The Namasté Care Programme
Orchard House are proud to introduce our highly rewarding Namasté Care Programme.
Opened by the Major of Sutton Coldfield on 16th September 2017
Orchard House is a founder member of Namasté Care International. We are one of only 50 founder members Worldwide. Namasté Care International is a Global Initiative that helps to educate individuals and healthcare providers caring for people with Advanced Dementia about the Namasté Care Programme.
Developed by Professor Joyce Simard in USA, the aim of the programme is to improve the quality of our resident’s lives by integrating compassionate nursing care with individualised sensory activities in a group setting for those that can no longer take part in conventional activities; particularly for those suffering with advanced dementia.
In the calm and peaceful atmosphere of our Namasté Room. We offer a range of different activities each day and these will vary depending on each resident’s preferences, interests and abilities. Activities can include massage, manicures, make overs, facials, luxury shaves, music therapy, themed sensory sessions, movement sessions, reminiscing activities and more. Namasté focuses highly on sensory stimulation and uses the power of touch involving skin to skin contact enhancing resident’s comfort and relaxation.
The word Namasté is a Hindu term meaning ‘to honour the spirit within’ and this is the ethos behind the whole programme, to connect with those who struggle to communicate and express their emotions. Our sensory activities are tailored to each individual resident through details of their social life story and information given to us by family, friends, GPs and other health professionals which then allow our staff to provide activities that help to nurture the residents spirit through loving touch and meaningful activities.
Our Namaste Care Programme runs for 3 hours a day all through the year.
A relaxing nutritional morning session is from 10am to 11am and our sensory session each afternoon is from 2pm till 4pm.
In the calm and peaceful atmosphere of our Namaste Room. We offer a range of different activities each day and these will vary depending on each resident’s preferences, interests and abilities. Activities range from massages, manicures, make overs, facials, luxury shaves, music therapy, themed sensory sessions, movement sessions and reminiscing activities to name just a few. The activities we offer focus mainly on sensory stimulation and skin to skin contact, the focus is on the power of touch; gloves are not used unless there is a risk of infection.