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Atom Aged Care offering complimentary music therapy to aged care facilities in Sydney

ATOM Aged Care provides Allied Health Services to aged care homes across Australia, NZ and the UK. They focus on changing the attitude and approach to aged health care. ATOM's new Operations Officer, Chloe Hanlee, has a passion for music and is an accomplished harpist so ATOM approached one of their clients, The Laurels in Kogarah, to offer a free event for the harpist to perform for residents.
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Senior Business Development Manager, Anthony Langley, says “We are always looking for new ways to improve the lives of the elderly in the aged care setting and are fully aware of the benefits of music therapy. We were also aware that facilities sometimes find it difficult to fill their event calendar, so this seemed like a perfect solution combining music therapy and entertainment, and we were thrilled by The Laurels’ enthusiasm for the initiative.’

The Laurels’ Manager, Stephanie Romano, says, We have had ATOM’s dietitian service for a while now, and are looking forward to working with their podiatry team. When we heard about ATOM’s Music Therapy initiative we were very excited to be a part of it.  It's refreshing to work with a company genuinely looking for additional ways to benefit our residents and look forward to furthering the excellent relationship we have developed with them.’ 

Those who attended thoroughly enjoyed it and all said they would love to have Chloe return. I consider the event very successful' she says.

Music Therapy is gaining momentum as a genuine research-based tool to actively support people to improve health and wellbeing. In particular, it has been shown that listening to the harp has many significant health benefits, including reduced blood pressure, a reduction in anxiety and pain levels, and also helps calm and relax listeners with dementia.

ATOM’s harpist, Chloe has developed a set list that aims to fully engage with the residents for them to gain maximum benefit from the session.

She says I was so excited to be able to use my talent playing the harp in a therapeutic setting and hope many more facilities will see the benefit of music therapy.’

As Generation Y ages, it is believed that Residential Aged Care will need to consider alternative wellness therapies, a movement that is synonymous with this generation. ATOM believes that providing Music Therapy with the harp is a perfect entry into this type of care that will no doubt be part of aged care in the future.

ATOM are offering this complimentary benefit to all facilities who sign up, or already have signed up, for ATOM’s podiatry or physiotherapy service in the greater Sydney area.

Facilities wishing to take advantage of this benefit should contact Anthony Langley at ATOM on 02 8081 0800 or email anthony.langley@atomagedcare.com

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