Arizona State Veterans Home

At the Arizona State Veterans Home in central Phoenix, the dedicated staff “go the extra mile” to serve America’s heroes. This care and dedication includes helping to establish the facility’s Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Environment—the state’s first Snoezelen room. Its impact upon the home’s residents has been profound. ASVH Recreation Therapist Dannis Murphy recognized the need for…
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Part 1: Inside a Snoezelen Room

What is Snoezelen MSE®? Snoezelen, pronounced “snooze-uh-len,” roughly translated from Dutch, means "to explore and relax." It is a therapy for people with special healthcare needs such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism and many others. The Snoezelen environment is non-threatening, allowing users to overcome inhibitions, enhance self-esteem, and reduce tension. Research has shown that…
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