Get the Most from Your MUSIC & MEMORY® Program – Access the Care Community!
The MUSIC & MEMORY® Care Community is a private website for all Music & Memory Certified Care Organizations, created to help programs succeed. Once certified, organizations will have 24/7 access to a wealth of program resources and support:
- Additional team trainings & additional device training
- How-to guides, marketing materials and program documentation
- Monthly calls with Music & Memory regional directors, including topic calls to help support your program.
- Interactive discussion forums
- Best current research and personal music intervention tips from our 4,800 care organizations.
- Free music and 800 old-time radio shows for download
Access to the Care Community
The Care Community is an exclusive website for organizations certified by Music & Memory. After an organization has completed the certification training, the primary contact, the person most familiar with the program’s day-to-day operations, will receive an invitation to join the Care Community. Once the primary contact has joined, they are free to invite up to four additional staff to join the community. Primary contacts can also create certificates of completion and order a free wall plaque to showcase an organization’s Music & Memory certification.
Already registered users of the Care Community can access anytime by visiting musicandmemory.org/carecommunity.
NEW! Additional Team Trainings Available in Care Community
One of the most exciting new benefits of being a certified organization is 24/7 access to our growing library of available online trainings. All of these trainings are tailored for professionals in the field and designed to help create and grow a successful Music & Memory program.
Long-Term Care Leadership Introduction to MUSIC & MEMORY®
How can your organization get the most out of your Music & Memory program? Success starts at the top, with the full involvement of leadership. We’ve created this course to help busy administrators learn best practices for program rollout. It consists of a 12-minute video and a user-friendly guidebook that explains the five steps for successful implementation. We’ve based this course on research conducted with six of our MUSIC & MEMORY® Certified Care Organizations, to offer you a field-tested, proven method to enhance quality of care while meeting key strategic objectives:
- Boost quality ratings
- Strengthen competitive edge
- Reduce antipsychotic use
- Improve regulatory compliance
- Foster teamwork across all departments
- Improve staff retention and morale
- Provide high quality, person-centered care
Long-Term Care Leadership Introduction to MUSIC & MEMORY® is available free in the Care Community.
Nursing Assistant Introduction to MUSIC & MEMORY®
Music & Memory is most successful when it’s a team effort. Every member of the care team has an important role to play. But nursing assistants are key to the mix, because they spend the most time with residents in a very personal way. Not only do they witness the immediate benefits of personalized music, but also can play an essential role in helping to identify which songs have the most positive impact. In addition, they can observe and report when a resident would most benefit from listening to musical favorites—to help ease transitions, for example, or make dressing or bathing a more soothing activity.
The following short videos show why—in their own words–nursing assistants and other care team members value the benefits of personalized music for residents at MorseLife, a MUSIC & MEMORY® Certified Care Organization in West Pam Beach, Florida. Topics include:
- Becoming a Music Detective
- Storage & Hygiene
- Enjoying the Music
- Pass it On
Nursing Assistant Introduction to MUSIC & MEMORY® is available free in the Care Community.