lorna gartzkeShorehaven and Shorehaven Tower Administrator Lorna Gartzke has recently earned credentials as a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Gartzke successfully completed requirements to teach Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Training. This certification sets a higher bar for delivery of services to dementia clients. NCCDP CEO Sandra Stimson noted, “One person becoming a NCCDP Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer will impact thousands of health care professionals and front line staff through live dementia education which has a direct impact in the quality of care the staff provide to our elderly.” Gartzke said her recent Trainer certification will greater impact quality of care provided Shorehaven residents in enhancing the lives of those with dementia. “It is an honor to be recognized as a Certified Trainer, as we continue to train caregivers to deliver the best care, to enhance seniors’ lives, and to address the specific needs of those with dementia,” said Gartzke.

Shorehaven will open a new memory care unit in February, further expanding its services. The households are designed as special needs areas for residents with memory care related issues. Residents requiring Alzheimer’s and other dementia care receive extensive attention and services in a supportive, compassionate and secure setting. Based on each individual’s needs and capabilities, Shorehaven staff creates a personalized plan to enhance residents’ lives, in a secure, safe and comforting special needs environment. Memory care includes: individual and group activities, dietary prompting, creative pursuits, sensory activities, music and singing and religious services for spiritual expression. Shorehaven’s mission is, “Reflecting Christ’s love, we provide homes and resources for seniors.” Call memory care coordinator Jill Jung at 262 567-8341, ext. 5031, to learn more.

Shorehaven is the sixth largest employer in Oconomowoc, employing 350 and home to 340 seniors on the shores of Lac La Belle. Founded in 1939, it is known as the trusted, faith-based resource of choice for community seniors, providing for those who built our communities, neighborhoods, schools, businesses, churches and the lifestyle we enjoy today. Shorehaven has combined compassion and innovation to earn the confidence of mature adults, family members and the community for decades. Mission: Reflecting Christ’s love, we provide homes and resources for seniors.