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End-of-Life Care: How Envision Hospice’s Integrative Therapy Services Can Improve Quality of Life for Patients and Families

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At Envision Hospice, we are dedicated to providing high-quality care for patients and their families during the end-of-life journey. One of the ways we do this is through the use of integrative therapy services (or what is also known as complementary or alternative therapies). Integrative therapies can help to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life for patients.

Integrative Therapy Services: Part of a Comprehensive Care Plan

When a patient comes to us, we provide a comprehensive care plan that is tailored to their specific needs. 

This care plan is developed by a team of healthcare professionals, including a nursing assessment, medical director, case manager, social workers, and bereavement team, who meet weekly to discuss the patient’s progress and make any necessary adjustments to the care plan. Integrative therapy services such as massage therapy, aromatherapy, and acupuncture are included in the care plan.

Caretaker holding hands of elderly woman receiving integrative therapy services.

We offer a variety of therapies as part of our care plan, such as comfort care, which includes bathing, cleaning, administering and monitoring medication, and oxygen therapy. We also offer massage therapy, which can help to reduce pain and anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation for patients who are nearing the end of their lives. Integrative therapy services, such as massage therapy, have been proven to be effective in reducing pain and anxiety, promoting relaxation and improving sleep for patients.

In addition to these therapies, we also offer stress management, aromatherapy, and spiritual and emotional care support through chaplains. These therapies can help to provide patients with a sense of comfort and connection and can also help to reduce symptoms such as pain, anxiety, and depression. Integrative therapy services, such as aromatherapy, have been found to be effective in promoting a sense of well-being and reducing symptoms such as anxiety and depression.

Whole-Family Support Through Integrative Therapy Services

At Envision Hospice, we understand the importance of providing support for a patient’s family through bereavement support, pain management, and mental and emotional support. 

Family members are an important part of the care team and are given the support they need to navigate the difficult journey of end-of-life care. Integrative therapy services play an important role in providing emotional, spiritual, and mental support to the patient’s family during this difficult time.

Nurse taking care of an elderly woman.

Overall, at Envision Hospice, we are committed to providing integrative therapies as part of our care plan to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. We understand the importance of providing not only physical care but also emotional, spiritual, and mental support to ensure the best possible experience during end-of-life care. Integrative therapy services, when used in conjunction with traditional medical treatment, have been found to be safe and effective for patients.

If you’re considering hospice care for yourself or a loved one, we’re here to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know what you need — we’re listening. Contact us today to start the conversation.

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