When you need to research a particular subject that you’re not well versed in, where do you turn? For most people, it’s the internet. Just Google a word or subject, such as best Southeastern Wisconsin senior resources, and your screen will be instantly filled with information. That’s wonderful, but it can also be overwhelming.
For seniors, it’s not only important to have resources, it’s critical that you have quality resources. It’s not about volume, it’s about a place you can go or a person you can talk to that will answer your specific question with clarity.
Here are a few quality resources that I often use when guiding seniors and their families. I thought you might find them useful as well:
Alzheimer’s Association – Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
The Southeastern Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association offers a 24/7 Helpline where you can learn about support groups, access educational materials, or simply talk with someone who will listen and walk you through your circumstances. Call them at 800-272-3900.
Each county has a Veteran’s Service Officer that can help veterans and their spouse to access benefits including pensions, medications, medical care and more.
- Milwaukee County: 414-266-1234
- Waukesha County: 262-548-7735
- Ozaukee County: 262-284-8326.
- VFW office in Milwaukee: 414-902-5748
Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County
The Caregiver Connection‘s website has a wealth of services and information that can support your caregiving journey. Their number is 262-284-8120.
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
The ADRC in each county has an office staffed with knowledgeable professionals that can answer a wide range of questions related to aging. Just this year, the ADRC of Waukesha recognized Laureate Group’s own Oak Hill Terrace Senior Community as being a great partner in serving older adults throughout Waukesha County.
- Ozaukee: 262-284-8120
- Milwaukee: 414-289-6874
- Waukesha: 262-548-7848
Area cities and towns have local health departments that offer literature on a broad range of health topics, they host educational programs and offer flu shots. And they have nurses on staff with a goal of improving the health of their community.
Laureate Group Senior Communities Website
Re-launched with a fresh design in 2019, I’m proud to share that our website has a wealth of information for anyone trying to navigate long term care or understanding aging issues. It offers a resource line called Laureate Cares (262-832-7113), where you can talk to someone with years of experience serving older adults. I have the pleasure of being one of the individuals accepting those calls
These are just a few of many area professionals I’ve found to be helpful for my clients. I encourage you to reach out to them and take advantage of the expertise they offer.