Don’t let the name fool you! At Mother Earth Pillows, we sell more than just pillows. We also sell aromatherapy products such as Essential Oils and spritzers. These products can help refresh your pillows, encourage relaxation, promote sleep and provide comfort to those who use them.
At Brookdale Senior Living Centers, they provide for seniors at the independent, assisted, memory care and skilled care levels. With over 1,000 locations nationwide, they strive to give their residents the best possible care with opportunities for them to improve their wellness, stay connected with friends and family and enjoy life to the fullest. They truly believe that while everyone does age, it should not prevent anyone from living.
Brookdale’s Memory Care facilities have been using a special morning and evening blend of our essential oils spritzers for three years. Prior to using Mother Earth products, their Memory Care residents had trouble with rashes and other skin problems when using certain products during pre-meal washing. Because of this, Brookdale wanted to find a product that was all-natural, safe and well-tested.
Today, they use our Day-Time and Evening Essential Oil blends prior to meals and in the rooms of some of their residents especially with their residents who have Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia and it’s symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Caregivers of this disease provide an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care, which would cost over $323 billion dollars.
Our Day-Time and Evening essential oil blends contain a mixture of herbs that are diluted with distilled water. The Day-Time blend contains sweet orange, lemon, and lemongrass, which invigorates, energizes and wakes you up. The Evening blend contains lavender and marjoram, which soothes, relaxes and gets you ready to sleep.
Brookdale’s Senior Director of Dementia Care and Programs, Juliet Holt Klinger, said the residents enjoy the scents of the blends and it helps relax them during the meal preparation process.
“We wet warm washcloths prior to every meal,” Klinger said. “The residents really like the washing process because it makes them feel like a VIP prior to the meal.”
Brookdale Senior Living Centers takes wonderful care of all of their residents. We are proud to be partners with Juliet and the Brookdale team!