Music Therapy in Hospice as a Proven Tool
At Cedar Valley Hospice, music therapy is used as an additional service to help soothe anxiety and improve comfort for our patients and their families. Playing favorite songs familiar to the patient allows them to rekindle memories associated with that music, as can playing an instrument or simply talking about musical experiences or stories that go along with specific songs.
Music therapy has been shown in academic studies to improve the quality of life for patients in hospice care with a larger benefit being seen the more often music therapy is used. Cedar Valley Hospice recognizes this benefit as well as the importance music can play in the lives of our patients, making it a significant part of every care plan.
If you have a loved one in need of music therapy and other hospice care services, make a hospice referral to Cedar Valley Hospice today to begin the admission process.