Sundowner's Aromatherapy Program
To improve the Quality of Life for the Resident that is suffering from Sundowner's Syndrome. To reduce the anxiety and increased agitation that is associated with Sundowner's Syndrome.
After the review of the Clinical Record of the resident that has been identified from the Quality Indicator list that they are appropriate for the Aromatherapy Program it will be determined if they will receive diffusion and application of lotion or just application of lotion.
If the resident's Clinical Record determines that the resident has a Respiratory Diagnosis then that resident will only receive topical application of lotion and not the diffusion.
The resident's name will be placed on an Aromatherapy Review sheet and will be placed in the Aromatherapy Notebook This sheet will be used to track the application of the Sundowner's Cream© .
For residents on this program they will all receive application ofSundowner's Cream© four times per day on the hands, neck, forearms and/or feet.
If they are appropriate for diffusing they will be taken to a quiet area in the early afternoon where a diffuser with Sundowner's Essential Oil Blend will be diffused for two to three hours.
Suggested music to be played at this time is: Relax; Reflective Impressions Nature; Reflective Impressions Hymns; or Reflective Impressions Classical or other relaxation/nature music.
All residents will be monitored for any signs of negative reaction.
Results: A marked improvement was documented for all patients, restlessness was lowered significantly and all residents and staff, enjoy a much gentler, peaceful atmosphere.
When ArcAncient cream is not used, irritability increases dramatically again.