Holistic Approaches

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Research has found that holistic approaches to wellness have a positive effect on people’s health and wellness. Activity staff members have been trained in the following holistic approaches to use with our residents in the Sanctuary, during one-to-one visits and in group activities.

  • Aromatherapy, with various essential oils, to induce calming, relaxing, stimulating, refreshing, soothing moods and to assist with memory retrieval
  • Therapeutic touch with lotion to soothe skin, increase circulation, promote relaxation, decrease restlessness
  • Meditation and Deep Breathing to induce relaxation and improve breathe control
  • Pet Therapy with Coco, our miniature labradoodle, to provide companionship and love to our residents  & several well-behaved dogs and puppies visit regularly
  • Massage by Lindsay Merriman, COTA/L, LMT, our in-house massage therapist, provides partial body massages
  • Music to assist with memory retrieval, relaxation, stimulation, via sing-a-longs 5X week, visiting musicians, during exercise group and while relaxing in the Sanctuary
  • Sounds of nature to assist with relaxation and memory retrieval
  • Yoga to assist with strengthening, stretching, circulation, posture and to foster the mind-body connection
  • Social engagements and household chores – we provide daily planned activities for all of our residents. Residents who choose to do so can take on volunteer opportunities within our home
  • Spiritual Support by local clergy who visit on a regular basis who are of different faith backgrounds