Sibley gets award for memory care

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Sibley Memorial Hospital is located at 5255 Loughboro Road NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/September 2016)

At-Large Council member Anita Bonds presented Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Grand Oaks assisted living facility with her Community Cornerstones Award for its Oasis Neighborhood program, according to a release.

The award honors outstanding residents, businesses and organizations that make a positive impact on D.C.

“I became aware of the Oasis at Grand Oaks while visiting Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Alzheimer unit,” Bonds said. “Their specialized care has benefited countless D.C. residents, and their services are needed now more than ever as our baby boomers age.”

The Oasis program offers a structured daily routine and 24-hour nursing staff to provide care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition,” say Laurie Henley, executive director of Grand Oaks. “The Oasis Neighborhood at Grand Oaks provides a comfortable, home-like setting for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related disorders, providing a nurturing and peaceful environment for residents.”