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Posted June 12, 2012
On May 16, 2012, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on site, Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center proudly presented its newly-developed Snoezelen Room. The concept of Snoezelen (pronounced SNOO-zuh-len) is originally from two Dutch therapists in the 1970’s, and is being used throughout Europe. They called this multi-sensory experience “snoezelen,” a contraction of the Dutch words “to explore and relax.” The room is specially designed to provide multisensory stimulation for residents who are extremely agitated and with advanced dementia.
Regal Heights provides care for a large population of people in various stages of dementia. The Snoezelen room incorporates equipment meant to stimulate visual, tactile, auditory, and olfactory systems. These modes of interventions include soothing music, aromatherapy, a wall of fiber-optic strands lit in multiple colors, a foam fountain, and recliners where patients can relax while touching a variety of textures. The Snoezelen Room is located on the Dementia Unit of the facility, where staff received special training in order to meet the specific needs of the dementia population.
An interdisciplinary team developed the design, trained the staff, and ultimately created this special room that will benefit the residents for many years to come. Special thanks were given to the students of the Academically Gifted Program of the Mineola School District, whose fund-raising efforts helped to purchase two pieces of equipment. The ribbon-cutting was attended by Regal Heights administration, staff, the Resident Council President, New York City Council Member for the 25th District in Queens, Daniel Dromm, and his Chief of Staff, Andrew Ronan.