A caregiver will help with laundry and ironing, making certain fresh linens and towels are clean and changed as often as you wish. Personal space is one of the most important environments allowing for comfort and wellbeing. A caregiver’s attention to light housekeeping not only supports cleanliness, it also helps with organization. For times when you need assistance with the routines of keeping your house in order, our caregivers can provide the services of a personal assistant to help you or a loved one stay organized.
Housekeeping includes the following:
- Washing dishes
- Taking out garbage/recycling
- Change and wash linens
- Change beds
- Organize and clean closets/cupboards
- Cleaning bathrooms
- Sweep and wash floor
- Clean kitchen appliances
- Sewing or mending assistance
- Care for house plants and pets
One of the most difficult challenges faced by seniors is keeping their home clean and presentable. Cleaning chores that were once merely bothersome such as mopping floors, scrubbing toilets, dusting, and vacuuming can become physically exhausting or even dangerous, as it can lead to accidents or falls. Many seniors move out of their homes and into assisted living facilities simply because the task of keeping a house clean has become too difficult or harmful to their health. Our caregivers can help with the daily upkeep of your home so you can remain independent and live in a safe, clean and comfortable environment. A clean home is also beneficial to your overall health. Not staying tidy in areas with carpeting, upholstery or bedding, or in areas that are naturally damp, such as basements and garages, can worsen allergies, asthma and respiratory issues. Dust mites, pet dander and mold lurk in physical possessions, which can trigger allergic reactions, decrease air quality and increase potential respiratory problems. Regular washing of surfaces decreases the spread of germs and bacteria which can lead to many health issues. Research also shows when you live in a messy home you are subconsciously reminded of work that needs to be done and it may take longer to find something or not find it at all, leading to stress, fatigue and depression.
A clean and uncluttered home also reduces safety hazards. Falls and fires are two leading causes of injuries and deaths inside the home. Tripping over objects and slipping on slick surfaces can cause head injuries, broken and sprained limbs, which can result in a trip to the hospital emergency room and may be life threatening. Anything that blocks doorways, hallways or comes in contact with a flame/heat source is also a fire hazard. Clutter can easily hasten the spread of fire and hinder your ability to escape or to be rescued. Our caregivers can assist decluttering your home and help make it safe.
It’s important to keep your home clean, picked up and clutter free to make your environment physically safer. A clean home is a happy home.