A. Forgetfulness is not necessarily is part of normal ageing. It may be early sign of Dementia. Dementia arising out of cognitive dysfunction due to neuro- psychiatric disease and progressive degeneration of brain. Dementia robs a person of the most precious assets of life - mind, memory and cognitive faculties like reasoning, judgment, abstract thinking and sense of time and place .Dementia leaves a person with shocking behavioral disorders and personality changes, disabling to perform simple daily activities of life like eating, drinking, bathing etc and renders the affected person unable to live a normal independent life with dignity.
Alzheimer's disease is most common cause of Dementia. Warning signs of Alzheimer's are as follows:
1. Recent Memory loss that affects job skills.
2. Difficulty in performing familiar tasks.
3. Problem's with languages.
4. Dis-orientation with time and place.
5. Problems with abstract thinking.
6. Poor or decreased judgement.
7. Misplacing things.
8. Change in mood and behavior.
9. Change in personality.
10. Loss of initiative.
In advanced stages of Dementia, the patients become totally dependent on care givers and need round the clock care. Providing the care they need at home becomes almost impossible.
The challenge posed by dementia as a health, economic and social issue is of a scale we can no longer ignore. Despite the magnitude, there is gross ignorance, neglect and scarce services for people with dementia and their families. We now have a range of options to treat the symptoms of dementia and offer practical help to those affected.
Q.How the Carer can help ?
A. Respite is important as it gives the carer time to "recharge their batteries" and carry out day-to-day errands such as shopping, attending appointments or visiting friends. Ultimately, taking a break helps to support and maintain the relationship the carer has with the person they care for.
Q. What are the benefits provided to the person living with Dementia ?
A. Respite allows a person with dementia to benefit from taking part in enjoyable activities, gaining an opportunity for social interaction and spending time with staff that are skilled in maintaining their well being. During the period of respite, the trained member staff will look for activities that engage the interest of the person with dementia, while enhancing their well being.
Q. Who can stay in OASIS ?
A. Any man, woman, or couple or sisters or brothers above 50 years can subject to fulfillment of laid down conditions.
Q. Who are the appropriate participants ?
A. The appropriate participants will include adults with physical, psychological or mental impairments such as :
* Those who need help with activities of daily living.
* Those whose family members needs respite, a break from full-time care-giving.
* Those with inadequate support systems.
* Those who need assistance in overcoming isolation associated with physical or functional
* Those with memory loss and cognitive impairments interfere with daily functioning.
Q. Who are the inappropriate participants ?
A. The inappropriate participants include :
* Adults who are bedridden.
* Adults in an infectious stage of the disease.
* Adults who are destructive or disruptive due to emotional or behavioral-disorders.
* Adults who are suffering from advanced stage cardiac and respiratory diseases and cerebrovscular
* Adults who are suffering from diseases predominently other than Dementia and Alzheimer's.
Q. What should be the Physical Setting of the participants ?
A. In keeping with best practice for dementia care the centre will :
* Be able to accommodate 20-25 person at any one time.
* Be residential in style incorporating homely features such as kitchen, dining room, family / lounge
room, rest areas, secure outdoor living area and garden.
* Have accessible bathroom and toilet/s.
* Have safe off street access and parking for case of picking up and dropping off clients.
* Have or create separate areas, which allow group or individual activities to take place
* Meet health and safety regulations in relation to the use of the building, the furniture and the
Q. What will be the Activities of the participants in the dementia care the centre ?
A. The Activities of the participants in the dementia care the centre will be as follows :
* Supervised gentle exercises
* Metaphors to evoke memories
* Crafts work
* Intergenerational activities
* Art Groups
* Visiting performers
* Outside speakers
* Music and singing
* Festival & celebrations
* Mental stimulation games.
Q. What is the procedure to Enrolment ?
A. Forms can be obtained from the office and 100% payments have to be made for booking.
Q. What are the Medical formalities ?
A. A pre-admission medical assessment through OASIS's empanelled Gerontologist after which you would be eligible to register as a resident of OASIS.
Q. While Enrolling do you require proofs of Date of Birth, Nomination, address for an emergency etc ?
A. Yes, Form will take care of all that. No marriage certificate required.
Q. Will the monthly fee stay permanent? When will you increase it?
A. The Monthly Charge will be increased if need be after assessing the inflation rate, now it is 10% annually. (Subject to change).
Q. Is there a Separate Guest House for Relatives/Visitors ?
A. As of now the Guest House is not ready; eventually it will be.
Q. After I die if I want to transfer my Cottage to my relative, is it possible ?
A. No, after your lifetime, the Unit will automatically go back to OASIS Management.
Q. After I die will my wife be asked to change her cottage ?
A. No if she has paid for it, she will continue to live in it.
Q. Supposing I get Parkinson's, will you take care of me ?
A. Yes, till your lifetime. We have Geriatric Care Specialist. Only the enhanced monthly maintenance fee will have to be paid.
Q. How long can my children stay in the Guest House ?
A. Up to one full month - 30 days. Prices for daily basis will be applicable as per current rate card when ever the Guest House will be completed.
Q. Can I go on holidays and keep my place intact ?
A. Yes, you can go for any length of time not longer than 6 months.