Providing support and information to caregivers is a vital component of our program. We have numerous educational resources regarding dementia and the ongoing challenges of caregiving. We routinely receive information about upcoming caregiving training opportunities available in Oak Ridge and surrounding areas. We can also provide guidance on the process of choosing an assisted living facility and information concerning various in-home care options.
In addition to our role as partners in caregiving, we are dedicated to insuring a safe, structured and stimulating environment for our participants. We design all of our activities to bring meaning, purpose and joy to all who enter our unique community.
Creating opportunities for purposeful activity is one of the primary goals of Keystone’s activity program. Activities are therapeutically designed to allow participants to be successful and thereby preserve dignity, generate self-respect and maintain independence. Participants are respected as individuals and given the freedom to self-determine the level of engagement they desire. Our social model gives all participants equal opportunities to exercise their abilities in a positive, encouraging and respectful community and to experience joy, meaning and purpose.
Daily activities consist of:
Families and caregivers are also encouraged to join with participants in special activities. Annual events include our Caregiver Picnic, usually held in May, and the Caregivers’ Thanksgiving Lunch.