When it comes to everyday living and what it takes to keep your own in home care at its best, there is nothing more common among earthlings as the unconscious act of simply breathing. We all do it. We can’t help it. We need that air, and we just keep breathing. Now that we’ve established that we all clearly share this dire need, what can we do to make sure our care at home means the air we breathe is what’s best for our health? Clean it!

Home Care Tips:

Here are a few things you can add to your home to purify the air:

  1. Plants
    • Garden Mum
    • Spider Plant
    • Dracaena
    • Ficus/Weeping Fig
    • Peace Lily
    • Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
    • Bamboo Palm
    • Aloe Vera
  2. Air Purifiers
    • HEPA Air Purifiers
    • Charcoal Air Purifiers
    • Air Ionizers
    • Electrostatic Air Purifiers
    • ULPA Air Purifiers


Aside from the above, it helps to keep your air clean by repairing any openings into the home and replacing all appropriate air filters as often as advised by the manufacturer. Also, good humidity levels between 40-60% is good for the lungs and sinuses. If you live in dry climates, think about purchasing a humidifier as well.

Keeping the air you breathe clean from germs, pollutants and allergens can reduce the strain on your immune system and lungs. When it comes to something as breathing in and out, why not make it the best air you can?

Marissa Tiongson

Marissa Tiongson works as a senior living consultant at Tender Home Health. Since 2010, she has gained a wealth of knowledge from all streams of medical professionals and has used this knowledge to help patient care in both the agency and the community. Currently, she is learning more about the home care sector of healthcare to help the aging community find a better home environment.