Music Therapy

Music has an ability to transcend cultural, language and societal barriers. It has the power to promote wellness for the whole person. At Hospice & Community Care music is one of the many therapeutic art forms that we use to promote total well-being and symptom management within patients, families and caregivers.

Benefits of Music Therapy

Hospice & Community Care is committed to the personalized care and comfort of all our patients. Based on a patient’s needs music therapy is recommended to complement their symptom management. The benefits of music therapy include:

  • Pain management
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Expression of emotions (verbally and non-verbally)
  • Increasing feelings of meaning/purpose
  • Improving comfort
  • Providing a normative experience
  • Increasing feelings of closeness, acceptance, and intimacy
  • Resolving family conflict/relational stress
  • Increasing range of coping mechanisms
  • Gaining a sense of spiritual support
  • Fostering meaningful sensory engagement
  • Creating positive memories at the end of life

Music Interventions

Hospice & Community Care provides the following types of music therapy:

  • Song singing
  • Song choice
  • Playing instruments
  • Song writing
  • Moving to music
  • Lyric discussion

How Can I Get Music Therapy?

Music therapy is provided to adults, teens and children under our hospice care, and is administered by our Board Certified Therapist. Hospice & Community Care team members assess each patient to determine if music therapy would best meet his/her needs and assist with symptom management.