. For generations, providing the Circle Care, before, We’re during and after the – loss of yourYour lovedNeighbors. one. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service is more McFarland ~ Deerfield ~ Stoughton than just a funeral home. We are people you know and trust. For generations, providing the East Madison ~ during West and Madison Circle of Care - before, after the loss of your loved one.

Middleton ~ Waunakee ~ Sun Prairie Day or Night (800) 235-9681 Reach Us Day Or Night:

www.CressFuneralService.com Your Family” “Let Our Family Serve

800–235–9681

www.cressfuneralservice.com Cress Speedway Road

Cress University Avenue

Cress Stoughton

Cress Deerfield

Cress East Washington Avenue

Cress Sun Prairie

Cress McFarland

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3610 Speedway Road Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (608) 238-3434 ___________________________ 3325 E. Washington Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53704 (608) 249-6666 ___________________________

6021 University Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53705 (608) 238-8406 ___________________________ 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590 (608) 837-9054 ___________________________

206 W. Prospect Street, P.O. Box 231 Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589 (608) 873-9244 ___________________________ 5801 Highway 51, P.O. Box 105 McFarland, Wisconsin 53558 (608) 838-0655 ___________________________

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201 Bue Street, P.O. Box 376 Deerfield, Wisconsin 53531 (608) 764-5369 ___________________________ 5785 Hwy. Q Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 849-4513 ___________________________

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.

RYAN AND JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE (608) 249-8257 ryanfuneralservice.com


END OF LIFE | 33 GENERAL INFORMATION A LIGHT IN THE NIGHT (608) 415-0409 or (608) 444-8327

THE GREAT CIRCLE COLLABORATIVE (608) 444-8327

HOME HEALTH UNITED (800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org

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.

GRIEF & SPIRITUAL SUPPORT AGRACE (608) 276-4660 agrace.org/griefgroups

CRESS FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE (608) 238-3434 cressfuneralservice.com

GRIEF MINISTRY (608) 257-3577 bethel-madison.org

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

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.

HEARTLAND HOSPICE CARE

2810 Crossroads Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Heartland Hospice offers unique bereavement services with professional

bereavement counselors and supervised volunteers who offer support to individuals and families who have experienced loss. We assist families and loved ones with emotional support and help them cope with their feelings.

HOME HEALTH UNITED (800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org

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

RYAN AND JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE (608) 249-8257 ryanfuneralservice.com

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8 WAYS

to Stay Active After a LIFE TRANSITION 1. 2.

Continuing education classes, faith-based groups, and hobby clubs: Such old standbys never go out of style because they are mirrors of your interests. Senior centers and service clubs: These places have a lot going on, and the welcome mat is always out. They’re hubs for people looking to enrich their lives and make friends.

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Schools and youth: Connect with young people by mentoring or volunteering for underfunded school operations. Consider becoming a substitute teacher or bus driver.

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Online blogs and social media: Entertain yourself and connect with others of similar interests (in-person meetings optional).

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Professional events: Maintain your expertise and network by engaging in your professional field.

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Public service: Join a committee in your school district, business community, local agencies, or state government. Heck, run for office!

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Your own backyard (literally and figuratively): Don’t forget that neighbors can be friends with a little effort. If you enjoy talking with a new acquaintance, plan an outing for lunch or an event. Too often we wait for someone else to make the move. BE that someone!

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Exercise groups: Guard your health—both physical and emotional—thanks to the “happy chemicals” released in your brain during exercise. In that state, who wouldn’t want to be your friend? Kelly Cheramy is the outreach coordinator for Attic Angel Community. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


36 | END OF LIFE 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 family’s 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, or at a hospice facility. Some may offer respite care.

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 patient’s homes, our inpatient units, and skilled nursing and assisted-living residences.

HEARTLAND HOSPICE CARE

2810 Crossroads Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Heartland Hospice supports the patient and family wherever they are in their health care journey, and upholds the patient’s and family’s wishes, goals, and values. They need not lose hope, nor stop comforting treatments to receive Heartland Hospice services.

HOME HEALTH UNITED

(877) 356-4514 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org 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.

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

SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE (608) 833-3295 www.southerncareinc.com

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 INPATIENT CENTER (920) 674-6255 rainbowhospicecare.org

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

ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL (608) 251-6100 stmarysmadison.com

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT Place the following items in a plastic lidded container : • Three-day supply of water • Three-day supply of non-perishable food • Three-day supply of high energy foods, such as granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter, jelly, and crackers SEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING


ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 39 ESTATE PLANNING Find assistance here pertaining to: conservatorships, executors, long-term care planning, Power of Attorney (POA) for finance and health, probate issues, trusts, tax laws, and wills. Visit the General section for the Legal category, which includes information regarding elder law, guardianship, mediation, and other topics.

CHRISTENSON JOHNSON, LLC

2997 Yarmouth Greenway Dr., Ste. 100 Fitchburg 53711 (608) 273-8609 info@cjlawwi.com cjlawwi.com Attorneys Iris M. Christenson, Mark T. Johnson, and Barbara S. Hughes assist individuals, couples, and families with planning for life’s next stages. Services include estate planning, guardianships, estate and trust administration, special needs planning, Medicaid planning, and real estate law.

ate 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).

HILL GLOWACKI, LLP

MADISON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

2 Science Ct., Madison 53711 (608) 232-1763 madisongives.org Madison Community Foundation uses its local knowledge and assets to inspire giving, suppor t meaningful initiatives, and connect people for the common good. We believe in the power of collective impact and steward your generosity to help the Madison area thrive.

(608) 255-8891 dewittross.com

2010 Eastwood Dr., Ste. 201 Madison 53704 (608) 244-1354 hill-law-firm.com Providing legal services in elder law, special needs planning, divorce, estate planning, prenuptial agreements, estate and trust administration, and guardianship.

HASKINS SHORT, LLC

LIFE MESSAGES MEDIA, LLC

STAFFORD ROSENBAUM, LLC

(608) 620-4590 lifemessagesmedia.com

(608) 256-0226 staffordlaw.com

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS S.C.

5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 brenda@haskinsshort.com haskinsshort.com Haskins Shor t, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassion-

MURPHY DESMOND S.C. (608) 257-7181 murphydesmond.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.

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REVIEWING FINANCES with Your Aging Parents by Daniel B. Purtell You are used to getting advice from your parents, not giving advice to them. Offering advice regarding your parents’ finances can be awkward and challenging to say the least. But there comes a time when children should offer that advice in order to safeguard their parents’ incomes and assets.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Your parents may have substantial assets that they have not disclosed to you. As your parents age, they may become susceptible to unsound investment advice and poor spending decisions. Your parents may have no estate plan or method for protecting their assets in the event of a disability. There are a number of reasons why parents and children don’t have a discussion about finances, most of them involving fear: fear of losing control, fear of disability and death, fear of creating family conflict, and the fear of making difficult decisions.

However, your involvement can go a long way toward protecting their assets for themselves and their beneficiaries.

HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT HAVING THIS DISCUSSION? Be proactive. Having the discussion before a crisis strikes can be most beneficial. It allows the conversation to take place in a low-stress environment where all involved can be thoughtfully engaged. Do not bully. Telling your parents that you will be taking over their finances will not lead to a good result. Use discretion, but tell your parents that the overriding goal is awareness—being aware of what your parents have so that in the event of a sudden death or disability, you can be in a good position to address the challenging issues that arise as a result. Involve others. Do not be afraid to involve your siblings in this discussion. This can send a

message that the concerns are shared throughout the family and are motivated by the desire to protect mom and dad, not to take advantage of them. They may also have trusted advisors, such as attorneys, accountants, or financial planners. Do not be afraid to invite their involvement as well.

DURING THE DISCUSSION, WHAT TOPICS SHOULD BE COVERED? Estate Planning. Do your parents have a will or a living trust? What about powers of attorney for finances and health care? If your parents do not have these documents, or if they have not been reviewed for many years, urge them to work with a qualified estate planning attorney to make sure their plan is current. Income. How much money do your parents receive and from where? If they receive pensions and/or social security, find out how these benefits will be affected should one of them pass away.


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Assets. Get a list of bank accounts, investment accounts, retirement accounts, real estate, and life insurance. When mom and dad pass away, it is normally children that have the responsibility of finding and collecting all of this information, so collecting it in advance can save time and money later on. Important Documents. Do your parents have a safe or a safety deposit box? If so, where is it located and how does someone gain access to it? What documents and valuables are inside? In the case of a sudden death or disability, trying to locate necessary documents can be highly stressful and can lead to unnecessary delays in the decisionmaking process.

Insurance. Do your parents have medical, life, or long-term care insurance? If so, what is covered and under what circumstances? You will want to know all of this not only to be aware of what is covered but also to make sure that any necessary premium payments are made so there is not a lapse in coverage.

programs 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 co-author 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.

Talking with aging parents about their finances is not only a good idea, it is a child’s responsibility—similar to the responsibility your parents had for you when you were young. There is no doubt that this discussion can be uncomfortable. However, think back to all of the uncomfortable subjects your parents had to cover with you over the years.

Photograph submitted by Daniel B. Purtell

Also find out what benefits may be available to the next generation.

Dan Purtell is an estate planning law specialist, Accredited Estate Planner®, and partner at Wilson Law Group, LLC. Attorney Purtell provides educational

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42 | ESSENTIAL PREPARATION 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.

WISPACT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

131 W. Wilson St., Ste. 300 Madison 53703 (608) 268-6006 mjones@wispact.org wispact.org Disabled persons should plan for the future, in spite of how little income and assets there might be. WisPACT Special Needs Trusts can be created to put any inheritance or money earned into, so that you don’t exceed resource limits.

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.

Kathryn Norton, President, 608-826-2757 Tammy Parks, Senior Vice President, 608-826-2658 www.svaplumb.com SEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING


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family of the financial burden. By relieving your family of decisions at a difficult time, you are showing your love and respect for their needs.

RYAN AND JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES (608) 249-8257 ryanfuneralservice.com

ORGAN DONATION DONATE LIFE WISCONSIN WisPACT Special Needs Trusts are created to help preserve the assets of people with disabilities without endangering their eligibility for public benefits or placements on waiting lists. living beyond limitations 131 W. Wilson St., Suite 300 Madison, WI 53703 (608) 268-6006

www.wispact.org

ZERBST & KLUCK, S.C. (608) 316-3805 wi-atty.com

FUNERAL PREPLANNING CRESS FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE

3610 Speedway Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 238-3434 info@cressfuneralservice.com cressfuneralservice.com Family-operated funeral, cremation, and reception services helping our communities since 1869. We are the hand on your shoulder to help you through these tough times.

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

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; prearranging relieves your

yesiwillwisconsin.com

UW HEALTH ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION

(608) 265-0356 uwotd.org Answers questions about organ and tissue donation.

WISCONSIN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION PROGRAM (608) 261-6854 dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/donatelife

FOSTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE (608) 661-3678 fosterfuneralhomes.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


GENERAL Advocacy Groups Animal Services Consumer Protection Crime Driver Safety Education Employment Energy Assistance (Utilities) Entertainment Financial Grandparents Health Plans & Insurance Information Household Item & Building Material Legal Marketing & Media Move Management & Relocation Nonprofit Organizations Photography Realtors & Real Estate Services Service Dogs Speaker’s Bureaus Transportation Travel & Tours Volunteer Opportunities Wheelchair Vans & Accessories

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GENERAL | 45 ADVOCACY GROUPS These groups advocate for policies and programs to assist aging adults and their caregivers.

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

ANIMAL SERVICES

AARP (608) 251-2277 aarp.org

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

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

(608) 261-9930 aaadcdhs.com

CONSUMER PROTECTION

CENTER FOR PATIENT PARTNERSHIPS (608) 890-0321 advocacy services (608) 265-6267 general information patientpartnerships.org

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

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

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Dane County Where Volunteers make a Difference

RSVP helps Dane County thrive:  Recruiting and personally placing volunteers, ages 55 and older, who deliver priority services to people of all ages.

 Connecting volunteers with meaningful work in up to 90 nonprofits, agencies or schools across Dane County.

 Providing rides and delivering meals to seniors and veterans. Each year, approximately 1,800 RSVP volunteers contribute nearly 190,000 hours of service!

Help create a new tomorrow . . . Join the volunteer force making a difference in Dane County

TRIAD—RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7897 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org 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 (October 7, 2016).

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison, WI 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scam? 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.

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

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

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

ELDER VICTIMS OF CRIME Financial Abuse (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

RSVP OF DANE COUNTY (608) 441-7891 rsvpdane.org

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

EDUCATION These organizations offer formal and informal learning programs targeted to aging adults. Check the Aging & Caregivers Resources section for the Senior Centers and Senior Coalitions categories.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY (608) 261-9930 aaadcdhs.com

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

LIBRARY HOME SERVICE PROGRAM

UW MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES

(608) 266-6314 madisonpubliclibrary.org/services/home -service-program

(608) 263-6960 continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising

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

PLATO (PARTICIPATORY LEARNING & TEACHING ORGANIZATION)

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

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

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

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

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

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

(608) 262-5823 platomadison.org

(608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

WISCONSIN SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (WISE)

UW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

(608) 242-4897 dhs.wisconsin.gov/wise/employment.htm

(608) 262-2551 uwalumni.com

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GENERAL | 47 WORK PLUS, INC. (608) 238-6018 workplus.org

Want to save energy?

WORKSMART NETWORK (608) 288-2459 worksmartnetwork.org

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

ENERGY ASSISTANCE (UTILITIES) MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC

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

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

Make mge.com your first stop

ENTERTAINMENT

• Get easy, low-cost ways to save energy

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

• Use calculators to estimate your savings

(608) 257-7888 roomofonesown.com

• Download your past energy use • View energy-saving brochures • Learn about Focus on Energy

ARTFUL ESCAPES, LLC (608) 492-2092 artfulescapesmadison.com

FARLEY’S HOUSE OF PIANOS (608) 271-2626 farleyspianos.com

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Live and Learn Through

Educational Travel by Narra Smith Cox

Imagine… Being in an overnight camp deep in the White Desert of Egypt, breathing the dry nighttime air and standing in the light of a full moon on the sand that was once an ancient seabed. Such is the austere beauty and enduring memory of a trip to the Sahara.

