The Curative Senior Center offers a warm, friendly environment for older adults with memory loss, dementia and/or health concerns who want a community-based program to help them remain active and social.
Our proven program offers daytime respite and peace of mind for caregivers. The services provided at the Senior Center also cost much less than traditional in-home care or assisted living facilities.
Helping seniors remain active and social
Health and wellness services available
- Supervision and/or administration of medication, including insulin.
- Healthy meals provided at no extra charge, including light breakfast, a catered lunch and afternoon snack. View the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.
- Administration of special diets as required.
- Daily supervised exercise.
- Routine blood pressure and weight checks.
- Secure environment with safety features that include alarmed doors.
Whirlpool bathing support for family caregivers
The health and hygiene needs of aging adults can sometimes be difficult to coordinate. One of the unique services we provide is whirlpool bathing. Often times, older adults have trouble getting in and out of a traditional bathtub at home or standing for an extended period of time. Our whirlpool bath allows clients to be seated and bathe safely with the assistance of our trained staff. Whirlpool bathing has also been shown to improve blood flow while also relaxing muscles and joints.
Programming focuses on mental fitness, social engagement and fellowship, physical activity and creativity, which support health and well-being. Activities include games, art therapy, intergenerational events, entertainment, music therapy, animal-assisted activities and community outings.
Interactive programming is customized based on hobbies, individual interests and special needs, including dementia care. A client-centered Care Plan is developed for each older adult based on their goals and interests.
Memories in the Making®
In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Wisconsin, the Memories in the Making® program offers an outlet for creative expression through art for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease or other memory loss. These art therapy sessions are led by a specially trained facilitator. Clients are able to paint with their peers, which increases their ability to express themselves, encourage socialization and help with mental alertness.
Carroll University partnership
Physical and occupational therapy students from Carroll University visit the Curative Senior Center during the fall and spring semesters. Physical therapy students provide "adult play" exercise experiences. Occupational therapy students work with our clients on creative, memory-boosting and exercise activities.
A certified yoga instructor leads a light yoga and meditation session at the Center monthly. Yoga and meditation have many health benefits, including increased flexibility, reduction in stress and better sleep. In addition to yoga, staff provide group fitness and mobility activities for clients daily.
A client favorite at the Senior Center, music therapy and music related activities are offered several times throughout each month. Two outside music therapists visit the center monthly and additional music related activities are coordinated with client interests in mind.
Our talented staff
Staff members – including a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), on-site Manager, Program Coordinator and Program Specialists – receive ongoing training in dementia care and strive to provide clients with opportunities for meaningful interaction and involvement in life activities.
We offer proven, high quality programs
The State of Wisconsin recognizes the Curative Care Senior Center as a certified senior adult day care facility.
Curative Care is committed to providing high quality, person-centered care and services. Our program outcomes are reviewed monthly to develop focused actions for continuous performance improvement.
Curative’s program clients and their families work with our staff to assess what is important to the client. The team also establishes individual goals and staff-supported achievement plans.
Senior Services measures its outcomes primarily according to clients’ individual goal achievement in the following categories:
- People have the best possible physical mobility.
- People have the best possible health and well-being.
- People have the best possible social interactions.
Individual goals are evaluated and updated by clients, their families and our staff every six months. Curative measures achievement of individual goals and asks for input from our clients and stakeholders to ensure the program is of value to persons served.
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Hours and location
The Curative Care Senior Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the convenience of caregivers.
Curative - Waukesha
149 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186