Amada Senior Care of Greater Milwaukee Will Address Care Planning at 33rd Annual Wisconsin Parkinson Symposium

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Amada Senior Care of Greater Milwaukee's DR Salerno will educate families of Parkinsons sufferers on caregiver funding options like long-term care insurance (LTCi) and VA benefits, and the fact that Amada offers specialized expertise in filing and managing claims and acting as the family's advocate.

“My first job is to educate, to inform and try to help families understand their senior care options," said DR Salerno, owner of Amada Senior Care of Greater Milwaukee.

Amada Senior Care of Greater Milwaukee will provide timely and vital information on Advance Care Planning at the 33rd Annual Parkinson Disease Symposium on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Amada Senior Care of Greater Milwaukee is a regular sponsor of Symposium host Wisconsin Parkinson Association. As a guest on WTMJ-TV’s The Morning Blend, Mr. Salerno has discussed the benefits of caregiving services in supporting positive health outcomes for Parkinson patients.

“My first job is to educate, to inform and try to help families understand their senior care options,” Mr. Salerno says. “Part of it is matching one of our great caregivers with a client, but just as important is how to help the family pay for in-home caregiving. There are many funding sources—such as long-term care insurance (LTCi) and Veterans Administration benefits—for which we have special expertise in filing and managing claims.”

Beginning at 8 a.m., Symposium attendees can check in and visit with vendors like Amada Senior Care at the Resource Fair, where health and community agencies will display valuable information throughout the day. At 9 a.m., the first main session will be “Sleep Issues Associated with Parkinson Disease,” presented by Gary Leo, DO of Ascension Health Care.

The morning breakout sessions will follow Dr. Leo’s presentation, and attendees will choose from three options:

  • Caregivers: “Using the Tools in Your Toolkit,” presented by DR Salerno, Amada Senior Care
  • Disease Management: “Nutrition & Complementary Medications,” presented by Dacy Reimer, APMP-C, Lakeside Neurocare
  • Activity: “Music Therapy,” presented by Lynnae Sis & Jackie Immekus, VMP Healthcare & Community Living

During lunch, the resource fair will again be open for participants. After lunch, the afternoon breakout sessions will include:

  • Caregivers: “Reducing Caregiver Stress,” presented by Randall Hammett, DC, Hammett Clinic of Chiropractic
  • Disease Management: “Speech & Swallowing,” presented by Katie Teijido, CCC-SLP, Aurora Medical Center Summit
  • Activity: “Parkinson’s Exercise,” presented by Chris Potter, DPT, Aurora Medical Center Grafton

The closing session for all attendees will be “Ask the Doctors,” presented by Taylor Finseth, MD, Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute & Karen Blindauer, MD, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin. The Symposium will conclude by 3:30 p.m.

The entire program is FREE of charge, and all attendees will receive educational materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. To register, visit or call Wisconsin Parkinson Association at 414-312-6990. Registration is required and must be received by Friday, July 12.

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About Amada Senior Care Founded in 2007, Amada Senior Care is committed to enriching lives. We provide nurturing, compassionate, non-medical in-home care and guide families through the many senior housing options available for assisted living. We also offer expertise in handling long-term care insurance claims and Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits. For more information, visit Amada Senior Care of Greater Milwaukee.

About Wisconsin Parkinson Association
Wisconsin Parkinson Association provides hope, community, support, and resources for people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. Founded in 1984 as an independent 501c3, WPA conducts local and regional education programs about Parkinson disease and provides literature, education materials, and a speaker’s bureau. WPA coordinates community support groups throughout Wisconsin and the surrounding states that assist people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers and families. Visit for a list of over 150 support and exercise groups as well as information about services available to those living with Parkinson disease.

Contact: Jeremy Brooker
Director of Marketing for Amada Senior Care

Contact: Carolyn Hahn
Director of Communications for Wisconsin Parkinson Association

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