Why integrate music therapy into senior CARE?
Through clinical research, Music Therapy has been seen to help...
Reduce agitation and aggressive behaviors
Improve the client's sense of energy and motivation to exercise
Decrease paranoia and delusional ideation
Provide a distraction from pain and suffering
Positively effect the client's socialization skills
Increase self-reported life satisfaction, and add variety to life
Music therapy provides opportunities for social connection. It is natural for a resident to feel a stronger connection with those around them when sharing in a musical experience. Group music therapy experiences may include group singing and instrument playing, group songwriting, and movement & dancing. Our board-certified music therapist performs ongoing assessment of the needs of your residents, and comes prepared with their needs in mind to help them have a successful and fulfilling experience.
Music therapy also presents benefits in areas of physical, cognitive, and emotional wellbeing.
Physical: We focus on integrating movement-based interventions while creating or moving to the music to help maximize physical mobility.
Cognitive: Strategies for increased cognitive activity are used constantly throughout our sessions to support our clients in maximizing their cognitive capabilities.
Emotional: Musical experiences lend themselves naturally to providing a space for emotional exploration. With the guide of a music therapist, your residents are given the opportunity for emotional integration, emotional healing, and expression.
Music therapy is built on the understanding that expression leads to healing. As clinical therapists, we strive for awareness about the emotional wellbeing of our clients. We celebrate their joys. We hold space for their sorrows. As your residents express themselves through music therapy work, they will be opened to a possibility of healing, growth, and connection.