At Kristus Darzs we practice person-centered care approach.
We involve residents and their families in care planning alongside health care professionals. Our nurses and personal support workers strive to provide exceptional care honouring individual values, preferences and lifestyles while maintaining the dignity and rights of each resident. Nursing staff make every effort to meet the residents’ physical, emotional and social needs by working collaboratively with other departments, medical doctors and specialists.
Nursing care is provided 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Our staff assist residents in performing all activities of daily living including personal hygiene, grooming, dressing, eating, toileting, transferring and mobility. Staff are mindful of the physical and psychological abilities of the individual. Residents are encouraged to use their abilities to their full potential to maintain their skills and independence for as long as possible.
The majority of our residents are living with dementia. Dementia care requires additional knowledge and specialized skills in providing individualized care with kindness, patience and respect. Working in collaboration with other departments, nursing staff employ their expertise to creatively and effectively manage responsive behaviours. When necessary, we seek guidance from external agencies specializing in behaviour management or through Geriatric Psychiatrist referral.
In recent years, we have made several updates to our physical environment. The distinct wall colours make way-finding easier for residents with dementia. The dining room murals depicting Riga and the much-loved birches and fields of Latvia provide calm space where residents can reminisce and feel peaceful.
Our staff are provided with opportunities for professional growth and development fostering pride and personal satisfaction.
Kristus Darzs is committed to lifelong learning by encouraging pursuit of professional degrees, designations or certificates within the healthcare field. Staff are encouraged and regularly complete continuing education to enhance evidence informed knowledge within specific areas of interest, such as wound care, responsive behaviours, and continence management.