Wish List

Want to help, but can’t volunteer?  We’re always in need of practical items.

For just a few dollars, you can support our efforts by purchasing some of the following items and bringing them to the Tulsa or Sapulpa location. And thank you for helping us give our participants the best experience possible at OASIS

Food

Tea Bags

Paper Goods

Hot Chocolate
Mrs. Dash
Popcorn
Crystal Light
Wipes
Paper towels
Paper plates
Plastic Ware

Craft Items

Glue sticks
Modge Podge
Glitter
Construction paper
Pipe Cleaners
Markers, colored pencils
Fingernail polish remover
Mason jars
Artificial flowers
Bingo Prizes

Miscellaneous

iPod Player
Educational programs
Discovery/History channel documentaries
Visual and Auditory programs

Bearing the Privilege and Burden of Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

Res•pite: A short period of rest of relief from something difficult or unpleasant.

OASIS Adult Day Services is not just for our participants, although they are our primary focus. While we strive to engage our participants socially, stimulate them intellectually; improve their physical state, empower their independence and be a resource of friendship, affection, fun and love; equally as significant is the support of refreshing, relief and respite we provide to the caregivers.

Caregiver fatigue is a damaging state that dramatically affects the relationship of the family member and the loved one they care for. If left unaddressed both parties suffer from stress, anxiety, resentment and anger. It is a dangerous and potentially detrimental scenario that happens all too often when there is no relief from the daily pressure of being the primary person that shoulders the responsibility of caring for a senior loved one with cognitive disabilities.

Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregiver can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite. Respite provides a break for the family caregiver, which may prove beneficial to the health of the caregiver and also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care. Respite has been shown to help sustain family caregiver health and well-being, avoid or delay out-of-home placements, and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect.