Nazareth Home’s groundbreaking palliative care program

Nazareth Home has exciting news! We’ve partnered with It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) for a groundbreaking palliative care program called Connected Affirmation Project (CAP). The CAP program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and affirms the life of elders by utilizing iN2L technology to help tell their life-stories and create a legacy keepsake for families.

iN2L technology allows elders to use interactive tablets to stimulate intellectual curiosity with easy access to the Internet, view personal photos and videos that prompt joyful memories and stay connected with family and friends. It also educates and fosters communication about palliative care with residents, their families and Nazareth Home staff.

“This first-in-the-nation project represents our pioneer spirit and commitment to fostering person-centered care,” said Michael J. Buckman, director of development for Nazareth Home. “We appreciate iN2L as a partner that is willing to go outside the box with us. We chose to partner with It’s Never 2 Late because they have a company culture of serving others.”

Palliative care is medical care that specializes in providing relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness to improve the elder’s quality of life. It is provided by a team of compassionate caregivers who partner with the physician to deliver an extra, specialized layer of support.

Nazareth Home was awarded over $200,000 for the CAP program from Civil Money Penalty (CMP) funds, through the Kentucky Office of the Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).