The main focus will be on training to upskill nurses thus ensuring a consistent approach to income maximisation across teams regardless of the level of experience. Using role modelling and the parallel process it is envisaged that the project will promote greater confidence in young mums to access services themselves thus improving financial literacy. Clients can then share this knowledge with family and friends to build social capital. In taking this partnership approach the clients, GEMAP, health improvement and FNP can evidence the value of working together to produce long lasting improvements and outcomes in financial literacy which can be replicated across other services.
Hearing: suitable DVDs will be collected in line with what we know those attending will like because of previous life-story work
Smell: an air-diffuser will be filled with lavender and other soothing herbs
Sight: relaxing videos of blowing bubbles, nature scenes etc will be purchased
Taste: kitchen staff will be involved by providing small titbits as well as drinks for those residents attending Namaste Care
Touch: all care staff will be taught therapeutic touch/massage
Families will be actively encouraged to be present if they are visiting their loved one during a Namaste Care session.
The second part of the project is to produce a practical resource box to aid modelling support through pregnancy by showing the practicalities of caring for your baby. The box will include a simulator doll to model caring for your baby and meeting their needs, e.g. how to hold your baby, how to change your baby's nappy, and how to dress your baby.
Short virtual interactive training sessions will be offered to the mum’s support network to discuss the health benefits of breastfeeding to both mum and baby, in addition to how her support network can assist her in feeling valued, encouraged and to aid her in fulfilling her breastfeeding goal.
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