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Oak Crest exemplifies the very best in customer service. We believe in providing options and encouraging personal choice.

The caring programs that are offered represent the utmost in dignity, creativity and integrity.

Our philosophy is simple: treat each person as you would your own parent or grandparent: caring for the individuals needs and respecting their preferences.

With this goal in mind we acknowledge that choosing a new home can be a very complicated and difficult decision.


 

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Respite Care

Commonly Asked Questions About Day Care

Commonly Asked Questions About Respite Care or Short Term Vacation Stays

 

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Oak Crest’s Adult Day Care focuses on each participant’s individual abilities and strengths while encouraging social activities which stimulate meaningful memories and cultivate pleasure.

Adults even if experiencing short and long term memory loss can enroll in a daily program that is designed to offer support and encouragement.

For caregivers our program provides the opportunity to continue working, run errands, attend club meetings or simply rest. Daily programming is flexible and is available seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Transportation can be scheduled as needed within a specified area.

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Respite Care

Oak Crest’s Respite Care program is available twenty-four hours daily with no minimum length of stay and provides the services and amenities all residential members enjoy – home-cooked meals, snacks, individualized support service, and social programs. Our guest bedrooms are furnished with the individual’s comfort in mind. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Day Care

Q. What is Oak Crest’s Adult Day Care program?
A. Oak Crest’s Adult Day Care program is a planned program of activities designed to promote individual well-being through social and cognitive stimulation. Your family member will have the opportunity to talk to many people throughout their day; program participants are involved in the same activities, meals and social programs as our residential members. Oak crest has provided Adult Day Care for over 25 years and is licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Q. What are the hours of operation, location and cost?
A. Oak Crest’s Adult Day Care program is a flexible program where no set days or times need to be prearranged but a simple telephone call is appreciated. Your family member is welcome seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Adult Day Care program is located at Oak Crest Residence, 204 S. State Street, Elgin. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Transportation can be scheduled within a specified area. Please call 847-742-2255 to discuss program fees.

Q. What is my family member won’t join in activities?
A. Some people are just not joiners and would rather be observers. However, the staff at Oak Crest is trained to find each individual’s interests. We will develop a program that is unique to your family member’s desires and interests.

A typical day could include:

  • Board Games/Cards/Puzzles
  • Cognitive Stimulation
  • Creative Expression (Art, Music, Poetry)
  • Exercise
  • Intergenerational programs with local schools and clubs
  • Men’s Club
  • Movies
  • Outings: The Centre of Elgin, Hemmens Cultural Center, Wal-Mart, Target, as well as various restaurants. Most outings are included in the fee structure however occasionally an additional fee may appear on your bill for a meal at a restaurant or a purchase at a retail store.
  • Professional Entertainment
  • Socializing
  • Worship Services and Bible Studies

Q. Will you accept my family member who is experiencing memory loss?
A. Adults experiencing short and long term memory loss can participate in a daily program that is designed to offer support and encouragement. Our program is designed to focus on each person’s abilities and strives to maintain each participant’s independence. All staff is trained in the understanding of dementia.

Q. What is included in the daily fee?
A. The daily fee includes all home cooked meals and snacks served while your family member is here. Oak Crest staff will also supervise prescribed medications, assist with bathroom service, and provide any special dietary modifications needed while your family member is here. Our Meditation Room and Library are two peaceful areas where you family member can rest if needed while they are in our day program.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Respite Care or Short Term Vacation Stays

Q. What is Oak Crest’s Respite and Short Term Vacation Stay program?
A. Oak Crest’s Respite and Short Term Vacation Stay program is a flexible overnight program that has no minimum length of stay. Program participants are involved in the same activities, meals and social programs as our residential members. Our program is designed to focus on each person’s abilities and strives to maintain each participant’s independence. The Respite Care and Short Term Vacation Stay program is located at Oak crest Residence, 204 S. State Street, Elgin. Fees are based on a sliding scale. Please call 847-742-2255 to discuss program fees.

Q. What is included in the daily fee?
A. Oak Crest staff will supervise prescribed medications, assist with walking, bathroom service, dressing, bathing, laundry and provide any special dietary modifications needed while your family member is here for their stay.

Q. What support services are available strictly for caregivers?
A. A professionally led Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Crest Residence. This support group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter. Guest speakers and free educational programs are scheduled throughout each month. Trained experts are available at all times to answer questions or just listen.

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