OPICA - Adult Day Program and Counseling Center

Support for Adults with Memory Loss and their Families

aka OPICA Adult Day Care Center, Inc.   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.opica.org

Mission

The mission of OPICA is to improve the lives of adults challenged by memory loss. We do this by:  providing meaningful and stimulating day programs  supporting family caregivers through respite and counseling  increasing community understanding of memory loss through education, resource referral, and professional training We are committed to demonstrating that adults challenged by memory loss can continue to live at home and to grow—emotionally, socially, and spiritually. By offering new avenues of fitness, creativity, and engagement to our members, we affirm the resilience of the human spirit.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Mary Michlovich

Main address

11759 Missouri Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90025 USA

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Formerly known as

OPICA

EIN

95-3493725

NTEE code info

Alzheimer's (G83)

Family Services (P40)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

OPICA enables adults impaired by memory disorders to continue to live at home by 1) providing compassionate and stimulating day programs, 2) supporting family caregivers through counselling and respite, and 3) increasing community understanding of memory disorders through education, resource referral, and professional training.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adult Day Program

As the first Adult Day Program and Counseling Center in Los Angeles, OPICA has been serving adults challenged with memory loss and their families in the West Los Angeles area for more than 35 years. OPICA creates a structured, yet socially engaging, nurturing and fun environment that enables members to avoid isolation, to experience an overall improved quality of life, and to maintain dignity, meaning, and a sense of self-worth.

OPICA provides much needed respite and peace of mind for caregivers. Our supportive programs and counseling services help guide families with a loved one challenged by memory loss along their unique journeys, relieving stress while providing hope. OPICA provides the community at large with a place to turn when needing information and/or guidance regarding memory loss-related conditions and we are committed to collaborative cooperation with health care providers and other social service agencies.

OPICA’s highly experienced staff and diverse set of volunteers are dedicated, hands-on, and focused on the comfort and well-being of OPICA’s members in its unique Stoner Park setting.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

OPICA’s Brain Train for Early Memory Loss

OPICA provides a comprehensive set of programs and services to meet the needs of families throughout all stages of memory loss, contributing to an overall improved quality of life.

For individuals experiencing early-stage memory loss, OPICA’s Brain Train is a weekly four hour program delivered by a professional multi-disciplinary team. Program components are designed to help individuals find healthy ways to cope with their emotions, learn techniques to support memory, enhance creativity and provide opportunities for friendship. A support group for family caregivers offered concurrently provides peer-to-peer support, a greater understanding of dementia and specific care management strategies.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

Are you or someone you know caring for a loved one with memory problems? OPICA’s support groups and supportive services are open to the public and offered five days a week. All our counseling is conducted by licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and supervised trainees/interns, on-site at OPICA unless otherwise indicated below.

Support groups impart information and comfort, and facilitate discussion in a warm and open atmosphere as individuals endeavor to find their own balance. Sessions focus on strategies for emotional support, stress reduction, lifestyle changes, relationships, depression and crisis management. The groups meet once a week and are limited to eight people.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Counseling Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of support groups offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Counseling Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Annually

Number of Veterans Served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Percent that feel telehealth has been beneficial.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of cargivers that feel OPICA increases the level of interaction between their loved on and others.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage that feel OPICA helps keep their loved ones at home.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Day Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

OPICA’s overarching goal is to help prevent premature institutionalization of older adults. The greatest need is for services to remain affordable.

OPICA’s short-term goals are:
1) Increase the community’s participation in Adult Day Services, regardless of client’s ability to pay,
2) Innovate and collaborate to provide social activities and counseling programs for seniors and their families who are suffering from dementia and other cognitive issues,
3) Educate the community at large about aging, as it relates to memory disorders and how to care for individuals with memory impairment and managing behaviors.

1) Increase revenue for scholarships by expanding scholarship campaign.
2) Provide as many of our programs on Telehealth, Zoom, etc. and create new Zoom programs.
3) Continue to partner with other organizations and participate in community education. Continue finding education opportunities provide to the community.
4) Developing the new OZ program, OPICA on Zoom.

OPICA provides multiple services to meet the evolving needs of the community’s vulnerable older adults and their families. Most notably in 2009, at the request of the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, OPICA developed the innovative OPICA Brain Train, a specialized multi-disciplinary support program to serve the growing number of people in the early stage of memory loss and their family caregivers, OPICA also collaborates with nursing schools and occupational therapy programs to provide opportunities for students to interact with clients socially and clinically developing their awareness and sensitivity toward elderly patients suffering from memory loss.

Through on-site, and select satellite programs, OPICA fills a critical need as one of the leading not-for-profit community-based organizations focused solely on memory loss. OPICA offers a variety of evidence-based health education and health promotion classes specifically for older adults and their caregivers. In recognition of its achievements, SCAN Health Plan presented OPICA with an Innovation Award.

As the first Adult Day Program and Counseling Center in Los Angeles, OPICA has been serving adults challenged with memory loss and their families in the West Los Angeles area for more than 40 years. OPICA creates a structured, yet socially engaging, nurturing and fun environment that enables members to avoid isolation, to experience an overall improved quality of life, and to maintain dignity, meaning, and a sense of self-worth.

OPICA provides much needed respite and peace of mind for CAREgivers. Our supportive programs and counseling services help guide families with a loved one challenged by memory loss along their unique journeys, relieving stress while providing hope. OPICA provides the community at large with a place to turn when needing information and/or guidance regarding memory loss-related conditions and we are committed to collaborative cooperation with health care providers and other social service agencies.

OPICA’s highly experienced staff and diverse set of volunteers are dedicated, hands-on, and focused on the comfort and well-being of OPICA’s members in its unique Stoner Park setting. Celebrating 40 years serving the Alzheimer’s community, OPICA looks to the future with great optimism and excitement. We are in an era where we have more access to age-related information than ever before. We better understand the progression of memory loss, preventative measures and how to best care for ourselves and our families through the journey of dementia.

By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease. OPICA’s mandate to help individuals and families suffering from dementia is more important now than ever, underscoring the need to continue and expand our efforts.

Members of OPICA have lived rich and full lives with amazing stories to tell, and we have the privilege to add to their stories. The looks of joy, wonder, learning and creativity on members’ faces remind us every day that we have so much to offer and learn from one another.

In March 2020 a new reality landed in everybody's laps. OPICA, like many others were told to close our doors. Without missing a beat we transitioned to a telehealth model. Providing services by telephone and Zoom. We continue to create new online programming. Once we are able to reopen our doors and welcome our members back in we will continue some of our telehealth programming. This will help us reach some people who need our services and may have road blocks to coming in-person.

In January/February 2021 OPICA implemented the new OZ Program, OPICA on Zoom.

Financials

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OPICA - Adult Day Program and Counseling Center

Board of directors
as of 2/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Teresa Riddle

Retired, Middle School Principal, family caregiver

Joyce Leanse

Retired, former Manager for National Council on Aging

Marilyn Levin

Homemaker, family caregiver

Pete England

Retired; former Principal for System Support, Xerox Corporation, former family caregiver

Scott Freeman

CPA and Partner, Levy, Sapin, Ko, Moss & Freeman, CPAs

Phyllis Bellano

Daniel Giesberg

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Sheri Samotin

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Jerry Weissman

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Andrew Wolfberg

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Ann Hammond

Retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/15/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data