Caregivers Kitchen: Training for Nutrition and Kitchen Skills

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Windward Life Care® offers the finest home care services for those in need of day-to-day help in the home. We can simplify for you what may feel like an overwhelming task: providing the highest quality in-home care as you or your loved one’s needs change over time. We firmly believe that our first-rate professional expertise comes from all employees, especially the home care aides that assist you or your loved ones every day. How do we ensure that the aides are equipped to provide high-quality care? One way is through on-going training.

Earlier this year we introduced Caregivers Kitchen nutrition training to our aides.  The online course, Basic Cooking: Culinary Skills for Caregivers™, gave them flexibility to complete training from anywhere. They learned practical knowledge and cooking skills with “How To” and recipe videos. The course helped those who are new to the kitchen or are seasoned chefs.

Course Topics Include:

  • Practical Tips for Healthy Meal Planning
  • Food Presentation and Flavor
  • Tips on Smart Grocery Shopping
  • Best Practices for Kitchen Safety & Cleanliness

Staff enrolled in Basic Cooking Skills received complimentary access to the digital textbooks. Online, they can:

  • Easily search for recipes
  • Access helpful cooking tips
  • Review best practices for providing for an elder’s nutritional needs

We have had 17 graduates thus far, each earning the certificate for Food Safety, Nutrition and Basic Cooking Skills. To be certified, each graduate completed 8 hours of training. Due to our commitment to training our caregivers in nutrition and cooking skills, Windward Life Care received the Culinary Skills for Caregivers™ Associate Certification from Caregivers Kitchen.

With Windward Life Care’s personalized approach to caregiving, the Caregivers Kitchen training gives our home care aides another tool to connect with their clients while supporting healthy eating habits. Contact us anytime to learn more about our care at home services and home care aide training program. You can also visit our website to learn more.

”I really enjoyed the Caregivers Kitchen course because it improved my skills in cooking healthy foods and reminded me about kitchen cleanliness. It also helped me with healthy food shopping for my clients. I would recommend the course to all caregivers.“  – G.M.

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