North Central Health Care Welcomes the WI State Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Dementia and Alzheimer's to Wausau on November 18, 2015

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Mount View Care Center(Wausau, WI) North Central Health Care (NCHC) will welcome The Wisconsin State Assembly Speaker’s Task Force on Dementia and Alzheimer’s to the Wausau Campus on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10 am. At this public hearing, the Task Force will be receiving education from the Mount View Care Center team on groundbreaking dementia care techniques. Mount View Care Center is known as a leading provider of dementia care services in the State of WI. NCHC’s Adult Protective Services will also be providing information about successful techniques that are used in emergency and protective placement situations.

The Task Force will utilize the information they receive and create initiatives and training to be communicated across the state, as well as ideas to guide possible future legislation. Other organizations to provide testimony for the Task Force include the Alzheimer’s Association, Department of Health Services and the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

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“The Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia has been created to make recommendations on policy initiatives that would improve the care of those suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia. Through public hearings, we hope to compile enough information and ideas to guide possible future legislation.” – Mike Rohrkaste, Chairman of the Task Force on Alzheimer's and Dementia

Alzheimer’s and dementia affects 1 in 70 people in their 60’s, and 1 in 3 people in their 80’s. The three main goals of the Task Force are to

  1. Look at programs in the State of WI that are operating successfully, learn from these programs and develop a plan to expand and educate other caregivers and those affected by dementia.
  2. Take a look at new programs and initiatives to develop for caregivers and those affected by dementia.
  3. Look at necessary protections that can be implemented by the State Legislation.

The Task Force on Dementia and Alzheimer’s includes Representatives Mike Rohrkaste (Chair), Diann Hesselbein (Vice Chair), Kathy Bernier, John Jagler, Terry Katsma, Todd Novak, Mary Czaja, Paul Tittl, Beth Meyers, Jonathon Brostoff ad Debra Kolste.

North Central Health Care and Mount View Care Center are pleased to welcome the Task Force on Dementia and Alzheimer’s to Wausau, and very proud that the care that is provided by our skilled team at Mount View Care Center is regarded as leading dementia care in the State of WI. Mount View Care Center is a 240-bed skilled nursing facility that provides short-term rehab, long-term care and specialized dementia care. The Legacies by the Lake program provides specialized dementia care for up to 107 residents. 

North Central Health Care’s Mount View Care Center is located along the shores of Lake Wausau and offers services for those in need of skilled nursing. Designed around the specific needs and abilities of its long- and short-term residents, it is operated 24 hours a day by professional staff specially trained in respiratory, music, occupational, post-acute, rehabilitation, respite, long-term, aquatic, speech and dementia therapies.

North Central Health Care compassionately serves the counties of Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln through an accessible, specialized continuum of care. Comprehensive health and wellness therapy, rehabilitation and skilled nursing are provided for people of any age, allowing them to live the quality life they deserve.

This hearing is open to the public and we ask that our partners in media that wish to attend and conduct interviews with State Representatives and NCHC officials please arrive on Wednesday, Nov. 18 by 9:30 am to 1100 Lake View Drive, Wausau. The meeting will be held in the Wausau Board Room.