Music Therapy

Although it can be quite fun, music therapy isn’t entertainment. It is the clinical use of music by trained professionals to target specific therapeutic goals.

Music therapy can help people to:

  • Express emotions
  • Manage pain and anxiety
  • Reminisce
  • Improve quality of life
  • Feel less isolated
  • Connect with loved ones

Visits from a music therapist may include listening to live music you like, reminiscing, writing a song, playing instruments or learning music-assisted relaxation skills. You don’t need to have any previous musical experience or ability in order to benefit from musicFamily members are also encouraged to participate in music sessions.

It is available to any patient in the Kansas City Hospice, Palliative Care or Carousel programs throughout our service area.  A social worker or nurse can make a referral, and then a board-certified music therapist or music therapy intern will contact you to schedule an initial visit. Due to therapist schedules, there may be a wait list for services. For more information about music therapy, see musictherapy.org

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When the focus shifts to comfort instead of treatment, care comes to your home or nursing facility with a plan tailored to your needs, including emotional and spiritual support for the whole family.

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When complex needs benefit from a team approach, supportive home care brings the care you need, with 24/7 nurse support for pain, stress and symptoms due to serious illness.

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When symptoms cannot be easily managed at home, two hospice houses provide 24/7 expert care in comfortable home-line settings where family members can be relieved of caregiving duties to focus on loved ones.

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Solace House

Our center for grief and healing supports individuals and families who have been impacted by the death of a loved one, whether anticipated, or sudden and unexpected. We provide opportunities to share, listen, learn and heal with peer group support from age 3 through adult.

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