Or waking to the roar of lions in a bush camp on the plains of the Serengeti National Park and drink your morning coffee as giraffes and zebras pass by. This is truly an extraordinary and awe-filled experience. Or finally reaching the top of a long set of steep stone steps to take in the breathtaking views from Machu

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Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” It’s a moment of genuine wonder and the special feeling of being so very far away in an utterly spectacular place. Such are the iconic places and experiences travelers enjoy as part of international educational travel programs sponsored by Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Doug Whittle,


GENERAL | 49 Storyteller that he is, Doug recounts a trip down the Nile in a three-story open-deck steamer. The wait to pass through the locks was long, and locals in rowboats positioned themselves alongside the steamer, anxious to sell colorful handicrafts and other items. Venders threw textiles and other handicrafts up to the deck, where potential buyers leaned over the railing to catch what came their way. The wares were tossed back and forth as venders shouted prices to begin the lively exchange of haggling. Initially overwhelmed, the travelers soon pushed through their caution, having a wonderful time and creating lifelong memories of shopping on the Nile.

director of the travel program, explains, “The trips provide experiences to explore both the natural world and places that reflect milestones of human achievement—in short, places you’ve always wanted to go. Our travelers share the sentiment that this place, these people, this experience, matters.” In recent years, Continuing Studies has hosted trips to Egypt, Peru, Tanzania, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, France, Morocco, and Italy,

as well as across the United States. “We provide an experience that is far more than driving from place to place and looking out bus windows,” says Doug. “We take care of all the details so our travelers can go off the beaten path to slightly more adventurous places than they might be comfortable exploring on their own. We help you overcome any physical, logistical, or even emotional concerns you might have about international travel.”

Doug attributes his curiosity, appreciation of different cultures, and love of travel to his parents. He describes his mother as a missionary kid from the Philippines, noting he is a first generation American on his mother’s side and “a seventh generation redneck from Florida” on his father’s side. Both parents instilled in him an appreciation of the world as a big and fascinating place to explore. He did a Peace Corps stint in Zaire, completed an MFA at the University of Florida, and taught fine art before directing the Continuing Studies educational travel program. His eclectic background serves him well in planning and hosting trips for fellow travelers to explore interesting places. Doug’s emphatic in pointing out that travel is not only interesting but inherently educational. “One

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50 | GENERAL learns about oneself in addition to learning about history, religion, art, politics, archeology, geography, and natural history. Travelers come back changed. There’s a difference in who they are and how they understand the world. Travelers see themselves and the world differently.” In planning trips, Doug and his team intentionally incorporate opportunities for travelers to meet local people and see how their lives are similar and different than their own. Groups have visited schools, orphanages, and private homes, and travelers are often overwhelmed by the generosity and compassion extended to American visitors. He recounted visiting families living in mud and thatch homes who graciously invited the visitors to “sit here, drink this.” One can’t be unchanged by such experiences.

Local guides also help ensure that travelers have a high-quality and memorable experience with well-researched itineraries, nice accommodations, safe transportation, and some unexpected extras. Doug’s philosophy and approach is to be as flexible as possible when leading a group and to work off script on occasion. For example, on a trip to the Berber town of Zagora in Morocco, Doug noticed a hand-painted sign that read “Berber Museum”. He conferred with the local guide, who was not familiar with the museum. Doug insisted they check it out. The group walked down a long alley and pounded on the door of the museum. Upon entering they discovered a fantastic treasure: three floors of artifacts ranging from farming implements to handmade locks, camel saddles,

clothing, religious and utilitarian items, historical photographs, and much more. Continuing Studies’ trips attract all types of travelers. A typical international trip involves fewer than 20 participants and is a mix of new and experienced travelers, many of whom are recently retired. Most program participants are from Wisconsin, but others have come from more than 20 states, as well as other countries. Some people have backpacked around the world and are concerned about traveling with a group. Others say they have lacked the confidence to travel by themselves but always wanted to visit a particular place. They all agree that Continuing Studies’ trips are an excellent way to travel safely, comfortably, and efficiently.

“Local guides also help ensure that travelers have a high-quality and memorable experience.”

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What’s planned for the future? In November, a group will adventure to Myanmar (formerly Burma) in Southeast Asia. A limited number of spaces are still available. Not yet a destination for mass tourism, travelers to Myanmar will explore local markets, gilded pagodas and other religious sites, learn about ageold traditions, and experience the wonder of this fascinating country. International trips planned for 2017 include China, Iceland, and Botswana. Upcoming trips in North America focused on performing and visual

arts include the Santa Fe Opera, The Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or wish to make your first international trip, University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Studies invites you to join them for transformative travel and enduring memories. For more information, visit uwtravel.org or contact Doug Whittle at doug.whittle@wisc.edu or (608) 263-7787, or Kim Seymour at kimberly.seymour@wisc.edu or (608) 262-3731.

“Educational travel with Continuing Studies has opened a whole new world for me. I’ve visited places I never dreamed I would and never would have tried on my own.” Photograph submitted by Narra Smith Cox

Prospective travelers frequently ask about the level of mobility required for the trips. Doug finds that most people know their limitations and make appropriate decisions based on a description of the destination and the planned activities. Individuals are encouraged to check with their doctor about whether they have the mobility and strength to participate fully.

Narra Smith Cox is a professor and chairperson of the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies (LAAS) in Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. As a proponent of lifelong learning, Narra believes travel provides exceptionally rich learning opportunities for people of all ages. Photographs by Doug Whittle. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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THE UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE

ELDER FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

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

(608) 257-3784 uwbookstore.com

(608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org/elder-law-center/62-2

THE VINERY STAINED GLASS STUDIO

THE FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK

MADCITY MUSIC EXCHANGE

(608) 661-8600 wardbrodt.com

(608) 251-8558 madcitymusic.net

(608) 244-9900 vineryglass.com

WARD-BRODT MUSIC

MONROE STREET FRAMING

WISCONSIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

(608) 255-7330 monroestreetframing.com

(608) 257-0638 wcoconcerts.org

OVER 50 DINNER GROUP

FINANCIAL

(608) 255-6873

SENIOR BEAT TELEVISION SHOW (608) 267-8650 to submit program ideas cityofmadison.com/seniorcenter

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

(608) 235-2800 thefederalsavingsbank.com /stevekalscheur

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

HOME SAVINGS BANK (608) 282-6000 home-savings.com

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

BROYLES & COMPANY CPAS, LLC

MARY’S DAUGHTER, LLC

(608) 960-4700 broylesco.com

(608) 515-4083 marysdaughterllc.com

CHECK ON YOUR WISCONSIN STATE REFUND

MODIFIED REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM

(608) 266-8100

DANE COUNTY CREDIT UNION (608) 256-5665 dccu.us

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cityofmadison.com/finance/mortgage

MONONA STATE BANK (608) 223-5141 mononabank.com


GENERAL | 53 GRANDPARENTS Find information and resources targeted towards grandparents, links to visitation rights, information for grandparents parenting children, and support groups.

GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS (608) 238-8751 or (608) 255-7356 therainbowproject.net

HEALTH PLANS & INSURANCE INFORMATION PARK BANK

WEGNER CPAS

(608) 278-2801 parkbank.com

(608) 274-4020 wegnercpas.com

PERSONAL MONEY MANAGEMENT, LLC

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

(608) 520-0602 personalmoney.vpweb.com

PORTER & SACK, CPAS, S.C. (608) 233-8333 pscpas.com

SUMMIT CREDIT UNION (608) 243-5000 summitcreditunion.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.

UW CREDIT UNION (608) 232-5000 uwcu.org

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison, WI 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scam? 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.

WISCONSIN STATE CUSTOMER SERVICE BUREAU (608) 266-2486 revenue.wi.gov

Find information for Medicare, Medigap, and Medicaid, as well as Wisconsin programs. Check Case Managers and Benefit Specialists categories in the Aging & Caregivers Resources section for assistance too.

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.

DANE COUNTY SOS SENIOR COUNCIL (608) 256-7626 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


54 | GENERAL WISCONSIN SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800) 488-2596 wisconsinsmp.org

HOUSEHOLD ITEM & BUILDING MATERIAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE (608) 661-2813 East Location (608) 442-9919 West Location (608) 663-1191 Donation Hotline - pick-up restoredane.org

LEGAL Review also the Estate Planning category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section and the Long-Term Care Information category in the Essential Planning section.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org

DEAN HEALTH PLAN (877) 234-0126 deancare.com/medicare

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

MEDICARE INFORMATION (800) 633-4227 medicare.gov

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 SEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING

ATEMPO, LLC (608) 335-8218 RN, CCN, CLNC, CNLCP

BOARDMAN & CLARK, LLP LAW FIRM (608) 257-9521 boardmanclark.com

CHRISTENSON JOHNSON, LLC (608) 273-8609 cjlawwi.com

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS S.C. (608) 255-8891 dewittross.com

ELDER LAW CENTER (608) 224-0606 cwag.org

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


GENERAL | 55 HASKINS SHORT, LLC

5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 brenda@haskinsshort.com haskinsshort.com Haskins Shor t, 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).

HILL GLOWACKI, LLP

2010 Eastwood Dr., Ste. 201 Madison 53704 (608) 244-1354 hill-law-firm.com Providing legal services in elder law, special needs planning, divorce, estate planning, prenuptial agreements, estate and trust administration, and guardianship.

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.

WISCONSIN STATE LAW LIBRARY (608) 266-6316 Dane County wilawlibrary.gov

WISE: ELDER MEDIATION SERVICES (608) 252-1320 fsmad.org

MARKETING & MEDIA 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 new 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. Coming February 2017.

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

MEDIATION CLINIC (608) 262-4870 law.wisc.edu/eji/mediation

MURPHY DESMOND S.C. (608) 257-7181 murphydesmond.com

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

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 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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A 40-foot hallway provides a walk through time at Columbus Community Hospital.

Environments that INVITE, COMFORT, ENGAGE, EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND CELEBRATE!

Lists of names gain respect when given form and meaningful context.

by Dan Cheramy

Just as sunshine can improve your mood, so too can thoughtful environments affect the way you live, work, play, and meditate. Who likes to be in a windowless room? Make it into an uplifting destination where people want to be. The simplest way is with a wellappointed wall graphic. Additional three-dimensional accents can make SEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING

the trompe l’oeil (French for “trick the eye”) look even more real to the utter delight of your visitors. Regular, uninspiring, under-used— even useless—space is the professional playground of Cheramy Story Arts and Marketing, a McFarlandbased studio that reimagines space to achieve a memorable if not meaningful presentation.


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Sharing your mission creatively inspires others to believe in and join your cause.

Scenarios where this makes all the difference: • Memory care units that want to provide a pleasant experience to engage the memory. • Chapels and meditation rooms, particularly those in newer, nondenominational developments, where vanilla is the safe choice in a world craving flavorful meaning. • Fitness areas and treatment rooms—areas where people might not choose to be but where they know they should be. Take a step to help them want to be there. • Lobbies offer a solid chance to make a great first impression. Use it wisely. Tell your story, proudly present your mission, honor your heritage, and recognize those who make a difference. Emotional connections about pride and purpose go a long way in building identity and securing your brand.

Special accents, such as this door handle and birdhouse, make the vinyl wall graphic of a weathered shed seem even more real.

• Common living or business areas that undergo a thoughtful transformation can foster positive attitudes and collaboration. In larger facilities, design themes for each wing can provide a distinct personality to help with way finding.

Dan Cheramy, owner of Cheramy Story Arts and Marketing, has a background in advertising, signage, construction, and various special effects. He is currently working on a brand-building mini museum for St. Mary’s Hospital. Photographs supplied by Dan Cheramy.

Application of these ideas in office buildings, living communities, or even in single homes are so deeply personal and unique to each space. It takes professional talent and skill to make your environment one that is like sunshine on a cloudy day.

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58 | GENERAL MADISON ESSENTIALS MAGAZINE

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

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

MOVE MANAGEMENT & RELOCATION MOVING FORWARD– SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS

1022 Lumbermans Trl. Madison 53716 (608) 395-1821 movingforwardmadison@gmail.com movingforwardmadison.com

Moving Forward is Wisconsin’s only Senior Move Manager with the A+ Accreditation Rating from the National Association of Senior Move Managers. We help seniors with selling treasures, floor planning, packing, moving, unpacking, setup, and more. Our goal is to help seniors downsize with ease.

SEGUES SENIOR MOVE SPECIALISTS

3979 Villa Oak Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 345-1942 dawn@segues.net segues.net Whether aging in place or relocating, Segues (sĕg-wāys) can help you and your loved ones with both the physical and emotional aspects of decluttering, downsizing, packing, moving, unpacking, organizing, decorating your new residence, and clearing-out your current residence. Free on-site consultation.

TLC (608) 576-1794 tlc-relocation.com

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNITY LIVING CONNECTIONS (608) 661-7999 clconnections.org

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

CREEKSIDE PLACE (608) 882-0407 creeksideplace.org

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GENERAL | 59 FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF MADISON (608) 233-9774 fusmadison.org

PHOTOGRAPHY HOLDER PRINTWORKS

7878 Big Sky Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 576-6416 info@holderprintworks.com holderprintworks.com facebook.com/HolderPrintworks Holder Printworks specializes in helping families transfer and preserve their old home movies, videos, photographs, and slides. We can transfer to DVD or Blu-ray or make wonderful coffee table books from images. Ask us about our Video Memoir service!

REALTORS & REAL ESTATE SERVICES RESTAINO AND 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 transition to a new home.

Stacy Borman 215.9737

Jamie Brud 235.2566

Gayle Galston 239.0842

Deborah Lawson 212.0306

Mary Leonard 235.3536

Sue Melum 516.5888

Faith Morledge 444.8330

Barb Stephani 235.5124

Pat Whyte 513.2200

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

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

WWW.RESTAINOHOMES.COM

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60 | GENERAL SPEAKER’S BUREAUS ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION (608) 662-8900 atticangel.org

HOME HEALTH UNITED

(800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org Home Health United can provide educational seminars on a variety of topics. We offer presentations focused on health care options, aging related issues, chronic disease management, caregiver concerns, end of life decisions, planning for the future, etc.

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

TRANSPORTATION

more independence and mobility by using the public system.

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

CAPITOL EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION, INC.

