Namaste is a Hindu term for honouring the spirit within. At IRT, we honour the spirit of residents with end-stage dementia or who are nearing their end of life, with a unique sensory-based care experience.
Residents are cared for by trained staff in a purpose-designed room using therapeutic touch, aromatherapy, music and sensory experiences. Activities are tailored for each resident and generally include special mementos from their life.
Family and friends are invited to join in the Namaste experience. This provides opportunities for loving connections at a time when communication is limited. Families who’ve experienced IRT’s Namaste program say it helped them reconnect with their loved one and come to terms with their disease.