Complementary Therapies are different techniques that can be used along
with conventional medical care to provide comfort to our patients
Hospice of Frederick County provides the best possible care for our patients
and families. We offer a variety of the following holistic therapies and
services for comfort and symptom relief. These services are available
to the patients at home, in facilities and the
These therapies include:
Music Comfort – Singers who bring comfort to our patients and families. Gentle voices,
and simple songs soothe and reassure patients and families.
Pet Therapy – visits by certified pet to offer comfort, tactile stimulation and unconditional
love. Our Hospets are provide through partnerships with several pet certifying
organizations. Hospice of Frederick County also has its own comfort dog
“Steeler” who was donated by Stauffer Funeral Home.
Reiki – A gentle energy technique involving hands place lightly on or just above
the body to promote relaxation, comfort and sense of well-being. All volunteers
Massage Therapy – provided by qualified volunteers is a manual manipulation of soft body
tissues to enhance a patient’s health and well-being.