What is Oasis?
Oasis is a culture change that encourages and assists staff to better meet the everyday needs of the people we care for. It is focused on who the person is—rather than looking at them as an illness or a disability. The emphasis of Oasis is to create a home-like atmosphere rather than continue to follow the old-school medical model.
Oasis is all about person-centered care and knowing our residents – not as “residents” but as the “people who live here” & as the individuals that they are!
Michelle (Social Services) and Ann (Resident Services) have completed all four modules with many of the staff, and have been attending monthly coaching/Oasis experience-share meetings. Earlier this month, at the Vermont Healthcare Association Annual Conference at Lake Morey, we were invited to display our Music and Memory/Messenger article banner and assist with the Oasis booth. It was a pleasure to not only be in attendance at the conference, it was also a great networking opportunity to chat with industry leaders and advocates for quality health care.
In the picture below, Oasis coaches Michelle Cramer and Ann Hawksby are here under the palm trees with residents Nona Goldstein, Theresa Lamothe, Jean Bigelow, and Marion Cook.
To learn more about Oasis please visit the VHCA website.