Pet & Music Therapy in Orange County
Innovative & Unique Hospice Care in Walnut & Beyond
At Valley Oaks Hospice, we pride ourselves on going beyond traditional care to provide additional therapies that can enhance the quality of life for hospice patients and their families.
Pet therapy uses the natural bond between people and animals to provide comfort, peace, and companionship to those who are facing the end of a life-limiting illness. Animals are well known for their unconditional love, faithfulness, and kindness to the people in their lives.
Some of the benefits that patients experience from pet therapy include:
- Greatly reduced anxiety
- Relaxation and reduced stress
- Joy and companionship
- Increased activity and emotional connection
- More openness to conversation and interaction
Pet therapy in hospice can open an entirely element of support and comfort to patients and their families. That’s why at Valley Oaks Hospice, pet therapy is part of our in-home care during hospice.
Interested in how our pet therapy in Orange County can help your loved one? Contact us today at (626) 671-4449.
Music Therapy in Hospice Care
Another innovative treatment in hospice is music therapy. Music can connect to our emotions in a way that words alone cannot. Through music, we feel uplifted, encouraged, and calmed. Even more importantly, music can cause physical responses that reduce pain and make life more comfortable. The right music calms a patient’s heart rate, stabilizes blood pressure, soothes breathing, and can even release natural painkillers within the body.
The impact of music therapy means that including the right music in a patient’s environment can have a remarkable positive effect on their quality of life and comfort. Even when people are no longer conscious or speaking, music can reach them. Choosing a hospice care service is a big decision. Part of that decision should include the personalized level of services available, such as pet and music therapy.
Choose Valley Oaks Hospice. Contact us for a patient evaluation today at (626) 671-4449.