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.
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
Working with the body’s energy systems is a tradition that is centuries old. Stein Hospice focuses on Reiki and Healing Touch when practicing energy work.
Reiki is a Japanese technique that aides in stress reduction, relaxation and promotes healing. It has been used by people of all beliefs throughout history.
Healing Touch was developed by a nurse named Janet Mentgen. She devised specific hand techniques to influence ones’ energy systems and repair blocks, which may be underlying reasons for pain/stress.
Both Reiki and Healing Touch have been reported to:
- Reduce pain
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Promote deep relaxation
- Promote well-being on physical, psychosocial and spiritual levels
Guided imagery uses thoughts and suggestions to direct the imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. Stein staff members use this technique to aide people in:
- sleeping better
- reducing pain
- to relax the mind and body
Guided Imagery is offered through live sessions, recordings, or paired with Virtual Reality.
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.
Life Review (or Memory DVD)
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
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
Reflexology is a type of comfort service that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet and hands with lotion. It’s based on the theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems. These services are provided by a certified reflexologist.
Sacred Art of Living and Dying
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