As the weather improves, many people start thinking about doing some spring cleaning to make the whole house smell, look, and feel better. People who are older often want the same things but may struggle to clean and declutter as well as they once did. With in-home care for seniors from Connecticut In-Home Assistance, you or your loved one can enjoy a cleaner, safer home.
Why Spring Cleaning Is Important for Seniors
Spring cleaning is a good way to start the warmer seasons with a fresh, organized space. Household chores are easy to let go, especially as mundane tasks become difficult with age. Without frequent upkeep, dirty laundry, mail, and garbage can pile up. Eventually, people may find it harder to get around the house or find what they need due to the clutter. That’s why it’s important to plan one or two deep-cleaning and organization sessions throughout the year to keep problems at bay.
Reasons Seniors Can Have a Harder Time Cleaning
When people get older, cleaning, sorting, and organizing can become difficult. Seniors who are dealing with age-related issues may not be able to complete important tasks around the house. Some of these problems include:
- Limited Mobility (e.g., Problems Walking or Standing)
- Difficulty Bending Down or Reaching Up
- Inability to Lift or Carry Heavy Items
Additionally, if an elderly person has a condition related to memory, they might forget about a chore they had started or be unable to remember how to complete the task. In these cases, seniors need help from a family member or trusted professional caregiver.
Tips for Spring Cleaning
Fortunately, spring cleaning is not a project that needs to be done in one day, and it does not have to be particularly overwhelming. It is best if a loved one can come into the home and help evaluate the most important chores to work on.
Here are a few key tasks people should consider completing:
- Organize Important Papers and Files
- Update Contact Lists
- Declutter Eating, Sleeping, and Bathing Spaces
- Check for Any Signs of Damage
- Replace Batteries and Ensure that All Systems Are Working Properly
By evaluating the importance of these tasks, families can determine where to focus their time and when to bring in professional assistance.
How Our Caregivers Can Help Maintain a Clean, Safe Space
At Connecticut In-Home Assistance, we know that many family members cannot devote the time for spring cleaning. That’s why we offer services such as light housecleaning for seniors.
While our caregivers do not function as a thorough, professional cleaning service, we can assist with hard-to-manage tasks such as:
- Sorting Mail
- Changing Bed Linens
- Meal Preparation
With the help of a trusted caregiver, seniors and their families can have peace of mind that their space is safe, clean, and comfortable.
Maintaining a clean space is extremely important for seniors who want to continue living at home. For more information about our senior home care services, contact Connecticut In-Home Assistance at 855-412-2273.