What is OASIS?
Older Adult Services and Interfaith Sharing (OASIS) adult day services center is a
non-profit, community-based program designed to provide daytime care for functionally or
physically impaired adults.
Adult day care offers an alternative to placement in a long-term care facility for
some adults. The programs help prevent premature institutionalization by providing
a safe and protective environment in which the participant remains as independent
Who Comes to OASIS?
Most participants are elderly, but any adult 18 years of age or older may participate
in the program. Participants must be able to move about either independently or with
the aid of a walker or wheelchair.
Adults suffering from chronic impairments including stroke, arthritis, heart conditions,
depression, loneliness, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, as well as those who
can benefit from socialization and companionship participate in adult day care. Those
who are recovering from injuries, surgeries or other illness and require assistance during
daytime hours also participate in our program.
An individualized plan of care is developed for each participant based on their needs and
interests. A nursing assessment, health monitoring, medication administration and
monitoring, and social services are also provided. Physical, speech, and occupational
therapy can be provided on a contract basis.
Our goal at OASIS is to assist participants to remain in their homes and to enable them to
continue to be a part of their community despite their disabilities.
Full and part-time staff includes director, activity director, program assistants, registered
nurse, registered dietician and other contract therapists. These professionals have
been trained to work with the disabled and frail adult.
In addition to the paid professional staff at OASIS, we have volunteers who provide
expertise and services in a variety of ways.
There is a daily fee for this service, however this should not be a deterrent to utilizing
our service. For more information or assistance with admission, please contact the director
at (918) 749-6969.