Services Offered by WCDAN Members

Alzheimer's Association - Kate Selseth, Program Manager - kselseth@alz.org, 320.281.2932

Community and family education, professional education, family meetings, support groups, 24/7 Helpline 1.800.272.3900

Atwater Area Help for Seniors - Deb Friedrichs, Program Director - lahbnp@frontiernet.net, 320.974.8737

Non-medical volunteer and professional supports to help fill gaps, helping seniors to stay in their homes in three area townships by providing information, rides to appointments, errands, light housekeeping, chores, friendly visits and reminders, service coordination, social activities and community involvement, brief respite and caregiver support.  Information and support for family members, caregivers, etc.  Health promotion / wellness and risk reduction activities for the community.

Bethesda Daybreak - Cindy Wilkens, Program Director - cindyw@bethesdawillmar.com, 320.214.5634

Bethesda Daybreak's purpose is to provide an alternative to long-term care for the elderly and handicapped adults in the community.  The program provides opportunities to socialize and take part in activities while providing a safe environment for its members.  Other services available are hair care, bathing, transportation and health monitoring.

Brookdale Willmar - Jennie Marcus, Executive Director - jmarcus1@brookdale.com, 320.235.1024

Brookdale customizes Assisted Living:  what kind of day would you like?   Up at 6 am or sleep until 8 am?  Morning shower or a bath at night?  Cold milk and a book before bed or hot tea and The Tonight Show?  Brookdale tailors our services to fit the healthcare requirements ... and the unique personalities of residents.

Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital - Lori Petersen, Memory Care Coordinator - lorip@montevideomedical.com, 320.321.8268

CCMH is proud to offer a specialized Memory Care Clinic for the entire surrounding area.  Through standardized testing, our Memory Care Clinic team can provide a complete and objective evaluation of someone's memory and thinking skills.  The evaluation process takes about five hours over the course of two days.  Results and recommendations are shared, with ongoing support from the Memory Care Coordinator.

Compassionate Care - Bev Werder, Director - bevwerder@charter.net, 320.231.9868

Person-centered non-medical service provided in our clients' homes.  Our assistance is uniquely designed to meet each client's needs.  Assistance with homemaker tasks, companionship, meal preparation, med reminders, respite for family members, transportation service to doctor visits and other errands, communication with family, bathing and grooming assistance and much more.  Caregiver / client personality matching and good communication is a strong focus for Compassionate Care.  We serve our clients from one hour to 24/7 and provide on-call service for non-scheduled appointments.

Compassionate Cottages I and II - Nancy Patock, Housing Director - nancy.patock@charter.net, 320.905.3593

Compassionate Cottages I and II - Abby Christensen, Assistant Housing Director and Activity Coordinator - abby.christensen@compassionatecottage.com, 320.235.1901

Compassionate Cottages are two residential homes with nine private bedroom and bathroom suites in Cottage I and ten private suites in Cottage II.  Our well-trained staff provide 24-hour awake services.  Some of the services include home-cooked meals, housekeeping, laundry, medication management, person-centered activities, Registered Nurse support 24/7 and so much more.  Compassionate Cottages offer individualized care in its unique setting of ten residents.  We focus on putting our residents first in everything we do.

Compassionate Care and Compassionate Cottage - Kelly Nelson, RN - kelyellow@hotmail.com, 651.208.5253

See information above for services.

Lutheran Social Services - Meeker and Kandiyohi Counties - Barbara Alseleben, Program Coordinator - barbara.alsleben@lssmn.org, 320.221.3747

LSS caregiver program offers non-medical respite by trained volunteers, monthly caregiver discussion groups and caregiver workshops.  We also offer caregiver counseling and caregiver coaching.  LSS connects caregivers to community resources and provides caregiver education.

Rice Care Center - Deb Henjum, Social Services Director - dhen@rice.willmar.mn.us, 320.214.2758

Rice Care Center and Therapy Suites offers short-term rehabilitation accommodations, as well as long-term, home-like settings in Sophia House and Cushman Cottage households.

VistaPrairie At Copperleaf Senior Living Community - Chrissy Elton, Memory Care Coordinator - chrissyelton@vistaprairie.org, 320.222,5000, ext. 14

Providing personal and health-related services to seniors living with Alzheimer's or other dementia in a secure, friendly, and home-like assisted living community.

VistaPrairie At Copperleaf Senior Living - Executive Director - 320.222.5000

Copperleaf's 55 assisted living apartments provide a great solution for seniors who value their independence, yet want access to affordable personal care and supportive services should they need them.  Copperleaf's seven care suites option is designed as a private neighborhood with distinct common spaces for those requiring the highest levels of senior care.  Whether long-term or temporary care is needed, an individual service plan will be specifically designed for each resident to help regain or maintain their independence.  24-hour staffing provides a continuous level of care that includes health supportive services, activity programs focused on daily life skills and assistance with personal care.