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Local Facilities Make Sure Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean Total Isolation

Nursing homes have been hard hit with the impact of coronavirus. In Wisconsin, visitors are restricted from visiting residents except for situations of compassionate care. Families and residents miss their regular interactions, and it can be a struggle  ...

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Posted: 7/21/2020 1:04:45 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Wisconsin Establishes New Grant Program


Governor Evers has established a new grant program in order to maintain patient care of the highest quality. The new grant program is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and totals $100 million dollars.
 
The funding will support emergency medical services, home and community-based  ...

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Posted: 6/12/2020 1:26:59 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

DEALING WITH DEMENTIA

Assisted living facilities have been hard-hit by the coronavirus. Thankfully, Wisconsin is faring better than some states, but families of dementia patients are facing a special kind of heartache. The “no visit rule” is crushing for families and facilities that in a more normal time would be encouraging family visits.
 
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Posted: 5/19/2020 4:00:57 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments



The population of the United States is aging. And aging rapidly. By 2060 older adults will number 92 million. That’s a threefold increase from 2000.
 
With age comes physical inactivity, causing a harmful cascade of health and emotional issues, including heart and circulatory diseases, depression, anxiety, dementia and frailty.

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Posted: 4/22/2020 3:22:56 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Caregiver Crisis

In early 2019 Governor Evers signed an Executive Order that established a Task Force on Caregiving. The order responds to a looming caregiver crisis in Wisconsin. The number of seniors who need care is skyrocketing, outpacing the pool of caregivers available to help them. Additionally, caregivers earn low wages and get little recognition, which means providers struggle  ...

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Posted: 3/16/2020 4:14:04 PM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER
Everyone will be a caregiver at some point in their lives.

Caregiving is a labor of love not only for the professional caregiver but also the personal caregiver. Both need support and access to resources.

Your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a great place to start.

Caregiving encompasses many people and many tasks: checking up on a neighbor, picking up a grandparent's prescription  ...

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Posted: 2/10/2020 9:01:41 AM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

THE AGE OF ASSISTED LIVING

Today's boomers face a range of choices when it comes to getting assisted living care for their parents or loved ones. It can be a daunting decision with many factors to consider. How do boomers choose? What are the factors and changing trends to consider? 

Retirement Living recently completed a study where they  ...

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Posted: 1/24/2020 5:24:25 AM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments

Elderly person in an art gallery

Although it has been understood for years that art programs can improve the quality of life for seniors, only recently has a study been conducted that found concrete evidence of visual art’s ability to ease the symptoms of dementia.

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Posted: 12/12/2019 10:41:18 AM by Tori Grant Welhouse | with 0 comments
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