Center for Compassionate Touch LLC
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"My closest friend was hospitalized with cancer. I had the very real privilege of being able to provide her with some comfort. I wouldn’t have felt confident had I not taken Compassionate Touch®. Being able to provide a service to a friend enabled me to get past feeling helpless in the face of her disease."

Joy Silber, LMT, New York, New York
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2012 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Exposition

October 21 - 24, 2012


We hope you will join us in Denver for four days of dynamic education sessions, inspiring general sessions, and endless opportunities to re-connect with your peers. Registration will open in late July of 2012. 

Ann Catlin will present:

Focused Touch and Sensitive Massage: An Innovative Person-Centered Bedside Activity

 Session Narrative

This “hands-on” workshop is directed at the therapeutic recreation/ activity professional in long term care settings. Focused touch and sensitive massage has specific applications in facility activity programs. It effectively addresses the psychosocial and sensory needs of elders with advanced physical or cognitive conditions and is a tool to manage challenging behavior in dementia care. This session is designed to empower the therapeutic recreation/ activity staff member with the knowledge, skills and awareness to utilize skilled touch as a therapeutic activity in long term care. Evidence-based findings will be discussed as related to the use of massage in eldercare and it's effect on caregivers.

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