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February 24, 2013

Full Circle adult day center may have to close its doors due to lack of funding

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NORMAN —

Krenek worries that if the center is forced to close that family members of Full Circle Life Enrichment Center will have no place to go.

“We’ve got people that have been there for 10 to 15 years. If we have to close, we will have participants and family members that won’t know what to do with their family member, and that’s the real crisis,” Krenek said. “I know it’s very important for a lot people.”

Krenek points out that at $62 a day, Full Circle Life Enrichment Center is more cost effective than a nursing home.

“A lot of times a family member, if they can’t handle taking care of their loved one any more, they feel guilty. As a caregiver, they need to have some support. They can’t be a good caregiver if they are stressed out. Sending that loved one to Full Circle eases their mind that person is being well taken of,” Krenek said.

Krenek adds that financial assistance from DHS is available for those individuals who qualify.

“We even let them come for a day for free to see what it was about,” Krenek said.

For more information about Full Circle Life Enrichment Center, call 447-2955 or visit FullCircleLEC@coxinet.net. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

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