Gardening is a fantastic hobby and you might be surprised to find your elderly family member enjoying it quite a bit. Tending to a garden has so many benefits that can affect every area of your senior’s life.
It’s Great Exercise.
Gardening involves much more movement and exercise than you or your senior might first think. It can help her to gradually improve her mobility and motor skills while she tends to her plants. Your elderly family member might also find that she’s able to do more over time than she was able to do when she first started her garden.
Gardening Can Relieve Stress.
The act of planting seeds, tending to young plants, and watching them become beautiful full-grown plants can be extremely rewarding for your aging adult. She may find that escaping to her garden for a little while helps her to shake off the stress of health concerns or other issues. She may find that it becomes meditative for her.
Gardening Gets Your Senior Outside.
If you’ve wanted to help your senior find ways to spend more time outside, gardening might be just the right activity. Even if your elderly family member keeps most of her plants inside on a window sill, this brings a little bit of the outdoors inside for her.
Gardening Provides Mental Stimulation.
Gardening gives your elderly family member a chance to solve problems and to choose different plants to put together in her garden. Planning a garden can help your senior to get lots of mental stimulation that she needs in order to keep her brain healthy. As her plants grow, they’re going to need different things from her in order to stay healthy as well.
Your Senior’s Diet Can Get a Boost from Her Own Garden.
One of the biggest benefits could be that your senior can start to grow some of her own food. She’ll know exactly what went into growing the produce that she’s eating and this can be empowering as well as nutritious for her. She can also start to save quite a bit on her grocery bills if she’s growing more of her own food.
Whether your elderly family member has ever had a garden of her own before or not, starting one now can be a lot of fun for both of you. If you’re not able to help your senior with her garden, consider hiring elder care providers who can offer companionship and help to ensure that she’s safe as she gardens.
If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring elder care in Mountainside, NJ, call the caring staff at Helping Hands Home Care today at 908-418-4299. Providing Home Care Services in all of Northern and Central NJ, including Clark, Westfield, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Rahway, Linden, Summit, Edison, Elizabeth, Mountainside and the surrounding areas.
After graduating from Seton Hall University with a BS in finance Helping Hands Homecare’s Owner / President, Robert D’Arienzo, went to work on Wall St. for six years. However, after Robert’s grandmother became ill with stomach cancer Robert and his family needed to find assistance in the home for her. After many trials and tribulations Robert could see that there was a great need for quality home care services here in NJ and loved the idea of being able to assist other families who were going through what his family went through with his beloved grandmother.
Thus, Robert had found his passion. After almost a year of preparation Robert opened Helping Hands Homecare in 2003. Robert wanted Helping Hands Homecare to focus on providing the highest quality of caregivers, exceptional customer service, and providing a service that familys could depend on in their time of need. Since then Helping Hands has assisted hundreds of individuals with the simplest of needs to more complex cases while preserving those standards set out many years ago.
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