Music therapy offers another facet to the “whole person” care that hospice promotes and provides great comfort to patients. Hospice of Douglas County is the only hospice organization in the area that offers patients with this valued service. Music therapy can often diminish the impact of a terminal illness and the approaching death.
After music therapy patients have reported they have increased muscle relaxation, a reduction in pain and an increased ability to sleep and rest. Other benefits include decreased nausea and anxiety and a lessened depression. Overall music therapy provides comfort and reassurance to patients and caregivers during the final stages of life.