I found this website today – www.heart-soul-music.com
Check it out… Their mission:
“Our vision of a perfect world is that every nursing home would have one professional-quality live show every day and have appropriate recorded music available to the residents for the other 23 hours of the day. This is not a very expensive proposition compared to the daily cost of care and could significantly improve the lives of everyone associated with the facility: residents, family and staff. “
The website has ideas for songs, activities etc – to help residents feel involved, alive etc. I get the purpose, I do. The healing power of music is universally known – but, I am amazed at the thought, that “for-profit” nursing homes, that pay less than $3 a day for food per resident, or who would refuse to hire two more CNA’s because they can’t afford the $150 a day – would pay money, for this… and you know what. I bet they do. It’s like landscaping. They all look nice on the outside.
Well, in the spirit of mission statements..
Our vision of a perfect world is that every nursing home would provide professional-quality care, not lie in their records, actually do what they say they are going to, hire more staff, and actually provide the time and care and attention our loved ones deserve…. this really “could significantly improve the lives of everyone associated with the facility: residents, family and staff.”