Patient Stories

Santa's Helpers Ensured He Could Deliver Christmas Cheer in July
Santa's Helpers Ensured He Could Deliver Christmas Cheer in July
July 15, 2022

If you’re wondering where Santa hides out in the Summer months, it’s in Tennessee. He’s celebrating Christmas in July. And even though it’s 100 plus degrees ...

How Song Creation Brings a Hospice Patient and His Family Closure
How Song Creation Brings a Hospice Patient and His Family Closure
June 30, 2022

Lyrics define and express a writer’s emotion. Add vocal and instrumental sounds and you have a beautiful tool to assist hospice patients. Music Therapy can ...

Bonded by a Remembrance of Love
Bonded by a Remembrance of Love
May 25, 2022

The following story was submitted by Ethan Pope, AccentCare music therapist. A special thank you to Ethan, Caitlin Sunderland, Albert Sarfo-Asante, and Esther ...

When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness
When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness
May 02, 2022

It’s hard to watch a loved one deal with mental illness. You want to help. Yet you may not know what to do. Your loved one may even push you away. But don’t ...

Brain Training Prevents Mental Fragility And Falling
Brain Training Prevents Mental Fragility And Falling
May 02, 2022

Some seniors can experience the mental difficulties of old age, like forgetfulness or poor attention span. Yet others somehow manage to remain mentally sharp, ...

From Muscle Beach to Vaudeville Acts – A Glamorous Life
From Muscle Beach to Vaudeville Acts – A Glamorous Life
December 23, 2021

The golden years of Muscle Beach in Santa Monica became the Camelot of physical fitness. Muscle Beach was widely seen as the home of the fitness revolution, ...

The Only Thing Saving Their Hearts
The Only Thing Saving Their Hearts
December 16, 2021

Our patient MJ, his wife Lauren, and two sons Rhett and Logan endured a sad and difficult time when MJ was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic renal cell ...

A Trailblazing Fashionista from Hawaii to California
A Trailblazing Fashionista from Hawaii to California
December 07, 2021

Meet Esther. At 104 years of age she has an incredible legacy and rich history to share. To this day she embodies vivacity, a quick wit, and a great sense of ...

Undying Love at the End of Life
Undying Love at the End of Life
March 17, 2021

If you knew you only had a little while left to live, what would you do? This question is very real to our patients, some of whom only have months or even days ...

Mail From the Chiefs
Mail From the Chiefs
January 29, 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs have a lot going on right now, but that didn’t stop them from taking care of one of their biggest fans. When our social worker Terrell ...

Music Therapy for Baby Denisha
Music Therapy for Baby Denisha
September 18, 2019

Most of us realize the power of music to motivate, express, and connect with our higher power as we use it to help us exercise, dance with our partner, share ...

Making Music and Memories
Making Music and Memories
July 18, 2019

Music therapy can be such a powerful instrument to bring joy and peace to our patients, or to soothe and calm during agitation or restlessness. Even if you’re ...

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