Complementary Therapies are different techniques that can be used along with conventional medical care to provide comfort to patients.
Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice strives to provide the best possible care for our patients and families. In addition to conventional medical care, we offer the following holistic therapies and services for comfort and symptom relief. These services are available to patients wherever they are treated: at home, in facilities, and at Casey House. These therapies include:
Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice uses music in many ways for our patients. We have a Board-Certified Music Therapist on staff who uses musical interventions to achieve specific goals of an individual patient. We also provide music through voice and instruments in order to bring joy, peace and comfort.
Aromatherapy – use of pure essential oils from plants to ease symptoms and enhance well-being. Aromatherapy products developed by staff clinical aromatherapists may be used in patient care in addition to traditional medications. Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice Clinical Aromatherapists are Registered Nurses certified by the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy.
Animal Companionship – Volunteers bring their certified pets (dogs and cats) on their visits, offering comfort, tactile stimulation, and unconditional love. These pet visitors, qualified through community certifying organizations, bring incredible joy to animal lovers.