An innovative approach to caring for people with memory loss.
For more than 70 years Curative Connections has been here to help families, seniors, and people with disabilities find support and care due to aging, dementia, brain injury or other disability.
No matter where people are in their life journey, Curative helps them navigate options that support their goals for independence. This allows them to build skills while engaging in enriching opportunities for healthy aging.
Curative is proud to introduce Yesteryear Village, an innovative, cutting-edge, and proactive approach to care. Yesteryear Village promises to be a leap forward in what is an emerging best practice for dementia-specific services, one that can serve as a model in the state of Wisconsin.
Yesteryear Village will simulate an environment modeled after the targeted participants’ younger years (18 - 30 years old). The concept emphasizes safety and a sense of purpose through reminiscence and interactive experiences. In doing so, it offers a more engaging, relaxing, and familiar space to spend the day.
Examples of the kinds of spaces participants will experience at Yesteryear Village include a café, and interactive auto garage, a train depot, a pub, downtown shoppes and much more.
Curative Connections has collaborated on this project with Performa Architects and Miron Construction. These two well-regarded organizations helped create the vision and build the plan for the renovation at Curative’s 12,000 square foot west side location, the Cloud Family Care Center, which currently features dementia-specific services.
Curative Connections’ $3.5 million Yesteryear Village campaign will establish an innovative dementia-specific experience that will achieve several positive results for participants, caregivers, and the community as a whole:
- A richer, more pleasing day programming experience
- Increased meaningful social opportunities for individuals with dementia
- Increased use of respite support
- Decreased caregiver stress and a reduction in out-of-home care costs
- A model that can be replicated elsewhere in the state and beyond
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