Namaste Care Programme for Advanced Dementia
Dates: Wednesday 21st February 2024 09.30 – 13.30 virtual (via Teams)
Price: £50 (to include all course materials from St. Christopher’s Hospice)
Where: Either face to face at the Education Centre, Terminus Road, Chichester PO19 8TX or Virtual via Microsoft Teams (see above).
‘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 either be held at the Education Centre or 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 reminder or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.