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Hand/Foot Interventions

Hand Massage
Hand massage is the application of gentle touch onto one’s hands that can have the power to elicit positive responses. Hand massage communicates safety, care, reassurance and makes people feel more trust in caregivers. Even five-minutes of hand massage have been demonstrated to elicit a physiological relaxation response, as well as reduce aggressive behaviours and psychosocial distress of individuals with dementia.

Foot Care
In addition, we have a Registered Foot Care Nurse, that will provide foot care to our clients, once a month. Each treatment is based on the individual’s needs, and Diabetic foot care is also provided, if required. The outcome to this treatment helps promote vascular circulation and helps decrease agitation, and promote a more relaxing/calming effect.

Related Links

5 Minute Therapeutic Hand Massage for Seniors (Video)

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