Sumner Place Now Music & Memory Certified
Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation (SumnerPlaceCare.com) in Lincoln, Nebraska has been selected as the pilot Vetter Senior Living community for training and implementation of the Music and Memory Program through a grant project that is a partnership between the American Health Care Association and Brown University. The pilot began January 2018 with trainings for the Sumner Place team members. Sumner Place is now successfully Music and Memory Certified!
The Music and Memory program provides access to personalized music through the use of iPods and headphones for individuals with dementia; it has been implemented in all 50 states, Canada, Curacao, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, and Germany (Music and Memory, 2017). There have been multiple program evaluations completed at universities across the United States; researchers have observed team members and family participants report observations of participants having elevated mood, higher levels of engagement, and note positive environmental and facility culture changes. To find out more visit: musicandmemory.org.
The Sumner Place team looks forward to sharing from their experiences with this program and for continued involvement in the years to come!
For more information about Sumner Place, please contact Megan Herter at (402) 475-6791 or visit SumnerPlaceCare.com.