Elder Care

Elder Care Music TherapySome of the most positive effects of music therapy are seen in the elder care population where music can be used to stimulate, calm, or encourage reminiscence to the sound of a familiar tune administered by a caring professional who is immediately available to engage with the client as they relive memories or respond emotionally.  A board-certified (MT-BC) music therapist will design the appropriate program using “client-preferred music” for your needs.

  • Elder Care
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Memory Care
  • Quality of Life
  • Movement and Breath Support
  • Family Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Grief Counseling

The research says:

“A music-facilitated psycho-educational strategy was developed as a cost-effective and accessible intervention for older adults experiencing symptoms of depression, distress, and anxiety… [who] were randomly assigned to one of three 8-week conditions.  Participants in both music conditions performed significantly better than the controls on standardized tests of depression, distress, self-esteem, and mood. These improvements were clinically significant and maintained over a 9-month follow-up period.” – Effects of a Music Therapy Strategy on Depressed Older Adults


For more information on music therapy’s ability to help depressed older adults go to: http://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/news/story1.shtml