An art therapist uses a variety of materials and techniques to help patients and families communicate and express their feelings
The music and lyrics of the Choir are short and sung in rounds and resemble chants, lullabies, hymns, spirituals or choral music. When invited, the choir visits as an individual or in a small group, welcoming families and caregivers to join them in song or to simply listen. The choir is a volunteer group limited to female voices. Read more
This is a safe, appropriate soothing and comfort technique for the elderly and the ill, and is easily adaptable for people of any age. Strokes are applied with broad, even pressure. It does not require the use of lotions or oils, so is practiced with the client fully clothed.
Working with people in a remote state (such as coma, confusion, and delirium, deep depression, Alzheimer’s and near death states) can help them complete unfinished business and make spiritual connections. Techniques such as coma communication are used to assist the patient in an altered state do inner work.
Cosmetologists provide haircuts and styles along with facials, pedicures and manicures. Due to state restrictions we are unable to offer hair color or hair perms.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a treatment method effective for resolving emotional difficulties caused by disturbing, difficult, or frightening life experiences.
An Ethical Will is an expression of one’s memories, beliefs, values, faith, love, forgiveness, hopes, life’s lessons etc. Unlike a traditional will, which tells your family and friends what you want them to have, an Ethical Will tells them what you want them to know and remember. Trained Ethical Will Facilitators interview patients and help them write their Ethical Will letter. Read more
We offer bereavement services before and after the loss of a loved one, to children, adolescents, adults and families. In addition to one on one and family grief counseling, we offer a variety of support groups and social groups for those grieving. Bereavement services are available to anyone in the community whether or not they have had previous involvement with Stein Hospice. Read more
Guided imagery uses thoughts and suggestions to direct the imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. More than 40 Stein staff members have been certified to use this technique to manage pain and promote healing.
Labyrinths have been used for centuries by people of all cultures for healing, insight, relaxation and meditation. We have a large portable labyrinth and finger labyrinths available for your use.
These DVDs include a collection of pictures and memories accompanied with music of choice to review and honor one’s life. Life Review DVDs can be beneficial in reliving memories and learning more about an individual. Read more
Trained staff provide massage to relieve stress, decrease discomfort and promote rest and relaxation.
A patient experiencing uncontrolled pain and symptoms from a serious illness who does not need or want hospice care can benefit from palliative care. The patient can continue curative treatments and remain under the care of their primary physician. Read more
Volunteers and trained dogs visit patients and families, bringing comfort and cheer. The pet teams are certified as an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen. Read more
Working with the body’s energy systems, Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. This ancient form of laying-on of hands has been used by people of all faiths throughout history. Reiki reduces pain, anxiety and stress and promotes deep relaxation and well-being.
Many Stein Hospice staff and volunteers have received extensive training in addressing emotional and spiritual pain and suffering. Various tools are made available to help relieve emotional and spiritual pain.
Stein Hospice offers spiritual care services before and after the loss of a loved one. The hospice Chaplain meets the spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones, whatever the faith or belief system. Chaplains, with varying religious and spiritual backgrounds, coordinate care with patient and family clergy or spiritual advisors as needed.
Our PeaceWorks program offers a range of services to our Veteran patients and their families, including special recognition ceremonies, assistance accessing military benefits and trauma interventions for PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms. Read more
Our Volunteers are compassionate men and women who want to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. They are dependable, patient and great listeners offering a supportive presence, companionship and assistance. Read more