The added special touches
At the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence, we address the physical symptoms and the emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs of the patients and their families.
In addition to our physicians and nurses, our interdisciplinary team includes social workers and art and music therapists who provide professional support and comfort throughout the patient’s time with us.
Our priority is to ensure our patients are treated with respect and dignity while using a whole-person care approach.
The power of music and art
Through the relief, beauty and peacefulness they bring, art and music are important ways in which we support patients and families during their time at the Residence.
Art therapy uses the creative process to facilitate self-exploration and understanding. The opportunity to talk while using diverse art-making interventions allows thoughts and feelings to be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate.
Music therapy can help to lessen feelings of isolation and loneliness by providing opportunities for social interaction and the sharing of personal experiences with others. Using song and musical instruments, music therapy can allow patients to reminisce and to make new memories with their loved ones. Music has also been found to have a significant impact on reducing the perception of physical pain and can facilitate relaxation and alleviate anxiety.