Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer once said, “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” At Nazareth Home campuses, we seek to serve others by focusing on innovative compassion and providing individualized attention to each residents’ needs and desires.
We seek high-tech and low-tech solutions to foster an engaging environment where elders and staff thrive, together. Stroll through our homes, and you will see first-hand the role innovative compassion plays in person-centered care.
Throughout our homes, you will see elders utilizing It’s Never 2 Late technology systems to foster human-connectedness while receiving palliative care. This system empowers residents to connect and engage through technology. By providing tablets, residents can skype with family, explore, recall experiences and continue to write their own life- story.
In our Memory Care neighborhood, Charity Court, you will see those with dementia benefit from our personalized True Doors decals. These decals that are placed over the residents’ door look like a door from their past home or another door from around the world. It creates a warm and familiar environment, bringing residents’ identities to the forefront while creating an atmosphere that feels more like home.
Our Namaste program improves quality of life through meaningful sensory activities that stimulate the senses, promote relaxation and offer comfort and serenity to those living with dementia. This program diminishes feelings of stress and anxiety and promotes feelings of personal meaningfulness.
With our approach in care, the involvement of the elders family is crucial and encouraged. Our Peace of Mind program helps elders and families adjust to the transition of moving to Nazareth Home by developing relationships with them. One designated staff member visits with family and the elder before moving in, along with spending 8-24 hours with the elder for the first few days of their move. Our goal is to build deep relationships with our residents so that we can tailor to their specific needs and desires. After all, this is their home, and we are simply the guest.
When transitioning from the hospital to our rehabilitation program and back to home, our BEST (Building Effective and Safe Transitions) program ensures residents, along with their families, experience a smooth, safe and effective transition. Our nurse practitioners continually track and follow up with residents and families throughout the process.
Our support groups for caregivers and family members of those who have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or dealing with grief provide the opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings. Together we discuss coping strategies or firsthand information about innovative treatments or therapies. We strive to be a resource for our residents’ families and the greater community.
In the course of everyday life, our staff forms endearing relationships with elders by honoring and nurturing each of them. By utilizing staffing and financial platforms, we ensure our ability to maintain a consistent staffing model for higher quality care and service. Working in real-time, we can engage employees for higher retention and fill open shifts to ensure proper staffing, allowing for better care. These modern platforms empower the staff and create a culture of excellence.
Innovative compassion is how we serve elders, their families and our staff. It is with this same compassion that we aspire to accomplish person-center care. Care that creates a meaningful, nurturing home that revolves around the elders’ interests and preferences. Nazareth Home campuses are where people come to live, work and play.