“What a special gift Hospice has given me, to be able to have music again.”
~ Treasure Coast Hospice Patient
What is Music Therapy?
According to the American Music Therapy Association, “music therapy is the clinical and 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 and Hospice Care
Music therapy is one of the complementary therapies that Treasure Coast Hospice offers to improve the quality of life for patients and families. Music therapists use music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of patients. For hospice patients and their caregivers, music therapy can help:
Improve motor skills
Provide a framework for legacy projects
What Will Music Therapy Look Like for My Loved One?
Music therapy has proven to be an effective treatment during the end of life. After meeting with a patient and/or the family, our music therapist will develop an individualized plan of care that may incorporate any of the following approaches:
Life review and reminiscence
Listening and/or singing to music
Music-guided relaxation techniques
Creative songwriting and self-expression
Legacy projects and recordings
Meet our Music Therapists
Board-certified music therapists bring extensive education and training to support the unique needs of our hospice patients and families.
Elizabeth (Liz) Lung, MT-BC Music Therapist
Megan Rooney, MT-BC Music Therapist
Ella Yun, Music Therapist
Listen below to a few of the songs used in our music therapy program.
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