LIFE ENRICHING SERVICES
LIFE ENRICHING SERVICES
Hospice Enriching Services
Customizable Care Options for Peace and Comfort
Knute Nelson Hospice believes in making every day matter and making every day comfortable for those we serve. We do this by combining high quality, compassionate care with enriching services to meet the unique needs of the individuals and families we care for.
Bereavement staff can't remove your grief, but they can make the load a little lighter. After your loved one passes, the bereavement team will support you and your family through your grieving process. They'll connect you to the resources you need, whether they're counseling, grief groups or something else. And they'll stay in touch with phone calls and letters.
Our bereavement services will support you and your family for up to a year. You won't be alone.
Our Healing Touch practitioners in west Central Minnesota lay their hands on or near patients to promote physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It's based on the idea that energy flows through each of us. When that energy is high, it's easier to be happier and healthier.
Healing touch can:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Alleviate pain
- Raise energy
- Increase appetite
- Improve digestion
- Promote healing
Because healing touch is non-invasive, it doesn't interact with medications or cause side effects.
Because older adults' skin is more delicate, massage therapists use gentle strokes and stretching. Our massage therapy program in West Central Minnesota is designed to help you and your loved ones relax.
- Relax stiff muscles
- Reduce pain and swelling
- Improve circulation, flexibility and muscle tone
- Improve sleep
- Lower blood pressure
- Decrease stress, fear, restlessness and anxiety
Message has an added benefit. As we age, we often have less physical contact with others. This can lead to feelings of isolation. Massage offsets this by releasing "feel good" hormones like serotonin and endorphins.
Live music can bring healing and comfort mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Our Certified Music Practitioners sing, play instruments with groups and one-on-one. Patients often sing along.
It's especially beneficial for patients with dementia. While they might not remember people or place, the do remember emotions. Singing songs from their past can bring immense joy and help them connect, even if they have trouble speaking.
Therapeutic Music may help:
- Alter the sense of time
- Aid in mental focus in Alzheimer's patients
- Provide comfort
- Refocus attention
- Relieve anxiety and stress
- Relieve body and muscle tensions
- Stabilize blood pressure