Caring for the Whole Person Through Holistic Care and Integrative Wellness

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Apr 26, 2021

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Providing care at any level should go beyond simply treating a persons ailment or condition. While the phrase health and wellness may lead some to focus on physical aspects, it really refers to the well-being of the whole person mind, body, and spirit. Wellness infers that a persons whole being is treated and cared for.

In recent years, the holistic approach has become more popular. One of the reasons for the increasing popularity is that when used in conjunction with traditional western medicine, the holistic care approach can benefit individuals, provide a deeper level of healing, and improve their overall well-being.

It is common to think that holistic care refers to alternative or complementary therapies such as aromatherapy or massage therapy, but that is only part of this person-centered care approach. The idea behind holistic care is that it treats the whole person, not just the condition and symptoms.

Holistic care is a different way of thinking about and approaching care and wellness. A vital part is personalized education and involvement in the process. Without the power of positive thinking and learning about and following treatment remedies, holistic care is not as effective.

Due to the nature of holistic care, it can promote healthier living habits. As a more natural approach that may include significant lifestyle changes and focus on healing the whole person, holistic care is a great way to refresh your lifestyle and get on a path that leads to improved health and wellness.

It is important for each of us to get to know our minds, bodies, and spirits as well as what heals us and helps us to feel safe and at home.
The holistic approach is important because it embodies and aligns with person-centered care and building community. We know it can be challenging to find balance and meaning in life.

Editors Note: Hope Carwile is an Innovations Specialist for Vivage & WellAge Senior Living. For more information on our Holistic Care and Integrative Wellness programming, please reach out to us at 303-588-2826 or email: hcarwile@vivage.com

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