West Haven provides family-like atmosphere
By Faye Burg
Residents planted flowers earlier this year at Brillion West Haven, a community residential facility.

A family atmosphere with the goal of giving residents the highest quality of life is what Brillion West Haven strives for every day.

Brillion West Haven provides a simple community lifestyle that employs licensed and certified caregivers to give personalized, high-level quality care 24 hours a day. Respect for life is one of the goals of Brillion West Haven, where life is celebrated daily. Staff gets to know and develop personal relationships with the residents and families.

Executive Director Amy Doolittle has been with Brillion West Haven for 4-1/2 years. A dementia care specialist, Doolittle is proud of West Haven’s individualized care for all residents.

“Br i l l ion West Haven is a Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) that is very homelike and provides care for our residents from an RN, LPNs and CNAs,” Doolittle explained. “We provide care for general assistance needs all the way up to severe dementia including end-of-life care.”

“We go the extra mile to give our residents the highest quality of life providing unconditional love, hugs and smiles,” Doolittle added.

With a Life Enrichment team providing fun activities to keep the residents active all day, Doolittle said the workers at Brillion West Haven are there for all of the residents. “We truly become family,” Doolittle said.

A total of 53 residents call Brillion West Haven home and Doolittle said there is a waiting list of clients waiting to be able to move in. “We are completely full in every one of our homes with a waiting list,” Doolittle explained. “We are building another one real soon.”

Doolittle recommends Brillion West Haven to anyone who would like their loved one taken care of with the upmost respect and dignity. “The highest quality of life is the most important thing we do,” Doolittle said. “We are specialized in our training with our staff above and beyond.”

With a life enrichment team, housekeeping team, maintenance team, kitchen team, HR team support group and nursing staff, Brillion West Haven is heavily staffed.

Doolittle said the staff has started a book titled “A Day and the Life of Assisted Living” to show their respect of their loved ones. “Our loved ones definitely give us more than we can give them,” Doolittle said.

The most challenging aspect of Doolittle’s position with Brillion West Haven is the waiting list. “It is hard to not be able to place everyone right away,” Doolittle said. “I definitely love the hugs and love from the residents and to see them smile. I want them happy.”

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