Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A one-woman army for the brain-injured, Alberte received high praise from readers who admire her dedication and positive attitude.
Lisa Alberte is about five feet tall, and has cemented my theory about short women: beware, because we're on a mission. (Full disclosure: I'm 5'0.5) The director of Acres of Hope and Aspirations, a five-acre farmette nestled amid homes along Durham Place in Muskego, Alberte seems to do the impossible with almost nothing. Dedicated to working with patients suffering from brain injury and cognitive disorders, Alberte also incorporates 'creatures of rehab' to foster their therapy. These animals as well often have disbilities, making her a rescue for such creatures. Despite setbacks due to animal deaths and other 'breaches of security' that have resulted in the loss of several animals over the course of the year, Alberte's attitude is focused …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Veteran of America's most recent conflict deals with aftermath of head injury, maintaining a positive attitude and grateful to be alive.
Pictures tell a story of the before and after in the life of an Iraqi War veteran, who is continuing to deal with his injuries at Muskego's Acres of Hope and Aspirations. "The first picture is very powerful one since it is Winlom, an Iraq Veteran who was shot in head in the Iraq War praying at the VA cemetery in Milwaukee," said Lisa Alberte, who owns and runs the rehab facility on five acres. "His prayer is for those that lost their lives and he is thanking God he is alive and is not one of those that perished despite being shot in head." Alberte responded to Muskego Patch's call for veterans stories in the week leading into Memorial Day, in hopes we would consider featuring him again "to bring his spirits up and feel like he is not …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
A decision on Tess Corners Drive trail, a new business and lots of new voices were all a part of what made the front page on Muskego Patch.
If you're like most people, you spend most of your weekend catching up on what you missed while you were working during the week. Here's a list of the stories that made the news in Muskego, as well as a few new voices from Muskego who are our new bloggers:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Lisa Alberte, brain injury rehab nurse and owner of Acres of Hope and Aspirations, will bring her presentation on the Muskego facility along with her creatures of rehab.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Welcome to Wednesday - halfway to the weekend!
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Patch editors recommend: Someone is affected by brain injury every 19 seconds, and Embracing Hope is a way to help families cope. Muskego nurse and director of Acres of Hope and Aspirations facilitates this community support group for those affected by brain injury including family and caregivers at the Zablocki Library in the conference room on 3501 W. Oklahoma Avenue. All are welcome - this group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
State competition nets 5 teams that will go on to compete in Ames, IA in national meet.
Editor's note: our thanks to mom Lisa Alberte as well as dad Brett Hyde for sharing this information on results from the Odyssey of the Mind (OTM) State competition in Madison on Saturday, March 17. Muskego School district teams participated in the Odyssey of the Mind State competition in Madison. Many school districts from all over the state were there, and historically Muskego has sent a large number of teams to competition, which parents say is a credit to the strong program and the enthusiasm of the students and supportive parents. In OTM competitions, team members must apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. Concepts, props and…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Director of Muskego brain injury rehabilitation facility hits the road and gives keynote address at nursing expo in state Capitol.
Lisa Alberte, a registered nurse and director of the Acres of Hope and Aspirations brain injury rehabilitation facility in Muskego, was a keynote speaker for the Nursing Matters Expo last week at the Alliant Center in Madison. Nestled in a residential area on five acres, Acres of Hope combines therapy for brain injury patients provided by nurses as well as through the human-animal bond. Alberte was accompanied in Madison by the facilities' residents — patients and animals alike. "We were very excited to take some of our creatures of rehab and bring awareness to the silent epidemic of brain injury since a brain injury alters, changes or takes a life every 19 seconds," Alberte said. She explained that the interactions between the animals on …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Three coyotes dug their way into the 'creatures of rehab' pen, but quick action meant that none of the animals at the Muskego facility were hurt on Saturday; however a return visit Sunday night resulted in death of goose.
Perhaps the new fallen January snow meant readily available food sources were tougher to find, but Lisa Alberte, nurse and director of Acres of Hope and Aspirations, reported that coyotes made another try for the animals in residence there on Saturday. "This early morning three coyotes surprised everyone as they were spotted running the animal grounds at Acres of Hope & Aspirations and were chasing the Creatures of Rehab including the blind pony, disabled mini-donkey, and pet ducks and geese," Alberte said. "With the help of staff and the large one-year-old Mareema sheepdog pups, the coyotes were chased around the grounds and ran out through the area they had dug unknowingly during the night under the steel fence." It was a little over a …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Acres of Hope was featured in the news shortly after a shooting left a congresswoman severely injured, and others dead. What progress has been made in a year?
Editor's note: In a local news scope, there's a lot to garner our attention, but we're glad for our readers who give us a heads up on local ties to national events. Much of the info provided below is thanks to Lisa Alberte, RN, with Acres of Hope and Aspirations, a brain injury rehabilitation facility nestled in a residential area of Muskego. Alberte was featured along with her patient, Winlom Woods, shortly after Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head on Jan. 18, 2011. Jan. 8, 2012 marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting of 19 people at an event in Tucson, Arizona. The day was an effort of “Together We Heal” that commemorated the first anniversary of that tragic day in 2011, when U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Acres of Hope continues to receive recognition for how it helps its patients
We've known that Acres of Hope has provided a unique and successful formula in rehabilitating brain injury patients here in Muskego, and the facility continues to garner the same recognition throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Operated by RN Lisa Alberte, Acres will be featured for the second year in a row as a "Making Milwaukee Great" organization/business, and will be aired on CBS 58 this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 5:00 p.m. and again at 9:00pm on WMLW. The 2011 segment highlighted the progress of the facilities residents and its unique way of incorporating therapy animals to help patients strengthen their cognitive and physical abilities. In addition, a recent article in AgriView, the state's largest agriculture publication gave a nod to the …