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Hospice and palliative care patients who listen to live music in their rooms as part of their treatment feel better both emotionally and physically, and request fewer opioid-based medications, a new study found."

FYI --At Trustbridge, we see the benefits of music therapy every day! Our Music Therapists made 8,000 patient visits in 2017 to relieve pain, anxiety and other symptoms.

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"While it has not been proven to extend life, multiple studies have shown music therapy can improve quality of life, inspire feelings of peace, spirituality and hope, and reduce pain."  

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Our Music Therapists were able to share these benefits with more than 8,000 patient visits lat year! We are grateful to Trustbridge Hospice Foundation donors for funding our Music Therapy program to improve quality of life for the patients and families in our care. 

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Millennial Caregivers Are Becoming the Norm
In 2014, one in four of the 40 million U.S. caregivers were between the ages of 18 and 34, according to a May report by AARP Public Policy Institute.

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When complimented on her bright, splashy Lilly Pulitzer dress, Grace Sandquist beams. The 26-year-old confesses that she was once a tomboy, but a few years ago, she ditched her casual garb for all things glitter, glitz and glam. Her grey slip-on shoes are studded with rhinestones.

“I’m a fashionista,” Grace says, adding that the beautiful ball gown worn by Lily James in the 2015 remake of Disney’s Cinderella is what inspired her to switch from sweats to skirts. Her goal is to one day design a fashion line for Disney.

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“Trustbridge physician Dr. Kate Brazzale still makes house calls. However, as director of pediatrics for Trustbridge, Brazzale is probably the last physician parents want to see coming to their door – and the compassionate Brazzale understands the dilemma.”

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"It is hard to think of another profession with such constant exposure to dying. Yet, as intense and exhausting as hospice care is, you seldom hear any of the doctors, nurses, aides, social workers and bereavement counselors at the Hospice of the Western Reserve describe the job as grim, sad or dispiriting. Instead, they tend to portray the work as deeply fulfilling, gratifying and, perhaps most counter-intuitively, life-affirming."

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