Village Hospice Music Therapy

At Village Hospice, music therapy emphasizes life at the end of life. We offer it to all of our hospice patients because it has a remarkable ability to provide comfort and improve quality of life for hospice patients and their families and caregivers.


Music is used both in therapy and as therapy, as a way to help express emotions when words fail. It can bring together the past and present, mend fences and mend hearts, bringing people together and bringing closure.

Because we believe that each person deserves to live each day to the fullest, music therapy is available to every Village Hospice patient within 5 days of admission – without a waiting list – wherever they call home.

NOTE: Because of the restrictions and limitations to protect patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Music Therapy may not be available to everyone.

Our board-certified music therapists spend time with the patient and family to learn how music is meaningful to them. Then we develop a customized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes, taking extra care to consider cultural backgrounds and spiritual beliefs.

  • People can benefit from music therapy through listening, through singing, or through playing music, even if they are not musically inclined.
  • Even when a person isn’t feeling well or able to communicate, music therapy can help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, grief, respiratory distress and sleep disturbances.
  • Music therapy also is available as bereavement support for grieving family members, helping them to process their grief and adjust to new life circumstances.
  • There is no fee for our music therapy services.

Village Hospice

1001 N.W. Chipman Road, Ste. 237
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Fax: 816-251-8019
Toll Free: 877-340-4006

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