ABBY VANS

DOOR-TO-APPOINTMENT ESCORTED TRANSPORTATION

(800) 236-8438 abbyvans.com

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

(608) 661-7433

CAR CONCIERGE AUTO DELIVERY (608) 692-8322 carconciergeautodelivery.com

(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

USE METRO TRANSIT TO GET AROUND! Senior/Disabled Fare: $1 31-Day Senior/Disabled Pass: $32.50 Call (608) 266-4466 for help scheduling your trip or to set up a group training session. Or plan your trip on Google Maps! For more information: • Call (608) 266-4466 • Email mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com • Visit mymetrobus.com

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GENERAL | 61 RSVP volunteers provide rides to medical appointments for Dane County residents 60+ and veterans of all ages without access to other transportation resources. Drivers receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping seniors and veterans remain independent.

METRO TRANSIT FIXED-ROUTE BUS INFO

(608) 266-4466 metrobus.com Discounted fixed-route fares are available for seniors and disabled riders.

METRO TRANSIT PARATRANSIT INFO

(608) 266-6646 mymetrobus.com/paratransit Website provides application information.

(608) 257-9591 ryanbros.net and

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3417 momhelps.org

MONONA LIFT (608) 845-8516 mymonona.com

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

RYAN BROTHERS AMBULANCE SERVICE

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. Membership includes access to medical and nonmedical rides provided by volunteer drivers.

TRANSIT SOLUTIONS, INC. (608) 294-8747

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 sensitivitytrained, background-checked drivers. Serving Madison since 1979. Email or call to set up a personal or business account.

VAN GO

(608) 849-7070 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.

YWCA TRANSIT PROGRAM (608) 257-1436 ywcamadison.org

TRAVEL & TOURS GREEN CONCIERGE TRAVEL (608) 204-2717 greenconciergetravel.com

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Your love of animals knows no boundaries. By leaving a legacy to Dane County Humane Society, you will be supporting future generations of homeless animals seeking loving homes. Contact DCHS Director of Development at 608.838.0413 ext 117 to discuss the many ways you can make a difference through legacy giving. giveshelter.org

HIGH ROLLERS CASINO BUS TRIPS (800) 416-2049 badgerbus.com

UW–MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES (608) 263-7787 or (608) 262-3731 uwtravel.org

VAN GALDER TOUR SERVICES (608) 747-0994 coachusa.com/vangalder

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

ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION (608) 662-8900 atticangel.org/volunteering

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 one-on-one adult attention. Volunteers earn a tax-free, hourly stipend and travel reimbursement.

HOME HEALTH UNITED (800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org

RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

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.

ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL VOLUNTEER SERVICES (608) 258-6640 stmarysmadison.com

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608.838.0413

STATE OF WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE Volunteer Ombudsman Program (800) 815-0015 longtermcare.wi.gov

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

WHEELCHAIR VANS & ACCESSORIES A&J MOBILITY (608) 579-1500 aandjmobility.com

GT MOBILITY & SERVICES (608) 395-2350 gtmobility.com

TRANSIT AUTO MOBILITY (608) 839-0743


HEALTH Clinics Diseases Fitness & Sports Health & Disability Resources Health for Aging Adults Home & Garden Hospitals Insurance Intellectual Disabilities Meal Programs Meal Sites Mental Health & Psychiatric Services Palliative Care Pharmacies Prescription Drugs Sensory Hearing Vision Substance Abuse & Addictions

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Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

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The following listings can assist you with finding regular medical care providers and help you understand local emergency resources. You may want to check with your insurance before scheduling medical appointments to verify that they are covered. In an emergency, call 911.

CLINICS ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH (608) 443-5482 dental appt (608) 443-5480 medical appt accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

DEAN & ST. MARY’S OUTPATIENT CENTER

DEAN CLINIC - FISH HATCHERY

(608) 260-2900 deancare.com/outpatient

(608) 252-8000 deancare.com/fishhatchery

DEAN CLINIC - AESTHETIC SURGERY CENTER

DEAN CLINIC HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY

(608) 821-4000 deancare.com/aestheticsurgery

DEAN CLINIC - CORPORATE OFFICES THERAPY SERVICES (608) 260-6004 deancare.com/therapy

DEAN CLINICS - EAST (608) 260-6000 deancare.com/east

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(608) 410-2700 deancare.com/oncology

DEAN CLINIC - OREGON (608) 835-2222 deancare.com/oregon

DEAN CLINIC - ORTHOPEDIC CENTER (608) 288-6600 deancare.com/or tho


HEALTH | 65 DEAN CLINIC - STOUGHTON (608) 877-2777 deancare.com/stoughton

DEAN CLINIC - SUN PRAIRIE (608) 825-3008 deancare.com/sunprairie

DEAN CLINIC - WAUNAKEE (608) 849-4315 deancare.com/waunakee

DEAN CLINIC - WEST (608) 824-4000 deancare.com/west

ST. MARY’S SUN PRAIRIE EMERGENCY CENTER (608) 229-8484

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

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

UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER CLINICS

unitypoint.org/meriterclinics UnityPoint Health – Meriter has seven primary care clinics conveniently located in Madison, Middleton, Monona, Fitchburg, DeForest-Windsor, and Stoughton. Our physicians care for adults and children. Schedule a complimentary meet and greet appointment to get to know your doctor.

vention of heart, blood vessel, and kidney disease.

UW HEALTH AT THE AMERICAN CENTER

4602 Eastpark Blvd., Madison 53718 (608) 440-6252 uwhealth.org/americancenter

UW HEALTH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY

1102 S. Park St., Ste. 400 Madison 53715 (608) 282-8270 uwhealth.org Behavioral Health and Recovery provides a full range of mental health services through patient consultation, outpatient care and inpatient care, as well as alcohol and other drug abuse treatment.

UW HEALTH CLINICS

Cottage Grove Clinic 500 Westlawn Dr. Cottage Grove 53527 (608) 839-3104 Cross Plains Clinic 2418 Brewery Rd. Cross Plains 53528 (608) 798-3344 East Clinic 5249 E. Terrace Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 265-1200 East Towne Clinic 4122 East Towne Blvd., Madison 53704 (608) 242-6850 DeForest-Windsor Clinic 4131 Meridian Dr., Windsor 53598 (608) 846-3741

Fitchburg Clinic 5543 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg 53711 (608) 274-5300 Mt. Horeb Clinic 600 N. 8th St., Mt. Horeb 53572 (608) 437-3064 Odana Atrium Clinic 5618 Odana Rd., Madison 53719 (608) 274-1100 Oregon Clinic 137 S. Main St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-5588 Park Street Clinic 20 S. Park St., Madison 53715 (608) 287-2250 Stoughton Clinic 1001 Nygaard St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 877-2660 Sun Prairie Clinic 2651 Windsor St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-2206 University Station Clinic 2880 University Ave., Madison 53705 (608) 263-7500 Verona Clinic 100 N. Nine Mound Rd., Verona 53593 (608) 845-9351 West Clinic 451 Junction Rd., Madison 53717 (608) 265-7550 West Towne Clinic 7102 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53717 (608) 828-7611 Yahara Clinic 1050 E. Broadway, Monona 53716 (608) 222-8779 uwhealth.org

UW HEALTH ADVANCED HYPERTENSION CLINICS

Multiple Madison Area Locations (608) 263-1530 uwhealth.org Comprehensive program with a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, preventive cardiologists, and nephrologists with endocrinology and vascular surgery consultants who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and the preJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


66 | HEALTH UW HEALTH FAINT AND FALL CLINIC

600 Highland Ave., Madison 53792 (608) 890-8400 uwhealth.org/faintfall A unique, standardized approach to care for patients who have experienced an unexplained fall or fainting spell. Patients are seen within 48 hours, and tests are usually completed in one clinic visit for a faster diagnosis and treatment to avoid a second fainting episode or recurrent fall.

UW HEALTH FAMILY MEDICINE CLINICS

• Arboretum Clinic 1102 S. Park St., Madison 53715 (608) 287-5899 • Belleville Clinic 1121 Bell W. Blvd., Belleville 53508 (608) 424-3384 uwhealth.org

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The best place to get rid of medicines

A SAFE COMMUNITIES COLLABORATION

Free disposal of unused prescriptions at MedDrop boxes located at the following Police Departments: Blue Mounds· Cambridge Deerfield • Fitchburg Madison East • Madison West Mazomanie· McFarland Middleton • Oregon • Sun Prairie

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UW HEALTH GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT CLINIC

at University Station 2880 University Ave., Madison 53705 (608) 263-7740 or (800) 323-8942 uwhealth.org/geriatrics/geriatric -consultations/32308 Geriatric physicians concentrate on the physical and emotional limitations common in older adults, including such problems as gait/falls, incontinence, osteoporosis, memory disorders, behavioral disorders, and nutrition.

UW HEALTH GERIATRIC CLINICS

East Clinic 5249 E. Terrace Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 265-1210 or (800) 323-8942 Oakwood Clinic 6209 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 231-0757 or (800) 323-8942 University Station Clinic 2880 University Ave., Madison 53705 (608) 263-7740 or (800) 323-8942 uwhealth.org/geriatrics/geriatric-health -services/10385 UW Health physicians specializing in geriatrics and gerontology provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and primary and specialty care for individuals over 65 years of age, including social work, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy, nutrition, nursing, and medicine.

UW HEALTH MEMORY ASSESSMENT CLINIC

at University Station 2880 University Ave., Madison 53705 (608) 263-7740 or (800) 323-8942 uwhealth.org/geriatrics/geriatric -consultations/32308 The Memory Assessment Clinic is for patients typically over the age of 65 who are experiencing memory loss, impaired problem-solving and associated behavior problems, have declining functional status related to cognitive issues, or may be showing early signs of dementia.

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UW HEALTH NORTHEAST FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER

3209 Dryden Dr., Madison 53704 (608) 241-9020 uwhealth.org

UW HEALTH URGENT CARE CLINICS East Towne Clinic 4122 East Towne Blvd. Madison 53704 (608) 242-6855 West Towne Clinic 7102 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53717 (608) 828-7603 uwhealth.org

UW HOSPITAL AND CLINICS

1675 Highland Ave., Madison 53792 (800) 472-0111 uwhealth.org

UW HOSPITAL AND CLINICS NEUROPSYCHOLOGY CLINIC

600 Highland Ave., Madison 53792 (608) 263-5430 or (800) 323-8942 uwhealth.org/neurology /neuropsychological-testing/11587 This program is for patients with changes in cognition or with closed head injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cancer, learning problems, concussions, or traumatic brain injuries. Patients with epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, and memory disorders are also seen.

DISEASES Listings include various national disease organizations, local resources, and support systems. See Palliative Care Category too.

AIDS RESOURCE CENTER OF WISCONSIN (608) 252-6540 arcw.org


HEALTH | 67 ALS ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN CHAPTER (414) 763-2220 alsawi.org

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (608) 662-7100 cancer.org

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

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

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA) (608) 345-7938 wichapterapda.org

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (MDA) SOUTHERN WISCONSIN

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

(262) 432-7992 mda.org

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshops: Healthy Living with Diabetes 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.

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

PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK MADISON (608) 272-6226 pancan.org

FITNESS & SPORTS Check the Aging & Caregiver section for the Senior Centers category too.

ADAPTIVE SPORTSMEN IN WISCONSIN adaptivespor tsmen.org

MADISON SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

BODYFIT SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN

(608) 620-5666 madisonsci.org

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.

DAIRYLAND WALKERS (608) 821-0263 dairylandwalkers.com

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

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BECOME A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER

for Older Adults

Between 2005 and 2030, the number of adults age 65 and older will almost double. If the prevalence of mental disorders among older adults remains unchanged, over the next two decades the number of older adults with mental and/or substance disorders will nearly double from approximately 8 million people to approximately 14 million people.

While the majority of older adults go through their years in good mental health, they commonly experience circumstances that elevate their risk for mental illness. Depression and anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems that develop in later life. One in four persons age 55 and over experience a mental health disorder that is not part of the normal aging process. Fewer than 40 percent of older adults with mental and/or substance use disorders get treatment—significantly less than younger adults.

by Dan Muxfeld

Older adults have high rates of late onset mental health disorders (anxiety/depression) and low rates of identification and treatment. Relatives, friends, associates, and care partners are less likely to identify a problem as a symptom of a mental health disorder. Moreover, older adults are less likely to recognize the onset of mental health problems themselves. Unrecognized and untreated mental health disorders can have a negative impact on older adults. Behavioral health problems, such as depression,


HEALTH | 69 One in four persons age 55 and over experience a mental health disorder that is not part of the normal aging process anxiety, and medication and alcohol misuse, are associated with higher health care use; lower quality of life; increased complexity of illnesses, disability, and impairment; caregiver stress; risk of suicide; and increased mortality. Unfortunately, many people mistake symptoms of mental disorders as normal experiences of aging. Symptoms of pain, fatigue, sleep, and appetite changes, for example, get attributed to other health conditions. Personality changes and mood swings may be brushed off as “he’s just getting old,” which is an unfortunate result of stereotyping and stigma. A person’s basic personality, behaviors, preferences, and moods do not change because of accumulated birthdays. Changes in those aspects of a person’s life can reflect an emerging or existing mental health disorder.

challenges, change in lifestyle or living arrangements, threats to independence and autonomy, loss of social supports or interpersonal conflict challenges to self esteem, cognitive changes, fear or prolonged distress, sleep disturbances, decline in health status, use of certain over-the-counter or prescription medications (benzodiazepines, opioid or narcotic analgesics, beta blockers, corticosteroids, and hormones) or multiple medication use, a prior depressive episode or family history

of depression, providing care to a dependent person, and extended or long-standing bereavement. Fortunately, there is help for those who work with, live with, or assist older adults. Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults training is the mental health equivalent of a basic first aid class. Mental Health First Aiders learn to recognize signs, symptoms, and risk factors of an emerging mental health disorder among older adults. The goals of the training are to help

Common health conditions that raise the risk for late-life mental health problems include heart disease or recent heart attack, COPD, migraines, thyroid disease, stroke, brain injury, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, acute chronic infection, dementia, conditions reducing mobility and function, conditions that are painful, and the use of multiple medications. In addition, there are many common life circumstances that raise the risk for late-life mental health and substance use problems, including onset of pain or disability, sensory deficits (vision and hearing loss), loss of loved ones, retirement or job loss, financial difficulties, mobility and functional JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


people recognize the onset of mental health disorders in older adults and get them to care and services sooner. Early intervention significantly improves the recovery and overall health among older adults. Like a basic first aid class, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with an older adult with symptoms of an emerging mental health disorder or mental health crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals—they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the training offers concrete tools and answers key questions. What am I seeing? What do I do? Where can an older adult find help?

