Brodie Ranch Nursing & Rehabilitation Center was the epicenter for our Personalized Music Program Launch in Austin, Texas. Our relationship with “The Ranch’s” director, Angela Elkins was facilitated by local musicians through word-of-mouth. These amazing musicians are part of a group that performs live music there on a bi-weekly basis. With the help of many local musicians and independent volunteers we were able to provide a personalized music program which was delivered as part of our 12 Days Of Christmas effort. Our Music Discovery Outings were highlighted by engagement and dialogue from residents that had not spoke in over 6 months. The Ranch continues to send us photo updates of the residents enjoying their devices and our hearts couldn’t be more filled.
AN UPDATE FROM DIRECTOR ANGELA ELKINS
We use the music players daily at Brodie Ranch. Really they meet the needs of everyone – higher & lower functioning residents. This program has really helped meet the needs of our residents that are bed bound & unable to leave theirs rooms or bed. Our mail lady walks around delivering the mail with her music player on. Residents family members are able to sit with their loved one listening to the same music. Words can’t describe how powerful it is to watch someone crossed over to the afterlife listening to music , it makes the journey a calm & peaceful one. They are dancing with the Angels now!!
This program has brought life back into our residents souls! Their not sitting around waiting to die anymore … Their life matters & their memories matter.. And the power of music has made that happen here at The Ranch!!!
Big thanks to Music is Our Weapon for making the lives of our residents count!!