More than 800 Gilchrist patients have received this specialized therapy since 2012– both by Emily and Music Therapist and Clinical Training Director Lacy Kidwell. The program is designed to use music in all of its forms to provide additional comfort by helping to relieve symptoms, reduce stress and anxiety and provide emotional support for patients and families.
At Gilchrist Hospice Care, patients and families may benefit not only from the extraordinary care of our nurses, social workers, chaplain, aides, counselors and volunteers but also from an array of specialized programs and offerings designed to ensure that all their needs are met, that the end of life is rich and meaningful and pain-free, and that loved ones who will be left behind have the strength to journey on. This story highlights just one of these programs, all designed with the knowledge that…every feather helps a bird take flight.
Read the other stories in this series: A safe place to nest, Taking a family under our wing, Loneliness departs, Helping hearts, More feathers