West Haven provides home away from home
By Faye Burg
There is plenty to do and plenty of people to do things with at Brillion West Haven, an all-inclusive assisted living facility.

A warm, home-like atmosphere with the goal of providing residents with the highest quality of care is what Brillion West Haven strives for daily.

West Haven is heavily staffed with 24-hour awake caregivers who provide assistance with activities of daily living, dressing, bathing, health monitoring, medication administration, diabetic assistance and more.

Brillion West Haven’s Administrative Assistant Briana Abel said, “Brillion West Haven is an all-inclusive assisted living facility specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care with full-time licensed nurses on-site. We provide three home-cooked meals daily, snacks, housekeeping and laundry services ”

“Our focus is on assisting residents to maintain the highest level of function, along with the highest level of quality care through to the end of life,” Abel said. “We care for residents who are fairly independent to those requiring many cares. Each staff member at West Haven, no matter their role or title, is dementia specialist trained and is certified through the Alzheimer’s Association.”

Brillion West Haven was built in 2008 with an addition added two years later that is secured for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents. “We offer individual furnished apartments with private bathrooms, full-size refrigerator and microwave, utilities, a state-of-the-art air-filtration system, an on-site beauty salon and barber, podiatry services, a private room which is available for personal gatherings, cable television and Wi-Fi,” Abel added.

Brillion West Haven provides a simple community lifestyle that is staffed by caregivers who provide personalized, quality care. Respect for life is one of the goals of Brillion West Haven, where life is celebrated daily. Staff members get to know and develop personal relationships with the residents and their families and enjoy learning about each resident’s past and background.

“Our energetic Life Enrichment and Activities team provides a stimulating environment to keep the residents engaged, offering daily exercise, arts and crafts, games, gardening, various clubs, aromatherapy, massage therapy, live entertainment, outings and worship services,” Abel said.

West Haven employs 60 part-time and full-time staff, all working to bring joy to the 50 residents who call Brillion West Haven home. “We enjoy interacting and talking with the residents, listening to their stories and learning from them,” Abel said. “Smiling, laughing, reminiscing and being there to comfort them all brings a great feeling of gratitude for what they have taught us and for what we do.”

“We care about each and every resi-dent as if they are family. We strive to make our residents smile, feel at home, loved and cared for. It is our goal for a move to West Haven to be the resident’s last move they will have to make. We want families to feel comfortable knowing their loved one is being care for. We are here to help ease your worries.”

For more information on Brillion West Haven please visit www.assistedlivingbyhillcrest.comor call (920) 756-9100.