As many of us know, there are countless organizations and alternatives out there and finding the right one isn't always easy. Whether you are a caregiver or a volunteer, we want to help you find the best resource for your needs! Below are the organizations that we recommend and would like to encourage you to utilize in the future. If you do contact one of the organizations below, please let them know you heard about them from us!
Volunteer Center of Racine County, Inc.
The Volunteer Center of Racine, Inc. is a nonprofit organization serving as a leader, catalyst, connector and advocate for effective volunteerism in Racine County. Their vision for the future is a community in which every citizen understands the importance of volunteerism, values the concept, and consciously volunteers in some capacity in order to contribute to the well-being of the community.
Call Al Volmut at (262) 886-9612
Parkinson's Fitness Class
The Racine Family YMCA, in partnership with Aurora Rehabilitation Center, offers a fitness class that focuses on the needs of those with Parkinson's. Twice a week, they spend time on a treadmill to improve gait speed and balance. More time is spent on toning/flexibility with a focus on improving posture and balance. This class also infuses games into class time to challenge hand/eye coordination and have fun!
Senior Companion Program, Inc.
The Senior Companion Program is a ministry of the Racine Dominicans that provides services at no cost. It brings people together, usually seniors, by providing companionship with compassion. The program offers and encourages people to come together to share experiences, time and possibly friendship. The Senior Companion Program serves older adults in their homes, apartments, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. The Senior Companion Program is on a continuous search for good companions. If you know someone who would like to visit an elderly or homebound adult, please contact them!
Call Susan Craanen at (262) 898-1941
Senior Resource Program
The Senior Resource Program is provided to our community, funded by Aurora Health Care. The Senior Resource Coordinator is a registered nurse who assists physicians with their senior patients by providing them with information on services available in the community. They also assist seniors with exploring services they need to remain independent in their homes.
Call Heather Rausch RN, BSN at (262) 884-4138
Foster Grandparent Program
The Foster Grandparent Program, through Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc., connects generations. Building on a natural bond, the wisdom and experience of foster grandparents enrich the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults. Foster grandparents are role models, offering a stable, loving presence in a young person's lives. They are friends who listen, read, and give time to children. They support and nurture students in schools, Head Start classrooms, and child care centers.
Call Kayla Olson at (262) 833-1629
Resource & Referral Agencies
Respite Care Association of Wisconsin
The Respite Care Association of Wisconsin (RCAW) supports and advocates for quality systems of respite care for Wisconsin families. Their mission is to promote, support, and expand quality statewide respite care across the lifespan. RCAW is a "resource and referral" agency which offers assistance in locating respite service in your area.
Call Erica Neal at (608) 222-2033 or on her cell phone at (608) 515-2195
The Wisconsin Parkinson Association
The Wisconsin Parkinson Association (WPA) provides information and resources about Parkinson disease to enhance public education and awareness of the disorder and to support people with Parkinson's and their families. WPA distributes materials to its members and to the community and hosts educational events for people with Parkinson's and personal and professional caregivers.
When supplied with knowledge, acceptance, support, and determination, caregivers can do more than cope - they can remain in control of their life.
Call Jeremy Otte at (414) 312-6990
Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care offers many different types of in-home care that can be individualized to meet the needs of your family members. "Home Care" simply means care that does not involve nursing-type activities such as wound changes. In-home care provides practical support with a human touch. Their compassionate CAREGivers assist elder clients with common activities of daily living like showering, cooking, and much more. CAREGivers can even help with errands and transportation.
Call (262) 598-0290
Allay Home and Hospice, Inc.
Allay Home and Hopsice is a locally owned Home Care and Hospice provider. Allay's care philosophy is to care for each patient and family as they would care for their own. Their home care staff will work with the patient and their families to teach them about their condition as well as how to care for themselves or the patient, so that the patient can be as independent as possible. Their hospice approach to care focuses on palliation and symptom managment as oppose to curative care.
