Music therapy is a discipline in which Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains.
Music Therapists identify individual goals through conducting individual assessments and identify suitable programs for that individual. These goals are achieved through evidenced-based interventions in Music Therapy programs by focusing on Resident’s needs, strengths and abilities to set Residents up for success in programs and to improve quality of life.
What is offered at Louis Brier Home & Hospital?
There are wide range of Music Therapy programs offered at Louis Brier that meet the diverse needs and abilities of the residents living here. This includes one-on-one individualized sessions and small to large group programs. These are some examples of Music Therapy programs offered at Louis Brier: Chime Times, Drum Circle, Beat Boxing, Movement to Music, Wake up to Music, The IPOD Program, Brier Choir, Melody Makers
Benefits of Music Therapy in Long-Term Care:
- Maintaining memory recall and reminiscing
- Maintaining fine motor coordination
- Maintaining range of motion
- Increasing creative expression
- Increasing emotional expression
- Increasing socialization and community connection
- Managing challenging responsive behavior
- Increasing joy, fun and happiness