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Singing in the delivery room

Music is used as a means of enhancing care in many contexts and may make an instantaneous human connection in the delivery room. That is why Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja, aka “The Singing Doctor” provides the new lives he delivers with a musical welcome into this world.


25 ways people use Room 217 music

 1.  Enroute from chemo

 2.  In grief and bereavement

 3.  To promote sleep

 4.  To reduce agitation

 5.  In care baskets and comfort carts

 6.  To help complete relationships

 7.  In surgical recovery rooms and in waiting rooms

 8.  To accompany exercise like Gentle Gym, Yoga or Pilates

 9.  To support people who are dying

10.  In dementia care, especially at mealtimes and sundowning

11.  As background ambiance in organ donation transition process

Music and Dementia Care: 5 Tips for Caregivers

On January 9, the Room 217 Foundation began a series of free webinars that address issues in music and care. The first webinar addressed Making Meaningful Connections: Music in Dementia Care and was presented by Bev Foster, ED Room 217 Foundation. The following is a part of the webinar. If you would like to register for upcoming webinars, Click Here

Announcing 2 New Music Care Education Programs in 2014

2014 marks an exciting year for Room 217 Foundation, with the launch of two new education opportunities: A Music Care Certificate Program and a FREE Webinar Series.


The Music Care Certificate Program will train caregivers of all kinds to be confident, skilled and informed deliverers of music care. And a free webinar series will offer the same quality guest lectures we’ve come to know at Music Care Conferences, right from the comforts of your own computer.  Registration is now open for both these programs!



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