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Enhancing the healing process with the C.A.R.E. Channel

Man meditatingKaiser Permanente members who are admitted to the Manteca and Modesto medical centers can take advantage of some special television programming to help them relax and recuperate in their room.

The Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment (C.A.R.E.) Channel features television relaxation programming consisting of beautiful nature imagery accompanied by original instrumental music and it is available on channel 8 at both Kaiser Permanente hospitals.

"By offering continuous relaxation and aesthetic beauty, the C.A.R.E. Channel can help to reduce anxiety and assist with sleep and restfulness," said Susana Garcia, Kaiser Permanente Central Valley Care Experience Leader. "An invaluable benefit of this programming is its distinct day and night format, which supports a patient's circadian rhythms and allows for an optimal healing environment."

The night-time program features a midnight starfield from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Assisting with rest and sleep, the starfield provides an ambient nightlight of reassurance.

"While patients and families naturally benefit from the relaxation and positive distraction offered by the peaceful imagery and soothing music, the C.A.R.E. Channel can also be used by hospital staff for the delivery of compassionate care," continued Garcia. "We want our patients to know that they are entering an intentionally designed healing environment, and that they are expected and welcomed."

Last updated on 3/11/2014.

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