OCC: Rooted In Dementia Care
At Oakwood Creative Care, our roots are planted firmly and deeply into the soil of our surrounding communities…like that of the sturdy oak tree. We’ve existed as a nonprofit organization for over 45 years, dedicated to providing a unique day club experience for seniors living with Alzheimer’s Disease and various other age-related challenges.
Growing Higher Standards In Alzheimer’s Care For Arizona Seniors
The city of Mesa, Arizona, alone, is poised to have the fastest growth rate of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia in the United States by 2025. Alzheimer’s presents as the most common type of dementia, as well as one of the costliest conditions to provide for, given its progressive nature and long-term effects.
A Desperate Need For Help
In addition to this astronomical financial toll, the total national cost of care is projected to reach $355 billion by the end of 2021 (Alzheimer’s Association, 2021).
With numbers this high, families are often encouraged to place their loved ones in a facility with minimal support, information, training, or hope.
The Oakwood Approach
In addition to our integrative dynamic of classes, we embody a safe place and support system for care partners and families. Our deepened understanding of the emotional, physical, and financial stress that often comes with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s guides us to seek opportunities to connect with care partners in a way that ensures them that this road need not be walked alone.
September Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month:
How You Can Help
As a part of this deeply rooted community, you have the opportunity to help discover the difference a day can make by joining in Oakwood Creative Care’s mission to revolutionize the way Alzheimer’s Disease is cared for, as well as how partners are supported in their dedication to providing for their loved ones.
Click here to learn more about the several ways you can support Alzheimer’s Care in Arizona.