NEWS: Read the Press Release about my new book:The End of Life Namaste Care program for People with Dementia”!
Welcome to Namaste Care
with the positive enveloping Namaste Careapproach to advanced dementia-residential care providers, care teams, caring families and, best of all, people living with advanced dementia. Simard's wise, experienced, practical, rich, and detailed specifics interspersed with inspiring stories of small miracles make real and achievable al the abstracts ideals of dignified, compassionate quality care"...”
- Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, LCSW, Duke University
Thank you for visiting this web site! The Second edition of my book “The End of Life Namaste Care program for People with Dementia” is now available! This second edition features a chapter on adapting Namaste Care for hospice organizations and another new one on assisted living. This edition is also international reflecting my work in Australia with the University of Sydney and in the United Kingdom (UK) with St. Christopher’s Hospice in London. Books can be ordered through Health Professions Press & Amazon.com.
To purchase the book in the US, visit Amazon.com
In the UK, the distributor is Eurospan
To order books in Australia visit Footprint Books.
Both research projects, the one in Australia and the other in the UK, have been completed and the data is being analyzed. Articles should be forthcoming this year. Both projects show increased satisfaction from staff and families. Min Stacpoole, the nurse researcher for the St. Christopher's project said “one wife told me, “I've been interpreting my husband for the past seven years so I know what I'm talking about and Namaste is salvation for him!” I also hear from nursing staff that psychotropic medications are reduced as the behavioral symptoms of dementia improve. Because of the emphasis on hydration, urinary tract infections and skin tears have also decreased for residents participating in Namaste Care.
Arden Courts continues to implement Namaste Care in their communities across the U.S. with wonderful results. Their commitment to quality care is extraordinary. They are implementing the Namaste Care program in their 53 Arden Courts communities.Park Avenue in the UK continues to host healthcare professionals from all over the world to show them Namaste Care “in action”! They offer Namaste Care on each floor and always have one nurse and one carer in the room.
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So, the journey continues.
Robert Kennedy once said: "There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"
Please join me in asking "Why not?"