Clients who need ongoing assistance with cooking, housekeeping, bathing, dressing, and other daily tasks would most benefit from regular visits from our highly trained home care aides. The level of support from home care aides can range from a few hours per week to 24/7 care, depending on each client’s particular needs.
Our range of supportive services includes:
- Light housekeeping
- Offering medication reminders
- Engaging in socialization and purposeful activities
- Safety monitoring
- Transporting clients to appointments, social activities, etc.
- Assisting with errands, grocery shopping, pharmacy, etc.
- Preparing nutritious meals tailored to preferences and dietary needs
- Helping with bathing, dressing, grooming, and incontinence care
- Providing supportive services for clients living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other chronic diseases (e.g., staying attuned to “sundowning,” agitation, etc.)
- Offering non-medical, end-of-life support, including companionship, advanced personal care, and helping keep the client comfortable.
Our services ensure clients get the help they need while also relieving family caregivers.
Integrated model of care
Home care aides are supervised by our Aging Life Care Managers, who ensure the care plan is being followed. They monitor home care aides’ performance through regular home visits and phone check-ins. The Aging Life Care Manager works with the client and family to determine the home care schedule that will work best to support their goals.
Through our integrated model of care, clients benefit from the combined skills of everyone on the Windward team. This includes expertise in social work, nursing, dementia care, and other related fields.
Learn more about the qualifications of our Home Care aides.
Life Skills Trainer
Windward’s Life Skills Trainers (LSTs) help clients attain their health, mental health, and/or sobriety goals and achieve greater independence in their daily life. Life Skills Trainers come to Windward with education and training related to mental health, developmental disability, and/or addiction counseling. The LST can assist the client with managing their calendar and correspondence; getting to counseling and support groups; medication reminders; and learning about community resources. Life Skills Trainers can also work with clients to discover and participate in hobbies, attend social activities, and maintain relationships with peers, providing the client with transportation and orientation within the community as needed.
Windward’s clinical kinesiologist works with clients in their own homes. After assessing the client’s needs, an individualized physical activity plan is created. In regularly scheduled visits, our kinesiologist helps clients achieve greater strength, stamina, mobility, and overall wellness.