Music Volunteers needed for Hospice Patients in Pasadena


(34.142757,-118.1386)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

PasadenaPatients in Pasadena nursing facilities or homesPasadena, CA 91101


About

We are looking for talented musicians to play soft, healing music for our hospice patients. This is a great opportunity for anyone who would enjoy bringing comfort to someone who is facing life's end. Music Therapy creates a calming atmosphere for patients that allows for them to relax and diverts attention away from their pain and illness. You do not need to be a professional to participate. If you are musically inclined and/or can sing or play an instrument this is the opportunity for you!

The Benefits Of Music Therapy

There are numerous conditions that can benefit from the use of music therapy.

  • Research shows that music therapy used in combination with drugs to reduce nausea can greatly reduce nausea and vomiting in cancer patients
  • For emotional issues, the therapy can be very effective in reducing stress, increasing relaxation, providing an outlet for a release of built up emotions, boosting memory, improving communication, enhancing spirituality and reducing feelings of loneliness.
  • Music therapy is highly effective as a pain management technique, especially in individual suffering chronic pain
  • Recent studies suggest that music therapy can help lower blood pressure and improve heart health.

Researchers believe that when used in a clinical setting, music can help individuals by blocking pain receptors, thereby decreasing their perceived level of pain. Music therapy is believed to subconsciously promote rhythmic breathing, thereby increasing relaxation and alleviating stress and anxiety.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hr per week
  • Must pass drug test (we pay for)
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