Clinical Management Health and Social Care Special interest events

Namaste Care Programme for Advanced Dementia

Helen Evans
Helen Evans

We are passionate about the Namaste Care Programme for advanced dementia and are delighted that its now fully funded as part of the joint Dementia Strategy with West Sussex County Council and West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group.

Dates:

1st June 2022 09.15 – 13.15

7th September 2022 09.15 – 13.15

29th November 2022 09.15 – 13.15

7th February 2022 09.15 – 13.15

Price: Free of charge if you work in West Sussex or £40 (both to include all course materials from St. Christopher’s Hospice)

Where: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

‘Namaste’ means ‘to honour the spirit within’ and the programme was developed by Professor Joyce Simard in the USA. It is a structured programme for advanced dementia at the end of life, based around sensory interventions, especially touch, and the environment. No additional staff, space or expensive equipment is needed. The workshop will enable you to:

  • Understand the purpose and benefits of the Namaste Care Programme for people with dementia, their families and care staff
  • Communicate the vision to the whole care team
  • Lead change in the way the care home team works with people with dementia and their families
  • Develop a plan to implement, evaluate and sustain the Namaste Care Programme

Suitable for care home managers and staff (if possible we recommend at least two members of staff per care home to ensure it can be practically embedded, with at least one in a management role). The principles of the namaste care can be applied to other clinical settings so please feel free to join us if this applies to you.

Members of the education team (Angela Springett, Helen Evans and Lorraine Prideaux) were inducted by St. Christopher’s Hospice Train the Trainer for the Namaste Care Programme for advanced dementia in 2017.

This course will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams which can be booked below – please ensure that individual email addresses are supplied as we are unable to accept generic emails. After booking you will receive a joining link to the email address you have registered by the day before the event. This link is specific to the individual and we respectfully ask that this is not shared in any way.

Please contact education@stwh.co.uk with any queries.