Complementary care "complements" conventional medical and nursing care
It does not replace conventional care
Examples of complementary therapies practiced in our area include massage,
Reiki, therapeutic touch, polarity therapy, essential oils and aromatherapy, guided imagery
meditation, Passage meditation, gentle Yoga
music and art therapy, pet therapy, T'ai Chi Chih, Qi Gong, Trigger Point
therapy, craniosacral therapy, reflexology, progressive physical
For more information about complementary care, visit the National
Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Pine Tree Hospice Complementary Care may also include hair styling, manicures,
pedicures, gardening, and photography
From the PTH staff..
"We have learned so much through the years about what it means to provide care
to an individual or family. Caring means to make someone feel loved and
appreciated, to boost self worth. The care
our complementary care professionals bring does just that."
If you are a hospice client or caregiver and would like to receive
the services of a member of the Complementary Care Team,
please call Betsy, our Coordinator of Volunteers and Client Services at 564-4440
joining the Complementary Care Team ?
Please send us an
or give us a call at 564-4346
Team members complete Hospice 101
volunteer up to 20 hours per year