A few comments I’ve received …
This is a thrilling program and opportunity to serve a special group of people in a loving and realistic way. Many other sites focus on the “about” elements of dementia and Alzheimer’s, but this one includes a critical component, the “how” of bringing spiritual enrichment into the hearts and minds of challenged people. … I work as a caregiver for Home Instead – for nine years now – and encounter spiritual challenges from clients now and then. I can breathe a sigh of relief from your website content that such valuable chaplaincy tools of approach and practice are available.
For teachers who are not soloists, this is a great help … The Elderly relate to the hymns when they can’t with anything else. The biggest smile comes across their faces, their eyes light up and their mouths open and they begin to sing. Thank you so much for not forgetting the Elderly! To God be the Glory!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I work at a nursing home and God has put it on my heart to start a Bible study/discussion time at the facility with our residents. I am planning to read, study, and discuss the Bible in the class, following their lead and comfort level. I also thought singing gospel songs they were familiar with would be a wonderful way for them to be able to worship as well. Which is how I happened upon your website. Having all of this information in one place is nothing short of a miracle!! The class starts next Friday and I feel so much more confident in my approach to being able to serve these beautiful people. I wasn’t worried, I knew God would lead me and reveal to me the way to deliver his word, and here it is!! Complete with the perfect songs, that they will be able to sing along to. What a blessing! Again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
Hi there! My name is Amanda and I am the Activities Director at a Skilled Nursing Facility in Missouri. Every Wednesday we host a “virtual non-denominational church service” using your videos. Our residents absolutely love it, and we continue to get more interested residents every week. Please don’t stop what you are doing! You are amazing and we couldn’t be more grateful!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I did not want to re-invent the wheel. I am a visiting pastor at memory care facility and an assisted living center. These are invaluable for leading the group in both situations and facilities. Thanks again!!!!
I work in long term care as the spiritual care provider. Today I was given five minutes to pull together an impromptu hymn sing. On other occasions the activation personnel has pulled up music video hymns. They have lovely scenery and hard to read fancy script for the words that seniors have trouble seeing. Most of the range is too high or hard to follow. Today I told them to pull up your music slides and singing. My seniors thanked me, saying the variety was really good and the styles of music. The songs where a good key to sing and really nice to listen to if we stopped singing. I observed as we sang and the participation and enjoyment was obvious. Thank you for the use of these resources.
What a blessing you are to countless people and their families, Elisa! I just discovered your website yesterday through Teepa Snow’s staff. My Mom has been asking for just these types of resources for a few years since her hearing, sight and cognitive decline have become more significant. … The resources you offer would give us something to interact with together as well as for her to just listen to and be refreshed by. God bless you as you minister to those He truly loves in the midst of their unique life challenges.
I just want to say thanks to you for the moment I find your website! I am a Chinese music therapy student and I do not have much experience with this area. What you write here reminds me of elders I met before… Besides, I am preparing for graduate study in US and always hoping to become an excellent music therapist. By learning what you share here can help me to know more and get closer to elders who have religious beliefs!
Thank you so much for sharing this resource. I recently became a Chaplain at a VOA facility in Montrose, CO. I am ministering to both long term care, and memory care residents. And just like you were saying there are not that many resources out there on spiritual care for the elderly not to mention those with dementia. Thanks so much.
Thank you SO MUCH for what you do! You have truly been a blessing to our family. We care for my Mom at home, who has vascular dementia, and with the strict quarantine in our country (Panama, Central America), it has been really hard adjusting since she is a VERY active person. It is so hard to get her to connect with any activity for more than a little while, but she INSTANTLY connects with your program like nothing I’ve seen before. Calms right down and is at peace. Even more so than when she is in her own church, which is her favorite place in the world. Again, I can’t thank you enough. We watch your programs multiple times a day. You have been a life-saver. I am praying for you and your ministry.
I just wanted to take the time to thank you SO very much for your non-denominational service. It is serving our residents here in Bloom at Lakewood in Lakewood, OH very well. They look forward to seeing you every week! Thank you for making our days so much brighter!
Thanks for a brilliant website and resources. Just what I would need in the coming years when I finish my chaplain certificate and volunteer into this type of ministry. Blessings in Christ our saviour.