Practice question

Practice question: music in care homes

How can I set up a musical group for residents in my care home?

How can I set up a musical group for residents in my care home?

Groups that engage residents in singing, dancing or music are becoming common in care homes, and are likely to have health and social benefits for many people.

There is evidence that engagement in these activities can benefit the well-being and movement of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, for example, and they may also be of interest to residents more generally.

The motivation to set up these activities often comes from an enthusiastic member of staff or a resident with a specific talent.


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