NAMASTE CARE: THE END OF LIFE CARE PROGRAM
“No long-term care residential setting should be without Namaste Care...” ~ Jan Dougherty, R.N., M.S., Director, Family & Community Services, Banner Alzheimer's Institute
The End-of-Life Namaste Care program for people with Dementia describes an enlightened program that has been successfully implemented in nursing homes, assisted living communities and hospice organizations. Namaste Care strives to maintain the highest quality of life possible for individuals with advanced dementia.
Highly feasible for any setting providing end-of-life care especially skilled nursing facilities, assisted living settings, and hospices Namaste Care offers many benefits, including
- improved resident quality of life
- programming to meet current regulations for meaningful activities
- compatibility with culture change initiatives
- enhanced opportunities for family involvement
- strengthened staff morale
Namaste Care is a program designed to improve the quality of life for people with advanced dementia. Namaste, is a Hindu term meaning “to honor the spirit within” and was selected 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.
Namaste Care takes place in a designated space that helps to create a safe and comforting environment for all who enter; residents, their families and staff. This seven day a week program provides a wide range of meaningful activities that help bring pleasure to people with advanced dementia or that have other physical or mental impairments.
“Joyce Simard's book should be on every dementia care specialist's reading list this year” ~ Lauren S. Seifert, American Psychological Association book review.
|Title||Namaste Care: The End of Life Care Program for People with Dementia|
|Dimensions||6" x 9" x 0.437"|
|Number of Pages||197|