WAUKESHA ProHealth Care
Foundation was awarded $100,000 by the William Randolph Hearst
Foundation that will go toward follow-up home visits to seniors who
are served by the memory clinic.
The Hearst Foundation has awarded ProHealth a total of $370,000 with
the latest grant. It will allow the team to include a community
health worker for future home visits to patients, according to a
After each home visit, the ProHealth memory team will make
recommendations and adjustments to the patient's care plan as
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services predicts that the senior
population in Waukesha County will increase from 15 percent of the
population in 2015 to over 21 percent in 2025.
As the number of seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or
dementia increases, the need for memory care services increases,
said Michael Raster, MD, ProHealth Medical Group's medical director
for senior health services. A personalized care plan supported by a
home visit helps seniors with memory issues to better maintain their
health, reduce safety hazards and avoid unnecessary
Twenty-five percent of the total hospitalizations for patients with
Alzheimer's disease and dementia were preventable, according to the
Alzheimer's Association, many stemming from falls.
ProHealth Care's interdisciplinary memory clinic team include
psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, an advanced nurse practitioner
and a nurse manager.
Every year, the clinic provides screenings and evaluations for more
than 720 seniors to determine their risk for Alzheimer's or
dementia. The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute has recognized the
ProHealth memory clinic for providing the most memory screenings in
For more information about screenings and other services, call
262-928-7898 or visit ProHealthCare.org/Foundation.