HOW CAN MUSIC THERAPY HELP well seniors?
Music therapy can:
Increase meaningful social connections & shared joy - prevent isolation & depression
Facilitate gross & fine motor movements - avoid sedentary patterns & lethargy
Stimulate several areas of brain functioning - prevent cognitive decline
Support healthy emotional expression - reduce retraction & repression
Empower & increase self-esteem - eliminate "loss of control" or "loss of self"
Promote natural healing, wellness, & growth - decrease use of expensive pharmacological drugs
What could music therapy services look like at your independent or assisted living?
Music therapy services could look like:
Individual adaptive lessons on voice, piano, guitar, or ukulele
Wellness groups held weekly or biweekly (with up to 15 members)
Choir with group-preferred music
Movement & music series incorporating music & dance
Hand-bell choir series or weekly groups
Songwriting workshop series, with or without performance for community
HOW CAN MARIGOLD BENEFIT YOUR assisted living or well senior groups?
Marigold can help your community :
Rank above competitors
by advertising your agency's successful, fun, & engaging music therapy services
on pharmacological drugs & costly pain medications
Create an enviable work-environment
by promoting agency morale & increasing employee retention rates
Provide exceptional care
by providing evidence-based, humanistic, strength-focused music therapy
Leave a lasting, meaningful impact
on the individuals, families, and communities that you serve
WHY USE A BOARD CERTIFIED MUSIC THERAPIST?
rather than an “entertainer”?
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) have specialized training in working with older adults.
- MT-BC's utilize music to achieve non-musical goals, like improving memory recall and facilitating self-expression.
- MT-BC's are trained on how to safely process difficult emotions, like grief & trauma, that can be easily triggered by music.
- MT-BC's understand the needs of well seniors, and use music to both engage and challenge them in this stage of life.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) design their sessions on evidence-based research.
- MT-BC's actively engage participants in clinical music interventions, rather than provide a performance or a "sing-a-long."
- MT-BC's utilize person-preferred music rather than playing music that they personally enjoy, or music they assume participants will like.
- MT-BC's are required to engage in continuing education to keep their practice current, ethical, and as effective as possible.
Board-Certified Music Therapists (MT-BC's) can strengthen your existing programs.
- MT-BC's can provide inservices to educate staff on how to best use music for day-to-day experiences.
- MT-BC's can help train volunteer musicians on some basic therapeutic music techniques.
- MT-BC's can make clinical decisions regarding wh0 could benefit from a volunteer, versus who would more greatly benefit from music therapy.
Have more questions about the role of a Board Certified Music Therapist?