More folks in their senior years are opting to stay in their own homes longer. Seniors are more independent than ever, yet they still need help with things like shopping and housekeeping.
Setting up seniors with housekeeping services is probably the nicest gift you can give them, especially if you have a family member who lives far away. It’s often difficult for them to keep up with chores like dusting, vacuuming and washing floors. These things are often too much for them. Overdoing cleaning can be detrimental to seniors. There is always the chance they can slip and fall or do too much all at once and become exhausted.
Here are some chores housekeeping service companies can do for seniors:
- General tidying up
- Cleaning off stovetops and countertops
- Cleaning the oven
- Wiping off other appliances like the fridge, microwave, toaster, etc.
- Cleaning bathrooms
- Organizing cupboard and closet spaces
- Washing floors
- Doing laundry and ironing clothes
- Taking out the garbage
- Making the beds
Some services can also include cooking some meals for seniors, making sure there is enough food in the house or apartment and making sure seniors take their prescribed medications.
How to find good housekeeping services
You want to make sure you hire a reputable company or person to go into a senior’s home. Talking to friends who either use a service or whose family members use a service is one great way to find someone you can trust. Also, check any online reviews, which are also telling.
Housekeeping services also provide company
Having someone in to clean a senior’s home also provides a set of eyes to make sure everything is alright in the senior’s home. It can give the senior someone to talk to. It might be that the cleaner is the only person the senior will see that day, so that human interaction is important for the senior’s welfare.
Companies will charge various fees for housekeeping services. Sit down with a reputable company like Sunrise-Cleaning and they will fashion a package for your or your loved one’s needs, whether it be occasional light cleaning or coming a few times a week. Costs will vary depending upon what the needs are.
Give Sunrise-Cleaning a call today to set up a meeting with them to see how they can help you or your loved ones remain independent for as long as possible.