Strings of Mercy creates a healing environment for hospital and hospice patients and healthcare workers through Live Therapeutic Music
Yes, there are medications for all of these symptoms, but sometimes medicine is just not enough. That's where Live Therapeutic Music (LTM) comes in as a complementary, clinical intervention.
When played at the bedside by a Certified Music Practitioner, LTM often helps patients relax, rest and stabilize. In fact, many of our patients fall asleep during LTM sessions, and we’re okay with that.
Because we’re changing the way we care for the suffering
through Live Therapeutic Music.
LTM is an art form based on the science of sound. It is not entertainment or music therapy, but a non-pharmacologic intervention that helps suppress the "fight or flight response" that is often present in patients suffering from symptoms of pain, anxiety, agitation, respiratory distress, or terminal agitation.
With the onset of COVID-19, healthcare professionals have been working with significantly increased levels of stress. Many are simply exhausted by balancing the needs of their patients with the need to protect themselves and their families from this deadly virus. One critical-care nurse told us in 2020, “We can handle anything you throw at us., but we can’t do it forever, and this pandemic seems like it's going to last forever!”
Recognizing the need to support our healthcare heroes, Strings of Mercy has developed therapeutic music programs designed to combat the stress and anxiety associated with working with COVID-19 patients. Live Therapeutic Music played at critical-care nursing stations provides a soothing work environment, and research now shows that these interventions are making a huge difference.
CMP Max Eve provides live therapeutic music for nursing staff at their workstations each week
A young woman is in hospice care. Her family has gathered around her and she has been sedated, but she is still agitated, crying out, and trying to get out of bed. The nurses have done all they can for her and still, she struggles. And then a therapeutic musician walks in with a guitar, and everything changes ...