HHHC collecting used iPods to help patients

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care will collect used iPods until the end of the year for use by individuals in its Seasons Program.

HHHC will collect the iPods for use with patients who could benefit from music.

Its Seasons Program is designed to help people at the end of their lives, particularly those who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

The goal is to improve patients’ quality of life by stimulating one or more of the five senses, focusing on the wholeness of the person in a way that reaches beyond traditional medical care. The program allows patients to feel connected to their physical world and brings comfort through the recognition of familiar sights, sounds or smells.

Sensory stimulation, and particularly comforting sounds, tend to decrease anxiety and agitation. Music can be a powerful tool in providing relief from pain, discomfort and anxiety when a person is in the final stages of life.

Because music is processed in a different part of the brain than language, it provides a means of connecting with people who have dementia while also offering an overall sense of comfort and well-being.

IPods can be dropped off at HHHC’s administrative office at 7 Executive Park Drive in Merrimack.

HHHC serves, among others, Amherst, Bedford, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, New Boston and Wilton.

HHHC collecting used iPods to help patients

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care will collect used iPods until the end of the year for use by individuals in its Seasons Program.

HHHC will collect the iPods for use with patients who could benefit from music.

Its Seasons Program is designed to help people at the end of their lives, particularly those who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

The goal is to improve patients’ quality of life by stimulating one or more of the five senses, focusing on the wholeness of the person in a way that reaches beyond traditional medical care. The program allows patients to feel connected to their physical world and brings comfort through the recognition of familiar sights, sounds or smells.

Sensory stimulation, and particularly comforting sounds, tend to decrease anxiety and agitation. Music can be a powerful tool in providing relief from pain, discomfort and anxiety when a person is in the final stages of life.

Because music is processed in a different part of the brain than language, it provides a means of connecting with people who have dementia while also offering an overall sense of comfort and well-being.

IPods can be dropped off at HHHC’s administrative office at 7 Executive Park Drive in Merrimack.

HHHC serves, among others, Amherst, Bedford, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, New Boston and Wilton.