Namaste Care International
Namaste Care is in 10 countries (2019) and growing! Joyce is the Founder and Honorary Chair of this organization Namaste Care International. Joyce is happy to put you in contact with the Namaste Care Champion from your country to help you implement Namaste Care. You might be the first and Joyce will help you become the “champion” for your country!
Namaste Care Programs
Several organizations have Namaste Care Programs that can be located by using the terms Namaste Care Programs or Namaste Care Projects on your browser.
Who is Joyce Simard?
Joyce Simard MSW is an Adjunct Associate Professor School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney Australia and a private geriatric consultant residing in Land O Lakes, Florida USA. She has been involved in long-term care for over 40 years serving as Alzheimer’s specialist for many healthcare companies providing services in skilled nursing homes, assisted living communities and hospice organizations. Ms. Simard has written numerous articles and chapters in healthcare books and has authored three books: “The Magic Tape Recorder”, a book for children about Alzheimer’s disease and “The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia” now in its second edition. Professor Simard has been involved in research grants with the School of Nursing, University of Western Sydney, Australia and also St. Christopher’s hospice in the UK measuring aspects of quality of life for people with advanced dementia, their families and staff participating in the Namaste Care Program. In January of 2013, Provider Magazine recognized her as one of “20 To Watch” for her leadership and commitment to improve the lives of residents in long-term care facilities. She travels around the world speaking and consulting to implement Namaste Care in a variety of settings and adapting it to honor the culture of each country.