Category Archives: Hovi Care Blog

AIC Excellence Award “Own Your Life”

AIC Excellence Award

AIC Excellence Award “Own Your Life” I joined Hovi Care in early 2021. This move was a major transition from childcare to elder care. My decision to leap into this field was motivated by my desire to gain experience in a different field after working in early childhood for almost 18 years. Today, I my […]

Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation

Is Physical Therapy important to a person with dementia? According to the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER[1]), it is possible to prevent cognitive decline using a multidomain intervention among older at-risk individuals. The study lists a number of interventions including diet, exercise, cognitive and social. In particular, the exercise […]

Knowledge of the client’s life and understanding history

Knowledge of the client's life and history

Knowledge of the client’s life and understanding history improves the quality of care for people with cognitive disease 23.2.2022 University of Turku Cognitive diseases pose challenges to measuring the quality of care from a client’s perspective. In the late stage of cognitive disease, it may be challenging to get an answer to the question “what […]

Finland number one in Sustainable Development

Finland number one in Sustainable Development

Finland number one in Sustainable Development The UN’s Sustainable Development Report for 2021 was published in June and it presents the Sustainable Development Goal (SGD) Index and Dashboards for all UN member states. It also outlines the short-term impacts of COVID on the SDGs and describes how the SDGs can frame the recovery. Finland was […]

The Impact of Physical Activities on the Brain

The Impact of Physical Activities on the Brain

The Impact of Physical Activities on the Brain Introduction Physical activity or exercise is one of those activities that many of us know we should be doing more of! Research continues to emphasise on the wide-ranging benefits of engaging in regular physical activity – including achieving a healthy weight, improving your sleep patterns, managing your […]

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 […]