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Getting the full Snoezelen experience: Heritage Place opens relaxation room

A local nursing home is giving its residents a little “me time.” By Erin Thompson, Peninsula Clarion March 27, 2018 Central Peninsula Hospital’s Heritage Place recently launched a Snoezelen room, which allows residents to relax in a communal setting surrounded by calming sights and sounds. Based on a concept developed by Dutch therapists, the room…
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CISSS opens new multisensory facility

Health care workers demonstrate the benefits of calming machine on residents By Joel Ceausu, The Suburban March 21, 2018 Laval’s Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) has officially opened a new multisensory room at the Résidence Louise-Vachon. Over the last few months, the Chomedey residence for persons with an intellectual disability or autism spectrum…
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Multisensory Environmental Therapy (Snoezelen) for Job Stress Reduction in Mental Health Nurses: A Randomized Trial

Abstract: This independent measures experimental design study conducted in the UK and USA, assessed the benefits of multisensory environmental therapy (MSET) using a Snoezelen room to reduce occupational stress in sixteen mental health nurses. An independent staff member randomly allocated each participant to one of two intervention conditions: either the hospital /university unit lounge (control group…
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