Brillion West Haven goes extra mile in care
By Faye Burg
Arts and crafts projects help keep residents entertained, interested and active at Brillion West Haven.

A warm, home-like atmosphere with the goal of providing residents with the highest quality of care 24 hours per day is what Brillion West Haven strives for daily.

Brillion West Haven provides a simple community lifestyle that is heavily staffed with licensed and certified caregivers who give personalized, quality care. 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 their families, they connect with the residents on a personal level and enjoy learning about each resident’s past and background.

Executive Director Amy Doolittle has been with Brillion West Haven for over five years. As a dementia care specialist, Doolittle said she is proud of West Haven’s individualized care for all residents.

“Brillion West Haven is a Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) that specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, as well as assisted living,” 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.

Our Life Enrichment team provides fun activities, crafts, games and outings to keep the residents active and socializing. “I am a huge believer in Life Enrichment. To me it is just as important, if not more important, than any medication we can give them. We give them purpose and make them happy.” Doolittle said the workers at Brillion West Haven are there for all the residents. “We truly become family,” Doolittle said.

Doolittle recommends Brillion West Haven to anyone who would like their loved one taken care of with the utmost respect and dignity. “The highest quality of life is the most important thing we do,” Doolittle said. “All staff members, no matter their role or job title, are trained in dementia. Staff is required to complete online training through the Alzheimer’s Association to better understand residents and the disease.”

“I do what I do on a very personal level,” Doolittle explained. “I lost my parents to dementia at a very young age. It is something I am very compassionate about. These people deserve the best. I am very dedicated to training my staff and educating the public on elder care. I feel I am a very strong advocate for

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