On the 26th of April, singer, Kevin Russell paid a visit to Hilgay Care Home to help our residents reap the benefits of music in care care homes day. Kevin’s music performance went down well with the elderly residents, bringing much joy and happiness to their lives with music in care homes.
Kevin sang a variety of songs from different music genres such as pop music, old classics and traditional tunes. He also performed some unique covers of popular music that allowed the elderly group to reminisce about their younger years. The performance was extremely entertaining and it had everyone singing along with him!
Sam, our activities coordinator particularly enjoyed Kevin’s performance “I was delighted to have Kevin here at Hilgay Care Home. His music performance was absolutely amazing – the residents were singing and dancing along! We are so grateful for his visit and we hope to welcome him again soon!”
We love to welcome Kevin to Hilgay and he also appears to love spending time with us. Kevin said “I experience many types of gig from very small pubs to very large public events, for example, the Bluebell Railway Beer festival. One of my absolute favourite types of events is to play at residential homes, and the Hilgay in Burgess Hill is a fabulous example. It’s great to walk into a warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere, and so rewarding to see the residents reacting so positively to the music and “silliness” (bad jokes and banter) I come up with for an hour or so. The interactions with both the caring staff and residents are so genuine. I love chatting with the residents as I pack away and always go home with a smile on my face. What a nice way to spend an afternoon!”
We can’t wait to welcome Kevin back to Hilgay soon!
Benefits of Music Performance in Care Homes
There are many benefits of music to the lives of elderly people. So, it is no surprise that such emphasis is placed on music in care homes and our residents.
Cognitive Benefits of Music in Care Homes
Music has been shown to help improve cognitive functioning in the elderly. It helps stimulate the brain, boost memory and increase alertness. As music activates both sides of the brain, it can also help improve coordination and concentration skills.
This enhances the lives of residents in care homes by helping them to stay alert and active.
Social Benefits of Music in Care Homes
Music encourages social interaction between care home residents and music performances can create a sense of unity within the group. Music is a great way to connect people together as everyone enjoys different forms of music and can have conversations about music-related topics. Furthermore, music can be used as a form of communication or expression when words are not available to someone who cannot communicate verbally.
As a result of performances of music in care homes, residents can feel a sense of belonging, comfort and companionship in their own environment.
Emotional Benefits of Music in Care Homes
Music is therapeutic; it can have a calming effect which helps reduce stress and anxiety that many elderly people may experience. It can trigger positive emotions such as happiness and joy too! Music also has the power to evoke memories, allowing residents to reflect on past experiences. This can be an important part of music in care homes as it gives residents an anchor to hold onto.
As a result, this benefits the lives of care home residents as music can provide emotional support and help them cope with loneliness.
Thank You Kevin!
Music in care homes is a great way to bring joy and happiness into the lives of elderly residents. Kevin’s music performance was an excellent example of how music can benefit the lives of care home residents. The performance brought much joy, laughter and companionship to Hilgay Care Home – something that our residents will remember for a long time!
Thanks to music performances like this, our elderly people are able to enjoy life in a more meaningful way. We hope that many more music performances will take place soon so that we can continue providing this form of entertainment for our residents!
If you would like to provide music in care homes and bring joy to our elderly residents, please get in touch with us at Hilgay Care Home on email@example.com or 01444 244756. We would love to welcome you here!
Alternatively, if you would like to learn more about our residential and respite services, then please do get in touch. We would love to invite you to take a look around and check out everything our wonderful care home has to offer. We look forward to hearing from you!
Article: Phoenix Marketing