•Assess harm Assessfor forrisk riskofofsuicide suicideoror harm •Listen Listen nonjudgmentally nonjudgmentally

Give reassurance andinformation information •Give reassurance and Encourageappropriate appropriateprofessional •Encourage professional help help Encourageself-help self-helpand andother other •Encourage supportstrategies strategies support Journey Mental Health Center staff instructors teach the Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults training. In addition, Journey also offers Adult

Mental Health First Aid; Youth Mental Health First Aid; Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education; and Mental Health First Aid for Law Enforcement, Corrections, and Public Safety. The eight-hour training can be provided on site (for organizations) or at Journey Mental Health Center’s training facility. Journey will also be offering community classes in Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults throughout the year. The cost of training for a community class is $80 for the eight-hour training. Fees for on-site classes depend on the number of people to be trained and the location of the training. For more information about Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults, please contact Dan Muxfeld at (608) 280-2566 or dan.muxfeld@journeymhc.org.

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Dan Muxfeld is the Mental Health First Aid Training Coordinator at Journey Mental Health Center. journeymhc.org. Note: All of the information in this article is from Mental Health First Aid–USA training materials developed for Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults.

Photograph submitted by Dan Muxfeld

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults also teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis:


HEALTH | 71 GOODMAN-ROTARY 50+ FITNESS PROGRAMS

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

JULES PILATES STUDIO (608) 233-7745 julespilates.com

KULA YOGA & WELLNESS (608) 709-5464 & (608) 839-6100 flywithkula.com

MADISON NO FEAR DENTISTRY

Schools and Community Recreation Programs (MSCR), low cost personal training services, access to falls prevention programs, and more!

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WISCONSIN

Check the Aging & Caregiver Resources section as well as the Safe & Healthy at Home section for additional resources.

(608) 222-1324 specialolympicswisconsin.org

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE

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

WISCONSIN SENIOR OLYMPICS (414) 931-1903 www.wiseniorolympics.com

YMCA

(608) 836-5700 madisonnofeardentistry.com

(608) 221-1571 East YMCA (608) 837-8221 Nor theast YMCA (608) 276-6606 West YMCA ymcadanecounty.org

MADISON OPTOMETRIC CENTER

YOGA FOR UNLIMITED MOBILITY

(608) 251-2020 madisonoptometriccenter.com

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

RUTABAGA PADDLESPORTS (608) 223-9300 rutabaga.com

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES

HEALTH & DISABILITY RESOURCES

Madison Senior Center (608) 266-6581

(608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC)

2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 or (855) 417-6892 adrc@countyofdane.org daneadrc.org The first place to contact for unbiased, accurate information on all aspects of life related to aging or a disability. This center will support seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers by providing useful information and assistance, longterm care options counseling, benefits counseling, and access to publicly funded long-term care programs.

Metro Transit provides service to residential Metro Transit neighborhoods, downtown, serves clinics and the Capitol Square, hospitals among shopping centers, schools and universities other destinations in the Madison in the Madison area, as well as Middleton, area. Buses are 100% accessible. Fitchburg, Verona, and the Town of Madison.

Features include wheelchair spacSenior Fare: $1.00 es and reserved seating, kneeling Senior 31-day Pass: $32.50 buses, automated stop announcements and service discounted fares to forthose Paratransit is available that are not to ride fixed-route seniors andabledisabled riders. buses. For help planning to set up a Paratransit servicea trip is or available group training, callunable (608) 266-4466 for those who are to ride or go to mymetrobus.com/seniors. Metro’s fixed-route buses.

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership orMETRO TRANSIT TRANSIT1245 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 201, Madison 53703 ganization of people 55+ living inMETRO the 1245 E Washington 53703 Madison area. Membership includes Ave, Ste 201, Madison (608) 266-4466 • mymetrobus.com (608)to266-4466 a 10 percent discount Madison • www.mymetrobus.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


72 | HEALTH AGRABILITY OF WISCONSIN (608) 262-9336 agrability.bse.wisc.edu

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP) (800) 224-5070

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (CLA)

CLA Care Solutions™ 1414 MacArthur Rd., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8335 clanet.org Committed to helping seniors and people with disabilities stay at home and stay independent, CLA Care Solutions™ provides customized private-pay home care services. For help with housekeeping, errands, chores, meal preparation, or personal care, call CLA Care Solutions™.

COMPASSION CAREGIVERS, LLC

IN CONTROL WISCONSIN, INC.

(608) 467-9507 compassioncaregiversllc.com

(608) 719-7256 incontrolwisconsin.org

CREATIVE COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES

INTEGRITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

(608) 222-2071 cclswi.com

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

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

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES CO-EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (608) 246-3140 x153 goodwillscwi.org

(608) 222-1113 integrityrs.net

MOBILITY TRAINING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM, INC. (608) 288-0641 mtilp.net

RIDELINE SERVICE (608) 242-6486 danecountyhumanservices.org

RURAL ACCESS PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

211 danecountyhumanservices.org

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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.

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

HEALTH FOR AGING ADULTS APPLE WELLNESS

WISPACT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

131 W. Wilson St., Ste. 300 Madison 53703 (608) 268-6006 mjones@wispact.org wispact.org WisPACT Trusts help disabled persons on public benefits to have assets over the $2,000 asset limit. Income and assets in special needs trusts are excluded as resources under Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income rules and will not affect benefit eligibility.

(608) 663-2640 apple-wellness.com

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Stepping on: Falls Prevention Co-Located at ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com These prevention programs are offered throughout Dane County. For the most recent workshop schedule, visit wihealthyaging.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.

CNA ON THE GO, LLC (608) 609-8491 cnaonthegollc.com

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

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS & AGING ADULTS IN DANE COUNTY

wihealthyaging.org

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Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

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HOME & GARDEN

CAPITAL WINDOW CLEANING, LLC

CURRAN CABINETRY & DESIGN, LLC

AMERICA’S BEST FLOWERS

(608) 669-1439 capitalwindowcleaningllc.com

(608) 575-5552 currancabinetrydesign.com

(608) 222-2269 americasbestflowers.com

THE CENTURY HOUSE

FITCHBURG FARMS

BETHKE HEATING AND AC

(608) 233-4488 centuryhouseinc.com

(608) 819-6693 fitchburgfarms.com

(608) 251-2222 bethkeheating.com

CHAD’S DESIGN BUILD

GANSHERT NURSERY & LANDSCAPES, LLC

BLAIR LAWN & LANDSCAPING, INC. (608) 255-1920 blairlandscape.com

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

(608) 221-1799 chadsdesignbuild.com

COYLE CARPET ONE (608) 257-0291 coylecarpet.com

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

(608) 274-2443 ganshert.com

GARDEN SEARCH & RESCUE, LLC (608) 438-9571 gardensearchandrescue.com

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

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HEALTH | 75 HABITAT RESTORE

WISCONSIN URBAN WOOD

(608) 661-2813 restoredane.org

(608) 622-7212 wisconsinurbanwood.org

HALLMAN LINDSAY PAINTS

ZDA, INC.

(608) 834-8844 hallmanlindsay.com

(608) 831-5098 zdainc.com

KLEIN’S FLORAL & GREENHOUSES

UW HOSPITALS & CLINICS

HOSPITALS

(608) 244-5661 kleinsfloral.com

SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL

NATURA CLEAN

(608) 260-2700 madison.selectspecialtyhospitals.com

(608) 215-6737 naturaclean.com

PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

QUAL LINE FENCE CORPORATION (608) 849-4654 quallinefence.com

QUIGLEY DECKS & FENCE (608) 577-4277 quigleydecks.com

SELECTRIC, INC. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING

complete range of medical and surgical services. Our Emergency Services Department is open 24 hours a day. Throughout Meriter, our professional staff offers coordinated care in a friendly atmosphere.

600 Highland Ave., Madison 53792 (608) 263-6400 uwhealth.org

INSURANCE

ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL (608) 251-6100 stmarysmadison.com

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

AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE - JOSH ERICKSON AGENCY (608) 241-8444 joshericksonagency.com

APEX INSURANCE GROUP

UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER

202 S. Park St., Madison, 53715 (608) 417-6000 unitypoint.org UnityPoint Health – Meriter is a nonprofit community hospital that provides a

(608) 237-1737 apexquotes.com

GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE-SCW (608) 828-4853 ghcscw.com

(608) 277-9090 selectricmadison.com

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

THE STRAIGHT THREAD (608) 250-5135 thestraightthread.com

TDS CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION, INC. (608) 251-1814 tdscustomconstruction.com

TIME 2 REMODEL, LLC (608) 212-0633 time2remodel.com

We’re proud that U.S. News and World Report has recognized the quality of our care by honoring us as Best Hospital in Wisconsin for the third straight year. UW Health combines high-quality clinical skills with a tender touch to care for patients across Wisconsin and beyond.

UW HEALTH (800) 552-4255 552-4255 (800) uwhealth.org uwhealth.org

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BE GOOD TO THE EARTH MEDDROP AND SAFE DISPOSAL OF MEDICINES IN DANE COUNTY BY CHERYL WITTKE AND ASHLEY HILLMAN EDITED BY KYLE JACOBSON

It’s not uncommon for people to dispose of their old prescription medicines via the garbage can or toilet, but such practices aren’t only environmentally unsound, they don’t effectively eliminate the drug. With more than 6 percent of teens in Dane County reporting nonmedical use of prescription drugs—sometimes leading to hospitalization for poisoning— it’s not only important to be educated on the harms of improper disposal but also on how to take advantage of medicine disposal programs, such as MedDrop. The sad truth is that last year, poisonings killed more Dane County resi-

dents than automobile crashes. According to the United Way of Dane County, nearly one in five older adults admitted to the emergency room have suffered a fall or negative drug reaction (the unintended negative impact of one or more prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, or supplements). In a day where heroine overdoses take the spotlight, the nearly half million emergency room visits from prescription medicines don’t get the attention they deserve. “With drug overdose now exceeding traffic crashes as Dane County’s number one cause of injury-related death, MedDrop addresses a critical

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safety concern by preventing misuse and diversion of these drugs,” says Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. Since 2012, 350 partner organizations of Safe Communities and law enforcement agencies at 13 Dane County MedDrop box locations have collected 23 tons of unused medicines, preventing the misuse of prescription drugs in an environmentally friendly fashion. Maybe the impact on the environment isn’t too noticeable at home, but for outdoor enthusiasts, the negative effects are seen daily. A study by the U.S. Geological Survey found traces of pharmaceutical waste and


HEALTH | 77 hormones in 80 percent of streams sampled, explaining why environmental stewardship programs became involved with the safe-disposal initiative. With MedDrop and similar programs, all medicines are kept out of the community water supply because they are incinerated at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved facilities. “Our mission at Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is protecting public health and the environment, and partnering with Safe Communities’ MedDrop to encourage safe pharmaceutical disposal is a great opportunity to do both,” says Chief Engineer and Director at MMSD Michael Mucha. Though the initiatives taken by MMSD and other facilities are a leap in the right direction, the opportunities to better the community don’t only lie in the hands of public services, but in the hands of each citizen. So where can you start? First off, be aware of what you can dispose of in MedDrop boxes. These items include prescription medicine and over-thecounter medicine (pills, liquids, and creams), pet medication, inhalers, vitamins, nebulizer solution, medicine samples, but excludes sharps—items such as needles. The next step is cleaning out all places where medicine is stored to ensure forgotten medications are found and disposed of. Be sure to check bathroom medicine cabinets, closets, night stands, and kitchen cupboards. When you arrive at one of the MedDrop locations (listed in the sidebar), empty contents of pill bottles into a resealable bag. Be sure to

MedDrop Locations Visit one of the 13 MedDrop Box Locations in Dane County to safely dispose of medicines. Blue Mounds Police Department 11011 Brigham Ave. Blue Mounds (608) 437-5197 Cambridge Police Department 200 S. Spring St., Cambridge (608) 423-4328

Mazomanie Police Department 133 Crescent St., Mazomanie (608) 767-2762 McFarland Police Department 5915 Milwaukee St., McFarland (608) 838-3151

Deerfield Police Department 7 W. Deerfield St., Deerfield (608) 764-5626

Middleton Police Department 7341 Donna Dr., Middleton (608) 824-7300

Fitchburg Police Department 5520 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg (608) 270-4300

Oregon Police Department 383 Park St., Oregon (608) 835-3111

Madison Police East District 809 S. Thompson Dr., Madison (608) 266-4887

Sun Prairie Police Department 300 E. Main St., Sun Prairie (608) 837-7336

Madison Police West District 1710 McKenna Blvd., Madison (608) 243-0500 University of Wisconsin– Madison Police Department 1429 Monroe St., Madison (608) 264-2677

Waunakee Police Department 205 N. Klein Dr., Waunakee (608) 849-4523

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78 | HEALTH HAUSMANN-JOHNSON INSURANCE, INC. (608) 257-3795 hausmann-johnson.com

HEMB INSURANCE GROUP, LLC (608) 310-7085 higadvisors.com

WPS HEALTH SOLUTIONS (608) 221-4711 wpsic.com

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

keep liquids, gels, and creams in their original containers before placing the tubes or packaging into a resealable bag for disposal. Taking time from your day to help keep our waters clean and our community healthy, all while creating a safer household for yourself, is worth the effort. Start contributing to the thousands upon thousands of pounds of medicines that are transported and destroyed each year. You’ll be making an impact that will last for generations. Safe Communities Madison-Dane County is a local nonprofit coalition that brings together public and private sector partners to save lives, prevent injuries, and make our community a safer place. The focus is on projects and programs with a demonstrated track record of positive impact and success. Core areas of work correspond to the community’s top causes of injury and injury-related death: traffic safety, pedestrian safety, child safety, drug poisoning prevention, falls pre-

vention, and suicide prevention. More than 350 organizations— including area businesses, law enforcement and fire/EMS services, neighborhoods, health care leaders, youth- and senior-serving agencies—actively collaborate on programs to make Dane County a safer place to live, work, and play. For more information, visit safercommunity.net or call (608) 441-3060.

