Tired of that musty, stale smell in senior housing facilities? Apparently Aegis was too. Aegis recently announced that it has selected Prolitec Inc.to introduce aromatherapy to public areas in all 35 of its senior living facilities in Washington, California and Nevada. Aegis selected Prolitec to roll out the systems to the remainder of its communities over the course of 2010 after an initial installation at its Aegis of Bellevue community. The systems from Milwaukee-based Prolitec will condition the air in lobbies and hallways with tiny amounts of a scent created especially for Aegis. Aegis’ scent, called ‘Serene,’ is a blend of chamomile, aromatic lavender and other complementary and proprietary ingredients. Chamomile reduces stress and anxiety and is used to treat insomnia, while lavender relaxes the body. According to a Duke University study, the scent of lavender relaxed participants as much as a massage.
Depending on the community’s mechanical system, Aegis’ proprietary scent will be dispersed in the designated common areas through a variety of HVAC or wall-mounted delivery systems from Prolitec. As the program evolves, residents will also be given the opportunity to have aromatherapy in their individual units through Prolitec’s Air/Q Whole Room system for an additional monthly charge.
"Already known as one of the premier operators of retirement and assisting living communities, Aegis is taking another step forward in raising the standards for better senior living with the introduction of aromatherapy," said Richard Weening, CEO of Prolitec. "The scent that we developed for them will make residents feel better and they don’t have to do anything, just breathe in the air."
"Prolitec is the technology leader in the safe and sensible use of scent in public spaces," added Jerry Meyer, COO of Aegis. "We chose Prolitec because they have a customer-focused, high-standards culture like Aegis and they understand the special requirements of senior communities."