Music is helping older North-east residents receive care at home, inspectors have said.
Monitors from the Care Inspectorate watchdog visited Ann Inspired Care, which is based on the Arnhall Business Park in Westhill, on February 20 and have now published their inspection report.
The firm provides care for 140 people in their own homes in Peterculter, Milltimber, Cults, Airyhall and Mannofield.
“Academic research has shown how beneficial listening to the right music can be for people living with dementia, particularly when a person is experiencing communication difficulties,” said the report.
It added: “It was therefore excellent the service had provided all staff with training on Playlists for Life and had started to use this with some service users.
“For example, one service user found receiving personal care less distressing when care staff used their mobile phones to play some of the service user’s favourite songs from their personalised playlist.”
Inspectors rated the service “very good” for care and support – the second best of six possible ratings – and “good” for management – the third best rating.