Cheryl Wittke is the Executive Director at Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County, a local nonprofit coalition that brings together public and private sector partners to save lives, prevent injuries, and make our community a safer place. Ashley Hillman is the Health Promotion Program Manager at Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County and focuses on falls prevention efforts among older adults in our community.

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These disabilities are attributable to brain injury, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, intellectual or mental disability, or another neurological condition closely related to intellectual or mental disability which has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely and constitutes a substantial handicap to the afflicted individual.

THE ARC-DANE COUNTY (608) 833-1199 arcdanecounty.org

COMMON THREADS (608) 838-8999 commonthreadsmadison.org

COMMUNITY OUTREACH WISCONSIN (608) 265-9440 cow.waisman.wisc.edu

RISE UP, INC.

101 Nob Hill Rd., Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 237-7710 amelton@iriseup.org Facebook: Rise Up, Inc. 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.


HEALTH | 79 Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

We are committed to helping people remain in their home through all phases of the aging process. Job opportunities are always available for dependable, motivated caregivers. EOE/AA employer with full-benefit package.

MEAL PROGRAMS AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Senior Farmers’ Market Program (FMNP) Co-Located at ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com Offers low-income adults, age 60+, vouchers to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from certified farmers.

FAIRSHARE CSA COALITION PARTNER SHARES PROGRAM (608) 226-0300 www.csacoalition.org

FOODSHARE WISCONSIN (800) 362-3002 dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM OF DANE COUNTY (608) 261-9930

MEAL SITES Check the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for the Senior Centers category as some offer on-site or home-delivered meals.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Co-Located at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 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.

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

MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

DANE COUNTY EMERGENCY CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES (608) 280-2600 24hr/365day

HOARDING ASSISTANCE (608) 261-9933

HOARDING CLEANUP IN WISCONSIN (262) 879-4525 wihoarding.com

Below find counseling, support groups, and inpatient facilities providing comprehensive mental health support for issues such as stress, emotional problems, anxiety, and relationship problems.

ADULT CRISIS STABILIZATION (608) 280-2624 (608) 280-2611 24hr/365day journeymhc.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

Individual and Family Counseling 702 S. High Point Rd., Ste. 105 Madison 53719 (608) 826-8010 ccmadison.org Help with stress, depression, grief, anxiety, relationship problems, or other life issues. Compassionate mental health counseling for individuals of all ages, families, and couples. Confidential, licensed-professional staff. Affordable fee schedule, insurance, MA, and Medicare accepted. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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Depression is NOT a normal part of aging.

LSS OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (608) 277-0610 lsswis.org

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

MOBILE OUTREACH TO SENIORS TEAM (MOST) (608) 280-2555 journeymhc.org

Help by becoming a Mental Health First Aider.

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

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE (800) 273-8255 24hr/365day Contact: Dan Muxfeld•Journey Mental Health Center

(608) 280-2566•dan.muxfeld@journeymhc.org

JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

625 W. Washington Ave. Madison 53703 (608) 280-2566 dan.muxfeld@journeymhc.org journeymhc.org Journey Mental Health Center provides Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults training throughout southern Wisconsin. Par ticipants in the eighthour training learn to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders. They also learn a 5-step strategy of engaging someone in need and guiding them to resources that can help.

JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (608) 280-2700 main (608) 280-2710 central intake (608) 280-2510 & (608) 280-2520 for outpatient services journeymhc.org

RECOVERY DANE MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICE (608) 237-1661 danecountyhumanservices.org /mentalhealth/adult

ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY (608) 258-6697 stmarysmadison.com

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

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

PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative care is a specialized area of health care 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

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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/Nursing Homes category as they typically provide palliative care too.

AGRACE PALLIATIVE CARE CONSULTATION

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org agrace.org Agrace provides in-home palliative care consultations to identify the medical and emotional issues that need to be addressed 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.

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

HOME HEALTH UNITED PALLIATIVE CARE

(800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org We are a nonprofit health care organization caring for those facing chronic or quality-of-life limiting illnesses. Care focuses on relieving symptoms and is provided in the home. Care can be provided alongside curative treatments at any stage of a serious illness.

UW HOSPITAL & CLINICS PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT

600 Highland Ave., Madison 53792 (608) 263-6400 uwhealth.org/palliative-care/palliative -care/14203 UW Hospital and Clinics is committed to excellent palliative care for individuals, whether a person has just been diagnosed, is in active treatment, has complet-


HEALTH | 81 ed therapy, or is nearing the end of life. Palliative care medicine treats the whole person, aiming to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family.

COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS

SENSORY

(608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

HEARING

SAFE COMMUNITIES MADISON-DANE COUNTY

PHARMACIES

MedDrop Program (608) 441-3060 safercommunity.net/meddrop.php Dispose of leftover, unused, or expired medicine at thir teen drop-off points in Dane County. See website for more information and for police depar tment drop-off sites.

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

HOEY APOTHECARY (608) 221-4639 hoeyrx.com

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES

MALLATT’S HOMECARE PHARMACY (608) 310-9922 mallattsltc.com

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

ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

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 comprehensive medication reviews and consultations with pharmacists specializing in geriatrics.

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

accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

Information pertaining to hearing issues, equipment to aid hearing, and programs.

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.

CONNECT HEARING, INC.

598 Grand Canyon Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 833-8484 info@connecthearing.com connecthearing.com Today’s digital hearing aids are small and comfortable with software that can be adapted perfectly to your individual needs. From the moment you try them, you’ll notice a dramatic improvement in your hearing. You’ll be able to follow conversations without straining (even in loud places), enjoy music and the sounds of nature, and hear better when watching television or talking on the phone.

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EYE CONTACT

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

(800) 799-7233 or TTY (800) 787-3224 deafunitywi.org

(608) 833-3937 eyecontactmadison.com

(608) 222-8989 aamadisonwi.org

OFFICE FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (ODHH)

WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

DANE COUNTY EMERGENCY CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES

(608) 255-1166 wcblind.org

(608) 280-2600 24hr/365day

(608) 261-7823 dhs.wisconsin.gov/odhh

ZOUNDS® HEARING OF MADISON

WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY (WTBBL)

(608) 831-7334 zoundshearing.com

(800) 242-8822 dpi.wi.gov/talkingbooks

VISION BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INFORMATION & SERVICES Dane County (608) 757-5203 dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind

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

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

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE (AODA) SERVICES (608) 242-6200 scaoda.wisconsin.gov

FAMILY SERVICE MADISON (608) 252-1320 fsmad.org

HOPE HAVEN Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program (608) 251-8881 hopehavenhelps.org

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

LSS OUTPATIENT TREATMENT (608) 277-0610 lsswis.org

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

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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


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE Assisted Living Facilities RCACs CBRFs AFHFs Alzheimer’s/Dementia/Memory Care CCRCs General Information Independent Living Apartments & Communities Life-Lease Developments Outpatient Therapy Skilled Nursing/Nursing Homes

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Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

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HOUSING TERMS GLOSSARY ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES RCAC: RESIDENTIAL CARE APARTMENT COMPLEX

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’srelated dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring.

CBRF: COMMUNITY-BASED RESIDENTIAL FACILITY

These facilities offer greater levels of supportive services than RCACs. Includes no more than three hours per week of licensed nursing care. These are appropriate for individuals with general/frail requirements.

AFHF: ADULT FAMILY HOME FACILITIES

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 nursing care.

ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA/ MEMORY CARE FACILITIES

Designed to provide care and housing tailored to the special needs of individuals with memory/dementia concerns. These facilities foster secured environments with programs designed toward reality orientation and behavior. Licensed as a CBRF or Skilled Nursing Home.

CCRC: CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Often large campuses which include the entire range of long-term care options: homes/independent apartments, assisted-living options, and skilled nursing care enabling one to move between housing choices should their medical requirements change. Life leases or long-term contracts between the individual and the facility may be required for residency. (Definitions for Wisconsin)

INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENT & ACTIVE ADULT 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. A) SUBSIDIZED OR SECTION 8 – Apartments/housing based on the resident’s adjusted gross income and use of subsidies provided by the government. The resident’s income must be below 50 percent of the area median income. The subsidy makes up the difference between 30 percent of the resident’s income and the contract rent established by HUD. B) AFFORDABLE OR SECTION 42 – Apartments/ housing based on the resident’s gross income. The maximum allowable income is determined by WHEDA for each county based on the median county income. The resident’s income is based on fixed gross income as well as income derived from financial assets. The rent may be less than market rate.

LIFE-LEASE DEVELOPMENTS

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 covering 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.

SKILLED NURSING/NURSING HOME/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 facility or home health care.

Note: Additional supportive care can be provided in any of the facilities listed above. Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


86 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES RCACs Licensing renewals and dates vary – please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTED LIVING

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 608-827-2990 mgraves@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Brand-new studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments offering the perfect blend of supportive services for All Saints Neighborhood. Professional nurses available 24/7 and a life rich with social opportunities at the brand-new All Saints Main Street help deliver optimal aging.

ASTER RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

AVALON ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

(608) 839-8085 asterassistedliving.com

(608) 807-0325 avalonalcommunity.com

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 662-8842 kelly.rogers@atticangel.org atticangel.org Attic Angel offers two options for RCAC assisted living: one- and two-bedroom 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.

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.

GLARNER LODGE NEW GLARUS (608) 527-4491 nghome.org

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

HERITAGE MONONA (608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

HYLAND PARK

881 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 834-2073 info@capricommunities.com capricommunities.com Hyland Park Assisted Living offers the independence of apartment living along with the support of 24-hour, on-site care. Enjoy condo-style amenities, such as a fireplace, private balcony, and heated underground parking. Pets are welcome too! Visit us today!

INGLEWOOD RCAC APARTMENTS at Ingleside Manor (608) 437-9647

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RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 87 KINDRED HEARTS Multiple Dane County locations (800) 713-6459 khearts.com

LIGHTHOUSE OF SUN PRAIRIE

222 S. Bristol St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 478-4058 npseniorliving.com Lighthouse of Sun Prairie is a vibrant and friendly community just off Main Street near downtown Sun Prairie. Warm and beautifully designed interiors and amenities evoke the beauty and comforts of a fine hotel. Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Betty’s Harbor Memory Care.

MEADOWMERE MADISON

5601 Burke Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 268-9100 meadowmeremadison.com Enjoy 24-hour assistance, which includes day-to-day tasks, activities, fine dining, and personalized care plans that provide a setting fostering independence. A person’s optimum health and well-being depend upon all aspects of care: physical, emotional, spiritual, and social.

MILESTONE SENIOR LIVING

1574 W. Broadway, Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 819-2200 jheil@milestonems.com milestoneseniorliving.com At Milestone Senior Living we provide exceptional service in a comfortable and homelike setting. You can garden or simply enjoy the view from your patio or deck while receiving state-of-the-art health care services at our Stoughton and Cross Plains campuses.

DISCOVER MEADOWMERE Health is the focus at Meadowmere Madison — where our priority is your physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social health.

At Meadowmere Assisted Living in Madison, you find the support you need to live well and enjoy all that life has to offer. Activities, therapy services, community dining, and individualized care promote your independence.

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. Twentyfour-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.

PARKSIDE ASSISTED LIVING (608) 713-0600 seniorlifestyle.com

SIENNA CREST

5601 Burke Rd., Madison, WI (608) 268-9100 www.meadowmeremadison.com

THE WATERFORD AT FITCHBURG (608) 270-9200 waterfordatfitchburg.com

WAUNAKEE MANOR

800 S. Holiday Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 info@waunakeemanor.com waunakeemanor.com When you’re looking for the suppor t 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 back up of professional staff and services 24/7.

WILLOW POINTE ASSISTED LIVING (608) 848-5701

Multiple Dane County locations (608) 835-0040 siennacrest.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


88 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE CBRFs Licensing renewals and dates vary – please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly.

AMERICAN WAY (608) 566-1500 amwelcome.com

ARTISAN SENIOR LIVING

Assisted Living & Memory Care 5330 Century Ave., Middleton 53562 (608) 828-9600 artisanseniorliving.com Assisted Living, Memory Care, and early to late Respite Care: Yes. Four innovative households, including our newest, the American Farmhouse. Unique décor, soothing color palette, and whimsical themes are familiar and comfor ting. Vibrant life engagement, music and memory, and Ar tist in Residence programs. Spacious private studios with views and apar tment suites available.

ASHWABAY HOUSE (608) 276-5883

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

AVALON ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY (608) 807-0325 avalonalcommunity.com

AZURA MEMORY CARE OF STOUGHTON (608) 873-8333

BRIGHTER LIFE LIVING (608) 712-4962

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 bonnie.banker@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/madison

At BrightStar Senior Living, we are a community where friendships are fostered and each moment is celebrated. We have the clinical expertise to support individuals with complex needs. Studio, one-bedroom, and deluxe suites. Chef prepared 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, personalized assistance; supportive services; fine dining and amenities; and activities on campus and in downtown Madison. All levels of care on campus.

CHAMOMILE ASSISTED LIVING (608) 241-3431 or (608) 819-0221

5330 Century Ave l Middleton l artisanseniorliving.com

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RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 89 DEERFIELD PLACE ASSISTED LIVING (608) 764-3142

FAITH GARDENS MEMORY CARE (608) 834-3178

FAITH LIVING CENTER (608) 825-3178

FOUNTAINHEAD HOMES (608) 347-0366

FOUR WINDS MANOR (608) 845-6465 fourwindsmanor.com

GIRLIE’S MANOR (608) 798-1086 Cross Plains (608) 437-2778 Mt. Horeb

HARMONY OF MADISON (608) 228-8863

Complex Medical and Memory Care Support Studio, One-Bedroom and Deluxe Suites Chef Prepared Meals BrightStar Senior Living® of Madison

608 620 7900

brightstarseniorliving.com/madison Independently Owned & Operated

JOY

HARMONY OF MCFARLAND

· DIGNITY · INDIVIDUALITY CONNECTION · BEAUTY

(608) 838-2231

HARMONY OF STOUGHTON (608) 877-1227

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

HERITAGE MONONA (608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

HOMETOWN ASSISTED LIVING (608) 424-0174

KINDREDHEARTS OF COTTAGE GROVE (608) 839-1555

MAIN STREET QUARTERS (608) 835-5404

MARIANNE’S ELDER HOUSE (608) 838-9524

MEADOWS ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE (608) 588-2101

MILESTONE SENIOR LIVING

1574 W. Broadway, Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 819-2200 jheil@milestonems.com milestoneseniorliving.com At Milestone Senior Living we provide exceptional service in a comfor table and homelike setting. You can garden or simply enjoy the view from your patio or deck while receiving stateof-the-ar t health care services at our Stoughton and Cross Plains campuses.

