ONLINE INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP MUSIC THERAPY SESSIONS:
In response to COVID-19, Rise Music Therapy offers individual and group music therapy sessions for seniors online. Nicole utilizes a variety of musical interventions including; singing familiar songs, playing instruments and improvising, songwriting, movement to music, musical games, and reminiscence. When formulating music therapy programs, Nicole considers and values her clients’ needs, preferences, and goals.
Rise Music Therapy uses a safe and secure videoconferencing service called doxy.me which is compliant with PIPEDA/PHIPA, HIPPA, GDPR & HITECH. This means that any information shared with Rise Music Therapy during a session will remain safe and confidential. All facilities and individuals interested in online music therapy sessions must first sign and return the following documents:
- Musical Interests and Facility Information Form
- Informed Consent Document for Online Music Therapy.
- Informed Consent to use Electronic Communications to Provide Online Music Therapy services.
IN-PERSON INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP MUSIC THERAPY SESSIONS:
Rise Music Therapy offers individual and group music therapy sessions for seniors at long term care facilities. Nicole assesses and collaborates with her clients to determine the best musical interventions to use in her music therapy programs. Nicole considers and values her clients’ needs, preferences, and goals when formulating music therapy programs. Some of the music therapy programs Nicole facilitates include; theme-based singing groups, drumming music therapy programs, music appreciation groups, and personalized 1:1 music therapy sessions. Nicole incorporates voice, guitar, piano, and various percussion instruments into her music therapy programming.
Common Goals for Seniors in Music Therapy:
- Increase long term and short term memory processes.
- Increase positive social experiences and interaction.
- Increase creative and emotional expression.
- Decrease pain perception.
- Decrease anxiety and confusion.
- Provide support and positively impact quality of life.
- Maintain range of motion and increase physical movement through instrument playing and dancing.
Music Interventions for Seniors:
- Theme-based singing and reminiscence.
- Instrument and drumming improvisation.
- Music listening and appreciation.
- Relaxation and Sensory Stimulation.
- Musical games.
- Movement to music.