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Hands-On Care for Those in Later-Life Stages

By Ann Catlin, LMT, NCTMB, OTR

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Ann Catlin, LMT, OTR has more than 30 years experience with elders in facility care, persons with disabilities and the dying using both her skills as a massage therapist and occupational therapist. She is the executive director of the Center for Compassionate Touch LLC, an organization that provides Compassionate Touch training for massage therapists and other health professionals and consulting services for eldercare and hospice organizations. She is the author of numerous articles in professional publications, online courses and is the creator of an instructional DVD: Sensitive Massage: Reclaiming the Human Touch in Caregiving. Ann’s vision is a world where a healing presence in the form of touch is commonplace and every elder, ill and dying person has access to the benefits of Compassionate Touch. She may be reached at

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