Respite Homes Research

Current Goal:

(8/22/20 under development)

  • Concept:
    • The oasis Institute is researching alternative to traditional ‘Assisted Living’ to offer respite care for family choosing to keep their loved one at home.
  • Issues:
    • The concept would like to address:
      • The current investor exploitation of the elder population in large facilities that are pleasing to the eye for families but often not adequate for the residents.
      • Address isolation caused by recent infectious concerns.
  • Model:
    • A research model and pilot program will be conducted in Brewster, MA in several private homes. The base principle will be a small family style including a pod concept to address safety without isolation during the most recent infectious control.
  • Research:
    • The Institute will research:
      • Licensing and local zoning requirements.
      • Desired components for cognitive stimulations.
      • Study and compare other efforts.
  • Long Range Plans:
    • If the initial pilot is successful, the institute would shares its approach with towns in need of similar homes. It could create an initial training and develop a support system for the successful management of such endeavor.
  • Qualifications:
    • The Institute works with leaders in the fields of Geriatric Care and Caregivers such as:
  • FCA The Family Caregiver Alliance has supported and sustained the important work of families and friends nationwide who care for adult loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions for 40 years.
  • CGC The Care Giver Connect is designed to connect caregivers to us, to resources, and most importantly, to each other. 
  • Dice Approach with Founder Dr Kales.
  • Harvard Medical School: Recognizing that dementia affects patients and their whole family of caregivers at tremendous emotional and financial cost. 
  • NCC The National Center on Caregiving works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state in the country. Uniting research, public policy and services, the NCC serves as a central source of information on caregiving and long-term care issues for policy makers, service providers, media, funders and family caregivers throughout the country.
  • NYU Langone Family Support Program research has shown that caregivers who receive emotional and practical support experience measurable improvements in depression, stress, and physical wellbeing. Dr Mary Mittelman, Professor of Research, Department of Psychiatry and Rehab,