Sensory Based Volunteering for Dementia Patients


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

9191 Sheridan Blvd., Suite 103Westminster, CO 80031

About

Our team at Seasons Hospice is looking for compassionate folks to join our Namaste Volunteer program. Namaste Care uses person-centered approaches to improve quality of life through meaningful sensory activities that stimulate the senses, promote relaxation, and offer comfort and serenity to those living with dementia. Although specifically designed for people with advanced dementia, the sensory approaches used in Namaste Care enhance the lives of infants, children and people with other diseases as well as providing moments of peace and tranquility to family caregivers.

Seasons Hospice will provide all necessary materials such as creams and aromatherapy oils. We provide a mandatory comprehensive training which would require around fifteen hours to complete. Most of this can be done at your own time and convenience. Please reach out to us if this opportunity resonates.

Benefits of Namaste Care:

  • Designs person-centered care approaches as meaningful activities to individualize care based on the Lifestyle Assessment

  • Uses sensory stimulation that helps soothe and evoke feelings of comfort

  • Creates a calm, relaxing environment for the provision of care

  • Teaches loved ones ways to interact with the person with advanced dementia

  • Adds a layer of professional caregivers to the existing team

    Goals of Namaste Care:

  • Enhances the quality of life for people with advanced dementia

  • Diminishes feelings of stress and anxiety

  • Eases suffering

  • Supports family by providing coping skills

  • Promotes feelings of personal meaningfulness

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