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Comfort Care

Comfort Care for End of Life

According to the National Institute on Aging, “comfort care is an essential part of medical care at the end of life. It is care that helps or soothes a person who is dying.” When all of the medical needs are met, your care community can offer a unique program of supportive care bringing comfort to those in the end stage of life through sensory stimulation targeting all the senses, which is both calming and soothing.

Our thinking about end-of-life comfort care and our selection of items and products to stimulate and comfort the individual going through this final stage, have been influenced by the writings and lectures of, and by conversations with, Joyce Simard. Her book, The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia has become a manual for hospice care internationally, and she maintains and exhausting lecture schedule throughout the U.S., Australia, and Europe. Ms. Simard adopted the word namaste to define her caring approach to end-of-life care.

"Namaste" (nǝ mú stày) is derived from Sanskrit and is used as a greeting by Hindus and Buddhists. Literally it means, "I bow to you", or "salutations to you." It signifies the recognition of the spirit or of a divine spark within another person. It is in that spirit of honoring the individual that Joyce Simard has conceived her end-of-life program around the simple statement of philosophy:
We believe that the spirit in each person lives regardless of their physical and cognitive status and that it is possible to nurture this spirit in each individual through loving touch and meaningful activities. This spirit thrives when residents are in the presence of others

She selected the word "namaste" to describe a program "that brings honor to people who can no longer tell us who they are or who they were or care for themselves without assistance."

The namaste program describes how with few resources and training, your care community can create a special hospice care program. Joyce offers “step-by-step” advice for staffing, budgeting, and marketing a program along with detailed information for creating a Namaste Care room, wing, or alternative options for facilities with limited space. It is written for care communities, but Joyce Simard's suggestions could easily be implemented at home.

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  1. Aroma Ace Atomizing Diffuser for Aromatherapy

    AROMA-ACE ESSENTIAL OIL ATOMIZING DIFFUSER

    $129.00

    This could be the best essential oil diffuser available anywhere! Manufactured in the USA, the Aroma-Ace™ is an all-in-one essential oil atomizing diffuser using Diffuser World’s Cold Diffusion™ delivery technology. The patented "quick change" atomizer attachment and self-maintenance air filtration feature let you enjoy the convenience and control of today's most advanced aromatherapy delivery system. 5 year warranty

    Features of the Aroma Ace Aromatherapy Diffuser

    • Directional control spout
    • Revolutionary nebulizer technology atomizes a micro-fine essential oil vapor of approximately 1 to 3 microns
    • Bottle top "Quick Change" essential oil diffuser makes changing oils a breeze
    • Non-Slip Grip for easy pickup
    • 15 ml or 30 ml capacity for extended operation and low maintenance intervals
    • Powerful, fully adjustable pump delivers up to five pounds of pressure
    • Strong molded body for increased service life and durability
    • Compact one piece design is space efficient
    • Tip resistant base for added stability
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  2. CareZips Adult Incontinence Pants

    CAREZIPS ADULT INCONTINENCE PANTS

    $49.99

    CareZips Adult Incontinence Pants are not eligible for free shipping.

    CareZips® - innovative pants that provide caregivers an easier, faster and more productive change of an adult brief or cath bag or for wound care. The unique frontal opening allows for safe & effective attention with less back strain to the caregiver plus minimal physical exposure and more dignity for the patient. Socks and shoes do not necessarily have to be removed. The garment is designed with three zippers but the two side zippers are positioned slightly forward on the body to eliminate any discomfort particularly when rolled side-to-side.

    Choose CareZips size and color below

    Carezips Color Chart

    Carezips Size Chart

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  3. Comfort dog for dementia

    FLOPPY PUP (CARAMEL)

    $29.99

    This large floppy pup is soft, cuddly and ever so realistic.

    As Roger Caras noted, "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." From the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, this 23" pup is no exception. He is one sweet stuffed pup. Learn More

  4. Joy For All Golden Pup

    JOY FOR ALL GOLDEN PUP

    $119.99

    Joy for All Pups are not eligible for free shipping.

    Watch the video(below): it's the best way to see the Pup in action.

    This golden retriever pup is bound to bring joy and companionship to those who encounter it. It looks, feels, and sounds like a real dog. Its thumping heartbeat further enhances its life-like qualities. This beautiful, soft dog responds to petting, hugging, and motion much like the dogs you know and love. This two-way give-and-take relationship helps create a personally rich experience encourages fun, joy, and friendship.

