Certified Nursing Homes WISCONSIN How can I become a part of this exciting new program? Students Volunteer to help your local nursing home set up personalized playlists for people. Libraries Make you music available to your local nursing home to help them set up an iTunes© library for people. Community members Donate iPod© shuffles, iTunes© gift card and you time and energy to your local nursing home. @ WISCONSIN HOME KING N2665 County Road QQ King, WI 54946-0600 Phone 715.258.5586 www.WisVets.com Mu sic & M e m iative t i n I y or Changing the lives of people in Wisconsin Nursing Homes with personalized music. Find the Music & Memory Facility in your area: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/music-memory/ For more information or to donate iPod© shuffles, please contact: Wisconsin Department of Health Services 1 W. Wilson Street Room 550 Madison, WI 53703 Phone: 608.264.9896 or 608.266.6989 [email protected] http://www.ximotionmedia.com/ Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative Overview The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is supporting 100 Nursing Homes to participate in the Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative. The Wisconsin Initiative is part of a national program designed to help people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, find renewed meaning and connection in their lives through the gift of personalized music. The Wisconsin Music & Memory Initiative is funding 100 Nursing Homes to become certified as a Music & Memory facility, as well as providing the equipment needed for 15 residents with dementia to experience the Music & Memory program. Visit our website for more information: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/music-memory/ A Certified Program A core feature of the initiative is the certification of the nursing homes as a “Music & Memory” facility. This designation assures that the nursing home has received: • Step-by-step Professional Training in Personalized Digital Music. • Instruction based on extensive neuroscience research regarding the brain’s response to music. • Training to create personalized music play lists, delivered using iPods© or related digital audio devices, that have the capacity to transform quality of life for people struggling with a wide range of physical and cognitive impairments. “iPods are having a huge impact here… Families are excited about how their loved ones are more active in conversation, in better moods, actually awake and more engaged throughout the day. Staff are asking for more involvement because they see people being more cooperative with cares, meals, and other activities.” -Deb Jacoby, Rocky Knoll Health Care Center, Plymouth, Wisconsin WISCONSIN Mu itiative n I y r s i c & M e mo Project Goals • Reduce reliance on anti-psychotic and anti-anxiety medications; • Reduce agitation and sundowning; • Enhance engagement and socialization, fostering a calmer social environment; • Provide a way to give pleasure to persons with dementia; • Offer an enjoyable, fulfilling activity for persons in dialysis, using a ventilator or who are bed-bound; • Increase cooperation and attention, reduces resistance to care – a real boost for staff morale; and • Increase fulfilling engagement between the people with dementia and staff, family, friends and the community.
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