Touch is important for everyone; it is an essential part of our well-being. For the elderly, the healing power of human touch cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately, many seniors do not experience the simple act of touch on a daily basis.

Touch is important for everyone; it is an essential part of our well-being. For the elderly, the healing power of human touch cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately, many seniors do not experience the simple act of touch on a daily basis.

In this article we cover:

  • The Elderly Need Regular Touch
  • 10 Amazing Benefits of Human Touch
  • How to Harness the Power of Touch
  • Things to Remember When Hugging Someone
  • Massage and the Elderly

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Antonella 2nd Jul 2018
HI all, I find all the tips and feedback very rewarding and humble. I will try the hand massage and ask my colleague to do the nail polish. I look forward to reading more ideas that would be helpful at my community centre in July.
Talita 7th Jul 2018
Thank you so much for your feedback Antonella, it means so much to us. x
Pat 1st Jul 2018
Yes !!!
I totally believe in a precious touch.... I am able to experience the energies we exchange with that gentle touch and your voice that give them the safety and assurance they need. Well, I cannot imagine how a very aggressive resident who is expressing her feelings with anger can be calmed with your touch and your voice. I will sing a song and I can see an instant transformation..... I love this job...
Talita 1st Jul 2018
Thanks for your comment Pat. Yes, music is so powerful too!
Jean 30th Jun 2018
Love this article
Talita 1st Jul 2018
Thank you Jean x
Catalina 25th Jun 2018
I have add to my schedulle this program and my residents love it
Talita 25th Jun 2018
so good to hear x
Catalina 22nd Jun 2018
More to learn. Very helpful your article on the power of touch. I am activity leader in a nursing home. I love to give a hugs and i do manicure time , I did some of your suggestions of your article . a smile of the elderly person it makes my day. Thank You!
Talita 25th Jun 2018
Thank you so much Catalina, your residents are lucky to have you!
Gloria 20th Jun 2018
I found your article on the power of touch excellent. It’s possible to gain their trust by holding a hand, a smile means everything to a elderly person . Sometimes it is only touch remains as a form of communication. I have been putting your articles eg “growing old “ on the board in my workplace where I am activities coordinator-
Talita 25th Jun 2018
Thank you so much for your feedback Gloria and for taking the time to write to us, this is so wonderful to hear x
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