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Coro Health introduces therapeutic audio to AlzCare

April 14, 2011 Health Care & Hospitals news in Austin tx,Texas, United States of America

Austin tx, Texas, United States of America ( April 14, 2011 -- Austin, TX – April 14, 2011: Coro Health LLC, a leading provider of therapeutic audio solutions for the long-term care market, announced today that AlzCare in New Braunfels, TX, has successfully implemented its system for their memory care residents.

“We center our individualized care around integrity, service, dignity, and excellence” says AlzCare Residence Manager Marcus Mercer. “Coro Health’s audio system is another step in supporting our care goals. We’ve been thrilled with the effectiveness of the service, adding another layer of positive energy to our environment for residents, families, and caregivers alike.”

The Coro Health system has been clinically proven to lower both agitation and depression by up to 54%, and the benefits of therapeutic music for those suffering from various forms of dementia are well documented. Research proves that music has the ability to aid in memory recall, positively impact mood, decrease stress, and lower medication usage.

“As the number of people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s continues to rise dramatically, we’re pleased to offer non-pharmacological options that assist in improving the quality of life for residents living in locations just like AlzCare” says Coro Health President and co-founder, Brian Anderson. “AlzCare is home to wonderful people and an amazing staff, and we are thrilled to embark on this partnership.”

Residents that participate in the MusicFirst program receive individualized music, faith and media prescriptions from Coro Health’s team of neuroscientists, music therapists, media designers and registered nurses. The content is then delivered directly into a resident’s room on-demand or at scheduled times throughout the day. The music and media is used to help transition, relax, reflect, stimulate and manage various symptoms. Caregivers are trained to proactively use MusicFirst in conjunction with a resident’s medical plan of care. Furthermore, on-site therapists utilize the system to compliment their existing therapy programs.

About Coro Health

Coro Health provides therapeutic audio solutions designed to improve the quality of life of seniors, whether at home or in long-term care communities. Individuals benefit from customized content including individual Music Prescriptions™, faith, media and reminders, delivered via computer and Internet connection, either on-demand or by pre-determined schedule. Coro Health’s solutions have been clinically proven to improve the effects of agitation and depression through non-pharmacological intervention. For more information visit:

About AlzCare Assisted Living, L.L.C.

Alzcare was formed in 1998 with the mission to provide assisted living services to persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia. AlzCare maintains a commitment to serving individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease in an intimate, home setting generously staffed by well trained, compassionate and engaging caregivers. Visit for more information about our eight Texas locations.

Thursday, April 14, 2011