Body, Mind and Spirit
Hospice focuses on caring for the “whole person” – body, mind and spirit. At Care Dimensions, we integrate mind-body complementary therapies as an essential feature of total hospice care. Working in harmony with traditional medical and psycho-social services, these non-invasive, holistic practices help ease tension, reduce anxiety and improve overall comfort for patients. Our patients tell us they experience a sense of peace and well-being after receiving complementary therapy.
Complementary therapies are provided by staff and volunteers, and even animals, in the case of our multiple therapy dogs.
- Art therapy—using imagery, drawing, painting and other visual arts to foster self expression and relaxation
- Massage—gentle massage provided by our licensed massage therapists can provide relief to sore muscles and reduce tension
- Music therapy—using live or recorded music to promote relaxation, stress reduction and feelings of joy
- Reiki—a gentle hands-on relaxation technique to reduce stress and promote a feeling of well-being
- Pet therapy—visits with therapy dogs increases relaxation and triggers happy memories
Where You Need Us to Be
Complementary therapies are provided wherever patients live:
- At home
- In assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
- In hospitals
- At our inpatient Kaplan Family Hospice House
Therapy Dog Brings Joy to Patients
Volunteer Cynthia Turover and her pet therapy dog Louie make the day a little brighter when for patients.
Music Therapy Helps Patients Connect and Express Themselves