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Music Care Services: Music-Thanatology

JourneyCare is a pioneer in applying sound to ease pain and anxiety, especially at the end of life.

What is Music-Thanatology?

Creating beautiful music with harp and voice, music-thanatoligists modulate both tempo and tone to respond to changes in the body, such as the slowing of pulse and breathing. This advanced, science-based music guides patients during the transition through the final hours of life.

JourneyCare is the only hospice in Illinois with a music-thanatology program, with trained experts on staff who have met the rigorous standards of professional certification by the Music-Thanatology Association International. Drawing on both musical and clinical palliative care training, these experts work in periodic vigils that alternate with silent periods for you and your loved ones to rest.

We invite you to listen to these samples from our music-thanatologists: