Oct 4, 2016
By: Tom Bedwell
The inherent challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias can have a harmful impact on one’s overall wellbeing. Research shows that a strong support system is a key factor in creating healthy, empowered and educated caregivers.
Oak Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care in Maryville, MO supports the unique needs of individuals facing all stages of memory loss. We focus on providing personalized support to our residents and their families as they experience the specific challenges related to memory loss during the aging process.
In recognition of our support for Alzheimer’s advocacy and outreach work, our leadership team was presented with the 2015 Provision Living Spirit of Innovation Award. Along with a variety of programs, fundraising events and community-service activities, Oak Pointe also hosts a monthly caregiver support group designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers.
Jessica Loch, a member of the extended Oak Pointe family, voluntarily leads our support group. Loch’s mother lives in the memory care neighborhood at Oak Pointe, which has equipped Loch with first-hand experience when it comes to caregiving. The purpose of the group, according to Loch, is to provide a safe space for caregivers to share, connect and learn. The support group also connects caregivers with Alzheimer’s experts from the health and medical, academic and advocacy fields.
Provision Living provides activity and engagement that promotes health, encourages vitality and stimulates the imagination in each individual. Spontaneous interactions reduce loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
Meaningful activity is focused around a resident’s past and current interests, hobbies and pleasures. This allows our residents to reconnect with their memories and engage with the present moment.
The experts at the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association train our care team members, and we ensure that our residents’ choices, needs and desires are met to the best of their ability. We also provide support that meets the needs of families as they experience challenges and stress related to memory loss.
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When families notice signs of memory loss, they often don’t know where to turn for help and education. While online resources, co-workers, siblings and friends may offer assistance, there is no substitute for the expertise of a trained professional to help navigate the maze of elder care options.
Oak Pointe at Maryville can show you how to move beyond questions to find answers and solutions.
We invite you to attend our Caregiver Support Group, which takes place every third Wednesday from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the chapel at Oak Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care, 817 S Country Club Rd, Maryville, MO.
This free community resource is open to the public. Coffee, snacks and refreshments are provided in the community’s bistro. Please call 660-562-2799 for more information or to schedule a visit.
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