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Service and Access to Comprehensive Care

By reducing barriers that impede access to information and services, the WAI Regional Milwaukee Office has connected families to health care services through over 500 in-home care visits and 500 memory and health screenings–resulting in at least 175 individuals obtaining an accurate memory diagnosis. Over 200 families have been connected to social services, ultimately allowing people living with dementia to remain at home–safer, longer. Our newly-developed lifestyle intervention program focuses on community members at risk for dementia. Our signature program, the Amazing Grace Chorus, improves the quality of life of its participants and caregivers through socialization and music while integrating the pillars of education and service.

 

Service

  • Provide culturally-sensitive care, improve quality of life for persons with dementia, support family caregivers
  • Connect African American families and others to services that address their health and social needs
  • Reduce barriers/access to information, services and care; help patients and families navigate their dementia journey
  • Deliver culturally-appropriate Alzheimer’s-related and related disorders resources and services
  • Foster partnerships with faith-based groups, medical and social service providers, and community organizations to enhance effective service delivery for those living with dementia and family caregivers

Excerpt of Activities

  • In-Home Memory Assessment
  • Community-Based Dementia Screening and Cognitive Testing
  • Personalized Care and Treatment Planning
  • Dementia Care Service and Resource Connectors
  • Amazing Grace Chorus
  • Milwaukee Health Services Diagnostic Memory Clinic
  • Community-Based Dementia Care and Programming

 

Funding Needs

$175,000/year for 2 years


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