District of Columbia At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds has presented Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Grand Oaks assisted living facility with her Community Cornerstones Award for its Oasis Neighborhood program. The award honors outstanding residents, businesses and organizations that make a positive impact on D.C.
"I became aware of the Oasis at Grand Oaks while visiting Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Alzheimer unit. Their specialized care has benefited countless D.C. residents, and their services are needed now more than ever as our baby boomers age,” said At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds. “I'm honored to name them a Community Cornerstone."
The Oasis program offers a structured daily routine, compassionate assistance and 24-hour nursing staff to provide positive experiences and attentive care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
“We are delighted to receive this recognition,” say Laurie Henley, executive director of Grand Oaks. “The Oasis Neighborhood at Grand Oaks provides a comfortable, home-like setting for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related disorders, providing a nurturing and peaceful environment for residents. Our team of dedicated professionals are available 24-hours a day to provide residents with respectful, hand-on assistance with daily activities. The expert care team maintains attentive relationships with all residents and develops a plan of care for each resident based on their personal routines and preferences. The Oasis Neighborhood’s memory care services stimulate the mind and body, improving the quality-of-life for those in our community with memory-related health needs.” ?