New Massage Therapy programs
Comfort Hospice-St. Louis
Massage Therapy Program
Massage Therapy has been proven to be an effective therapeutic tool for pain relief and symptom management. As a complimentary therapy, massage must be appropriately administered by a certified massage therapist. Because some patients may have diseases in which massage may be contraindicated, the decision for the patient to receive massage therapy must first be discussed with the Hospice Case Manager who, in turn, will obtain a physician’s order for massage therapy before the Massage Therapist can begin administering massage to the patient. The volunteer providing massage therapy to our patients must provide a copy of the appropriate certification to be placed in their file.
We are currently hoping to launch our volunteers for massage therapy and have them prepared to go when COVID restrictions are lifted.
About Comfort Hospice-St. Louis
8706 Manchester Rd #102, St Louis, MO 63144, US
For each employee to treat every patient as their own treasured loved one, providing care that affords a quality of life that outweighs quantity of days, and supports caregivers as their hearts find healing.
Hospice care is not just for the patient. It also provides emotional support for the entire family. Hospice care includes a team of doctors, nurses, social worker, home health aide, chaplain and trained volunteers. This team works together focusing on the patient's needs, whether it be physical, psychological or spiritual. Most hospice volunteers are trained to relieve primary caregivers by helping with household chores, sitting with patients or running errands for them. The most improtant task, however, is their ability to be good listeners. Hospice volunteers also provide administrative assistance to the hospice care team by working in the office.