Touch Matters

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Why does touch matter to the person living in a care facility? Studies show touch improves the quality of life for elders physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Benefits include:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Lessened physical pain
  • Increased nutrition intake
  • Improved skin condition
  • Increased social interaction
  • Reduced agitated behaviors
  • Enhanced relationship with caregivers

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