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We are proud to offer our residents Namaste Care here at Lakeside
Nursing and General Care
We have a mix of fully qualified nurses and carers who are on duty 24 hours and are there to provide the care and support necessary for each resident in the home.
We are proud to offer our residents Namaste Care at Lakeside. Namaste Care is a program designed to improve the quality of life for people with advanced dementia. We have been working in collaboration with St Christoper's Hospice are are one of only three homes in the UK to offer this program.
Namaste, is a Hindu team meaning "to honour the spirit within" and was selected by its Amerian founder Joyce Simard in 2003 to describe a program that brings honour to people who can no longer tell us who they are or who they were or care for themselves without assistance.
Namste Care is a seven-day-a-week program where residents receive meaningful activities through a "loving touch" approach. Led by a Senior Carer, Namaste Care takes place in a designated space providing a peaceful, non isolating environment throughout the day.
We undertake a range of meaningful activities to our residents with advanced dementia. Activities such as hand and foot massage, a traditional shave, gentle exercises or moisturising ladies with Ponds cold cream, a scent that may help them remember their youth are all aimed to bring pleasure into their daily lives. Food and beverages are offered throughout the day so that people with a diminished appetite have more opportunities to eat and drink.
Our residents' families also benefit from its comforting effects and knowing that their loved ones are well cared for in a calm and peaceful environment.
Find us at
25-27 Auckland Road, Upper Norwood
London, SE19 2DR
Our Mission Statement for the Namaste Care Programme
At Lakeside Nursing Home we recognise that our residents with advanced dementia are people like ourselves and we want to give them the care we would like to receive in their situation. The Namaste Care Programme enables us to reach out to our residents through loving touch, meaningful activities and our presence. We would like our residents to feel they are loved and respected. We want them to feel at home at Lakeside and to be comfortable, calm and peaceful. We will try to make pleasure and enjoyment part of their everyday experience.
Working as a team ensures residents in the Namaste Care Programme receive excellent health care through a holistic approach focusing on comfort and quality of life. We also believe our residents' last days are precious and will make every effort to ensure that their passing is peaceful and dignified, and that they are surrounded by people who care.
24 hour care
Lakeside is registered with the Portland Group Practise and a doctor visits the home on a required basis
Hairdresser visits the home on a fortnightly basis
Chiropodist visits on a regular basis