Music Therapy Ireland is delighted to work in partnership with nursing home nationwide to provide person-centred care plans for residents, in compliance with HIQA standards.
HIQA inspections have acknowledged Music Therapy intervention and treatment planning as a means to provide effective care and support for residents.
Following consultation with the team, our therapists design individualised care plans to support residents, of every level of ability, engage in meaningful and purposeful interactions. Treatment plans are evaluated on an ongoing basis, with the therapist reporting to senior nursing staff and providing adequate documentation held at the nursing home. This ensures that comprehensive, evidence-based treatment planning, meets and complies with HIQA standards, code of ethics and vulnerable adults policies.
The intervention results in positive outcomes in the areas of emotional expression, interaction, communication, sensory and memory stimulation, mood, stress management, sleep patterns and motivation.
Special consideration is given to residents with challenging behaviour, depressive symptoms, communication difficulties, cognitive or physical impairments, and those in end-of-life or Dementia care.