Music Therapy Resources
Virtual Music Therapy Visits in Long-term Care: Implementation Guide
aging arts, music therapy, participation, social interaction, connection, technology
© Kathy Lepp, Kate Dupuis, and Allie Serota
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Lepp,k., Dupuis, K., and Serota, A. (20212, September). Virtual music therapy visits in long-term care: Implementation guide. Research Institute for Aging. https://the-ria.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/RIA_Virtual-Music-Therapy-in-LTC_guide_FINAL-accessible.pdf
Lepp, Kathy; Dupuis, Kate; and Serota, Allie, "Virtual Music Therapy Visits in Long-term Care: Implementation Guide" (2022). Music Therapy Resources. 2.
The Virtual Music Therapy Visits Program was created to assist residents living in long-term care to connect virtually with friends and family members (including care partners, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren) through the power of music and song as facilitated by a certified music therapist. During each Zoom session, the music therapist leads the resident and their friends and/or family members in various music therapy techniques such as singing songs and moving to music, gently facilitating reminiscence, connection, and music-making for the participants. The music therapy program promotes the stimulation of multiple domains of well-being (e.g., social, emotional, intellectual,) in residents and those joining them in the sessions.