Thoughts on satellite radio for Memory Care?
I've been considering something for a little while. What are your thoughts on paying for a satellite radio subscription for a person in Memory Care? The resident has advanced dementia and is not able to focus on tv or read. She can barely sit up and is really declining. Severe stage Vascular Dementia, possibly mixed with AD. But, she does seem to perk up with some music is played. She has her radio in her room, but, it is in rural area and has poor reception. There are no stations that play her favorite music, 60's, 70's popular and modern country. She has CD's, but, I can't rely on staff to rotate and monitor that. Having a set station of her favorite music without interruption, that I can rotate weekly seems ideal. I am concerned that she might not be in her room that much.
Does anyone think this is a good idea or not. I think that I'll have to purchase a special antenna and have it fixed outside the building, but, that's doable. I estimate the setup at under $100. and then the monthly fee for service under $30.00.
I've even considered donating it to the MC unit, so they can play an oldies station for all in the Activity room for an hour or so a day. I think the other residents would like it too. Has anyone considered this?