Staff at Nazareth Home engage the senses to stimulate, comfort:

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.

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