Soothing scents for the sick!
November 29, 2011 6:55 PM Subscribe
Please recommend strongly-scented cut flowers or potted plants for someone in a nursing home.
posted by easily confused to Home & Garden (20 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
A friend had a stroke, and was moved a week or so ago to a nursing home. She's semi-conscious most of the time, but does recognize her husband and sons when she's more fully awake. She has some movement (thank goodness, no paralysis!), but it'll be a long recovery. I was thinking that while she might not be able to appreciate the sight of flowers or a plant, the scent might help mitigate the hospital-sterility of the nursing home, even in her semi-conscious state, and that's where you come in: recommendations, please! Would cut flowers or a potted plant be better? And specifically which flowers or plants would be good?
(As she is in that nursing home and not in an ICU anymore, plants and flowers are both permitted in her room.)
Thanks in advance!