Oakwood Home Healthcare is a locally owned private home care company here in the Durham Region. Oakwood Home Healthcare offers personalized in-home care and respite services to people in our community. The founder, Lindsay Couture ensures our clients are well taken care of. Built on personal experiences; Lindsay has been her mom's main live-in caregiver the past 16+ years supporting her through respiratory issues as well as two double lung transplants. In those 16+ years Lindsay found her true passion for caregiving. Just over 5 years ago Lindsay became a Personal Support Worker and began working in the community. After seeing things, she didn't agree with she moved onto long term care. Long term care was no better. After the experiences she had gone through with both her mom and as a Personal Support Worker she thought there was more she could do. That is what inspired her to create Oakwood Home Healthcare.
To provide personalized in-home care & respite services to help people maintain their independence and develop new interpersonal relationships.
Dignity and Independence
We know every one of our clients has emotions, desires, preferences and needs that deserve to be respected. Oakwood Home Healthcare ensures
our clients are supported in a way that promotes client comfort and security while also maintaining respect for the client’s dignity. We offer our clients
choices and control through client-directed care because we know it shows our clients we promote and respect their independence. Promoting and encouraging independence improves the quality of our client’s lives.
We realize each and every client's needs are different. That is why every care plan is personalized to the individual themselves. Every client is unique, and we have to try and understand how their unique characteristics are an important part to who they are. Knowing our clients as a person lets us deliver the best quality of care possible.
Empowerment Through Education
All of our PSWs have successfully completed their Personal Support Worker certificate through an accredited PSW program and are all CPR & First Aid certified. We realize the power knowledge has and we want to make sure our PSWs are equipped with the resources to support our clients to the fullest. We provide on-going training to expand our employee’s skills through out their employment with Oakwood Home Healthcare.