Why Touch Matters in Nursing Homes Today.Ten Things You Should KnowAnn Catlin
You have, at your fingertips, a way to nurture the human spirit of aging people. The fastest growing segment of our population is over age 85 and many need eldercare services. Nursing homes are finding that massage therapy supports today’s person-centered care practices. If you want to extend your services to nursing homes then join Ann as she shares why touch matters—to frail elders; their families; the facilities; to society; and to you. You’ll also gain a hand and arm massage protocol especially for frail elders.
Ann Catlin, OTR, LMT is recognized educator and author in the field of massage for those in later life stages. She draws upon 30 years of experience to guide healthcare professionals in reclaiming human touch in eldercare and hospice. She founded and directs the Center for Compassionate Touch LLC, an organization that offers Compassionate Touch® training internationally. She may be reached at www.compassionate-touch.org.