Today I am pleased to announce the official launch of a new service from Soundscape Music Therapy. I’m calling it Music Therapy House Calls, after the old-fashioned practice of medical and healthcare professionals coming to your home to provide services. (These days, we also call it “home care.”)
With this service, I hope to reach some of the growing population of seniors in the Kansas City area who are aging in place – trying to stay in their own homes as long as possible. Music therapy can help those seniors who have emotional, social, and spiritual needs from dealing with long-term illnesses and aging processes that may be detracting from their quality of life. In particular, this service may be most beneficial to seniors who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, depression or anxiety, bereavement/grief issues, or chronic pain.
Music therapy can also help caregivers. If you are living as a full-time caregiver with your loved one, music therapy can help reduce your stress level and strengthen and normalize your relationship with your loved one, especially if it has changed significantly because of health concerns. If you are caring for someone from a distance, you can take comfort in having a music therapist contributing to your loved one’s quality of life and being an extra friendly set of eyes and ears monitoring how your loved one is doing.
Although I have already had the privilege of working with a handful of seniors on a private basis, I am very excited to be launching this service in a formal way. Please check out the Music Therapy House Calls page for more information on this service, or contact me with any questions you may have.