Community Partnerships

Windward Life Care partners with organizations that share our mission to promote the well-being of those with specific health conditions as well as their caregivers. Windward welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other organizations in ways that will amplify the benefits for the people that we serve. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Windward Life Care is proud to serve as a case management provider for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The partnership was made possible by The Edward M. Dowd Personal Advocate Program through a major multiyear donation. The program helps ensure that the kind of personalized case management Windward provides is available to enhance the independent living capabilities and quality of life of people affected by MS in San Diego County.

Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Windward Life Care works with Southern Caregiver Resource Center (SCRC) to offer relief for family caregivers in San Diego. Respite provides family caregivers the opportunity to attend support groups and classes with the peace of mind that there is a qualified, professional caregiver there to attend to their loved one. SCRC contracts with select, professional home care agencies to offer this service.

ALZHEIMER’S SAN DIEGO

Windward Life Care collaborates with Alzheimer’s San Diego to provide in-home care for those living with dementia. At Alzheimer’s San Diego, they recognize the dignity of every person living with dementia and empower them to play an active role in planning their own future care. They also work to make Alzheimer’s a disease of the past, by connecting people to clinical trials and funding research for a cure.

 

Windward Life Care: Part of the Fabric of San Diego

Windward Life Care is proud of its dedicated staff who give back to the San Diego County community in many impactful ways. Windward Life Care also sponsors the important work of various nonprofit organizations that support San Diego’s aging population and adults with disabilities. In addition to the list below, Windward participates in the San Diego Regional Home Care Council, and the San Diego Estate Planning Council.

ElderHelp provides personalized services and information that help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.

Another Windward Life Care community partner, George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.®, is a nonprofit organization that provides specialized adult daycare services to individuals with dementia. Their newest center, Town Square®, replicates a 1950s-60s city, bringing attendees back to a familiar time and place. The concept is based on reminiscence therapy and is the first adult day care model of its kind in the nation. If you are interested in bringing a Town Square® to your community, please visit their website.

Windward Life Care Vice President Susan Valoff is a member of San Diego County’s  Aging & Independence Services (AIS) Advisory Council. As a division of Health and Human Services Agency, AIS provides a number of services to older adults, people with disabilities, and their family members with the goals of promoting safety, encouraging healthy and vital living, and publicizing the positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities.

Windward Life Care is proud to support the work of the Consumer Advocates for RCFE (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly) Reform. CARR is dedicated to improving resident care in California’s assisted living facilities by educating consumers and increasing industry accountability. CARR actively collects and archives public records for research and analysis purposes and to inform their outreach and reform efforts. CARR created the Choose Well assisted living rating program for the County of San Diego.

The Caregiver Coalition meets monthly and plans education events and forums designed to support family caregivers. They offer “on-site” programs that travel to the caregivers. Presentations can be arranged for working caregivers and can be conducted at offices and lunchrooms. Windward Life Care participates in monthly meetings to support San Diego caregivers and their loved ones.

San Diego Planning Partnership, a non-profit organization, is committed to educating the community on estate planning and long term care options.  Our free workshops are led by professional volunteers and representatives of trusted nonprofit organizations.  Workshop attendees tap into volunteers’ expertise and garner the tools to plan successfully for their own futures.  Susan Valoff volunteers her time to educate about long-term care options, including home care, facility care, and community support.