Calmology toolkit, for aged care and health care
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Calmology Phone Consultations and integrated bodycare products have assisted many people across Australia as a drug-free intervention for people with agitation and distress in dementia. These symptoms and behaviours are very distressing for the person and can greatly impact the workload and health of family, carers and fellow-residents. With the introduction of new standards for all Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities – you may find our specialised care strategies can assist. They have been developed over time, informed by thousands of hours supporting hundreds of people living with moderate to advanced dementia and valuable feedback from their carers.
*Become part of the Calmology team – we welcome training enquiries from occupational, diversional and lifestyle therapists and nursing and massage professionals.
Drug-free intervention for common symptoms
Calmology, through years of experience and collaboration with carers and health professionals, can assist carers by providing alternate care options for these symptoms:
- Restlessness in the afternoon and evening
- Compulsive behaviours, such as constant pacing and vocalising
- Severe emotional distress
- Anger, aggression and erratic moods
- Nocturnal restlessness
- Panic and distress with hygiene
- Other rare and complex behaviours
Our exclusive plant-based formulas are topically-applied to aid relaxation, offer gentle pain relief and temporarily reduce symptoms of agitation. We also have gentle products to assist with daily hygiene. We always recommend patch testing as standard practice. Our cosmetic range is very low risk, however please notify your pharmacist before purchase if the person has any known allergies.
For more comprehensive care, ask us about our Calmology Relaxation Innovator package.
An integrated approach using the Calmology range and proven care strategies, this program is suitable for carers, families, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and registered nurses. Residential Aged Care facilities can also adopt and promote this program as part of their drug-free intervention approach.
People We've Helped
We found at the stage when mum (being cared for in her own home) was quite distressed and fearful and had started to vocalise loudly – our family decided we didn’t want to medicate her. We found that using the Calmology products took the edge off the agitation and each time we would apply the Mave Balm throughout the day – she would calm down. We were able to maintain this over a period of almost 2 years -until the illness advanced and it was no longer necessary. Whilst we were able to use the products we didn’t have to medicate her and it was a big plus for us and I would recommend people to try it to preserve their opportunity to engage with their loved one. Claire Macpherson, (daughter) Gymea Bay NSW
Thankyou Merrian for sending to Tasmania by courier a lovely assortment of spritzers and creams to help manage my mum’s agitation during the day and especially in the evening. My mum now settles off to sleep quicker without getting out of bed numerous times. Calmology products smell absolutely gorgeous and the staff in dementia care unit enjoy applying them. Thankyou for your excellent products and support. We are very fortunate to be able to improve and my mothers agitation naturally. W Dhanji (daughter)
We have been using Calmology strategies and the Jade Body Spritz, Jade Face & Body Cream and Dusk Body Oil since February 2017 and continue to use them. Our resident was experiencing frequent low moods; was resisting food and hygiene and possibly struggling with pain. I do find it effective and after it is applied she is calmer. Kelly Solyk, Senior Enrolled Nurse, WA
Elaine prior to implementation displayed frequent verbal and physical outbursts towards other residents and staff. E.’s mood and behaviours have significantly improved since implementing Calmology. Whilst some days Elaine refuses application, we notice the effect the application of the creams have on Elaine and her behaviours. Staff continue to attempt to apply creams, with compliance slowly improving in E. Natasha (Quality Manager) Catholic Healthcare NSW