TAKING CARE OF THE WHOLE PERSON
Open Arms Care provides a broad array of educational, physical and behavioral learning opportunities designed to assist each client to maximize their personal development and independence. Each client has an Individual Support Plan (ISP) developed for them based upon a formal assessment of their skills and abilities. The ISP establishes goals and progress is followed by a team of credentialed professionals.
Some of the services that OAC offers include: Medical Services including twenty-four hour Nursing care, and Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy, medication management, mental health care and Dietary Services; Vocational Training: prevocational skills and job coaching; Arts and Leisure services including our renowned Flying Brushes program, music appreciation and gardening; and our Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and social development classroom learning, which includes hygiene, counting, sharing, memory training, task management, food preparation, shopping, etc.
LIFE AT HOME
Open Arms Care operates group homes in major cities throughout Tennessee. Walking through the doors of one of our homes, you can immediately feel that this is where family lives. Bedrooms are decorated with favorite memorabilia, colors reflect the personality of the resident...and the environment is filled with the marks of a normal life…scrapbooks, photos, toys and games …all worn with time by loving use. This is home.
Home comes with responsibilities. To the fullest of their abilities, residents assist with everything from personal care to home management skills such as laundry, menu planning and meal preparation, shopping and budgeting. These services are provided in a family atmosphere.
SOME OF OUR CARE SERVICES INCLUDE
• Residential Services •
• Day Program Services •
• Arts and leisure •
• Transportation •
• 24 hour Nursing •
• Mental Health/Behavioral •
• Dietary Services •
DAY PROGRAM SERVICES
For clients who can tolerate the stimulation of going to an offsite location, a full range of habilitative training is available through our Day Program Services. This experience simulates the daily work/school schedule, where clients have obligations five days per week to prepare and attend classes and programs designed to assist them to maximize their abilities. Younger residents may attend community schools instead of coming to the Day Program. On weekends, residents may go home with family, or do activities in the community including going to church or a park for a picnic, attend a concert or other events.
Staff and clients alike are committed to having a presence in the communities we serve. Whether it is in support of Meals on Wheels by making deliveries, participating in organized charity walks, back to school programs, Halloween trick or treat, Tim Tebow Charity prom, etc.
OAC FLYING BRUSHES
The OAC Flying Brushes art program allows clients to release their inner artist and realize the rewards of success. The artists create unique masterpieces, which have been featured in contests and trunk shows with great success. Paintings are available for sale and all proceeds go directly to the client artist.