Individual and group music therapy sessions for older adults may focus on memory care, emotional well being and positive socialization to increase quality of life for older adults with a diverse range of care needs, including:
- Well elders
- Intergenerational groups
- Independent/Assisted living facilities
- Memory Care/Dementia
- Palliative care
Goal areas may include, but are not limited to:
Memory Care-Sparking reminiscence and positive changes in mood through individualized music therapy interventions. Music-based stimulation may promote awareness of the environment when no other approach is effective.
Emotional Wellbeing-Music therapy is a non-pharmacological intervention that may reduce anxiety, stress and pain perception and provide opportunities for self-expression.
Socialization-Fostering meaningful social engagement with peers, staff and family members through shared music experiences.
Motor Maintenance-Gentle instrument play and movement to music promotes maintenance of mobility, range of motion and fine/gross motor skills.
Therapeutic music interventions may include:
Therapeutic Singing: Vocal warm-ups and song led by a board-certified music therapist promote reminiscence and engagement. Song choices are personalized to meet client preferences and needs.
Instrument Play: High quality instruments are used to stimulate cognition, awareness and motor needs through active play in structured songs and improvisational experiences.
Movement to music: Using dance, chair yoga and gentle stretching to promote physical well-being.
Our therapists offer facility-based group and individual music therapy services for older adults! Please contact us today to learn more about how AMT can serve your facility’s unique needs.