"The Namaste Care program revolutionizes how to lovingly provide care for those facing advanced dementia and empowers healthcare providers to find the person within using creative, multi-model interventions. In her book, Joyce Simard leads you to the very heart of this approach to dementia care."
—Russell Hilliard, Ph.D., LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC, CHRC, Vice President, Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
"Gives the reader a step-by-step guide to implementing this amazing program without incurring high labor cost or capital expense. The results of the Namaste program at EPOCH buildings have been nothing short of heartwarming and wonderful for all who are touched by it."
—Joanna Cormac Burt, Chief Operating Officer, EPOCH Senior Living
With compassion, sensitivity, and creativity, The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia offers simple and practical ways for direct care staff to provide holistic end-of-life care for people with advanced dementia. The Namaste Care™ program affirms the individuality and enduring spirit of each person through comforting and meaningful sensory-based experiences. Evocative scents, soothing music, and gentle massage are just part of this innovative program, which helps you met regulatory guidelines for person-centered activity programming for people in even the most advanced stages of the disease. With minimal resources and staff training, you can quickly enjoy the many benefits of this enlightened program in your organization. The revised second edition features new program innovations, expanded coverage of death and dying, and instructive adaptations for assisted living and hospice settings