October celebrates Residents’ Rights in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities. The theme for this year’s Residents’ Rights Month is “It’s All About Me: My Life, My Care, My Choices”.

Our Place Respite Centers

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The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) currently operates two group Respite Centers for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Our Place Respite Centers?

Our Place is a Friendly, Safe Place for Persons with Dementia or in the Early-Mid Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

How many respite centers are there? 

The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) currently operates two group Respite Centers for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. 

 

How do I know if my loved one is eligible?

A Case Manager from the SAAA will conduct an initial assessment to determine eligibility for  Our Place services.

 

What is the charge for Our Place?

Participants are charged on a sliding fee scale ($10.00-$25.00).

 

What are the benefits to caregivers?

Caregivers are provided respite care; information and assistance; support group meetings; and resources.

 

What types of activities are provided?

For participants, stimulating activities are provided for both men and women; individual care plans are prepared; participants enjoy the company of other adults; crafts, music, exercise, and many more activities are planned daily. A hot noon meal is served and snacks are provided.

 


 

Sample Daily Schedule

10:00 Coffee/Tea, Snack, Greetings, Weather, Trivia, Word Game

10:30 Exercise (Balloon Volleyball in Chairs, Basketball or Stretch

11:30  Lunch

12:30 Rest with Background Music

1:00 Craft

2:00 Restroom Break

2:15 Game (Dominoes, Checkers, Card Games)

2:45 Prepare for Departure

 


 

Locations/Hours

Clarke County: Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Shenandoah County: Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.