Tackling Housecleaning & Organizing Chores for Seniors

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Housework may not be fun, but it’s an essential part of life and one that seniors living on their own will have to keep up with. Even if they hire someone to help with the heavy cleaning, there are Caregiver-Bronxville-NYstill small tasks that need to be accomplished on a daily basis. As the family caregiver, it may be your job to work through some of these steps with the senior in your life.

For regular everyday duties, like running the dishwasher, doing laundry, sweeping the floors, and wiping down bathrooms, there are easy products like alarms that can be set to remind seniors to perform these tasks every day or every other day. Kitchen counters should be wiped down daily to avoid the spread of germs.  Dishes should be washed and dried as well.

For more complicated projects, like cleaning out a storage room or bringing up holiday decorations or going through closets, there’s simply no substitute for just stepping up and getting them done. A good time to get organized is when the weather changes.  This season, go through your senior’s winter wear and have him or her identify anything that has not been worn, doesn’t fit, or anything that needs repairs. Pack the rest away. Take the first two piles and set them aside for a day or two while you go through the rest. Repair anything that can be fixed and recycle or donate anything won’t be worn again.

Take the time while the closet is empty to give it a thorough cleaning. Vacuum, dust, and wipe down the shelves and racks.  Now, all your senior’s closet should have are the items he or she wears regularly. After a few days go back and go through the piles of items that don’t fit or that haven’t been worn. If there’s no sentimental reason to keep it, take it to a local thrift shop or donate it and let your senior take a tax donation. Now the closet is done.

If you or an aging loved one are looking for caregiver services in Bronxville, NY, call the friendly staff at The Perfect Home Care at (855) 855-5728.  Call today!

Geralyn DiGiovanni, Manager, Client Services