When we notice that our parents, elderly loved ones, or that we ourselves, are having great difficulty in taking care of our homes, it can come as quite a shock. And often a depressing and discouraging shock at that. But it really shouldn’t be. Aging is a natural part of life and we all know that it can be difficult. Our goal should be to live so long that we get to experience this, not matter how aggravating it can be.
Perhaps the main reason this realization is so depressing for some, is that they see their parents begin to neglect their homes and their chores and we think, “They can’t manage on their own. We may have to move them into a nursing home”. But that is a drastic jump just because a senior is having some trouble doing the laundry or dusting the house. There is a better way.
Healthy home, healthy mind, healthy body
There’s a reason your mother always taught you to make your bed in the morning and do the dishes after you finish a meal. It’s good to take pride in one’s home. It’s healthy. No matter if you live in a modest bachelor apartment or a mansion on the hill, your home is your sanctuary and you should treat it as such. Most seniors know this and would take meticulous care of their homes if they could. But that’s not always possible.
After decades of living on this planet, you gain quite a bit of wisdom, but you begin to lack energy and freedom of movement. And this is true for the healthiest of seniors. As such, many seniors begin to lag behind on their cleaning of their house and this can quickly snowball. Living in a disheveled house can have a highly negative effect on one’s mental and emotional state. And this can lead to physical problems. It’s a situation to be avoided.
Rather than rip seniors out of their homes when managing those homes becomes difficult, why not just help them with the management of that home? That’s for what homemaker services are designed. With homemaker services, a caregiver will come by at regular intervals, once or several times a week for example, and help with the errands and the chores that go along with maintaining a house. We’re talking about dusting, vacuuming, doing the dishes, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and possibly much more.
Homemaker services can be invaluable because, apart from the physical aid they bring to seniors, they lift a mental and emotional burden off them, too. No longer must seniors feel frustrated and inferior because they have trouble with maintaining their homes. Homemaker services solve this problem. Not only that, but homemaker services are an easy way to introduce seniors to caregivers, opening the door for more involved care if and when that becomes necessary.
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If you would like to contact us to find out more about the homemaker services that we offer, or if you would like to know more about any of the other services that we offer–such as personal care services, live-in care, companion care, or others– please do not hesitate to do so. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.