Community Partnerships / Professional Resources

SAIL: Sharing Active Independent Lives

We are a vibrant, active, non-profit membership program founded in 2005 and located in Madison, Wisconsin. As part of the nationwide Village Movement, we celebrate independence and stewardship in older adults, creating a community of learning, activity, socialization, and support for one another. SAIL is a family of fascinating people sharing their passion for life!


Caring Transitions

“Holy cow!” to “Wow!” We help with organizing, downsizing, packing, move management, unpacking, resettling, and liquidation services…with kindness, gentleness, and professionalism from start to finish.

Contact Name: Don Ashbaugh
Telephone: (608) 554-4187


Cairasu Home Care

Cairasu Home Care delivers optimal care and peace of mind to families looking for elderly home care.

Our staff is committed to making sure your loved one is safe and comfortable at all times.  Our team of nurses, CNAs and or experienced caregivers provide individualized care to the elderly and those needing Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

We render services to help our clients improve or maintain health at home, providing them with the right amount of help and the independence to do things by themselves.

For more information, please contact Cairasu Home Care at Telephone: 608-622-7015/Msg: 608-298-3641

Mary’s Daughter

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Mary’s Daughter was founded in 2011 by Barbara Boustead. She combined her extensive experience in social work with the fulfillment she found in organizing her mother’s medical, legal and financial documents.

For more information, please contact Mary’s Daughter, LLC at:

Telephone: (608) 515-4083 /barbara@marysdaughterllc.com


Hylife Oral Health Alliance

The HyLife Oral Health Alliance (HOHA) is dedicated to ensuring elders remain dentally healthy for their entire life by providing oral care services, dental hygiene services, and oral health education.

HOHA focuses on the care and service of older dependent adults; specifically, those residing in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing communities.

For more information, please contact HyLife Oral Health Alliance:

Tel:(608) 884-0038 / Email: /

Moving Forward

Moving Forward is a professional Senior Move Management service. We plan, coordinate and organize every detail of your move for a smooth and easy transition. Moving Forward has the experience, resources, and approaches that save you money, reduce stress and produce quality results. We offer a menu of services to meet your needs and your budget. We are a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers® (NASMM), NASMM certified Senior Move Manager and we are the only Wisconsin NASMM member to be A+ Accredited.

For more information, please contact Moving Forward at:

Telephone: (608) 395-1821 / Email:



            Professional Resources

Joanne Zeis’ strength is helping people with rare diseases. She looks for specialists and finds any other critical information that patients and families need to move forward with treatment. Joanne is also an expert in finding the latest and most scientific based materials, and then putting them into a format that can be understood by everyone. We are honored to work with Joanne when rare disease patients come to us looking for guidance.


GNA Collaboration – Greater National Advocates

Are you struggling with establishing your Patient Advocacy business?

Patient Advocates have the experience and training necessary to service their clients, but often are lost when it comes to the basics of building a business to support their advocacy. Understandably, Patient Advocates are dedicated to providing superior service, with a passion that attracted them to Patient Advocacy in the first place. Day to day tasks of running a business are foreign territory for most and requires skills many advocates lack. Simple issues like finding clients, contracts, billing clients, collections, basic bookkeeping overwhelm many Patient Advocates when they first start out.

GNA is dedicated not only to increase awareness of the need for Patient Advocacy but is acutely aware that a thriving nationwide network of Patient Advocates is an absolute requirement to meet those needs. To that end, GNA is excited to announce a collaboration with Patient Care Partners (PCP) of Madison Wisconsin, to provide assistance to Patient Advocates throughout the nation. Dennis Barnum, a business development manager with PCP and an experienced serial entrepreneur and mentor to many startup companies in the Madison area, has agreed to offer a free consultation with Patient Advocates regarding challenges or questions concerning their individual business efforts. This offer is a one-time conversation whereby you can tap into his wealth of experience to help guide you to success with your venture.

To take advantage of this offer, contact Dennis at Please provide a short description of your business, its focus and a list of the top challenges you currently face with your business. Dennis will arrange for you to have a follow-up phone conversation where you can get into more detail on your challenges.

About Dennis Barnum

Dennis has over 30 years of experience in the high tech and services industries, primarily computer software and services. Dennis started his career doing research and developing nuclear safety applications at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. He subsequently spent several years with Control Data Corporation in Minneapolis, in a variety of management positions, in the domestic and international software and services divisions.

Since 1986, Dennis has been involved in either high tech start-ups or turn-arounds of high tech companies. He has founded several companies, including a document management and litigation services company for the legal industry, a business accelerator for emerging technology companies and, most recently, a developer of VoIP PBX systems and services. He has also led turnarounds of several companies in the area of reproduction services, as well as, several computer-based software companies.

He has a Masters of Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and participated in the MBA program at the University of Minnesota. Dennis was most recently co-founder of several high tech companies is Wisconsin but is currently focused on developing emergent opportunities in the area of Private Patient Advocacy. He has also served on the Board of Visitors for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing from 2014-2018.

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