WHEAL Model of Service

Wellness, health care, environment, arts, and humanities, and lifelong learning (WHEAL) is a model of service that encourages even the most compromised mature adult to embrace whatever activity is available to promote independence, me, and a sense of purpose and meaning. To support and sustain family members Knowles Home Assisted Living offers expanded hours of operation, transportation services to and from the program, family support groups, individual counseling, and assistance locating, supportive eating, and monitoring to both our clients and their families via Home Care Partners.

Wellness (W)

One of the most important components that have come out in recent years is the development of a fitness program that engages the body, mind and spirit and his son around an individual’s choice which adults know what is best to meet their physical means. Positive results can be achieved when there is a regular, long-term participation in a program, which provides a relaxed but intentional and motivating atmosphere. This program, “Adults in Motion” is based off of the “Seniors In Motion” that was developed at the University of North Texas. “Adults in Motion” is a supportive, interactive, health and fitness program, which offers an eclectic approach to fitness within a structured framework of a group setting. Realistic encouragement and reinforcement among peers are the wheels of action and the reward of maintaining strength, mobility and flexibility is a hallmark of true commitment.

Health-related Medical Services (H)

Knowles Home Assisted Living provides both on site physical care, a comprehensive range and holistic health services, improved assessment, case-management services and supportive service. Each individualized bathroom is large enough to allow both comfort and privacy, factors that are grossly lacking in most standard handicap facilities or individual residence. These bathrooms will also include equipment to assist in bathing and grooming clients (a self-directed means), a concept that is current adult health care facilities and programs. The provision is considered an important for two reasons. First, it relieves a caregiver of responsibility for that activity, that’s a long time to spend quality time with your loved one or engaging and much needed rest activities. The other, site-bathing service also creates an opportunity for staff to use experience to help improve are maintained independent function parentheses encouraging independence via assistive devices and instructions for promote self-care. It also improves an individual’s self-worth through reinforcement, praise, and feelings of satisfaction with one’s personal appearance.

Knowles Home has a health center in area devoted to the provision of therapeutic health care activities designed to restore, maintain, and achieve optimal function of frail or disabled active adults. The range of services offered at Knowles Adult Day Center are those offered at other healthcare facilities, but in a less restrictive environment. Therapies oriented towards restoring function will be offered. In addition, nursing services (health screening, medication administration, monitoring and health care counseling) and mental health services (assessment of mental distress, counseling, depression, and referral) will also be offered on site to clients. Recognizing that mentally frail and older frail individuals are often not physically well, but family still need to go to work, a dedicated space that will serve as an infirmary, are quiet place is planned. This space will be utilized to accommodate for individuals you need special attention for assistance e.g., bed rest and monitoring princess. In addition, we plan to recruit in advance nurse practitioner to provide on-site health and prescriptive services in collaboration with the family lions family physician, that’s reduce them all so stressful doctor’s office visits. As before, these services assist both the older clients as well as the family caregiver who would otherwise be called the way from work are other responsibilities.

Professional assessments will be conducted by an interdisciplinary team parentheses e.g., social workers, metal health specialist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, nurse practitioners, art therapist, dietitian, program assistants and ancillary providers has available and or needed in cooperation with the client’s family and their private physician. Social workers will be then coordinating all services used by the client and family e.g., home assistance services, and financial management, acting as an advocate for the client and communicating on their behalf. In fact, Knowles Home staff act as a client’s case manager, and monitoring services needed to sustain them at home, which reduces the risk of fragmentation or duplication.

Families are relieved of the burden of time spent with client as we monitor additional services at home. To further assistance support families, support groups will be offered to bring people together to share their trials and tribulations, as well as stories. This type of mutual support has been very successful groups support groups parentheses, the salon and caregivers to sustain their efforts. Individualized counseling, – specific services. In the home rest provision, will be offered to help caregivers better cope with computing.
Staff to maintain a more comprehensive and detailed information via computer – based and written records. This information is frequently out of other healthcare environment.. Update records of medications can promote higher quality care for clients. For example, by documenting that I care client has experienced increased confusion only recently, and some staff quotations a normal part of aging quotations, which in turn increases appropriate, traded, and returned home. With these a traditional “holistic therapies” or use an adult day health centers in the United States, although they are frequently used abroad (e.g., Europe, Australia, Europe, Asia please. At present, the following our plan massage therapy Music Therapy, art therapy, yoga, aromatherapy, Tai Chi princess sees all of which are combined components of physical, occupational and speech therapies parentheses. These alternative healing measures will be offered to clients on an individualized basis in conjunction with the physician’s approval and the support of the inter – disciplinary team. That handsome will offer a more comprehensive array of services that is offered in most traditional health facilities, including therapies design to heal the spirit as well as the body.


