Namaste Care is a structured intervention for persons living with advanced dementia, which incorporates sensory intervention, social contact and environmental modification. It aims to honour each person for their unique personhood, nurturing the individual spirit with meaningful activities and a loving touch approach, within a calm and home-like environment.
Studies have found that Namaste Care results in decreased pain, more interaction between service users with staff and family members, and increased job satisfaction with staff (Manzar and Volicer, 2015).
This course aims to provide learners with theoretical and practical knowledge of delivering Namaste Care as a specialised intervention for persons living with dementia in their settings.
This is a blended course. Learners are strongly encouraged to set aside adequate time to complete self-paced e-learning modules before attending classroom training sessions to fully appreciate the learning activities in class
NOTE: participants must have corp-pass to gain access to e-learning courseware in LMS.
Duration : 4 hours
- Person-Centred Care and Behaviours of Concern
- Enriching Lives
- Namaste Care Video
Day 1, 9am to 5.30pm
Module 1 : Introduction and application of Namaste Care in care settings
Duration : 2 hours
- Reflect and recap on Namaste Care
Day 2, 9am to 12.30pm
Module 2: Develop implementation of Namaste Care
Who Should Attend
Allied health professionals, nurses, programme coordinators/ executives and social workers who intend to plan and train their staff to implement Namaste Care programme in their settings. Learners are expected to have prior basic knowledge of dementia care.
Competency Mapping (DCCF) :
- Apply Person-Centred Care at work
- Support the Well-being of Persons with Dementia
- Minimise the Impact of Behaviours of Concern
- Maintain the Dignity, Skill and Health of Persons with Dementia
- Assist Caregivers to Support Persons with Dementia
For any enquiries, please email Chandeni at firstname.lastname@example.org
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