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Important New Legislation Passed Helping Appleton WI Seniors with Dementia

March 26th, 2016

Senator Roger Roth Helps Dementia Bills Become Law in Wisconsin

BrightStar Care of Appleton supports legislation to help seniors with dementiaDementia

This week three bills focusing on dementia were signed into law. The bills create a county-based dementia crisis unit pilot program, allocate an additional $1 million for the state's Alzheimer's family and caregiver support program, and create state grants for dementia training for county crisis teams.

Sen. Roger Roth supported these bills to create dementia-friendly communities and make sure those with dementia and their caregivers have the proper resources and support they need at a difficult time.

Sen. Roger Roth co-authored Act 272 which works to help counties create dementia crisis units to assist county staff and health officials respond to people with dementia experiencing crises. These units can reduce trauma for individuals with dementia and reduce costs to taxpayers by avoiding unnecessary emergency room visits and involuntary commitments at psychiatric hospitals.

Act 273 provides $1 million of additional funding for respite care under the Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Program. Respite care offers relief for caregivers, which may allow them to increase the length of time they are able to keep their loved ones at home, rather than in a nursing home.

Act 274 provides $250,000 to award grants to counties or regions to provide training for mobile crisis teams to better respond to people experiencing dementia-related crises. The teams may be made up of health practitioners, counselors, and other personnel who partner with local law enforcement to respond to a crisis.

BrightStar Home Care of Appleton and Waupaca area proudly provides specialized in home dementia and Alzheimer's care, medical staffing, skilled nursing and non-medical in home care for seniors and children, including a passion for elder care companionship and supportive services in Outagamie, Waupaca, and portions of Winnebago, Calumet and Brown counties.
We are very proud of our Joint Commission
Accreditation to provide you the highest quality of care in the Appleton, Fox Cities and Waupaca areas.

 

BrightStar Home Care of Appleton and Waupaca area proudly provides medical staffing, skilled nursing and non-medical in home care for seniors and children, including a passion for elder care companionship and supportive services in Outagamie, Waupaca, and portions of Winnebago, Calumet and Brown counties.
We are very proud of our Joint Commission
Accreditation to provide you the highest quality of care in the Appleton, Fox Cities and Waupaca areas.