Therapeutic Music Associates of Florida appreciate the opportunity to learn from and model the impactful services our North Carolina colleagues are providing to improve the lives of nursing home residents. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to develop the Healing Harmonies program with input and guidance from Julie Rehder, CMP. With Julie’s leadership, Therapeutic Musicians of Coastal Carolina, LLC has been awarded a three year grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to bring therapeutic music to ten skilled nursing homes in North Carolina.
Julie Rehder, Grant Administrator, addresses staff of the nursing homes that the program will serve. She explains how the program will be implemented, including coordination with nursing home administration and resident and family councils. She discusses the purpose of the program, the process, referrals to patients/residents, resident forms, program evaluation, and logistics.