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Touching Lives

Designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind

At Oasis at 56th, your affordable assisted lifestyle community in Indianapolis, Indiana, your new home awaits you

Oasis at 56th is proud to provide a choice of apartment floor plans, each designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind. Our spacious apartments are designed with a living room area, kitchenette, full private bathroom and individually controlled air temperature.

Ms. Philly's Story

Philly retired from federal aviation and the started substitute teaching at Indianapolis Public Schools and did that for 10 years, she moved to Indianapolis when she was 16 years old and got married to her first husband at the age 26, her and her husband enjoyed road trips visiting places like Niagara Falls and Boston Massachusetts. On her spare time when she wasn’t traveling, she would be at church on Sundays playing the piano which she did for over 10 years.  After divorcing at the age 38 she remained single until 78 years old when she got remarried her words are “it’s never too late to find love”.

Miss Philly started noticing the ADLs for her and her husband was becoming more difficult and decided to start looking into different assisted living facilities for them to move in, luckily on her way to visit family in her old neighborhood she noticed construction and asked what they were building, and she found out it was an assisted living facility. She then visited and did a tour of the property and fell in love with the people, the building and the fact that it was so close to her family. She has been calling the Oasis at 56th home since December 26, 2020, and her and her husband absolutely love it here. She usually enjoys watching movies and eating popcorn in the theatre, Craft Creation activities, dance parties, painting etc. and she still get to travel all over in the facility bus that takes residents to casinos, lunch trips, movie theatre, fishing, museums etc. She usually has her great-niece visit and she is always happy to know that her aunt Philly as she calls her is busy and well taken care of by the oasis of 56th staff.

Miss Phillis said “she is grateful to have found this place and is happy with the friendship she has found with the residents. She has her lady crew which includes four members, and they are friends to the end.


Finding Freedom and Independence

Stephen was “too young for a nursing home” when he moved out of his house and into a rehabilitation center.

Uncontrolled diabetes had caused horrible problems with both of his feet.

“When I was in the ER, the doctor told me he thought he was going to have to take both of my feet,” Stephen said. “He wanted to amputate them both.  But man, I didn’t want that to happen!”

The doctor didn’t take his feet.  But Stephen lost something else: the freedom to live in his own home, moving around with ease.

A series of set backs left Stephen in that rehab unit for almost two and a half years.  Finally, he was ready to make a move back into his own place. He was looking forward to having his own space again.

Initially, Stephen was worried about leaving the supervision of the staff who worked around the clock at the nursing home that housed his rehab unit.

“They were excellent. Excellent,” Stephen recalls.  “A guy across the hall from me?  He had two heart attacks – pretty close together, too. I saw the staff, and how fast they helped him. That guy lived. And that made me feel very safe. Because I knew that if something happened to me, the staff would be able to take care of me like that.”

Moving into our community gave him peace of mind.

“This was an easy move,” Stephen says.  “All the people who live here are real nice and friendly. And I thought that there was no way the nursing staff could be as good as what they were at my last place… but I was wrong. The CNAs and the nurses here are wonderful, and they make me feel just as safe as I’ve ever felt. That was my biggest worry. And it turns out, I didn’t have to worry about that at all.”

Stephen enjoys having his own apartment and appreciates the privacy he has now.

“The next step for me,” Stephen says, “is to keep getting some exercise.  I’m going to try to walk more, holding on to this chair instead of sitting in it.”

Seems a little bit of freedom is all he needed!

“It feels good to know I can do this stuff on my own. I can get all the help I need, and I’m able to take care of myself, too,” he said. “I like having my own apartment. And I like spending time, doing the things I like doing. It’s making me feel like things are getting somewhat back to normal. It’s good; really good.”