Isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for residents of long term care. Numerous studies have shown that loneliness and social isolation in adults over sixty years in age can lead to functional decline and increase the risk of early death by more than twenty percent.
Now more than ever, personalized music can make it easier for them to stay connected and improve quality of life.
Personalized music is a simple, yet powerful means of supporting the well-being of those living in residential care, and calming any feelings of isolation or disconnection. Familiar, comforting music is integral to their quality of life and essential to maintaining their connection to the world that they live in.
“Our residents have had to endure a lot since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, with loneliness being at the top of the list. But when I put on their music, they are transported to a happier place. The music places them where they need to be, even when they cannot leave the facility.” ~ Cathy Adams, Music & Memory Coordinator, Morgan City Health Care Center
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Music & Memory to support the use of personalized music and bring comfort to those in need. Whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.
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Download our free guide, How to Make a Personalized Music Playlist for a Loved One at Home.