The Oaks at NorthPointe Woods is having a "Caretaker's Day Off" event on July 19th. I'm excited to be participating and will be there offering 15-20 minute massages! There will also be many other activities going on for caretakers to enjoy.
I've had the honor of getting to know some of the staff at NorthPointe Woods and learning more about their Independent Living as well as The Oaks Assisted Living and Long-Term Care. It's a beautiful facility that resembles nothing of the nursing homes I've visited in the past. It's clean, spacious, full of natural light, and staff that genuinely cares.
The freestanding Legacy Neighborhood incorporates progressive and proven dementia care components in private suites. In this neighborhood, their caregivers are specially trained to work with, and to care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In their state-of-the-art health center, they offer skilled nursing/post hospital care, delivered by a staff of committed professionals with attention paid to every detail. Whether for a few days, a few weeks, or for as long as you need them…It’s comforting to know that there is a source in Battle Creek you can turn to for guidance.
Amanda Mort, the Legacy Neighborhood Director, says "Being a caregiver for someone with dementia is a full-time job plus! Caregiver’s day off is designed to provide a relaxing atmosphere along with some exciting education. The Oaks staff will be happy to provide care to the loved one, while the caregiver has a relaxing and uplifting day. The Oaks offers a secured unit and is well known for their daily rhythm program, which promotes cognitive stimulation, creative crafts, baking sessions, games, exercises, and much more! Please reserve your spot today! We look forward to seeing you!"
I hope to see you there!