Helping Seniors Maintain a Clean and Tidy Home
If you have an elderly family member, friend, or loved one in your life, you may have noticed that they are struggling a little more to keep their home as clean and tidy as it used to be. If maintaining a clean home becomes too difficult for them, it may become cluttered, dirty, uncomfortable, and even unsafe. Seniors sometimes need extra assistance with keeping their homes clean. Physical limitations due to illness, injury, or chronic disease may also affect their energy level and strength while limiting their ability to do household tasks like mopping floors, high dusting, bending to clean a toilet or bathtub, or lifting and moving heavy items.
Although many seniors can handle common cleaning tasks on their own, they should only take on chores they feel physically able to do. Moving around a heavy vacuum may be too much for some older adults, so understanding limitations is important when determining what can and can’t be done. Here are some helpful cleaning tips that can make things a little easier for seniors who may be having a difficult time keeping up with basic house cleaning tasks:
Make a cleaning checklist.
Create a list of housekeeping chores, that need to get done including timing and frequency. Be sure to include a few day-to-day tasks and weekly chores, as well as any deep cleaning tasks that might require some helping hands. Caregivers can also help determine which tasks the senior can tackle, and which tasks may require assistance from others.
Organize cleaning supplies.
Keep all cleaning supplies in a safe, accessible spot. If you live in a multi-story home, consider having a second stash of cleaning supplies upstairs for easier access. That way, any heavy or awkward items won’t need to have to be carried up and down the stairs. If possible, have two vacuums, one for upstairs and one for downstairs.
Think about safety first.
Identify tasks that are above and beyond the physical capabilities of the senior. Based on what you know about their health and limitations, you may want to take care of any chores for them that require heavy lifting, bending, or twisting such as:
- Mopping the floors
- Taking cumbersome items up or downstairs
- Moving heavy furniture to clean
- Cleaning the bathtub or shower
- Dusting in high places
- Changing bed linens
- Scrubbing the toilet
- Cleaning major appliances
- Taking out the trash
Eliminate the clutter.
Some seniors manage to accumulate a lot of items during their lives, items that can pile up. Excess clutter can be dangerous and increase the risk of tripping and falling for seniors. Hallways, stairs, walkways, and doorways should be free of clutter and be prioritized during clean-ups. Try to encourage seniors to donate items they no longer use or need to help cut down on clutter around the home, which will also make cleaning easier.
Make a place for everyday items.
Work with your aging loved ones to establish an easily accessible place for items they may need throughout the day such as cell phones and chargers, jackets, scarves, hats, shoes, medicine, car keys, etc. This will help them stay more organized while reducing excess clutter around the home. Regardless of age, we all forget things from time to time. Placing the things we need and use every day in a common area can help minimize the frustration of misplacing items and keep things better organized.
Hiring a reputable house cleaning service is an invaluable way to ensure the safety and well-being of your loved ones. Many seniors are too proud to admit that they need help or to acknowledge that they are no longer able to clean on their own. Living in a clean and tidy home is important for everyone, but it can be critical for seniors with asthma, allergies, dementia, or other health concerns. Outsourcing routine cleaning chores is a great way to help seniors to stay independent and to continue living in the home they know and love.
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