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.

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.

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Assisted Living LINGO –––––––––––––––––––– by Beth Johnson ––––––––––––––––––––

You’re all set. You’ve arranged for several tours at assisted-living communities in town, carved out the time to visit, and have a few questions jotted down. Are you done with your homework? Not yet. It will make life easier if you have a general understanding of the lingo used before you take the time to tour. But first, a history lesson. “Today, assisted living is regarded as something of an intermediate station between independent living and life in a nursing home,” according

to Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Keren Brown Wilson, one of the originators of the concept, built her first assisted-living home for the aged in Oregon in the 1980s. She and her husband were two academics who worked with an architect to lay out the plans and went to banks to get a loan. When that did not succeed, they found a private investor who backed them but required they give up the majority ownership and accept personal liability for failure. In 1983, Park Place opened in Portland.

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It was a “living center with assistance.” The common term now is assisted living, and it is estimated that more than 40,000 assisted-living facilities have been developed nationwide.1 What is assisted living? It may be easiest to describe what it’s not. It’s not a place where residents march to the routine set in place by the facility. Gone are the days where people are called patients. The kinder and, in fact, more accurate term for people living in a community is resident. Today, just as with Park Place, care


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 91 providers understand that they are entering into someone’s home. Assisted living promotes resident self-direction and decision making, provides the comforts of home, and has staff to assist in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ADLs is a term used when referring to people’s daily selfcare activities, including transferring (moving from one place to another), bathing/showering, dressing, selffeeding, personal hygiene and grooming, and toileting. Meals and social events are also typically part of the package. How does one learn about the various assisted-living options in the Madison area knowing that there are a remarkable number of communities in the area? First, understand that Wisconsin licenses, certifies, registers, and regulates four types of assistedliving facilities and programs: Adult Day Care (ADC), Adult Family Home (AFH), Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC), and CommunityBased Residential Facility (CBRF). Most seniors and their families will focus on either an RCAC or CBRF when looking for a community. ADC is a day program typically run weekdays and AFHs typically have capacity for three or four residents.

Code, DHS 89, and can be either certified or registered. Certified RCACs house both private-pay tenants and those eligible for the Community Options Program or Medicaid, and are inspected every two years. Registered RCACs house only private-pay tenants and are not inspected. Complaints are investigated in both. An RCAC does not include a nursing home or CBRF, but may be physically part of a structure that is either. RCACs can provide a maximum of 28 hours per week of the following services either directly with their staff or under contract: • Supportive Services—general housekeeping, transportation to access community services and recreational activities. • Personal Assistance—services related to ADLs, nursing

services (health monitoring, medication administration, and medication management), and emergency assistance (an RCAC shall ensure that tenant health and safety are protected in the event of an emergency and shall be able to provide emergency assistance 24 hours a day). RCACs are often a good option before someone steps up to needing CBRF level of care. Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) A place where five or more adults who are not related to the operator or administrator reside and live together in a community setting where they receive care, treatment, and services that may include up to three hours per week of nursing care per resident. Adults residing in a CBRF should not require care above intermediate level nursing

Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) An RCAC is an independent apartment complex where five or more adults reside. Apartments must each have a lockable entrance and exit; a kitchen, including a stove or microwave oven; an individual bathroom; and sleeping and living area. Sizes of RCACs can vary, with the average complex size being 36 apartments. They must adhere to State of Wisconsin Administration JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


social workers, support staff, and supervisors. It offers the most upto-date knowledge and techniques for caring for persons with dementia. Most importantly, the program encourages an understanding of the person as a unique individual,” says Bonnie. “A facility that has invested the time and money into dementia training helps ensure a safe care environment for everyone involved. It gives the staff and resident the ability to have a greater quality of life. Studies show staff trained specifically in dementia care are able to provide better quality of life for residents and have increased confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction.”

Department licensing specialists inspect CBRFs every two years via unannounced surveys. However, a facility may be visited between these inspections if there are any complaints received. Wisconsin Department of Health Services lists 105 CBRFs and 24 RCACs in its Public Directory for Dane County.2 Whereas assisted living serves both residents with and without memory loss, “RCACs are most appropriate for a person with a dementia who is in the very early stages, who can make their own decisions regarding care options, and who can live independently with minimal assistance, or for the person with

dementia and their spouse together,” says Bonnie Nutt, program and advocacy manager of South Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “CBRFs are appropriate for a person with dementia in early-mid, middle, and late stage of the disease process. Usually someone in a CBRF can receive no more than three hours a week of nursing care. If a person needs more than that, they should see if outside care can be brought in or if a skilled nursing facility would be a better choice.” If you are considering assisted living for someone who has dementia, you may also want to know whether or not the community employees staff with Dementia Specialist Training. “Dementia Specialist Training is recommended for direct-care staff, including nursing assistants, nurses, therapists, administrators,

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The History of Assisted Living. assistedlivinghistory.com 1

Wisconsin Department of Health Services. dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/cbrfdane.pdf and dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/rcacdane.pdf 2

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. Photographs courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries.

Photograph submitted by Beth Johnson

care. CBRFs can admit and provide services to people of advanced age and persons with dementia. CBRFs range in size from 5 to 257 beds, and are licensed under Wisconsin Administrative Code, DHS 83.


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 93 OUR HOUSE ASSISTED CARE IN CAMBRIDGE (608) 423-9961

PRAIRIE GARDENS ASSISTED LIVING (608) 825-4884

SEBRING ASSISTED CARE RESIDENCE

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7710 S. Brookline Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 662-7622 jroemer@5sqc.com 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 lifeenriching 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

SIENNA CREST Multiple Dane County locations (608) 835-0040 siennacrest.com

SYLVAN CROSSINGS – CHAPEL VALLEY (608) 277-7586

SYLVAN CROSSINGS MEMORY CARE – FITCHBURG (608) 274-1111

SYLVAN CROSSINGS – WESTSHIRE VILLAGE (608) 241-9872

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 semiindependent 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.

WILLOW POINTE MEMORY CARE (608) 873-1327

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94 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE AFHFs Licensing renewals and dates vary – please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly.

EMERSON SENIOR LIVING

402 Rustic Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 669-5542 kate@emersonmadison.com emersonmadison.com Gracious and beautiful executive-style home for seniors offering private suites and efficiencies, plus 10,000 square feet to enjoy, featuring a resident library, two dining and sitting areas, a cozy fireplace, plus porches and patios for relaxation.

ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA/ MEMORY CARE ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORY CARE

8210 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-3029 hstringham@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Offering specialized, person-centered care at All Saints Neighborhood for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Experienced nurses, care staff, and activity staff provide individualized services and dignified assistance to suppor t seniors and their families.

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 expertise. Exceptional programming is a trademark.

AVALON ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY (608) 807-0325 avalonalcommunity.com

AZURA MEMORY CARE OF STOUGHTON (608) 873-8333

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 pro-

graming along with therapeutic diets. Studio, one-bedroom, 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. Health care 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.

ARTISAN - MIDDLETON (608) 828-9600 artisanseniorliving.com

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd., Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 becky.roemer@atticangel.org atticangel.org

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ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY (608) 662-8842 • 8301 Old Sauk Rd., Middleton, WI 53562 www.AtticAngel.org


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DEERFIELD PLACE (608) 764-3142

FAITH GARDENS MEMORY CARE UNIT (608) 834-3178

FOUR WINDS MEMORY CARE (608) 845-6465 fourwindsmanor.com

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

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

HOMESTEAD LIVING, INC. (608) 850-4610

MILESTONE www.MilestoneSeniorLiving.com

HYLAND CROSSINGS

1249 School St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 318-5810 info@capricommunities.com capricommunities.com Capri Communities is proud to announce the opening of Hyland Crossings Memory Care in Sun Prairie. When living at home is no longer an option, Hyland Crossings provides a safe and loving new home for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

KINDRED HEARTS OF COTTAGE GROVE - MEMORY CARE (608) 839-5343 khearts.com

LIGHTHOUSE OF SUN PRAIRIE

SENIOR LIVING

222 S. Bristol St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 478-4058 npseniorliving.com Lighthouse of Sun Prairie has an onsite designated area for memory care within the community called Betty’s

Harbor. Here you will find a homelike atmosphere that allows our residents to go about daily routines safely with the support of dedicated staff who make it feel like home.

MEADOWS ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE SPRING GREEN (608) 588-2101

MILESTONE SENIOR LIVING

1574 W. Broadway, Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 819-2200 jheil@milestonems.com milestoneseniorliving.com At Milestone Senior Living we provide exceptional service in a comfortable and homelike setting. You can garden or simply enjoy the view from your patio or deck while receiving stateof-the-art health care services at our Stoughton and Cross Plains campuses. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


96 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE 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.

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.

REYNOLDS ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE (608) 222-7557

SEBRING GARDENS MEMORY CARE

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7710 S. Brookline Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 662-7622 jroemer@5sqc.com coventryvillagewi.com Our specialized “Bridge to Rediscovery” program and the attentive support of caring professionals make for a warm, engaging environment at Sebring Gardens—one that promotes social participation, mobility, and activity while maintaining the utmost in personal dignity for every memory care resident.

SIENNA MEADOWS MEMORY CARE – OREGON (608) 835-0000

ST. MARY’S CARE CENTER (608) 845-1000 stmaryscarecenter.net

SYLVAN CROSSINGS MEMORY CARE – FITCHBURG (608) 274-1111

TRINITY SENIOR COMMUNITY (608) 245-5576

WILLOW POINTE MEMORY CARE (608) 848-5601

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

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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.

Bridge to Rediscovery 7707 N. Brookline Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 829-0603 jroemer@5sqc.com coventryvillagewi.com From independent condominiums and apartments to assisted living and memory care, stylishly appointed accommodations brim with life-enriching services, amenities, and care. As Madison’s premier west side retirement community, we specialize in the most beautiful word in the English language—Home.

OAK PARK® PLACE

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OAKWOOD VILLAGE PRAIRIE RIDGE

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, servicerich campus serving older adults. Locally operated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheran-sponsored nonprofit organization.

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98 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS

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 operated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheransponsored nonprofit organization.

GENERAL INFORMATION

FAIR HOUSING CENTER OF GREATER MADISON (608) 257-0853 fairhousingwisconsin.com

MOVIN’ OUT, INC. (608) 251-4446 movin-out.org

TENANT RESOURCE CENTER (608) 257-0006 tenantresourcecenter.org

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

Check the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for the Long-Term Care Information category.

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

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

INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS & COMMUNITIES ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MAIN STREET APARTMENTS 511 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-3535 cyndi@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org

Brand-new independent apar tments at All Saints Neighborhood include in the monthly rent a variety of services such as biweekly housekeeping and a noon meal, Monday-Friday. Enjoy an array of dining, recreational, and enter tainment oppor tunities just steps away at the brand-new All Saints Main Street.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR APARTMENTS

8202 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 608-827-2222 mnaegle@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Gracious independent apar tments at All Saints Neighborhood located on Madison’s west side. An array of dining, recreational, and enter tainment oppor tunities are waiting for you just a shor t stroll across the skywalk to the brand-new All Saints 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 community features heated underground parking, large community room for social gatherings, hair salon, fitness center, and much more. 

APPLEWOOD OF CROSS PLAINS (608) 225-0611

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. SEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 99 ASTER RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (608) 839-8085

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 662-8842 kelly.rogers@atticangel.org atticangel.org 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 skilled nursing to memory care.

ATWOOD COURTYARD (608) 256-4200

BROOKLINE INDEPENDENT APARTMENT HOMES

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7707 N. Brookline Dr. Madison 53719 (608) 829-0603 jroemer@5sqc.com coventryvillagewi.com Life-enriching services and amenities, thoughtfully designed floor plans, and no life-lease or entrance fee 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.

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102 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE 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 third-floor terrace, and much more. 

CANNERY ROW SENIOR APARTMENTS (608) 850-5141

CAPITOL CENTRE

333 W. Dayton St., Madison 53703 (608) 255-5311 meridiangroupinc.net Capitol Centre offers affordable onebedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in downtown Madison near the senior center, the building offers many amenities, including an onsite service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

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-prof it, continuing-care retirement community welcomes seniors age 62+ to enjoy life in the hear t of downtown Madison. Choose from spacious independent living apar tments with cultural activities, f ine amenities, and a lifetime of continuing care.

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 | 103 CHAPEL VALLEY SENIOR APARTMENTS (608) 278-8626

COLONIAL VIEW APARTMENTS

601 Thomas Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-3174 colonialview@colonialview.org colonialview.org Amenities include spa room with walk-in tub, coffee shop/convenience store, meal plan, on-site management, passageway to senior center, exercise room, beauty salon, laundry and trash room on each floor, two elevators, full-time services coordinator, and local taxi service.

COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS (608) 849-4383

COURTYARD HOMES CONDOMINIUMS

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7707 N. Brookline Dr. Madison 53719 (608) 829-0603 jroemer@5sqc.com coventryvillagewi.com Enjoy all the benefits of carefree retirement community living while gaining equity as the owner of a stunning ranchstyle Courtyard Homes condominium at Coventry Village. Comfort, privacy, ease, and security are yours­—with no life-lease or entrance fee!

DRYDEN TERRACE

1902 Londonderry Dr., Madison 53704 (608) 241-3135 meridiangroupinc.net Dryden Terrace offers affordable onebedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located on the north side of Madison, the building offers many amenities, including an on-site service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

Colonial View APARTMENTS

Located Next to Colonial Club Senior Activity Center

INDEPENDENT SENIOR HOUSING

608-837-3174

“Living Independently with Neighbors Who Care” • Rent Based on Income

• Coffee/ice-cream shoppe

• On Site Management

• Beauty/barber shop

• Over 62 or Mobility Impaired

• Spa with walk-in Jacuzzi tub

• 24 Hour Emergency Response • Local taxi service

601 Thomas Drive, Sun Prairie

EDGERTON RETIREMENT APARTMENTS (608) 884-9009

THE ELMWOOD IN CROSS PLAINS (800) 644-3550

EMERSON SENIOR LIVING

402 Rustic Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 669-5542 kate@emersonmadison.com emersonmadison.com Gracious and beautiful executive-style residence for seniors with eight private suites and efficiencies, featuring a library, dining room, sitting areas, large living room with cozy fireplace, organic gardens, plus porches and patios for relaxation. Supportive services offered include, delicious home-cooked meals, 24/7 staff, activities, housekeeping, laundry, and transportation.