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  5.  MELANIE  Available Now

    MELANIE Available Now

    $1,250.00

    The Ultimate in Doll Therapy

    This doll has been handmade, and at the risk of sounding cliche, by craftsmen using only the finest materials.

    Serenity Babies are usually available by special order only, but this one has been premade in the interest of time and is ready to ship today.

    Serenity Babies Specifications:

    • Sculpts (the head, arms, and other parts of the doll that show and look like skin) are made of heirloom quality soft German vinyl.
    • Hair is alpaca or mohair, and micro-rooted. Micro-rooting is a meticulous process whereby individual strands of hair, or a few strands at a time, are rooted into the dolls scalp. (Alpaca is so fine that it would be almost impossible to root one strand at a time.)This method ensures the most realistic results. Hair can be gently washed, brushed and styled.
    • Multiple coats of a special heat set paint result in very realistic skin tones (you can see that from the pictures) — the heat-setting makes the finish extremely durable.
    • Each doll is carefully weighted with glass beads to feel and move just like a real baby when held. The sensory feedback derived from this feature adds a dimension to doll therapy that is not possible from most other dolls.

    Read more about the Serenity Babies here.

    MOUSE OVER PICTURE AND CLICK TO ENLARGE Learn More
  6. Sophia - realistic doll for dementia therapy

    SOFIA-Custom Order

    $1,250.00

    The Ultimate in Doll Therapy

    This doll has been handmade, and at the risk of sounding cliche, by craftsmen using only the finest materials.

    Serenity Babies are usually available by special order only, but this one has been premade in the interest of time and is ready to ship today.

    Serenity Babies Specifications:

    • Sculpts (the head, arms, and other parts of the doll that show and look like skin) are made of heirloom quality soft German vinyl.
    • Hair is alpaca or mohair, and micro-rooted. Micro-rooting is a meticulous process whereby individual strands of hair, or a few strands at a time, are rooted into the dolls scalp. (Alpaca is so fine that it would be almost impossible to root one strand at a time.)This method ensures the most realistic results. Hair can be gently washed, brushed and styled.
    • Multiple coats of a special heat set paint result in very realistic skin tones (you can see that from the pictures) — the heat-setting makes the finish extremely durable.
    • Each doll is carefully weighted with glass beads to feel and move just like a real baby when held. The sensory feedback derived from this feature adds a dimension to doll therapy that is not possible from most other dolls.

    Read more about the Serenity Babies here.

    MOUSE OVER PICTURE AND CLICK TO ENLARGE Learn More
  7. ANGEL LOVE

    ANGEL LOVE

    $109.95

    Angel Love is 19" tall and weighs 3 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. This doll looks like the real thing and feels like it too.

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  8. Anti-Stress Comfort Wrap

    ANTI STRESS COMFORT WRAP (UNSCENTED)

    $15.95

    35" L including handles

    Filled with rice, the Anti-Stress Comport Wrap is designed to provide relief to the most stress-prone part of the body - the neck and shoulders.

    Microwaved items may actually be MUCH HOTTER INSIDE than indicated by initial touch-so HANDLE WITH CARE. To prevent burning, do not continue to microwave past the 2 minute total heating time limit per use.

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  9. AROMA STREAM DIFFUSER

    AROMA STREAM DIFFUSER

    $72.00

    The classic, Aroma-Stream electric diffuser has always been a favorite of aromatherapy professionals and enthusiasts alike. Compact, with a whisper-quiet two-speed fan, this heat-free unit is perfect for the home or care community. Simply place a few drops of your favorite essential oil or synergy blend on the reusable cartridge in the base, flip the switch, and the fan gently disperses the aromatic molecules into the room. Covers 500-800 square feet.

    We recommend that you use a separate cartridge for each different oil.These can be purchased separately for $8.50.

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  10. Bernese Mountain Dog

    BERNESE MOUNTAIN PUPPY

    $21.99

    This soft and cuddly Bernese Mountain puppy is so realistic. Adorable and realistic laying down position gives great cuddles or waits patiently at your feet! This puppy is 16 inches long and has a slightly weighted body that slouch nicely!

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