Residential Care Homes Music Therapy Banchory



Residential Care Homes Music Therapy Banchory

At Grampian Music Therapy, we specialise in providing residential care homes music therapy in the Banchory area. If you manage one or more residential care homes in Aberdeenshire or Banchory, we are available to provide specialist music therapy sessions for the residents. We provide individual sessions as well as group sessions.
What is music therapy?
Music therapy is different to music lessons. It is the method of using the medium of music and the creative freedom that it allows to communicate. Individuals who find communication difficult are often able to respond to an experienced and trained music therapy specialist. Instead of words, the sounds created by musical instruments are used as an improvised language.
Why is music therapy a good choice for residential care homes?
Residents in care homes are all individuals and they have differing circumstances, abilities and limitations. However, music therapy is very helpful with some of the difficulties which are common to residents in care homes. For example, it is an excellent way of encouraging communication with individuals who have limited communication skills. This could be because they have a limited vocabulary, or a physical impediment which makes communication difficult, or because they lack confidence or self-esteem. Additionally, music therapy is useful in helping individuals with mental health problems and neurological conditions, as well as sensory needs, social isolation or individuals on the autistic spectrum. Whatever communication and confidence issues the residents are facing, music therapy can often prove useful as a method of encouraging communication, social interaction and increased confidence.
What is involved in the music sessions we provide for residential care homes?
Sessions are conducted at the residential care homes, so they are stress-free for participants. They can be conducted individually or in groups, depending on the needs of the participants. During the session, communication is conducted using the sounds and rhythm of music in place of words and verbal communication. Rather than teaching the instrument, participants are encouraged to express themselves using the instrument as an improvised language. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere is a key part of the success of the session.
What makes Grampian Music Therapy the best choice for residential care homes in or near Banchory?
At Grampian Music Theory, we have more than two decades of collective experience. Each member of our team is fully trained and qualified. They are also HPC registered and members of the BAPMT (British Association of Professional Music Therapists).
I am a manager in residential care homes. How can I arrange music therapy for residents?
Simply contact us to make arrangements for us to provide music therapy for our residents. We will book a session that is convenient for you and your centre.
For more information about any of our services, including residential care homes music therapy, Banchory managers can contact our team. You can ring 07985 266109 or email gemma.milligan1@btinternet.com. Alternatively, there is an online enquiry form on the ‘contact’ page of the website. A member of our team will contact you at the earliest opportunity to discuss how we can support you.