How Can Homemaking Services Help You?
Homemaking services may not be the type of senior service you first think of when you think of senior services. And while homemaking services are rarely a matter of life or death, they can be pretty darn important.
Not All Senior Services Are The Same. Homemaking Services Are Merely One Of Several Kinds Of Senior Services.
Whether a senior receives care inside a care home or inside their own private home, they have options with what they receive. Different senior services can be categorized differently. Most people are familiar with personal care services. These are services that physically help seniors take care of themselves. This could include help with eating, help with dental or denture care, help brushing their hair, help using the toilet, help with bathing, and more. At Executive Care, we call such activities the Activities of Daily Life.
While personal care services focus on seniors’ physical health, their mental health is just as important. That’s why we at Executive Care offer companion care. Many seniors are lonely. They live away from friends and family and they’re isolated. This can cause depression. Companion caregivers can visit seniors and keep them company, make them feel better, and monitor their mental health. But homemaking services help in a more tangible way.
Many Seniors Need Personal Care And Companion Care To Be Healthy. But Senior Services Aren’t Just For Giving Seniors What They Need.
A senior might be able to do their own laundry, their own grocery shopping, their own vacuuming and more. But if it’s uncomfortable, painful, or even dangerous for them to do these chores, why should they have to? With homemaking services, they don’t. Homemaking services involve caregivers visiting seniors in their homes and helping them take care of said homes.
Homemaking services can cover task such as:
- Making and changing beds
- Washing dishes, pots, pans, and utensils
- Cleaning kitchen counters and appliances
- Cleaning inside refrigerators
- Gathering up trash from inside the home and putting it out for pick up
- Cleaning bathroom fixtures
- Sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping floors
- Vacuuming carpets and upholstery
- Doing laundry
- Overseeing meal planning and preparing nutritional meals
- Cleaning up after meals
- Transporting clients to doctors, clinics, stores, and social events
- Shopping for groceries and cleaning supplies
- Performing errands
- And more!
For seniors who have trouble driving, homemaking services can be a life saver. But for other seniors, it’s just about improving their lives. Vacuuming and mopping are annoying chores for the young and healthy, how do you think a senior with a bad back feels? Homemaking services can be a big help.
To learn more about our homemaking services, please get in touch with us today.BACK