MUSIC ACTIVITIES FOR LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES

A therapeutic, light-hearted musical experience for long term care facilities with Karen

Some residents living in care facilities go through a wide range of memory, cognitive, and physical challenges. Experiencing music in a group will help them find meaning, connection, and community in their lives.

WHY INTEGRATE MUSIC IN YOUR FACILITY?

Promote additional opportunities to have positive social interaction and creative expression among residents, staff, and families

Promotes the opportunity for the resident and others to have control and be validated for successful experiences

The use of significant music that is meaningful to the residents gives them a sense of familiarity, security, and sometimes clarity

Music and music making is seen as fun, therefore it can serve as a motivating modality to gain engagement with residents

The predictability of music is used to encourage stability in the daily routine

Music making provides the opportunity for the residents to exercise choice and autonomy in a respectful manner



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WHAT DO WE OFFER?

45 min session

Sing-alongs

Dancing

Instrument exploration (chimes, drums, small hand percussion instruments, etc)

Community building discussions around music



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SAMPLE SESSION

5 Min.

Introduction & opening song

15 Min.

Sing-along & dancing

15 Min.

Instrument expression

10 Min.

Song requests and discussions around musical tastes & life memories, closing song

RATES

Per session

$150

Special rate for 10 sessions

$1250


WHY CHOOSE KAREN?

Karen naturally possesses a kind, sensitive spirit that easily perceives the needs of the people attending the sessions. Her goal is to help them build a sense of community and improve their quality of life. In addition, the music provides sensory stimulation as well works to lighten up their overall mood.


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