Open Arms Adult Day Service to Open in Bend

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Nearly 30 percent of the U.S. adult population provides care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. Till now, caregivers in Central Oregon have had limited support options, such as home health care, long-term care or assisted living facilities. When Open Arms Adult Day Service launches in Bend early next year, local residents will have access to a distinctive and affordable adult care option.

 “Adult Day Services present an ideal alternative daytime environment outside the home where a loved one can be nurtured, stimulated and provided medical care,” according to Critical Care Nurse and co-principal, Michael Griffith. 

Open Arms Adult Day Service will provide a safe, secure care center where highly skilled staff will provide holistic care for members, as well as free education and support for caregivers, weekdays between 8am and 5:30pm. 

The center will offer a three-tiered approach to serve its clients:

     1)Daytime care: A safe, socially-enlightening environment providing meals, rest, games and           education.

     2)Preventative care: Vital signs and weight management and monitoring, exercise programs         and medication management.

     3)Healthcare Advocacy: Collaboration with physicians, caregiver support and education,                  scheduling and life management support services. 

“Adult day service facilities are on the rise in the nation because they offer so much more than other options—like preventative care and education,” says Griffith. “Open Arms will provide holistic adult care services at a much more affordable rate than assisted living and long-term care facilities or home health. Our focus is on enabling a better quality of life for those being cared for, as well as the caregivers whom we will serve.” 

Open Arms is owned and will be operated by a team of three Critical Care Nurses with over 20 years combined experience, assisted by an interdisciplinary staff and in cooperation with local physicians. 

For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, email Michael Griffith at michaelgriffith@hotmail.com.

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