To help care homes provide a variety of music-based activities in these unprecedented times, Musikind is offering 300 care homes free access to its music-based App until 15th October 2020.
What is Musikind?
Musikind is an iPad App that has been developed by a Music Therapist specially for use in care homes.
An Activities Coordinator at Avonbourne Care Centre OSJCT described it as "absolutely imperative and important for the home”.
With specifically designed music and guidance, the App enables carers to access the benefits of music in daily care without the need for any musical training.
Musikind also offers structured activities, such as one-to-one and group singalongs, musical trivia and a library of ideas for using music in care.
All the music in the App is designed for purpose, meaning each song has been created with different therapeutic benefits in mind.
Musikind is a Finalist in the Innovation Excellence Award at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo taking place in November 2020.
How can I access the Free Pass?
You can quickly apply for a Musikind Free Pass by visiting www.musikind.co.uk/freepass
and filling in the short form.
The Musikind Free Pass runs from 15th April 2020 to 15th October 2020.
No payment details are required to access the offer, but an Apple iPad must be available at the home to download the App.
Grace Meadows, Senior Music Therapist and Programme Director at Music for Dementia 2020, said: “Access to music is so important to everyone in a care home setting, but for people with dementia it really is a lifeline as cognitive functions deteriorate. Thank you, Musikind, for making this offer when overstretched care workers need as much support as possible.”