Is a senior loved one struggling with essential indoor tasks and chores? If maintaining a clean house, for example, becomes too difficult for them, their home may become cluttered, uncomfortable, and even unsafe.
Seniors sometimes need extra assistance with keeping their homes tidy. As older adults age, their muscles often become weaker, and joints become more painful. Physical limitations may also affect their stamina and strength while taking care of daily household duties.
Keeping a clean and clutter-free home can be difficult for senior citizens and adversely affect their overall health and quality of life. Below are some tips on how your senior can maintain a tidy and safe home as well as some suggestions if more assistance is needed.
Tips to Help Seniors Maintain a Tidy Home
Here are some helpful cleaning tips that could make things a little easier if your senior loved one is having a hard time keeping up with basic housekeeping needs:
- Get help from family or friends Initiate a meeting with family and friends to discuss sharing responsibilities. Family members and close friends are usually happy to help and sometimes just need to be asked.
- Make a list of tasks that need to be done Create a list of housekeeping chores, including timing and frequency. Involve your loved one in the process to decrease their anxiety, trepidations, and fear of isolation.
- Keep hallways, stairs, walkways, and doorways free of clutter Excess clutter can be dangerous and increase the risk of tripping and falling for seniors. These areas should be prioritized during clean-ups.
Living in a clean home is important for everyone, but it can be critical if your senior is living with asthma, allergies, dementia, or other health concerns.
In Home Caregivers Can Help
If you want to help your elderly loved one stay in their home as long as possible, Senior Care at Home of Omaha can step in to provide essential in home care for your senior loved one. Our caregivers can provide care and companionship for your loved one and give them while handling some of the house-cleaning duties.
A caregiver can visit with your loved one on a daily, weekly, biweekly, or even monthly basis, providing care and light housekeeping including:
- Washing dishes
- Cleaning the bathroom
- Dusting and sanitizing surfaces
- Organizing clothes
- Changing bed linens
- Taking out trash
The Convenience of In-Home Care
In-home care combines several different services that focus on providing non-medical services older adults need and deserve. If your elderly loved one is still capable of living independently but needs a little assistance with housekeeping and perhaps a little company too, a professional caregiver will help them stay comfortable and safe in their home as long as possible.
Contact Senior Care at Home of Oklahoma today to discuss in home care options for your senior loved one.