When many clients live in the same building, such as a senior apartment complex, we are able to schedule one or two aides to provide services to multiple clients on the same day. We use this “Cluster Care” approach to serving clients at St. Mary’s Court and Friendship Terrace in Washington, DC and in Arlington County at The Carlin, Claridge House, Culpepper Garden, Woodland Hill, and Hunter’s Park.
In Montgomery County, our Light Care Program is a cluster care program that serves residents of the City of Gaithersburg and clients in five senior housing buildings. This program offers seniors and adults with disabilities home care aide service of 2 to 3 hours per week to help maintain clients’ independence. The Light Care program currently serves clients primarily residing in Forest Oak Towers, Arcola Towers, Holly Hall, Elizabeth House, and Waverly House. A similar program serves Rockville residents in a partnership with Community Minstries of Rockville.
From time to time, Home Care Partners obtains funding to teach its home care aides special techniques in home care, beyond the required curriculum. Many of our aides have been trained in therapeutic engagement based on Montessori principles, compassionate touch, and Reiki. One of our DC programs focuses on providing care for clients with Alzheimer’s or other dementias; we serve clients with dementia in other jurisdictions as well.