About Keystone Hospice
Eagle, ID 83616
You have a better choice for hospice care
At Keystone, we believe every day should be the best day possible. That’s why we’re leading the way in infusing complementary medicine treatments with traditional medicine in Idaho. Our dedication to providing pain relief is never-ending as we’re constantly exploring new techniques, to add to more well-known methods such as massage therapy acupuncture, and cranial-sacral treatments. We are committed to providing the best possible care for you and your loved ones. Please call us at 208-996-8181.
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Frequently asked questions
Answered by Keystone Hospice
Do you have clinicians that are Hospice and Palliative Care Certified?
Yes, we have several RN Case Managers and Certified Hospice Aides that are Hospice and palliative Care Certified.
What resources do you offer patients and families beyond basic care?
Going Beyond Traditional Hospice Care
Complementary and alternative hospice therapy helps us address your unique needs
Every person is unique and so are their care needs. That’s why Keystone Hospice offers holistic care with an array of complementary and alternative hospice therapies. Based on our medical assessment, your preferences and family interest we provide you with the following services:
Massage Therapy is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate and tone the body. Massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on boosting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. We offer massage to patients experiencing anxiety, arthritis, muscle aches, depression insomnia, high blood pressure and Parkinson’s disease, among other conditions.
Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago. Acupuncture is the technique of inserting fine needles into specific points on the body for the relief of pain and other purposes. This ancient method can be used to treat anxiety, arthritis, constipation, diarrhea, headache, muscle spasms, nausea, sleep disorders and other ailments. Acupuncture is performed by a licensed acupuncturist upon patient request.
Acupressure, much like acupuncture, is part of a holistic system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupressure is a type of bodywork that involves applying pressure—using hands, elbows or devices—to specific points on the surface of the body. These points stimulate the meridian system to provide relief from symptoms while promoting a sense of well being and comfort.
Acutonics is a therapeutic system that applies vibrational sound healing via the acupuncture meridians. Tuning forks—specifically tuned to planetary frequencies—are applied directly to acupuncture points to help restore balance and harmony to the body’s systems. Acutonics can be applied alone or combined with acupuncture.
Aromatherapy can help promote relaxation and enhance an individual’s physical or emotional state. It also boosts the immune, respiratory and circulatory systems while creating a soothing environment. We administer aromatherapy through scented oils in a vaporizer, an electric diffuser, with bath oils and by performing massage with aromatherapy oils added to the lotion.
Reiki is administered by the touch of the hands and is based on the idea that a “life force energy” flows through each of us. The goal of Reiki is to increase this energy through touch to bring about deep relaxation, destroy energy blockages, detoxify the system and provide vitality. Reiki also helps relieve muscle pain and tension, irritability, headaches and other symptoms you or your loved one may be experiencing.
Craniosacral Therapy is a relaxing technique that uses gentle pressure applied to the bones of the head, face and lower spine to encourage body rebalancing. This occurs through the restoration of the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid and other subtle body relationships. Besides relieving pain, numbness, weakness and tingling, craniosacral therapy also helps reduce swelling, increase energy, improve vision, cognition, organ function and breathing and promotes restful sleep with relaxation.
Reflexology—the application of pressure, stretch and movement to the feet and hands to affect corresponding parts of the body. By applying this technique, one can break up patterns of stress in other parts of the body. Our reflexologists treat nausea, back pain arthritis, sleep disorders and digestive conditions while promoting relaxation.
Music-Thanatology is a clinical music practice that provides comfort and support for both hospice patients and loved ones. Combining the gentle sounds of harp and voice, live “prescriptive music” is tailored to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the moment. Music-thanatology helps to create a space of peace, beauty and reverence where interior processing and release of tensions can occur. Difficulties with pain, breathing, restlessness and anxiety often respond to this method.
We continue to explore and add new complementary and alternative hospice therapies. Please do not hesitate to speak with a Keystone Hospice team member about your special therapy request or suggestion.
What makes you stand out from other hospices?
Locally owned and operated, our We Honor Veterans program, the complementary alternative medicines, and our nurse to patient ratio.
What does care look like for the average patient?
Our RN Case Managers are usually with our patients 2 times a week for at least an hour when the visit is made. Our Certified Hospice Aides provide personal cares and some light house keeping 2 times a week for one to one and a half hours when they make a visit. Our Social Workers and Chaplains make a visit 1 time a month for an hour. The care plans may vary depending on the patient's care plan. Visits can increase or decrease depending on what needed.
What is your patient care philosophy?
Keystone strives to extend the highest level of service through innovative care models and holistic
approaches to ensure patients and their families receive the comfort and care they deserve.
■ Compassion- Cultivating a team culture that genuinely values compassion
■ Respect- Maintaining an environment that fosters respect amongst the team
■ Dignity- Recognizing that patients are on a sensitive journey and more importantly that each person
we care for has different needs.
■ Anything it takes: Keystone will go the extra mile to provide comfort and this is why, in addition to
traditional hospice, everyone is offered Complementary medicine modalities.
■ Veterans: Keystone is grateful for the sacrifices made by our Veterans and their families and are
committed to repaying that debt.
Hospice is not usually a place, but a supportive level of care given at the end of life. It’s offered in many
settings such as in-home, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and adult foster homes. A hospice
team helps patients and families make informed decisions about caregiving, teaches caregivers the
necessary skills for “hands-on” care, and handles challenges associated with end of life care. Hospice
also offers spiritual and social assistance through the family’s bereavement period.
Keystone Hospice is a private, independent, locally-owned program. The Keystone team is committed
to ensuring Idahoans receive outstanding hospice care.
This booklet was created to help you better understand hospice care. If you have additional questions,
please do not hesitate to ask us.
Lenny and Marianne Jensen
Owners, Keystone Hospice
What is the history of your hospice?
We are locally own and operated in Southwest Idaho. We serve Ada, Boise, Canyon, and Gem counties. We started in April of 2016 and have helped over 1000 patients.