Rehabilitation, Nursing Care and Hospice Patients
Aromatherapy and herbal treatments can be an incredibly supportive companion to current treatment plans.
What types of clients do I work with and how can aromatherapy and herbal formulas benefit them?
Rehabilitation patients: If someone is in a facility temporarily to receive rehabilitation services before they can go home. Both aromatherapy and herbal treatments can be tremendously beneficial as a compliment to other traditional treatments already in place. Both modalities can help with the stress and anxiety of the healing process and being in an unfamiliar place. There are many ways we can also help with pain and speeding of the healing process itself. Many plants have been known to help regenerate nerves and aid in the repair of bones, muscle. tendons and other tissues. Using herbal medicine as a complimentary treatment in rehabilitation has been shown to help move the healing process along and get you home and back to your life quicker.
Moving to or already residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility: Just like entering rehab. Living in a nursing care facility can be a HUGE adjustment. I can help by working with the family in so many ways from helping with depression and anxiety associated with the transition to living in a nursing or assisted living facility, helping to improve cognition and memory and thus often relieving anxiety in those experiencing memory problems related to dementia and alzheimer's. Herbal treatments have even been well documented helping to relieve pain and inflammation related to all kinds of health issues without the need for pharmaceutical pain medications that come with many side effects and can often cause or contribute to cognitive issues and memory problems. For those residents that are bed or chair bound, they often experience pain and even sores from laying or sitting on the same spot for extended periods of time. I can help there too. I love the feeling of knowing I've made life a little bit more comfortable for our aging loved ones.
Hospice/end of life care: During a session in a hospice facility or home hospice setting, our goal is to bring peace and comfort to the patient and their loved ones as they prepare for the transition beyond this life. It can be a stressful and scary time for everyone. People can become afraid, confused or agitated as the time of passing draws nearer.
Aromatherapy is especially helpful in easing pain and relieving anxiety for a hospice patient and their loved ones, making their remaining time a more peaceful one for all.
There is no cost for the initial consultation for rehab, nursing and hospice patients in 2020. The initial consultation takes about 1 Hour. I do request that a family member or other loved one that knows history including medical history, especially when there are concerns with memory loss and confusion, but in any circumstance, a trusted love one nearby can be a comfort when a new person (me) comes in asking questions. Along with having a conversation, I may also ask permission to assess a persons pulse as well as their tongue. This can give me a better idea of what herbs or treatments I might recommend.
At the end of our first meeting, I'll provide you with a list of recommendations that I think would be helpful for your specific body and situation. in addition to herbal and aromatherapy formulas, my recommendations could include things like dietary recommendations, lifestyle changes, etc. All formulas are handmade by me and are specific to the person I create them for. They will either be made for you right there or will often be delivered to you same or next day. Occasionally an ingredient I recommend may need to be ordered so arrival rime will depend upon my suppliers shipping. I make every effort to get it to you as quickly as possible. If you would like to purchase formulas, cost depends on the formula ingredients and the form it takes as well as the amount. (teas, tinctures, topical applications, supplements etc). The cost for formulas typically range between $5 and $30. Many, but not all will benefit from regular or occasional follow up sessions.
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In memory of My Grandmother who we lost to Pancreatic Cancer on Mother's Day 2015. A vibrant woman who lit up a room when she walked in. When she became a great-grandmother she asked everyone to call her TOKI (Swedish for crazy according to her Swedish father).