Music Therapy Makes a Difference!!

How can live, interactive music therapy benefit you and your residents?  Here’s what some of our happy clients have to say:

Improved Socialization:

brings us together

We love our weekly hour of singing with UpBeat!  It brings us together like no other activity.


Independent Living, Portland, OR

talking to one another

Your music group always gets people talking to one another and interacting – thank you!


Assisted Living Facility, Vancouver, WA

more social

After one hour of live, interactive music, our elderly residents are happier, calmer and also more social. They cannot wait until Tuesday when our music therapist comes. Even if they are not in a good mood, they do not want to skip music therapy!

Dr. Ben Simon
Owner, Ankeny Circle Adult Family Home, Portland OR

Improved Mood:

uplifting experience

Music Therapy has been a very uplifting experience for our residents and families.  Their laughing, bantering and voices echoing through our home has been priceless.  You all do a beautiful job!

Christa Lipe
Family & Company NW, LLC, Battle Ground, WA

forget about any pain or depression

When my residents know that is Music Therapy day, they get very excited! When they hear the music, they sing and forget about any pain or depression...you can see big smiles on their faces that stay with them for the next couple of days.

Carmen Craciun
Owner, Carmen's Quality AFH, Vancouver, WA

light up, stress relief, brain stimulation, exercise and social interaction

Our residents light up during Music Therapy.  We witness all the benefits from stress relief and brain stimulation to exercise and social interaction.  Music Therapy enhances residents’ lives and we wouldn’t operate without it.

Jamie Myers
Owner, Sequoia Heights Adult Family Home, Vancouver, WA

brings my residents to life, smiles and positive attitude

Music therapy brings my residents to life.  The happiness the singing brings to their day, truly shines through the smiles on their faces and the positive attitude they display to everyone around them.

Annie Gehrke
Activities Director, Homewoods on the Willamette, Milwaukie, OR

Greater Participation in Activities:

smile and engage

We have seen residents that don’t normally interact smile and engage in the singing and instrument play.


Memory Care, Vancouver, WA

engaged and staying happy

Music therapy has accomplished getting our residents engaged and staying happy.


ALF, Camas, WA

able to participate

Everyone who was able to participate DID participate!


Skilled Nursing Facility, Vancouver, WA

Improved Functioning:

day that is manageable

Music Therapy turns a difficult day for a resident struggling with dementia to a day that is manageable and enjoyable.

Jamie Myers
Owner, Sequoia Heights Adult Family Home

It’s Fun:

everyone looks forward to the music therapy sessions

All my clients have mental health conditions (dementia) but everyone looks forward to the music therapy sessions. After the hour our music therapist spends with my clients, they are calmer and more relaxed.

Codruta Ailinchi
Owner, Quality Care AFH, Vancouver, WA

staff often join in

Our staff often join in the music sessions and they enjoy interacting with the residents in a positive way.


Memory Care, Camas, WA

joy to their souls

Life in an AFH can get a little static at times for residents.  UpBeat Music Therapy brings joy to their souls and smiles to their faces!


AFH, Portland, OR