Care giving is a fulfilling choice to make; and yes, it is a choice. Caregivers should be proud of their decision to take responsibility for another individual’s life and well-being. However, caregivers also have another life to attend to: their own.
Sacrifices can and will be made to ensure that their loved one is receiving the best care, but a person should never let their quality of life suffer in attempts to make another person’s life better. If a person is not content with their place in life, it will be very difficult for them to make another person content, even if they have all the best intentions to do so. Respite for caregivers in Ventura County is a necessary aspect of proper care giving, as well as partnership. Many caregivers feel that they are alone on their endeavors to maintain proper care for their loved ones, and this is a mentality that has to stop.
Dementia Care and Respite.
Oxnard Family Circle understands the need for respite care and is proud to be an option for families when they are looking for care for their loved one. Many times one may think that their options are limited to institutionalized care, but we are hoping to change that belief. With Oxnard Family Circle Adult Day Health Care you can see how much care and attention we put in making sure your loved one’s needs are met. Listed below are the programs we provide specific for those participants who have dementia:
- Shower Service: Especially helpful if your loved one has difficulty with showers at home
- Bathroom assistance: with attendants available to assit all needs of your loved one
- Incontinence Care: assistance with the care needs related to your loved one
- Assistance with feeding: assessed by our Occupational therapist they may recommend special utensils to use to with feeding
- Accommodates for special diets: modified textures or special dietary needs
- Grooming: Hygiene
- Mobility Assistance: specially trained staff to assist with your loved ones mobility needs
- Memory Groups: Lead by highly trained Social Workers to help enhance your loved one’s memory
Our staff are regularly trained by the Alzheimer’s Association in order to provide your loved one with the care they need. Being creative in our approach with wandering behaviors has allowed us to provide your loved one with a safe environment and give you the peace of mind you need. Our participants love the companionship they receive from the staff and all the new friends they make when they come to the center. Many families report that their loved one is sleeping better and is ready for to come to the center every day some even calling it school or work as they look forward to coming to Oxnard Family Circle. Knowing your loved one can be picked up from home helps take the burden away from the family.
We like to look at the entire picture of your loved one’s needs and your own as we provide specialized care plans just for your loved one. Through these care plans we use tracking tools to ensure we are always looking at your loved ones needs every day through the therapy programs to the meal service. All are designed to follow your loved ones specialized care plan. Your loved one only knows that they are meeting people every day that are happy to see them and ready to take care of their needs. We are happy to be of service as the need is so great for respite care.