Live Music in Care: The impact of music interventions for people living and working in care home settings


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Daykin N, Noble D, Tapson C, Walters D

Year of Publication:
2018

Publisher(s):
Live Music Now

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

An evaluation of the impacts of live music in care home settings conducted by Live Music Now in partnership with MHA (Methodist Homes), the Orders of St John Care Trust and Winchester University.

The study aimed to assess whether weekly music sessions in care homes can improve the care home environment for both residents and staff. Key innovative features of the work were:
* Impact on staff and whole settings, not just residents
* Co-design of music programmes with the care professionals and residents
* Exploration of ways to support care staff to lead music activities, to enhance their caring role and job satisfaction.
* Observation of commitment from care staff with a shift from initial reluctance to enthusiasm.
* Report of practical findings about the use of percussion and repertoire, and issues of space in care settings.
* Identification of how music can support autonomy and self-expression for older people in care.
* Consideration of difficulties and challenges that may impact on the success of any music programme in a care setting.

Appendices of evaluation forms etc are available on the website – see View Online



Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Non-Health Settings

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Tapson, C., Noble, D., Daykin, N. and Walters, D. (2018) Live Music in Care: The impact of music interventions for people living and working in care home settings. London: Live Music Now.