Complementary Care Team

Consistent with our mission to offer comfort with dignity to people
of any age living with a progressive life-limiting illness,

    Pine Tree Hospice maintains a Complementary Care Team

        The Team is composed of direct and indirect care hospice
        and bereavement volunteers
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 stretches, music and art therapy, pet therapy, T'ai Chi Chih, Qi Gong, Trigger Point therapy,  craniosacral therapy, reflexology, progressive physical relaxation

For more information about complementary care, visit the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine:  http://nccam.nih.gov

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

Are you interested in joining the Complementary Care Team ? 
Please give us a call at 564-4346 or

Team members complete Hospice 101 and
volunteer up to 20 hours per year