Category Archives: Hovi Care Blog

Kodokushi – lonely death

Kodokushi - lonely death

Kodokushi (孤独死) – lonely death refers to a Japanese phenomenon of people dying alone and remaining undiscovered for a long period of time. (Wikipedia) Even with all the modern opportunities for staying socially active and in contact with our friends and family, our society has an increasing number of lonely people. One of the worst […]

Finland is the world’s happiest country – again. How is that translated into Hovi Care’s services?

Finland happiest country

The release of the 2019 World Happiness Report again confirms that impression with four Nordic countries in the top five happiest nations. Finland, which headed the table last year, came top again, followed by Denmark, Norway (top in 2017) and Iceland. World Economic Forum’s article explained the results: “The survey, conducted by Gallup, uses a […]

Encountering people with a memory disorder – with respect, appreciation and gaining trust

Encountering people with a memory disorder

The families of our clients often ask for our advice on how to encounter their elderly family member, who has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. We understand the challenges they are facing at home and tell them about the three key principles we are using when encountering people with a memory disorder:  Respecting and acknowledging person’s […]

Memory-friendly design

Memory-friendly design

We were recently planning the layout of our second Hovi Club. The next one will be located in Bali, Indonesia. The construction is currently ongoing with a specific emphasis on Indonesian culture as the building will be a Javanese traditional Joglo-type house. The silhouette of the building was already in place, and the venue is […]

Wellness trail


Hovi Care has a long history on utilizing the nature for the benefit of the wellbeing of its clients. One concrete example is the Wellness trail. We have been using the Wellness trail in Pitkäniemi for years and saw the benefits in our clients. That was the reason why we wanted to introduce it in […]

Green care

Green Care

Finland is a sparsely populated land with plenty of nature. The population density per square kilometer is only 16, whereas Singapore’s population density is the third tightest in the world, 7,796. It is, therefore, no surprise that Finns have a tight connection to nature. People enjoy walking and hiking in the forests, cross-country skiing in the […]