As of July 1, 2016, the Catholic Charities- OASIS Family Caregiver Resource Center has been open and helping bilingual family caregivers get the support they need to care for their loved one. We are funded through a grant from the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging.
The OASIS Family Caregiver Resource Center provides family caregivers with free resources, referrals, trainings, workshops and case management. They have a library and a computer station available to caregivers who would like to do some research on a certain topic or search the web for information related to their family caregiving needs.
The Center provides services for those caring for a family member (unpaid) aged 60 and older who are dependent upon two or more activities of daily living or grandparents living with and caring for a grandchild informally due to parents being unable to care for their child. Caregivers for families between the ages of 19 – 59 may qualify for services depending on the disability.
Catholic Charities’ OASIS (Older Adults Services and Intervention System) program was founded in 1986 to assist senior residents continue to remain safely in their own homes. Throughout Ventura County, OASIS serves persons age sixty and above. There are no fees or other qualifications to become a client.
OASIS offers individualized case management to seniors based on in-home assessments. Following the in-home assessment, OASIS staff develops an appropriate care plan based on each client’s individual needs.
They also have a great volunteer program. Volunteers serve as “Friendly Visitors” or Volunteer Drivers who drive clients to their doctor appointments. They are actively recruiting for volunteers to serve throughout Ventura County.
Call 420-9608 for more information and to volunteer.