At HOPE Healthcare and Hospice, we recognize the powerful and positive effects music can have on hospice patients and families during difficult times. Not only can music be captivating, but studies show that music strengthens brain function, enhances moods, reduces agitation, lessens discomfort, and encourages deeper breathing.
To fully support our patients and their loved ones, Beth's Playlist is tailored for those receiving hospice care but also their loved ones. We have incorporated songs that explore old memories while making new ones, songs that may encourage emotionally engaging conversations, and unforgettable bonding time with family. Various options are available, encompassing multiple genres, from toe-tapping tunes you can't get out of your head to calming sounds that can help you relax.
In this article, let's explore the different playlists from HOPE and how they make a meaningful difference in the end-of-life journey.
Calming Playlists During Hospice Care
Music is powerful. It can connect patients and families with their emotions and build deeper relationships and bonding when needed; it provides comfort, peace, and joy, especially when shared as a family activity.
With Beth's Playlists for Hospice Patients, HOPE Healthcare and Hospice offers an opportunity to provide comfort, peace, and unforgettable moments for patients and families. Beth's Playlists for Hospice Patients include:
- Beth's Favorite: James Taylor.
- It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that SWING!
- Soothing and Spiritual: Always a good option.
- Hugs From HOPE: Our favorites.
- Reflection on Yesterday: Have peace today and strength tomorrow.
- Gospel Greats: For any day of the week.
- Sunday Drives: Country backroads.
- Just Press Play: An eclectic mix of tunes.
- Harmonic Portal: Visit the wonderous sounds of Jazz.
- Classical Music: Take a relaxing voyage into art appreciation.
- Honoring Our Veterans: Patriotic and Proud to be American.
- Acadiana: No place like HOME.
- Calming Sounds: For meditation or sleep.
- Flute Music: The perfect way to start the day.
3 Ways Music Makes a Difference at End-of-Life
Research shows that music in hospice care can meet end-of-life physical, cognitive, and emotional needs.
1. Music Reduces Anxiety
Studies have shown that music can reduce depression and anxiety in hospice care patients by providing a distraction from pain and discomfort and elevating mood. Listening to soothing melodies can also help calm the body, slow brain waves, and promote natural relaxation, leading to better sleep.
2. Reconnecting with Memories
Listening to music can bring back memories of special moments shared during one's lifetime. For example, a patient hearing their favorite song from childhood may experience nostalgia and joy, leading to meaningful conversations between them and their family.
3. Improves Communication
Music can help bridge the gap between patients and their families by providing a shared experience through which they can connect. Music helps reduce tension and discomfort, allowing family members to communicate more openly and leading to stronger relationships.
Hospice Care in Lafayette and Acadiana
As a leader in quality and innovation, HOPE Healthcare and Hospice will strive for every end-of-life experience to be patient-centered, based on individual choice, full of comfort and compassion, and always eased by HOPE.
Our services include:
OUR INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM SUPPORTS YOU
Our experienced hospice care team is available to provide emotional, spiritual, and physical support throughout the journey, including medication delivery, medical equipment and supplies, end-of-life resources, and grief support when needed.
HOPE HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE
No one should have to go through the end-of-life process; that’s why HOPE Healthcare and Hospice exists. Our mission is simple—to bring comfort and dignity into the lives of those who need special assistance at this challenging time.
If you or someone you know is showing any signs listed above that may indicate it’s time for hospice care, reach out and contact us today! We are here to help you every step of the way.