Program Clips Choosing a Nursing Home

The West Allis Senior Center
7001 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 302-8714

Video clip length: 4 minutes 35 seconds

Noon time meals served with comradery, classes, events, group outings, and get togethers for sharing times help these folks stay young.  For many seniors, both local and from elsewhere, the West Allis Senior Center is THE place to be, not just A place to be.

Honey Creek Health & Rehabilitation
2730 West Ramsey Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 282-2600

Video clip length: 5 minutes 20 seconds

This skilled nursing facility offers both short term and long term care.  While we will meet some of the staff later who are serious about helping people maximize the quality of their lives, we will start with some older ones who are seriously enjoying one of a variety of activities offered.

Dianna DeMond
Admissions Director

Video clip length: 4 minutes 40 seconds

Ms. DeMond explains how preplanning can help family members find a level of comfort with the placement situation of a loved one, be assured that any medical and rehabilitative needs will be met, and what financial concerns may need to be addressed.

Jenny Jankowski
Director of Social Services

Video clip length: 2 minutes 14 seconds

Ms. Jankowski discusses the ways in which social workers ease the transition both into and out of a skilled nursing  facility by linking residents and families to the appropriate sources of private or governmental services.

Jamie Lembck
Therapy Rehab Director

Video clip length:7 minutes 26 seconds

Ms. Lembck demonstrates how some basic tasks made difficult by various physical conditions including arthritis and strokes can become easier through combinations of physical therapy, the use of specialized devices, or minor changes in the home environment.

John Flynn
RN and Nursing Home Administrator

Video clip length: 4 minutes 48 seconds

Mr. Flynn shares some of his insights acquired from years in the skilled care industry regarding how the situations requiring skilled nursing care often develop and what factors should guide an individual in deciding which facility is best for a given circumstance.

Trudi Biefeld, RN and Clinical Coordinator for the Memory Loss Center at St. Michael and St. Francis Hospital

Video clip length: 11 minutes 57 seconds

St. Michael Hospital
2400 West Villard Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209
(414) 527-8298

St. Francis Hospital
3237 South 16th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 527 - 8298

Ms. Biefeld dismisses a popular misconception that memory loss is a normal part of aging, then explains the warning signs, possible causes, treatments, and ways to help prevent Alzheimers/dementia.  Advice is given on how the at home caregiver can both cope with and alleviate potential problems for loved ones affected.

Rollie R. Hanson, Attorney
Hanson Law Office
10150 W. National Ave. Suite 370
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 321-9733

Video clip length: 8 minutes 50 seconds

Mr. Hanson, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., discusses the importance of preplanning in regards to Health Care Power of Attorney and Financial Power of Attorney for preserving assets and insuring that personal choices are followed in the event of  an accident or debilitating illness.  Estate planning options via Wills and Trusts insure that final requests are respected.

Credits, closing comments, and a special dedication........

Video clip length: 2 minutes