Homemaking services have helped many seniors across America age in place. Aging is often a difficult process. Anything to make it easier is valuable. Here are five underrated benefits of homemaking services.
1. Homemaking Services Make Life A Lot Easier.
It’s obvious, but let’s not overlook it: homemaking services just makes life easier. Think of how annoying vacuuming, laundry, and mopping can be for young, able-bodied people. As a senior or a person living with a disability, homemaking services are exponentially more bothersome. It’s easier to enjoy life when you don’t have to deal with the laborious and tedious tasks of homemaking.
2. Homemaking Services Can Maintain A Senior’s Way Of Life.
That homemaking services make life more convenient is great, but for many seniors, it goes beyond that. Senior living communities can be great, but many seniors would prefer to live in their own homes. Sometimes, this is not possible. Far too often, however, the families of seniors urge them into a senior living community just because the senior has trouble maintaining their home. This is terrible because homemaking services offer such an easy fix. Furthermore, homemaking services will always be cheaper than the fees and rents charged by senior living communities.
3. Homemaking Services Make Seniors’ Lives Less Dangerous.
Sometimes homemaking services aren’t absolutely necessary but are still a good idea. Maybe a senior can vacuum the carpet, but what if they throw their back out doing that? That’s weeks of their life spent stuck in bed or on the couch. What if they slip on the basement stairs carrying the laundry basket? Homemaking services take a lot of the worry out of life.
4. Homemaking Services Can Reduce A Senior’s Chances Of Exposure To COVID-19.
In a time when we’re not really supposed to let people into our homes, it might seem strange that homemaking services are actually an effective preventive measure against the coronavirus. Rather than going out into the world to run errands like grocery shopping and exposing oneself to dozens of people and surfaces that could potentially transmit the coronavirus, why not simply reduce that number to one homemaking caregiver? All Executive Care’s caregivers follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.
5. Homemaking Services Open The Door To Other Forms Of Care As They Become Necessary.
Aging is a progressive issue and often our faculties diminish over time. Starting care early with homemaking services make the transition to companion care or personal care much easier if those forms of care become necessary.
If you would like to learn more about the homemaking services that Executive Care offers, or about any of our other services, please contact us today.