pCare and Coro Health have integrated therapeutic music and spiritual support into pCare’s Interactive Patient System.

The new offering is available to any pCare client, including nursing homes, and will leverage Coro Health’ offerings including MusicFirst and CoroFaith.

“One of the biggest challenges hospitals and healthcare systems face in caring for patients during a pandemic is the isolation that comes with infection control measures,” said Dave Bennett, CEO of pCare. “In the absence of face-to-face contact with family, friends and even the hospital staff, music and faith can break down the walls of the care setting and help bring patients into the mindset needed for better patient outcomes and reduce the pressures on the staff caring for them.”

In a peer-reviewed clinical trial published in the Journal of Music & Medicine, MusicFirst programs reduced agitation and depression in patients in memory care or long-term care settings by 27 to 54%. The outcome-based therapeutic music programs draw from a library of over 20,000 songs by original artists. Every song is broken down into nine distinct characteristics through a proprietary “Music Prescription” process. The songs are played for users in a systematic way that promotes clinical benefits.  

CoroFaith offers patients over 1,000 hours of spiritual and religious support programs incorporating various traditions and beliefs.

“COVID-19 has put a spotlight on an issue that’s not new. Music and spirituality are vital tools in the healthcare setting — whether acute care, outpatient, assisted living, skilled nursing, hospice or others,” said David Schofman, co-founder and CEO of Coro Health. “When we don’t create easy access for patients, we miss a chance to improve not just outcomes, but a more meaningful experience of care for patients and their loved ones.”