Therapeutic Music Program
is an evidence-based “treatment method that helps with a variety of disorders including cardiac conditions, depression, autism, and Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. Music can help with memory, return lost memories, lower blood pressure, promote wellness, express feelings, increase joy, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and more. You don’t need a background in music to participate.”
Our music therapeutic program involves many different modes of music, from favorite songs and music via devices all the way to finger pianos, karaoke and beyond. Music therapeutic methods aren’t one size fits all. Our music therapeutic program is tailored to the individual depending on their physical or cognitive challenge, and the individual’s preferences.
Aromatherapy is incorporated into our client’s Plan of Care with the guidance and oversight of our Certified Aromatherapist. Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. It does not provide a cure for diseases, rashes, or illnesses, but it can support conventional treatment of various conditions.
It has been shown to reduce:
Smaller studies suggest that aromatherapy with lavender oil may help:
Therapeutic Art Practices
Art Therapy was established as a mental health practice in the 1930s and is now widely accepted and practiced in so many different industries. Some of the positive benefits of art therapy help individuals with:
Our art therapy includes painting from tabletop easels with acrylic paints, to finger painting with edible finger paints made from vegetables, drawing in different medias (pencils, chalk), molding clay or pottery, making cards, using textiles, making collages and much more. The sky is the limit; if we can dream it, we can do it!
THeraputic Gardening & Nature
Garden Therapy has many healing, health and wellness benefits that help a person’s overall psychological wellbeing; it has been proven a person is healthier when in nature. Planting flowers, plants or vegetables has a calming effect on us. We have found the sense of accomplishment encourages so many individuals when they nurture and grow a garden. For an example a person eats vegetables they grow, much more than they would otherwise. These benefits are good reasons to incorporate garden therapy into a plan of care. Additional benefits include:
Concentrating on the task at hand helps to reduce stress, improve problem solving (cognitive benefits), improves confidence and a sense of purpose. The responsibility of taking care of a living thing makes one feel needed. This is very important as we age, and our lives change. Some feel they are no longer needed or useful. Gardening changes this perspective.