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At Unified Care Hospice, we strongly believe the patient and family are an integral member of our team. Our staff will support and guide you. The patient and family will be involved in every decision that we make as a team. Our hospice services are built around a family-centered approach to care.

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Philosophy & values

Unified Care Hospice

There is no more effective way to maximize quality of life than with personalized care. By treating the individual, not the condition, the teams at Uniffied Care are able to create care plans that help each person achieve the best life possible.

Dennis Silva | Founder

Dennis Silva brings over 20 years of healthcare experience to his role as a Founding member of Unified Care Hospice. With expertise in Nursing, Sales, and Administration, Dennis is a compassionate leader who strives to create a family atmosphere at the hospice. His goal is to ensure a holistic journey for every individual who seeks care.

Dennis is dedicated to providing comprehensive support and comfort to patients and their loved ones. His understanding of the importance of holistic care drives him to create enriching and fulfilling experiences for those under the hospice's care.

Dennis's community engagement is exemplified by his previous position as the Vice President of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Nevada.

Dennis Silva's extensive healthcare experience, compassionate nature, and leadership abilities make him an invaluable asset to Unified Care Hospice. He works tirelessly to ensure a holistic journey for patients and their families while fostering a familial atmosphere.

Dennis embodies the mission of Unified Care Hospice, creating a welcoming environment where everyone feels embraced and supported.

Timothy Beckett | Founder

Dr. Timothy Beckett has been practicing as a board certified anesthesiologist in the Las Vegas area since 2003. A native Texan, Dr. Beckett received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, and his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio in 1999.

Dr. Beckett then attended the University of Michigan for his anesthesiology residency, and served as Chief Resident during his final year there. In 2008 he and his partner formed Valley Anesthesiology Consultants, a thriving anesthesiology group that they were able to grow to include over 40 physicians and CRNAs. In recent years, he and his partner entered into a strategic partnership with National Partners in Healthcare, a private equity backed anesthesia practice management company, and he is now a physician partner with the company.

Dr. Beckett currently serves as Medical Director of the Pain Matters Wellness Center where his major focus is to assist in curbing addiction by employing non-opioid modalities to treat pain. He is a past Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology for Southern Hills Hospital. He is a Clinical Faculty Supervisor and Adjunct Professor for Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Beckett is a staunch proponent of the use of cannabis in the treatment of many medical illnesses, including chronic pain, and believes cannabis has a very relevant place in end of life care for certain individuals. He is licensed to practice medicine in Nevada, Arizona, and California, and his hope is to spread his concept of “Holistic Passing” to these states as Unified Care Hospice grows.

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The Harmonious Blend of Hospice Care and Music Wellness: A Guide to Enhanced Comfort and Peace

February 06, 20242 min read

Understanding the Role of Music in Hospice Care

Hospice care, a form of compassionate end-of-life care, aims to provide comfort rather than cure. In this journey, the integration of music wellness plays a pivotal role. It's not merely about listening to melodies; it's about tailored musical experiences that profoundly resonate with each individual's emotional and spiritual needs.

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Music Wellness: More Than Just a Playlist

The essence of music wellness in hospice care goes beyond the boundaries of basic entertainment. It's an art form that speaks directly to the soul, offering a sense of peace and tranquility. From classical symphonies to soothing natural sounds, every note and rhythm is carefully selected to align with the patient's preferences, creating a therapeutic soundscape.

Tailoring Music to Individual Needs

Every person's journey is unique, and so is their connection with music. Customizing musical experiences to suit individual tastes and histories is crucial. This customization might involve playing a beloved song from their youth or composing a gentle, rhythmic sound that mirrors their heartbeat, offering a deeply personal touch.

The Science Behind Music and Wellness

It's not just about the emotional impact. Scientific research supports the benefits of music in reducing pain, anxiety, and stress levels. Melodies and rhythms can positively affect brainwave patterns, leading to improved emotional states and a sense of well-being.

Music Therapy: A Skilled Practice

Professional music therapists, armed with a deep understanding of how music impacts the mind and body, play a vital role. They are trained to observe responses, adjust musical selections, and use music as a tool to facilitate communication, memory recall, and emotional expression.

Integrating Music into Daily Hospice Care

Incorporating music into daily care routines isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. It's about finding the right moments, whether it's a morning melody to uplift spirits or a nighttime tune to promote restful sleep. The goal is to make music a natural and comforting part of the hospice experience.

Music: A Bridge for Family Connections

Music also serves as a bridge between patients and their families. It can rekindle shared memories, create new moments, and provide a comforting presence when words are hard to find. It's a powerful tool that brings people together in times of need.

Conclusion: The Symphony of Care and Comfort

The blend of hospice care and music wellness is a symphony of care and comfort. It's about creating moments of joy, peace, and connection in a journey that is often challenging. This harmonious approach underscores the importance of addressing not just the physical but also the emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life, making every moment count.

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