Nursing Home Grant Allows Residents to Reminisce with Old Music

Residents of one nursing home are benefiting from $4,000 grant for the purchase of iPods, headsets and music downloads for the residents. The activities director at the facility said the residents are asking for them faster than staff can load the music.

To create an individual music experience for every resident, residents or their family members could request a certain genre of music, or fill out surveys regarding their musical tastes. The iPods have improved residents moods by calming restless residents and helping reserved residents open up. The grant enabled the facility to purchase of 50 iPods, 60 headsets and $500 worth of songs. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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