Helping our ageing community do what they love again
From golf and swimming to pottery and music, happier ageing is about rediscovering the fun in life.Click here to learn more about "The Power of Happier Ageing"
What is Happier Ageing®? It starts with one simple question...
"What did you used to love doing that you no longer do?"
At Nurse Next Door, we’ve always thought ageing was something to be celebrated. Happier Ageing® means reconnecting older people with interests, hobbies, and passions that might have gotten lost amid busy schedules, health concerns, or other distractions.
When you book a free Caring Consult, you’ll meet with a Care Designer to identify the activities that will bring happiness–even if it’s small or simple. We’ll match your loved one to a perfect-fit caregiver who can help bring the plan to life.
Overall, what she gets is care, honest-to-goodness care. I get the peace of mind of knowing that my mother is with a company that sincerely cares about her. They give you basic respect, dignity and the tender loving care that all of our parents want and that we want for our parents.”
Their care allows me to run the rest of my life, you know, because I have a full-time job and two 16-year-olds who need to go places. Nurse Next Door has taken the burden off of me. There’s really no other way we could have managed it.
Five Pillars of Happier Ageing®
Doing what you want to do when you want to do it.
The freedom to choose allows you to shape your life. You are empowered when you have choice.
Having meaning in your life.
Purpose comes when we have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully. It’s what motivates us to show up for ourselves and others.
Your right to make decisions for yourself free of outside influences.
You may not control life’s circumstances but being the author of your life means deciding what you do with them.
Accepting ourselves and others for who we are.
When we belong, we have a greater sense of fulfillment and well-being. Belonging connects us to something bigger than ourselves.
Showing care, concern and consideration for others, even when they are different from you.
Respect allows us to feel comfortable being who we are. Its how we admire people, including ourselves.
Happier Ageing® in action
Happier Ageing® has given older people a chance to rekindle passions and interests.
At Nurse Next Door we focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t.
Prior to his stroke, Mick used to love riding motor bikes, so our care team decided to surprise him with a ride on a Harley Davidson. “Best thing I’ve done this year” said Mick afterwards. Next goal: “to get up and walk”
The Caring Journal
The Caring Journal is full of informative resources and client stories. With a focus on the positive side of ageing we hope our blog inspires you to embrace our Happier Ageing philosophy of care that will help you to remain in your own home, on your own terms. Read our latest blogs here.