Living with late-stage dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or any other cognitive impairments can often be a scary, confusing, and profoundly uncomfortable experience. It doesn’t have to be that way. We are proud to partner with Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care and Joyce Simard to offer Namaste Care™ to our Memory Care residents, helping them navigate the day-to-day challenges posed by advanced memory loss issues with grace. Specifically designed to meet their unique needs, this person-centered care approach can alleviate their discomfort, reduce negative feelings, give them a sense of freedom, and promote positivity.
Better Care, Better Living
Namaste Care™ is a highly specialized program that addresses the distinctive particularities of residents with advanced dementia who can no longer participate in “traditional” activities. By employing a thoughtful mix of genuine compassion, tender care, and therapeutic sensory stimulation, this program aims to reach seniors better and improve their quality of life. Residents are engaged in a set of meaningful sensory activities that stimulate their cognitive, psychological, and motor functions, which soothe their spirit and reduce the feeling of confusion, anger, and loneliness. As a result, seniors living with dementia are more comfortable, less stressed, and have a more positive attitude.
Namaste Care at Work
The Namaste Care™ program is provided by members of the care staff and volunteers, who dedicate their full attention to ensuring residents are comfortable and well-cared for. It all begins with setting the right ambiance, by dimming the lights, playing soothing music, and creating a cozy atmosphere. Each person’s individuality is respected, and every aspect is carefully tailored to maximize pleasure and comfort. This way, we can create a calm, relaxing environment where residents feel relaxed and ready to indulge in the cognitive, sensory, and physical stimulating therapies we have prepared for them.
A typical Namaste Care™ session might include gentle hand massages, spiritual reading, reminiscence moments, music therapy, massages, manicures, and more. The caring staff makes sure seniors stay hydrated, pay attention to any verbal and non-verbal cues to ensure they are always comfortable, and assist with bathing, dressing, and grooming. At the same time, they teach family members to better interact with their loved ones in these challenging moments, providing them with the necessary support and coping skills
This wholesome approach eases our residents’ suffering, promotes personal meaningfulness, reduces their anger, anxiety, and confusion, and enhances their quality of life. Contact us to learn more about our Namaste CareTM program in Costa Mesa, CA, and schedule a tour to discover our Pacifica Senior Living Newport Mesa community.