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Hospice Enrichment Program

Music Therapy Program

Music Therapy Program

This hospice enrichment program is the prescribed use of live music by a board-certified music therapist, which assists in alleviating physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological pain. Music therapy is a nonthreatening form of communication that allows hospice patients to share feelings both verbally and nonverbally.

Benefits for Hospice Patients

  • Offers hope, meaning and a sense of purpose in the patient’s life
  • Can be used to reduce pain, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure
  • Increases life review to assist with closure for patients and families
  • Increases relaxation
  • Supports psychosocial environment
  • Affirms the patient’s and/or family’s spirituality

Why Choose Hospice Sooner?

Research indicates that hospice care improves symptom distress, care quality, caregiver outcomes, patient and family satisfaction. Hospice care data is associated with improved quality of life and longer survival rates.

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