• Reduce Medication Use
Studies have demonstrated that individualized therapeutic music can reduce the amount of pharmacological intervention required for certain residents. By properly following the MusicFirst™ protocol, communities may reduce medication expenses and provide a more natural process for helping residents to cope with a wide range of issues.
• Alleviate Depression
By providing custom music and faith options that are tailored to individual preferences, our therapeutic products provide overall mood elevation and cognitive stimulation. Studies show that there is an inverse correlation between anxiety, suicide, depression and religious inclination and practice in older persons.
• Reduce Pain Perception
Therapeutic music has been demonstrated in multiple studies to reduce pain perception, thereby reducing the need for traditional treatment options. Studies also suggest that religion and spirituality help patients cope with pain, illness, and anxiety, contributing to a positive state of mind
• Cognitive Stimulation
Stimulating memories through music, faith, and media has long been one of the most researched areas within therapeutic music and the brain. It is the importance of individualized content which triggers autobiographical events and musical references and encourages residents to process information, use their imagination and recall special events in their lives. In terms of spiritual practice, meditation, in particular, has been shown to improve memory in cognitively impaired individuals.
• Social Interaction
MusicFirst and CoroFaith have libraries designed to help activity directors and caregivers increase social interaction between residents. Through relevant content such as sermons, spiritual exercises, and music trivia, residents are grouped together to listen to engaging programs and participate in discussions. By accessing music and inspirational content from their past and from outside their current living situation, individuals additionally experience continuity with larger communities of meaning.
• Spiritual Support
Spirituality and faith provide individuals with a sense of meaning and purpose, and help make sense of life’s challenges. In studies of spiritual and religious practices and beliefs, it has been shown that spiritual support contributes to an increased sense of peace, acceptance, gratitude, and leads to a more selfless state.
• Aid in Digestion
Studies have revealed that implementing the correct music during dining aids in digestion, and encourages weight gain through positive associations and a relaxed environment. Prayers and blessings through the CoroFaith offering, enhance the mealtime experience.
• Sleep Disorders
Music First™ individualized programs are specifically designed to assist with wake and sleep transitions. Music programs are designed with special attention to volume, tempo, key, instrumentation, and vocalization to ensure smooth transitions and help reduce the need for medication. CoroFaith supports the MusicFirst experience with morning and evening prayers, spiritual practices and meditation.
• Heart Health
Over the past three decades, researchers have turned their attention to the effect of music on the cardiovascular system. The findings are consistent that changes in blood pressure, heart rate, and blood flow through arteries can be improved with the correct musical intervention.