Call Sara Jacobs at (262) 634-6603
The Atrium of Racine
The Atrium is a senior living community in Racine featuring independent living apartment homes, along with services, amenities, and conveniences for a vibrant lifestyle, and access to a full range of supportive and health care services. There is always interesting things to do, from musical performances, learning opportunities and special celebrations, to fitness classes, crafts and games, sporting events and outings. The amenities and vibrant activities invite you to make the entire community your home.
Call Joe Reischl at (262) 583-4123
Marian Housing Center
Located on the beautiful All Saints campus, Marian Housing Center has beautifully manicured landscaping with a pleasing pond and fountain that provide a relaxing and serene park like setting; yet is remarkably convenient to shopping, doctor's offices, and restaurants. There is a neighborhood feeling that is friendly and vital, with a sense of pride and belonging that makes Marian Housing Center a great place to live.
Call Jo Ann at (262) 633-5719
The Killarney Kourt Senior Apartment Community is located in Sturtevant. This prime location offers natural beauty as well as easy access to supermarkets, shopping, and dining. Killarney Kourt offers both independent and assisted living communities. They encourage an active, carefree lifestyle balanced with comfort, safety, and security.
Call Sheri Hess at (262) 321-0802
Lake Oaks Senior Apartments
Lake Oaks Senior Apartments boasts a variety of one and two bedroom apartment homes to meet your personal needs, many of which have spectacular views of Lake Michigan. They offer luxurious apartment living with designer touches and the convenient lifestyle you are looking for all in one place, with a location close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Enjoy moments of quiet relaxation or community activities in whatever combination you choose.
Call Janine Miller at (262) 633-8438
Fountain Hills Apartments
Fountain Hills offers condo-style apartment homes dedicated to your comfort, while allowing you the freedom to enjoy a more active and worry free lifestyle. Enjoy independent living in a high quality community setting and meet new friends. Great recreation and entertainment are just a few of the benefits.
Call Gina Hopper at (262) 886-9200
Rehab & Care Centers
Burlington Rehab and Care
Burlington Rehabilitation and Care Center offers rehabilitation-to-home care for post-acute hospital patients and residential care, including a special section of their community for seniors with dementia. Certified for both Medicaid and Medicare, the center follows the most effective clinical protocols by working closely with area physicians and nurse practitioners.
Call Eric Schultz at (262) 763-9531
Oak Ridge Care Center
Oak Ridge Care Center is a family-owned and operated community of people who are dedicated to ensure that those under their care continue to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives, even while recovering from illness or injury or dealing with a chronic condition that requires full time care. They are committed to providing residents with the very best care and living environments.
Call Tina Luchinski at (262) 878-2788
Brookside Care Center
Brookside Care Center is a skilled nursing facility licensed by the State of Wisconsin, accepting Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, and most insurances. Named one of the top nursing homes in the nation by the US and World News report and awarded the top rating of 5 stars from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Brookside provides two distinct lines of service: short-term rehabilitation and long term care.
Call Amanda Anderson at
At Clairidge House, their goal is to help individuals achieve their highest level of independence, regardless of their short or long-term care need. Through continued interaction with our skilled nursing and rehabilitation staff, volunteers, family, and friends, Clairidge House is able to provide touches of home so often desired in a health care setting. Clairidge House was awarded bronze by the American Health Care Association for their commitment to quality care.
Call Anna Preston at (262) 656-7500
East Troy Manor
East Troy Manor is both a licensed Medicare and Medicaid Certified Skilled Nursing facility offering in-house therapy services, and they accept private insurance as well as private pay clients. They strive to be a facility where residents and families feel comfortable and at home. They offer many rehabilitative therapies for short term residents, as well as restorative programs for long term residents. Their goal is to maintain residents' physical abilities and improve their quality of life.
Call Mary Stenzel at (262) 642-3995
Waters Edge Rehab & Care Center
Waters Edge Rehabilitation and Care Center has been offering top-quality short-term, long-term, and skilled nursing care for more than 40 years. Certified for both Medicare and Medicaid, Waters Edge creates a supportive environment for residents by caring for body, mind, and spirit. Whether residents need a short or long stay, Waters Edge offers a dignified, comforting setting in which residents thrive. They also offer tracheostomy, dementia/Alzheimer's and bariatric care.
Call Monique at (262) 657-6175