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The Benefits of Music Therapy in Hospice Care

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.

Music can:

  • Relieve anxiety and agitation

  • Lessen pain

  • Boost mood

  • 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.

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