11th Sep 2018
Talk Health and Care Communications toolkit
3.1 MILLION HEALTH AND CARE STAFF INVITED TO TAKE PART IN LARGEST ENGAGEMENT EXERCISE IN HEALTH AND CARE HISTORY
11th Sep 2018
Fifth of care homes 'inadequate' or 'need improvement'
BBC News: Nadra Ahmed says a poor report can have a "fundamental" effect on a care home
6th Sep 2018
The Care Workers Charity
We are delighted to introduce The Care Workers Charity (CWC) with which National Care Association are working to increase awareness of its work within the sector.
23rd Aug 2018
Do you want to help decide priorities for health research?
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21st Aug 2018
Golf goes head to head with dementia
Dementia is a growing crisis in society. In this special report, we look at Anthony Blackburn, social entrepreneur and the founder of Golf in Society and explain his efforts to make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease by using the unique attractions of golf.
18th September 2018
National Care Association member takes Namaste Care to the global care market, with the first conference of Namaste Care International on Friday 5th October 2018.
'Namaste Care International', a global initiative to help educate individuals and healthcare providers about a programme for people in the advanced stages of disease, including dementia, launches in London next month.
The word ‘Namaste’ means “to honour the spirit within” and Namaste Care honours the individual receiving its services. Developed and pioneered in the USA by Professor Joyce Simard, Namaste Care has two basic principles: a loving touch approach to all interactions, and a calm environment.
Delegates at the first conference of Namaste Care International on Friday 5th October 2018 will hear practitioners from the UK and around the world speak of their experiences in delivering Namaste Care, and take part in workshops targeted to specific healthcare settings. Namaste Care ‘Champions’ have been appointed to represent Australia, the Czech Republic, England, Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands, Scotland, Singapore, Music Therapy, Hospices, Hospitals and Home Care organisations.
Namaste Care International founder and honorary chair Professor Simard, comments: “Namaste Care helps people with advanced illness to live, not simply exist, for as long as possible. It improves the end-of-life experience for the person with a terminal disease, their families and carers. When I created Namaste Care in a Vermont veterans’ home in 2003, I had no idea it would be adopted around the world, so it’s very exciting to be in at the start of this new organisation”.
For further information please contact:
National Care Association: Nadra Ahmed on 01634 716615
Namaste Care International: GILLIAN HENSLEY-GRAY 020 8778 8545
Photo shows: Namaste Care International Director, Rishi Jawaheer, with residents and staff of Oatlands & Oatleigh Care Village in London.