Community Care Archives

Celebrating 30 years of PACE

November 5, 2020

Cindy Cowie remembers how it all started. There was a small team of caregivers, a handful of seniors, and a conference room. The early days of Community Care’s PACE program felt like a one-room schoolhouse. There was a nurse, a social worker, and Cindy, a recreational therapist.Back then, job titles did not matter as much…. [Read More]

Raising awareness about dementia and Alzheimer’s

October 15, 2020

In 2018, Wisconsin health officials set out to create a plan to improve dementia care throughout the state. After surveying a group that included individuals living with dementia, caregivers, and health professionals, the Department of Health Services identified several priorities including increasing public awareness and understanding of brain health and dementia. If you don’t know,… [Read More]

Help seniors avoid falling this autumn

September 3, 2020

You might say that a fall motivated Kelly Schroeder to pursue a career working with seniors. Schroeder, the director of clinical services for Community Care, a local nonprofit and expert in long term care, had a grandmother who fell and never truly recovered. As a result, her grandmother found herself dependent for the rest of… [Read More]

It’s time to talk about advance directives

August 13, 2020

Pamela was no stranger to planning for the end of life. She had already paid for her burial plot and funeral service. She had even started working on a will. Then in June 2018, she got the news that would change her life, she was diagnosed with COPD and severe emphysema. “That’s when I realized… [Read More]

Community Care’s Adult Day Center helps seniors maintain healthy life

July 2, 2020

Paulette Butler looks forward to the days she spends at Community Care’s Vliet Street adult day center. The people are nice. The food is good. While her favorite activity is art, she really looks forward to the time she spends exercising. This is just one of the many ways with which Community Care engages members… [Read More]