A family-centered approach to patient care is the goal of Hospice of the North Coast. Countless stories from patients’ families provide a stunning look into the last days of a loved one’s life when hospice is called in to help. Many resources are available to patients and loved ones during those difficult final days that can help make the end-of-life transition easier and better. Quality of life remaining is our utmost priority.
Helpful Therapies Offered
Every patient is different; he or she is an individual with his/her own likes and passions. Finding the right therapy for your loved one is a responsibility that our hospice team takes seriously. Among the therapies offered are:
Healing Touch Therapy uses gentle touches that are relaxing and nurturing. The goal behind this type of therapy is to balance physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Music Therapy uses a trained music therapist who crafts an experience whereby music can calm the physical, social, mental, emotional, spiritual, and aesthetic senses.
Massage Therapy uses the gentle manipulation of connective tissues to help reduce pain and provide a sense of relaxation to the body’s joints and muscles.
Pet Therapy is often used in a number of situations where the healing arts are employed. Animals are very beneficial in promoting stress reduction and offering unconditional love.
Reflexology works with the muscles, nerves, and tendons that are in the feet, hands, and ears. These zones on the body, when massaged and manipulated, can relieve stress and tension, and improve circulation.
Aromatherapy applies the science of smells and aromatic oils to help reduce stress and depression, and have also been known to alleviate symptoms of nausea and insomnia.
Reiki is a philosophy that is centered around holistic approaches, considering spiritual energy to promote healing effects. Spiritual energy is believed to flow through a trained practitioner’s hands and into the recipient’s body.
A blend of therapeutic techniques is often promoted to enhance the best care possible for a patient. Each patient is unique and so must the hospice plan be to attain optimal results for a patient’s end-of-life quality care.