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Gardening Could Be Something Seniors Do with Home Care Aides

Spring is a great time for people to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. It’s also a time when millions of people around the world begin planting gardens. As people get older, though, they may have physical limitations, a lack of strength, balance, and agility that make gardening more complicated. For these elderly men and women, home care options can be a great way to help them do this wonderful activity they enjoy.

Home care aides can offer encouragement.

Home Care for Seniors in Mansfield OH: Gardening

Home Care for Seniors in Mansfield OH: Gardening

It can be easy to become discouraged when faced with a number of challenges. The greater the challenges, the greater the mental stamina and emotional security need to be in order to keep pushing through and doing things somebody enjoys.

With an experienced home care provider, if they recognize the desire for their elderly client to continue gardening, they can provide that emotional encouragement to get someone thinking this is truly possible. So how could it be possible if they are dealing with such physical challenges?

Home care providers can offer physical assistance.

The simple act of helping somebody walk, especially over uneven ground to get to the garden outside, can be exactly what the senior needs. That home care aide may also be able to assist with some of the things necessary to garden, whether it has to do with planting the vegetables, weeding the garden, watering it, or anything else.

Not every home care aide is going to be able to provide or be willing to offer assistance in doing some of these things, like gardening, so be sure when you look for an agency you find one that has dedicated caregivers who understand the benefit and value of not just exercise, but also in helping seniors pursue the things that are most important to them.

Seniors will know somebody will be there.

Relying on family or friends can be fine for some, but often they simply don’t know when that individual is going to show up. With a home care aide hired through an agency, the elderly client will know, without a doubt, what time that caregiver is going to be there. That can be a tremendous relief to have consistency of scheduling when it comes to gardening, getting ready in the morning, or even going to an appointment.

Home care options are best when an elderly family member or friend still wants to garden and do other activities outside, but has physical limitations that prevent them from doing so on their own.

If you are considering hiring home care for a senior in Mansfield, Ohio, call the caring staff at Central Star Home Health at (419) 610-2161.  Providing services for families in Mansfield, Lexington, Bellville, Mt. Gilead, Loudonville, Crestline, Galion, Shelby, Ashland, Wooster, and the surrounding areas.

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Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark

Tracy began working for Star Multi Care as the Administrator of the Mansfield, Ohio office in March, 2012. In January, 2014 she was relocated to Florida to assume the role as Branch Administrator of the Pembroke Pines and subsequently the Home Health Liaison until coming back to Ohio in June, 2015. Prior to working at Star Multi Care, Tracy attended Marion Technical School for Business Administration and served as a United States Army Medic during Desert Shield. However, her true life’s work was awakened while spending 12 years in the long term care and assisted living arena. She quickly learned that assisting older adults was a passion that could not be denied. Tracy takes pride in being able to meet with each of her clients upon admission. Getting to know each of them enables her to personalize the care they receive and to direct her staff to ensure they receive the highest quality of care. In addition to her role as Home Health Liaison, Tracy has always been active in her community. She has served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board as Secretary, is a Certified Salvation Army National Disaster Responder, one of 1500 Specialists in 50 states to complete Mather LifeWays “PREPARE” training which trains professionals to address the medical and psychosocial needs of elderly residents affected by emergency situations, a member of the Advisory Committee for the Clinical Care Specialist Program at Madison Adult Career Center and is a member of various professional organizations throughout southeast Florida.
Tracy Clark

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