A Game Changer For Senior Care
When Oakwood Creative Care first began in 1975 as Sirrine Adult Day Health Services, the dream was to create a nonprofit that would provide an alternative to costly in-home and institutional care. Over the years, Oakwood Creative Care has been hard at work in challenging, reshaping, and revolutionizing the standards for senior care by creating a foundation driven by sparking creativity and inspiring moments of joy.
An All-Inclusive Dementia Hub
Oakwood Creative Care feels passionately about delivering hope and innovative care to seniors living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD), as well as their families and carepartner teams. With our mission set on enhancing quality of life for seniors still close to heart, Oakwood Creative Care is excited to announce its newest initiative coming in the spring of 2022: The Oakwood Creative Care Dementia Care Studio and Clinic!
Through the Administration for Community Living, Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiatives, Oakwood Creative Care has been awarded a three-year grant to help launch the Dementia Care Studio and Clinic. This new venture will feature an all-inclusive hub of dementia care experts, including a Project Director, Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker, and Occupational Therapist, each with a vision of bridging the gaps in the continuum of care for people living alone with ADRD.
This funding aims to help the estimated 6.2 million Americans currently living with ADRD, and Oakwood Creative Care’s Dementia Care Studio and Clinic will lay forth a new standard of dementia care for Arizona’s home and community-based services (HCBS) in the southeast valley.
This new venture will feature an all-inclusive hub of dementia care experts, including a Project Director, Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker, and Occupational Therapist, each with a vision of bridging the gaps in the continuum of care for people living alone with ADRD.
Ensuring Support For A Community In Need
Since its early days, Oakwood Creative Care has always strived to create something that would allow seniors to remain in their homes, while also staying connected to the community, as their health care needs were being met.
“This grant will allow us to expedite the process of getting this new facility off the ground, one that we expect to make a tremendous impact on the surrounding community,” says Oakwood Creative Care’s CEO and President, Sherri Friend. “We strive to create a fun, supportive, and engaging space which inspires moments of joy. We honor personhood, aim to enhance self-esteem, decrease anxiety and depression, and ignite purpose.”
This grant will allow us to expedite the process of getting this new facility off the ground, one that we expect to make a tremendous impact on the surrounding community.
Gearing Up For A New Season Of Joy
With Arizona poised to have the fastest growth rate of ADRD in the U.S. by 2025, Oakwood Creative Care recognizes how vastly important it is to modify, grow, and remain a viable, cost-effective, and community-based solution supportive of seniors with cognitive and physical impairments. Research finds those who are in a supportive and aesthetically pleasing home-like environment demonstrate a 50% increase in engagement, plus a slower rate of deterioration in everyday activities, such as personal care, ambulation, eating, etc.
As Oakwood Creative Care gears up for the monumental season of change to arrive with the coming new year, we look forward to the expansion of the Mesa Dementia Friendly programs, dementia training and education, dementia-friendly engagement classes, and community events through the establishment of the Dementia Care Studio and Clinic.
Every aspect of this exciting new venture will focus greatly on offering a person-centered, wrap-around support system, starting with early detection through the progression of ADRD, with the goal of enhancing quality of life and expanding Arizona’s home and community-based services to help individuals with ADRD live at home for as long as possible.
To find out more about Oakwood Creative Care’s Dementia Care Studio and Clinic and how you can be involved in this revolutionary season of change, email our Chief Operating Officer Tara Krantzman at Tara@OakwoodCreativeCare.org