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FISHER TAFT

2110 Fisher St., Madison 53713 (608) 255-9133 meridiangroupinc.net Fisher Taft offers affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located on the south side of Madison, the building offers many amenities, including an on-site service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

FROST WOODS I & II

101 and 201 Frost Woods Rd. Monona, 53716 (608) 516-4280 frostwoods@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com  Frost Woods features both market-rate 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.

ESSEX APARTMENT HOMES OF WESTSHIRE VILLAGE (608) 310-4510 westshirevillage.com

EVIA APARTMENTS - VERONA (608) 620-1983

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104 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE 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.

GLARNER HAUS APARTMENTS (608) 527-2126 nghome.org

GLARNER RETIREMENT VILLAGE (608) 527-4491 nghome.org

GLENWOOD SENIOR LIVING (608) 839-1880

GREENSPIRE (608) 873-7855

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

GREENWOOD APARTMENTS (608) 835-6717

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RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 105 HERITAGE MIDDLETON

6206 Maywood Ave. Middleton 53562 (608) 831-7004 ford@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com Heritage Middleton offers truly affordable luxury in a vibrant independentliving 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) 441-2400 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.

THE HOMESTEAD

5910 Anthony St., McFarland 53558 (608) 838-8644 meridiangroupinc.net The Homestead offers affordable onebedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in McFarland, the building offers many amenities, including laundry facilities, a community room, and parking. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

THE JEFFERSON (608) 554-5004

KINDRED HEARTS OF SUN PRAIRIE (608) 837-2124 khearts.com

LIBERTY SQUARE SUN PRAIRIE (608) 305-0763 libertysquareseniorliving.com

LIGHTHOUSE OF SUN PRAIRIE

222 S. Bristol St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 478-4058 npseniorliving.com Lighthouse of Sun Prairie, a vibrant and friendly community, just off Main Street near downtown Sun Prairie. Warm and beautifully designed interiors and amenities evoke the beauty and comforts of a fine hotel. Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Betty’s Harbor Memory Care.

MAPLE TERRACE

115 Maple Ct., Mt. Horeb 53572 (608) 231-2343 meridiangroupinc.net Maple Terrace offers affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in Mt. Horeb, the building offers many amenities, including a service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

HERITAGE OAKS AND THE OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Spacious apar tment homes set in a wooded campus filled with amenities. Robust life enrichment program features cultural oppor tunities 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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106 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE MEADOW GROVE

4815 Cottage Grove Rd. Madison 53716 (608) 223-1126 meridiangroupinc.net Meadow Grove offers affordable oneand two-bedroom apartments for active adults age 55+. Conveniently located on Cottage Grove Road in Madison, the building offers many amenities, including underground parking, private decks or patios, community room, and monthly social programs.

MIDDLETON GLEN (608) 836-7998 middletonglen.com

MONONA HILLS

353 Owen Rd., Monona 53716 (608) 221-8988 meridiangroupinc.net Monona Hills offers affordable onebedroom apar tments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conve-

niently located in Monona, the building offers many amenities, including laundry facilities, a community room, and parking. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

MONONA MEADOWS (608) 221-4422

PARK GLEN COMMONS (608) 241-4200

PHEASANT BRANCH

6430 Pheasant Ln., Middleton, 53562 (608) 513-5860 lease@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com  Pheasant Branch features one- and twobedroom 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. 

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PIONEER PRAIRIE AND SETTLERS RIDGE

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net Thoughtfully designed apar tment 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 lease@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com  Prairie Oaks Senior Housing II features one- and two-bedroom apar tment homes with a deck or patio. Amenities include heated underground parking; a


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 107 community room for social gatherings with a fireplace, kitchen, and TV; ample storage space; and much more.

PRAIRIE PARK SENIOR APARTMENTS (608) 276-5785 prairieparkapts.com

REGENCY PLACE APARTMENT HOMES (608) 837-3478

RENTAL APARTMENTS

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

ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS Rosewood Apartments I Rosewood Apartments II (608) 873-2069

ROSEWOOD VILLAS (608) 827-5500

SAUK GARDENS (608) 664-1800 rousemgmt.com

SEGOE TERRACE

602 Sawyer Ter., Madison 53705 (608) 231-2343 meridiangroupinc.net Segoe Terrace offers affordable onebedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in Madison near the Hilldale Shopping Center, the building offers many amenities, including an onsite service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

VOSS HAUS

SHERMAN GLEN (608) 241-1190

SOUTHRIDGE VILLAGE

1914 Post Rd., Madison 53713 (608) 273-2797 meridiangroupinc.net Southridge Village offers affordable one- bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in Madison off Fish Hatchery Road, the building offers many amenities, including an on-site service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

SUGAR CREEK - VERONA (608) 845-5561

TAYLOR RIDGE

510 Westlawn Dr. Cottage Grove 53527 (608) 839-5659 meridiangroupinc.net Taylor Ridge offers affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments for active adults age 55+. Conveniently located in Cottage Grove, the building offers many amenities, including underground parking, private decks or patios, community room, and monthly social programs.

6710 Elmwood Ave., Middleton 53562 (608) 831-5990 meridiangroupinc.net Voss Haus offers affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in Middleton, the building offers many amenities, including laundry facilities, a community room, and parking. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

THE WATERFORD AT FITCHBURG (608) 270-9200 waterfordatfitchburg.com

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.

Oakwood Lutheran SeniorSenior MinistriesMinistries is the Oakwood Lutheran is th parent organization of two Continuing Care parent organization of two Continuing Ca Retirement Communities – Oakwood Village Retirement Communities Oakwood Villag University Woods on the west side – of Madison University Woods on the west side and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on the eastof Madiso side of Madison. We are nonprofit, sponsored and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on the ea by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned side of Madison. We are non-profit, sponsore and operated since 1948. by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owne and operated since 1948.

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

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108 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE WILLIAMSTOWN BAY EAST (608) 819-6288

WILLIAMSTOWN BAY MCFARLAND (608) 838-4248

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

JEFFERSON SQUARE (608) 846-6897

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

PARKSIDE VILLAGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WELLINGTON APARTMENTS (608) 271-0104

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. 

(608) 846-7900 cated in wooded Orchard Ridge. Close to shopping and the bus line. Spacious apartments with underground garages. Well-maintained with nicely landscaped buildings and 24-hour maintenance service. No pets, no smoking.

WILLIAMSTOWN BAY DEFOREST (608) 846-7265

WHITCOMB SQUARE SENIOR APARTMENTS

4909-4911, 4914, 4929 Whitcomb Dr. and 6 Whitcomb Cir., Madison 53711 (608) 227-6543 info@kellerrealestategroup.com kellerapartments.com Whitcomb Square has 66 luxury apartment residences in four buildings loSEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING

WESTSHIRE VILLAGE AT THE LAKE (608) 772-9820 westshirevillage.com

OUTPATIENT THERAPY ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org/rehab


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 109 SKILLED NURSING/ NURSING HOMES ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 662-8842 becky.roemer@atticangel.org atticangel.org Providing both long-term skilled nursing and 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.

BADGER PRAIRIE HEALTH CARE (608) 845-6601

BELMONT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 249-7391 belmontmadison.com

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 Medicarecertified subacute care, short- and longterm skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation services. Speed your recovery with innovative inpatient and outpatient care and virtual rehabilitation therapy provided in a comforting environment.

FOUR WINDS SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB (608) 845-6465 fourwindsmanor.com

Magic Happens with a bridge to new friendships

Our Senior Living Community comes with built-in access to levels of care as you need them: • 123 ranch-style homes for independent living

• 74 apartments with services

• 56 household apartments for assisted living

• 44 private health center rooms for residents needing skilled nursing care

• 20 memory care rooms that make up a safe and comfortable home

• Short-term rehabilitation services to help patients get back to living at home

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110 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE KARMENTA HEALTH CARE CENTER

SKAALEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

(608) 249-2137 karmenta.com

(608) 873-5651 skaalen.com

NAZARETH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

ST. MARY’S CARE CENTER

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

(608) 873-6448 nazarethhealth.com

HEARTLAND COUNTRY VILLAGE REHAB & SKILLED NURSING (608) 767-2572 heartlandcountryvillage.com

HEBRON OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6201 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4253 oakwoodvillage.net Hebron Oaks provides shor t-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.

INGLESIDE MANOR (608) 437-5511 inglesidehealthcare.org

(608) 845-1000 stmaryscarecenter.net

NEW GLARUS HOME

SUN PRAIRIE HEALTH CARE CENTER

(608) 527-2126 nghome.org

(608) 837-5959 sunprairiehc.com

OAK PARK® PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

SUNNY HILL HEALTH CARE CENTER

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. Our Rehab Team works with family and physicians to ensure the best possible care for your loved one.

OREGON MANOR (608) 835-3535 oregonmanor.biz

PRAIRIE RIDGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5833 American Pkwy., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4620 oakwoodvillage.net The Health and Rehabilitation Center provides shor t-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.

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THE VILLA AT MIDDLETON VILLAGE (608) 831-8300 villaatmiddletonvillage.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 cour tyard, on-site religious services, and dedicated activities depar tment.

WILLOWBROOK NURSING AND REHABILITATION (920) 648-8344

WILLOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 837-8529 willowsskillednursing.com


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, 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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SAFE AND HEALTHY AT HOME Adult Day Centers Assistive Technology Devices Care Managers Emergency Response Systems Grocery Delivery Home Modification/Organization Home Safety Assessments Meal Delivery & Preparation Medical Supplies Mobility Devices & Recycling Respite Care Supportive In-Home Care: Live-In Support Medical Assistance/Licensed Medical Practitioners Medicare/Medicaid Certified Medical Assistance Nonmedical Assistance

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SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 113 ADULT DAY CENTERS These are nonresidential facilities providing activities for the elderly and handicapped 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.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES ADULT DAY CENTER 2917 International Ln., Madison 53704 (608) 663-7117 chesselberg@ccmadison.org adultdaycentermadison.org Affordable alternative to in-home care dedicated to older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss, and for older adults with medical conditions, physical disabilities, cognitive concerns, or difficulties functioning at home alone.

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

EMMCA ADULT DAY CENTER (608) 223-3110 emmca.org

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

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

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

ST. MARY’S ADULT DAY HEALTH CENTER (608) 249-4450 stmarysmadison.com

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES This is equipment that helps a person function, perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and live more independently. Equipment can be big or small, complicated or simple, but regardless of size, it’s geared toward the individual’s need(s). Check Health section for the Sensory: Hearing and Vision categories and Medical Supplies category in this section.

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

AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION AIDS AND SYSTEMS CLINIC (CASC) (608) 263-3301 waisman.wisc.edu/clinics-augcomm.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.

CONNECT HEARING, INC.

598 Grand Canyon Dr. Madison 53719 (608) 833-8484 info@connecthearing.com connecthearing.com Today’s digital hearing aids are small and comfortable with software that can be adapted perfectly to your individual needs. From the moment you try them,

you’ll notice a dramatic improvement in your hearing. You’ll be able to follow conversations without straining (even in loud places), enjoy music and the sounds of nature, and hear better when watching television or talking on the phone.

HOME HEALTH UNITED (800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org

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

SOUND RESPONSE (608) 265-3470 responsivesolutions.org

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PURCHASE (TEPP) PROGRAM (608) 231-3305 psc.wi.gov

CARE MANAGERS Generally fee-based providers who assist patients and families in evaluating and coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future to assist with health care needs for aging adults.

AGING MANAGER (608) 335-2959 agingmanager.com

ATEMPO, LLC (608) 335-8218 RN, CCN, CLNC, CNLCP

BRIGHTSTAR CARE® (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

KALEIDOCARE ADVOCACY (608) 572-7598 kaleidocare.com

MADISON PARENT CARE (608) 237-6676 madisonparentcare.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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4726 East Towne Blvd., Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 gila@seniorhelpers.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

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 ON THE GO Home Delivery shopmetcalfes.com

MILLER AND SONS SUPERMARKET

Below are listings for emergency response systems, remote monitoring/sensing, and off-site, direct-care response systems for use at one’s residence.

(608) 845-6478 Verona (608) 437-3081 Mt. Horeb millerandsonssupermarket.com

HOME HEALTH UNITED VOICECARE

(608) 251-6776 East (608) 709-5445 Nor th (608) 284-7800 West willystreet.coop

(855) 332-6882 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org Subscribers wear a pendant, which can be activated in the event of a fall or other emergency. Activating Voice Care aler ts monitoring center personnel who will contact the subscriber or designated emergency responders as needed.

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

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL LIFELINE 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2372 stoughtonhospital.com

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

WILLY STREET CO-OP

HOME MODIFICATION/ ORGANIZATION ACCESSIBILITY PLUS (608) 221-0161 accessibilityplusonline.com

ADAPTIVE REMODELING SOLUTIONS (608) 234-7440 adaptiveremodelingsolutions.com

DESIGN COALITION (608) 246-8846 designcoalition.org

GANSER COMPANY (608) 222-1243 gansercompany.com

CAPITAL CENTRE FOODS (608) 255-2616 capcentremarket.com SEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Home Safety Modification 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-7900 intake@independentliving.org independentlivinginc.org On-site evaluations plus our staff carpenter make it easy to get 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.

LIFE ORGANIZED, LLC

Madison 53705 (608) 622-7678 claire@lifeorganizedllc.com lifeorganizedllc.com We specialize in whole home organizing services for seniors and clients struggling with chronic disorganization. We help sort and organize what is important, while we purge and remove the rest! Member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Insured.

PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

TZ OF MADISON, INC. (608) 241-2967 tzofmadison.com

WISCONSIN HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (WHEDA) (608) 266-7884 wheda.com

HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS CAIRASU CARE, LLC (608) 622-7015 cairasucare.com


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Safe At Home (608) 223-7970 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org SAFE at Home is offered by Home Health United in partnership with the United Way of Dane County and is available to those 65+ living in Dane County. The program provides an in-home safety assessment and six months of follow up.

