About
Calmology

 

Welcome to Calmology

 

Calmology was established in response to clinical managers and nurses seeking a drug-free way to alleviate agitation in Australians with dementia.

Over the years, our range has been tested, refined and has evolved beyond aged care for the wellness of people in the wider community. Calmology bodycare is carefully formulated with plant oils and herbal tinctures used for centuries for their wellbeing and fragrance properties. Our natural Australian creams, body oil, body spritz and balms are crafted to soothe your body and mind – and will feel beautiful on your skin.

Who is Calmology suitable for

We have been providing individualised consultations to residential aged care facilities across Australia since 2012. We are also reaching out to carers and people within the NDIS sector. If you are caring for a person who has unresolved or severe anxiety or agitation you may wish to organise a Calmology Consultation or Personal Visit – (please see our Shop page.) Many of us struggle with increasing demands of our fast-paced modern lives. If you are an overloaded parent, committed student or are experiencing hormonal anxiety, you may find that including Calmology in a holistic approach to your wellbeing can assist and you may wish to try our Ease Duo. Now available at selected pharmacies.

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Partner with us

If you are a pharmacist, general practitioner or peak body in the areas of aged care, dementia, or emotional and physical health, please contact us to explore opportunities to partner with us in 2020.

A gentler alternative for dementia and disability care

Calmology is a gentle, drug-free alternative to help people living with all types of dementia; disability and mental health conditions. NDIS enquiries welcome. Since 2012 we have been providing health professionals and families with a viable intervention for agitation in dementia as recommended by the new standards in aged care introduced in July 2019. In 2018 UniSA initiated a small study with Calmology to trial our care strategies and plant-based formulas which have been developed after years of work with the various clusters of symptoms of agitation. The study was small however the results in decreasing vocalisation were very encouraging. We now provide further training to facilities who wish to become Relaxation Innovators by utilising the only demential-specific aromatherapy products in Australia. Our care strategies and plant-based formulas provide practical tools to help avoid harmful cycles of distress associated with dementia. Easy to apply, the formulas are absorbed through the skin to help you provide comfort and can be easily woven into a care routine after a shower, shave or before bedtime. The first dementia-specific bodycare range in Australia, Calmology bodycare formulas contain many enriching ingredients such as avocado oil, shea butter and other rich oils and herbal extracts with a range of beneficial properties. Our extensive work in the healthcare field sets us apart, with unparalleled experience in providing care strategies. For complex or severe behaviours we can assist with an experienced phone consultation. We provide support all over Australia – and this may be especially helpful for people living in rural or remote locations. CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE AND BUY PRODUCTS

Support for carers and family

We understand the important role family and carers play in the wellbeing of their loved ones and how distressing it can be to see them struggling. Carefully developed in consultation with healthcare professionals over many years, our bodycare range is designed for use by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses as well as family and friends to support everyday care and hygiene. Massage is optional. Just 1 to 2 minutes of application is enough, which makes it easy to incorporate its use in the daily routine. Our products and care strategies come with comprehensive instructions, including a material safety data sheet for residential facilities and allied health professionals. To help ease the body and mind of someone you care for, try Calmology today. CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

Residential Aged Care 

Become a Relaxation Innovator

If you are an RACF, NDIS, Respite or Homecare provider – we can help you reduce physical and chemical restraints. Our Calmology Relaxation Innovator decal is displayed by an increasing number of facilities who have been through the training process. FIND OUT MORE 

Your
Calmology toolkit, for aged care and health care

Book a consultation

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.

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CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 

*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.