Music is a magic tool that holds the power to move people, bring them together, create memories, and even aid in comforting hospice care patients.
"Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy interventions can address a variety of healthcare & educational goals."
The goal of hospice care is to support the highest quality of life possible for whatever time remains and music can have a great impact on that.
Relieve anxiety and agitation
Promote deeper breathing
Facilitate communication, movement and emotional expression
Give patients a sense of control
"For hospice patients nearing the end of life, music therapists provide and create moments of joy, peace and calming memories."
Source: You can read more about music therapy in hospice care here.