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

MEAL DELIVERY & PREPARATION CHEFS FOR SENIORS

3086 Providence St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 220-9814 info@chefsforseniors.com chefsforseniors.com Improving seniors’ lives through good food and good company! Our friendly, professional chefs lovingly prepare a weeks wor th of fresh, nutritious meals in a two-hour home visit. We offer companionship and affordable menus that can be customized for low sodium, diabetic, and other dietary needs.

HOME HEALTH UNITED

Meals On Wheels (800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org Volunteers deliver nutritious, midday meals every day of the year to those in need living in Madison, Middleton, Monona, and Sun Prairie. Special diets are available.

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Evening Meals On Wheels 602 N. Segoe Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 204-0923 meals@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Fresh, healthy, chef-prepared meals are made daily and delivered by trained volunteers between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Special diets include diabetic, gluten free, and vegetarian. Quality program with Magnet Accreditation from Meals on Wheels America.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES Suppliers listed below typically sell, rent, or loan a range of home medical equipment and supplies. Check the Health section for the Sensory: Hearing and Vision categories. The Aging & Caregiver Resources section’s Senior Centers category often has loan closets.

APRIA HEALTHCARE (608) 221-5480 apria.com

HOME HEALTH UNITED

4639 Hammersley Rd., Madison 53711 (800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org We provide a wide range of medical equipment and supplies, including mobility aids, oxygen and respiratory therapy services, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), rehab equipment services, aids for daily living, and patient room and home safety equipment.

INDEPENDENCEFIRST MOBILITY STORE

2554 Advance Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 243-1785 mds@ifmobility.org ifmobility.org The IndependenceFirst Mobility Store accepts donations of used wheelchairs, hospital beds, and other medical equipment to refurbish and redistribute to individuals of all ages who have either permanent or temporary mobility impairments. Our products are offered at 70 percent below retail prices.

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Life-Sustaining Equipment 133 S. Blair St., Madison 53703 (608) 252-7000 mge.com/safety-outages/home/life -equipment.htm Contact them if you have medical equipment requiring electricity 24/7 in order to be listed as a special needs customer.

UNITYPOINT AT HOME

2180 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison, 53713 (608) 417-3700 or (800) 236-1052 unitypoint.org/homehealth UnityPoint at Home provides comprehensive health services that enable you to receive care in the privacy and comfort of your own home. We are your one stop source for home care services. (Formerly Meriter Home Health)

UW HEALTH

Home Medical Equipment 2030 Pinehurst Dr., Middleton 53562 (608) 203-2273 or (888) 663-7043 uwhealth.org

Since 1985, UW Health Home Medical Equipment has been providing respiratory support and a variety of home medical equipment and supplies for people in their homes.

MOBILITY DEVICES & RECYCLING INDEPENDENCEFIRST MOBILITY STORE

Scooters and Mobility Aid Dealers 2554 Advance Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 243-1785 mds@ifmobility.org ifmobility.org The IndependenceFirst Mobility Store accepts donations of used wheelchairs, hospital beds, and other medical equipment to refurbish and redistribute to individuals of all ages who have either permanent or temporary mobility impairments. Our products are offered at 70 percent below retail prices.

INDEPENDENCEFIRST MOBILITY STORE

Wheelchairs, Mobility Chairs, and Accessories 2554 Advance Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 243-1785 mds@ifmobility.org ifmobility.org The IndependenceFirst Mobility Store accepts donations of used wheelchairs, hospital beds, and other medical equipment to refurbish and redistribute to individuals of all ages who have either permanent or temporary mobility impairments. Our products are offered at 70 percent below retail prices.

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RESPITE CARE Respite care provides temporary relief to the primary caregiver. This care is to relieve unpaid, primary caregivers whose patient requires 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. Relief in your residence can be found in the Supportive In-Home Care and Nonmedical Assistance categories. See also, Retirement Housing & Long-Term Care section. Many facilities offer relief too, depending on occupancy and availability. This care can last from hours to overnight stays up to 30 days.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 608-827-2990 mgraves@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org All Saints Assisted Living offers shor tterm care designed for seniors who need suppor tive services for a brief time. Professional nurses available 24/7 and a life rich with social oppor tunities at the brand-new All Saints Main Street help deliver optimal aging.

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

SUPPORTIVE IN-HOME CARE CNA ON THE GO, LLC

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 and Nurses (LPNs, RNs) dedicated to providing a grateful service to our clients.

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (CLA)

1414 MacArthur Rd., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8335 clanet.org Local, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors and people with disabilities stay at home and stay independent by providing supportive home care, chore services, and hands-on personal care services.

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.

LIVE-IN SUPPORT BRIGHTSTAR CAREÂŽ (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

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

SENIOR HELPERS (608) 229-1080 seniorhelpers.com

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. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A Madison 53705 (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison For those who need in-home medical care but do not qualify under Medicare or need to supplement what is covered, BrightStar Care can assist with injections, infusions, wound care, and more. Joint Commission Accreditation validates our unmatched care standards.

PERSON-CENTERED ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CARE

Proudly Serving the Madison Area Since 2006

MEDICARE/MEDICAID CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

> Personalized, RN Plan of Care > Certified Nursing Assistants > Flexible Schedules > No Contract

HOME HEALTH AT UNITYPOINT HEALTH MERITER

BrightStar Care® of Madison

(608) 417-3700 unitypoint.org

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HOME HEALTH UNITED

(800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org 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.

INDEPENDENT HEALTH CARE

2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-2097 intake@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Our Medicare-certified nonprofit home health care agency brings services from experienced nurses, physical/occupational/speech therapists, and certified nursing assistants. Additional services include wound care, chronic disease management, and medication management.

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RECOVER HEALTH

2500 Rimrock Rd., Ste. 101 Madison 53713 (608) 274-8193 or fax (608) 274-8717 recoverhealth.org Recover Health, a Medicaid/Medicarecer tified agency, provides sophisticated home health care services to seniors who have complex medical or personal needs as well as intensive interventions.

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, and education regarding chronic disease management. Medicare and Medicaid certified/Joint Commission accredited.

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UW HEALTH

Home Care Services 2030 Pinehurst Dr., Middleton 53562 (608) 203-2273 uwhealth.org Our services provide you with home support including visits from nurses, therapists, dietitians, respiratory therapists and nutrition support, intravenous therapy, and medical equipment. We will work with you and your family to make sure you understand all benefits and responsibilities.

VISITING PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION (608) 807-1600 visitingphysicians.com

NONMEDICAL ASSISTANCE Listings offer a variety of nonmedical care and assistance in one’s residence. Examples include:


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A Medicaid/ Medicare Certified Home Health Care Agency. Our broad range of services affords individuals the opportunity to remain at home and live as independently as possible. We provide care to children, adults and seniors ranging from those who have complex medical or personal needs that require more sophisticated or intensive interventions to those who need general daily living assistance. www.recoverhealth.org (608) 274-8193

BrightStar Care hires carefully screened certified nursing assistants who work under the direction of a registered nurse providing everything from transportation and housekeeping to hands-on care. Flexible schedules revolve around the client’s needs, from 1 to 24 hours.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES (608) 826-8000 catholiccharitiesofmadison.org

COMFORCARE

Home Care Services 2421 Parmenter St., Ste. 100 Middleton 53562 (608) 836-1868 homecare@madisonathomecare.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.

• Chore Care typically includes light housekeeping, laundry, gardening, home repair, meal preparation, and shopping.

COMFORT KEEPERS

• Companion Care typically includes companionship for a patient, allowing the caregiver to run errands, perform chores, sleep, or enjoy a break.

COMMUNITY LIVING CONNECTIONS

• Personal Care typically includes aid for individuals experiencing difficulties with activities of daily living. Services include bathing, grooming, meals, walking, dressing, and toileting.

(608) 442-1898 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

(608) 661-7999 clconnections.org

COMMUNITY OPTIONS PROGRAM (COP) (608) 242-6418 dhs.wisconsin.gov/cop.index.htm

CREATIVE COMMUNITY LIVING CENTERS (608) 222-2071 cciswi.com

GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE (608) 467-3590 goldenheartseniorcare.com

HOME CHORE ASSISTANCE MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY (608) 836-7338 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 Home care services include housecleaning, laundry, yardwork, errands, and other chores for you. 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.

ALWAYS BEST CARE® SENIOR SERVICES (608) 315-2378 alwaysbestcaremadison.com

BRIGHTSTAR CARE® 3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A Madison 53705 (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

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PLANNING FOR JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY Patients May Have More Options than Ever by Wendy Sulzer The story is all too familiar: an older adult goes in for knee replacement surgery, and after spending a few nights in the hospital, the patient returns home quite unprepared for life after surgery. Even though the discharge planner set up home health services, including physical therapy and an aide to help with showers, the patient realizes they need more care than what home health provides. And sometimes, before home health even begins, the patient falls in the night and has to take a return trip to the hospital. Or maybe it isn’t a fall that sends them back to the hospital, but

an infection, implant failure, or other complication of the surgery. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), over 400,000 seniors had knee or hip replacement surgery in 2014 with a total cost of more than seven billion dollars in hospitalization alone. The biggest problem is that some hospitals have a much higher rate of complications than others. According to CMS, the average cost per surgery can range from $16,500 to $33,000, and some facilities have three times the rate of complications.

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To address this problem, a new payment model has been introduced in 67 geographic locations nationwide, including Dane County. The goal of this new payment model is to create “a health care system that delivers better care, spends our dollars more wisely, and leads to healthier Americans.” This new bundled payment model is called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement. What does this mean for you or your loved one who might be considering knee, hip, or shoulder surgery? In the


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...ASK ABOUT ALL YOUR OPTIONS AND CREATE A PLAN PRIOR TO THE SURGERY.

If you or someone you love is planning to have knee, hip, or shoulder replacement surgery, you will want to ask about all your options and create a plan prior to the surgery. Do you feel strongly about going home as soon as possible? A little bit of planning and arranging for some home care services can increase your chances of a successful recovery. And whether home care services are included by your hospital or not, they are a valuable service you may want to consider. To determine how much help will be needed, it’s a good idea to make a list of the tasks the individual is currently doing for him or herself prior to the surgery that will be difficult to complete without help

post surgery. Daily tasks, like getting dressed, preparing a meal, and caring for a pet, can be almost impossible to manage while using crutches or a walker. The first few days after an individual returns home are the most critical because he or she will likely have some pain in addition to being tired, which can make simple tasks, like getting to the bathroom, exhausting and even treacherous. Examine the home itself; if the bedrooms are upstairs, for instance, you’ll want to plan on creating a temporary bedroom on the main floor. You will also want to consider which bathroom will most easily accommodate a shower chair or other equipment. If your laundry is located anywhere but the main level, assistance with that task will be necessary for safety. Consider, too, how you or your loved one will accomplish weekly tasks, like shopping for groceries, picking up prescriptions, and taking out the garbage. Another factor people often fail to plan for is how they will make it to follow-up appointments as they will likely not be able to drive themselves for quite some time. These daily and weekly tasks are all services that most home care providers can assist with starting on a daily basis and then usually tapering off as the individual progresses through their recovery.

therapist, along with giving medication reminders and documenting daily progress. Home care services often include the support of a nurse who will write a personalized plan of care and help solve any problems that might arise. Orthopedic care requires skill and knowledge on the part of those involved in the follow-up care as some of the techniques and equipment are specialized and common medications utilized in the post-op phase, such as anticoagulants, present unique challenges in terms of potential adverse reactions. Whether you choose to rehab at home or in a nursing facility, you’ll want to make sure you are working with a team of qualified professionals you trust. Thinking about your needs and planning ahead will save you and your loved one a lot of stress later on and make sure you have the best chance of a quick recovery. ­ Wendy Sulzer is the branch manager for BrightStar Care.

Photograph submitted by Wendy Sulzer

past, very few people elected to have home care services in addition to the home health services provided by Medicare because home care services, like light housekeeping and assistance with meal preparation or other daily tasks, were an additional, out-of-pocket cost. So if an individual didn’t have family members available to help them at home during their recovery, the options were to spend that time in a nursing facility or risk a fall or other injury at home. Starting this year though, hospitals might begin offering home care services as a part of the joint replacement surgery package because home care services have been shown to reduce costly rehospitalizations at a much lower cost than lengthy stays in a rehab facility.

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JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES (608) 278-1808 jssmadison.com

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

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 Caregiver’s background checked No hourly minimums Personal care

RECOVER HEALTH (608) 274-8193 recoverhealth.org

SENIOR HELPERS

4726 East Towne Blvd. Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 gila@seniorhelpers.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.

(608) 244-1160 www.sosiabcare.com

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL TRUSTED HANDS

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2366 stoughtonhospital.com Provides affordable and professional personal care and companionship services. Services include cooking, light cleaning, laundry, errands, grocery shopping, and respite for caregivers. Trusted Hands employees are hired and screened by Stoughton Hospital.

UW HEALTH

SENIORS HELPING SENIORS

Home Care Services 2030 Pinehurst Dr., Middleton 53562 (608) 203-2273 uwhealth.org Our services provide you with home support including visits from nurses, therapists, dietitians, respiratory therapists and nutrition support, intravenous therapy, and medical equipment. We will work with you and your family to make sure you understand all benefits and responsibilities.

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Deb and Tracy Teske Co-Owners and Directors

SOSIAB CARE PERSONAL CARE AGENCY

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 high-quality vendors who offer home health care. Members can receive automated daily check-in services at no additional charge.

6425 Odana Rd, Ste 5, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 819-0665, dteske@visitingangels.com VisitingAngels.com SEPTEMBER 2016–AUGUST 2017 JOURNEY OF AGING

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.


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Geriatric Consultation Clinics Helping older adults maintain their health and independence

Geriatric Assessment Clinic is for older adults experiencing: • Decline with independence and self-care, including falls • Early or progressive memory difficulty • Complicated medication management • Late-life depression, anxiety, sleep issues and other psychiatric difficulties

Memory Assessment Clinic is for older adults experiencing: • Memory loss, impaired problem-solving and associated behavior problems • Declining functional status related to cognitive issues • Cognitive changes that may be related to medications

Mobility and Falls Clinic is for older adults experiencing: • Recurrent falls with or without physical injury • Fear of falling • Declining mobility and function

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For more information about the UW Health Geriatric Consultation Clinics, please call (608) 263-7740.

uwhealth.org/geriatrics

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