The VNA is the only local agency that offers a music therapy program run by board-certified music therapists.

Music therapy is a true benefit to VNA patients and families. Music therapy addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of a patient and helps them achieve their goal. It offers a non-invasive, compassionate approach to delivering care in a unique way.

Benefits of music therapy

Patients who receive music therapy services do not need to have any musical background to benefit from the program. Patients and their families can listen, enjoy music or participate actively through singing or playing instruments. Benefits of music therapy include increased relaxation, reduced pain, reduced anxiety, cognitive improvements and developing coping skills.

A music therapy session may include instrument playing, songwriting or lyric discussions, creating legacy projects, singing beloved songs or simply listening to music.