Person-centered care offers hospitality to residents and their families
Jennifer Benton, a certified nursing assistant at Nazareth Home, visits with resident Marie McClellen in the Namaste Room.
On an unexpectedly snowy day late last winter in Louisville, Ky., a nurse at Nazareth Home brought a resident into a comfy common room. The nurse spritzed lavender essential oil in the air, helped the woman from a wheelchair into a comfortable recliner and positioned her so she could enjoy the blazing fireplace — actually a video of a fire crackling on a flat screen television.
“It’s so warm and cozy in here,” the resident remarked.