Wisconsin has many Aging and Disability Resource Centers funded by the state that are devoted to helping residents deal with issues related to aging and disability and gain support and information. They can help on every issue from in-home care to financial assistance for long-term residential care. The state’s Community Options Program helps seniors find the long-term assistance they may need to live safely at home after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia, while the Alzheimer's Family and Caregiver Support Program is specifically dedicated to assisting seniors and their families find the information, assistance and memory care support they need.
Wisconsin Memory Care Defined
Wisconsin memory care facilities are specifically designed to evaluate those with memory loss and help to identify the best solutions to the unique obstacles these seniors might face. Care services include help with bathing, grooming and limited medical care, as well as extending mobility to improve independence. Seniors in the early stages of memory loss who need a lower level of care may move into assisted living communities or care homes, which provide help with the activities of daily living but no medical care. Seniors in the more advanced stages of dementia should consider the more comprehensive services of a nursing home, which offers 24-hour skilled nursing care.
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