Hospice Care of the Lowcountry offers a wide range of programs, such as music therapy, in order to better serve its patients and their family members.
Pain Relief & Relaxation
Many patients benefit from music therapy provided in group and individual settings by a licensed music therapist. Patients may choose to listen, sing along, or learn to play instruments.
This wonderful therapy has been proven to manage stress and anxiety, alleviate pain, and improve mood. In turn, physiological changes result with improved respiration, lower blood pressure, reduced heart rate and relaxed muscle tension. Music Therapy also provides emotional support for patients and their families by improving communication, enhancing memory and providing unique opportunities for social interaction. Sometimes fond memories are rekindled by just a few notes of a song.
“Music was my mom’s livelihood and a significant part of who she is. Through music therapy my mom and I connect so deeply in a way that is special for both of us. It’s moments like these that enable us to continue to create beautiful memories together.”
Music touches every part of a person’s life and that is why it can be so beneficial for patients as they near the end of their journey.