Environment is perhaps the most misunderstood and under – use of all the therapeutic interventions. Like other healthcare settings, all centers have traditionally been designed and constructed by persons understanding of the client’s needs. Who are physically, assistive devices, a limited physical reserve, and are prone to interpretation because of sensory deficits, the special needs of cognitive impaired people have been largely ignored. Instead, most structures are designed on the basis of regulations parentheses e.g. Fire codes, minimum square footage per client, and adaptive uses of inappropriate space, efficiency in terms of staff needs, and cost containment. The physical environment Adult Day Health Centers, like the vast majority of nursing homes, reflects the perceived mission of care – to act as a custodian of the, providing structured activities designed to quotations bill time quotation. An underlying assumption of the wheel model is that the frail individual deserves the same degree of respect and recognition as others. Our model also rests on the belief that individuals or fur two quotations do as they have done quotations in the past to that end, we plan to create an environment that communicates respect for, and read that recognition of, and varied lifelong patterns other people we serve while creating opportunities for continued growth and learning. Both the physical environment and the social environment will be cultivated to best help at other people and their families.

Home like setting. The first consideration in creating a healing environment is a provision of a truly comfortable at home like setting. Every aspect of the larger environment will be considered: form, function, style, color, texture, and importantly, meaning and purpose. It will reflect those of from it if it is exist: our clients, their families and their collective histories. From the type of dinner individuals were used to experiencing, to the range of individualized activities offered, the environment will support, and courage, and comfort to the older clients, helping them feel at home at our center. Individual artwork family recipes favorite novels, flowered transplanted from the client’s garden, quotes made from fabric clients clothes, and the nurture of a fellow client who is living among us, are all part of the natural healing environment.

Arts and Humanities-(A)

In contrast to a traditional activity program, levels of participation, support individual choice and promote creativity and cognitive stimulation rules on how to proceed, or what is to be a completed at a set time during the day, are so often part of an activity therapy program. That client cannot fail because there are no right or wrong methods or choices…procedures are in products. Thus, frustration opportunities for growth and self-actualization are abundant in their life. Regularity and Diversity in itself, add healing to the individual. Fear of being different is welcomed and cherished. Activity programming can easily be adopted to meet the needs of individuals who may be at different levels of skill, ability and development, and like other aspects of the overall program is meaningful activity that contributes to a buddy, self-worth, and purpose. Unlike predetermined activities, older adults can be helped to view themselves as artists who express her feelings and thoughts creatively to paper paint and fabric. To that end, the Arts Center will be developed that offers both structured activity currencies (Artwork, art instruction and to dream) as well as opportunities to pursue individual interests. Clients may spend all or part of their day and independent activity; Painting, Leaving, Quoting, and/or Drawing. Other aspects of the program in arts and humanities based opportunities (movement therapy that promotes exercise, combining cooking with cultural awareness and education will be offered). However, many of the offerings will be determined by the needs of the clients themselves. In other areas of the program, art is woven into the overall fabric of the wheel model.

Life-long Learning-(L)

The last component of the wheel models is lifelong learning. Importance of continued growth of money throughout every aspect of the program, from finding, or to cook, or to take art lessons for the first time and certainly to exploring new topics or areas to a center for learning, including both self-directed and group learning opportunities. An on-site library will be developed over time, including both as well as books on, large print, digital. Assisted, sound equipment, communication devices, and social media opportunities will be present for both visually and hearing impaired. Library reading or listening, in a space that is comfortable, and void of distraction, current events, of common interests, which will also allow outside speakers to provide on-site educational programs, lectures or, or discussions. A television, computer, or iPad will provide another avenue for learning, filing claims to interact watch or participate in public or private communication devices. As fiber optic technology becomes increasingly able and bandwidth acceptable images and programming with other institutions of higher learning will be sought, thus allowing clients to attend lectures or classes while on site at our program. However learning are in leisure we will create meaningful entertainment. Mindless watching the old movies. Likewise, radio and music and modern artist will be both part of an individual or group environment much like fight music is extremely therapy and valuable to all individuals no matter what their disability.

The focus of learning will depend on the interest in needs of a client and will revolve on other aspects of the overall program. For example, and gardening are cooking activities based finds to think about old time recipes in methods used by their parents or grandparents. Individuals are encouraging further exploration of experience of this topic by organizing an outing to library or to locate antique cookbooks that have been long forgotten, but recorded in the cookbook. Thus, clients are helped to move from thought of action in a way that contributes to sense of productivity and meaning. They are cognitively simulated, but not overwhelmed. They are encouraged to move at their own pace, and in pursuit of learning that makes sense to them