Nursing care for seniors (also known as senior in-home care, nursing care for older adults, and geriatric care) is home care specialized in adults over 60 years old. This type of care focuses on providing skilled medical in-home nursing and independence for as long as possible.
Caring for the older adult addresses an aging individual’s physiological, psychological, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs. Since growing old is natural and a fundamental part of life, providing care for the elderly is best given through a collaborative effort between family and other health teams. Nurses use their expertise and resources to help maintain and improve the quality of life of their senior patients.