Developed and delivered by practitioners in the field, the training course provides a clear understanding of why and how incorporating music into daily life can benefit a loved one and carer.
The course covers subjects such as self-identity, social interaction and agitation, which are all common causes for concern when placing a loved one in a care setting. Often individuals comment that they feel they are losing their independence, and may even be struggling to embrace a new identity – music if used in a meaningful way can bridge that gap, and offer comfort and joy, especially during transitional periods Agitation, for example, is often caused by apathy, when one is under stimulated they are more likely to become agitated and this can have a snowball effect, resulting in dissatisfaction, irritability and decrease quality of life. Meaningful music delivered at an individual level can help to reduce agitation and apathy.
The Press Play to Rewind project looks at ways at how we can go about combating this, and ways to bring personalised music in day to day care, such as morning routines, during mealtimes, and relaxation techniques such as using music before bed.
Information on how to make playlists is also covered, as is how to embed meaningful music in your setting, and crucially how we can go about measuring the impact and sharing our best practice. It is really important that the use of meaningful music in your home is considered a whole home approach, and we ask that at least two members of your staff complete the training so that you have a ‘study buddy’ to complete this journey with and work together to implement the learning.