Music & Memory
What is Music & Memory?
Music & Memory is a specialized program where our care recipients listen to personalized music playlists created with input from family, friends, caregivers and our staff. The goal of this program is to revive positive memories that are triggered by familiar music, which brings joy to our care recipients and has a positive impact on their overall health and well-being. These playlists are loaded onto an iPod so our care recipients can connect with the music they love in the comfort of their home.
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What are the potential benefits for our clients?
- Reduction in the reliance of anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety medications.
- Reduced agitation and sun downing.
- Enhanced engagement and socialization with family, friends, staff and peers.
- Increased cooperation and attention resulting in reduction of resistance to care.
- Opportunity to offer an enjoyable and fulfilling personal activity.
How does the program work?
ApexCare® conducts a musical assessment & gathers information of favorite music & songs from family members, caregivers, or appropriate third parties. We pay for all of the song selections and upload the iPod with your loved one’s favorite personalized music. We make sure the music is delivered to the home where we train our caregivers on how to implement the program. The final playlist is comprised of up to 30 songs.
The Plan of Care for your loved one will be customized to include the Music & Memory program. This program will be a regularly scheduled activity between our caregivers and your loved one. We monitor & obtain feedback from our caregivers and update family members with observations and any positive responses.