Long-term care facilities enhancing residents’ lives are in need of iPods. You may have one in a drawer calling to be used in a special way. Music helps people in nursing homes and other care organizations who suffer from a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized music.
Care professionals are trained how to set up personalized music playlists, delivered on iPods and other digital devices, for residents in their care. These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring participants back to life, enabling them to feel like themselves again, to converse, socialize and stay present.
The approach is simple, elegant and effective. Beloved
music helps to reduce depression and anxiety and can also moderate pain.
You may donate iPods and other digital devices items to SWODA at Burns Flat by contacting Gail Wilcox, ombudsman supervisor, at 800-627-4882.
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