How In-Home Care Can Help Seniors Keep Their Homes Clean

Your 1+1 Team
November 30, 2021

A dirty, cluttered house is a safety hazard, especially for seniors. As your loved one ages, they may experience the weakening of their physical and cognitive abilities. Whether it be diminished eyesight or limited mobility, this can affect their ability to take care of their house as well as risk their safety moving around cluttered spaces. To avoid accidents and fatal injuries, seniors have to make sure their homes are tidy and free of safety hazards. If your aging loved one is experiencing limitations and needs assistance, 1+1 Cares is there to offer guidance as well as assist them in keeping up with their home.

Tips to Help Seniors Maintain a Clean Home

Maintaining a clean home can be overwhelming especially as you age and require assistance. Luckily, it is not impossible and the following tips can make things easier for your loved one:

  • Get help from family and friends– your aging family member may feel alone on this and reluctant to reach out for help. Family and friends can be their support and help lighten the load, you just need to ask! Discuss with those who can help split up and balance the housekeeping duties.
  • List out tasks– Just like our hallways, our heads are cluttered with thoughts. It can be overwhelming to remember what needs to get done. Help your loved one write out the tasks that need to be completed around the home. Including the timing and frequency for the duties is also helpful for them to start off and have a consistent routine.
  • Keep hallways, stairs, walkways, and doorways free of clutter– Again, a cluttered house is a safety hazard. The first step to preventing the house from causing any fatal injuries to your loved one is to declutter their walking space. Remove any knick-knacks, carpets, and other clutter around the house that could cause your loved one to trip and fall.

In-Home Caregivers can help to keep you home clean

There may be times when you can’t provide the additional help your loved one needs with maintaining their house. 1+1 Cares provide caregiving services to solve this problem. Personal in-home caregivers not only take care of seniors, but also can assist them in their day-to-day activities. This includes helping keep your elderly family member’s spaces clean and safe with light housekeeping such as:

  • Cleaning dishes
  • Vacuuming
  • Cleaning the bathroom
  • Dusting and sanitizing surfaces
  • Organizing clothes
  • Changing sheets
  • Taking out trash

If you notice your aging parent or family member’s home is looking like it’s from an episode of Hoarders, don’t give them a hard time. It may be difficult for them to recognize they need help. You can provide the guidance and assistance they need to keep their home clean and a safe living environment to age in place.

1+1 Cares is a referral agency that works for clients and caregivers. We match caregivers with clients and inform them of your requirements. We work for you so you and your loved one can have a safe, enjoyable caregiving experience.

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