Why Homemaker Services are Really Worth It
Homemaker services just may be the most underrated facet of elderly in-home care. Often overlooked, homemaker services can make all the difference in the life of a senior. It’s sad to think about, but many seniors have opted to move into a nursing home or assisted care facility, not primarily because they needed expensive medical care, but just because the chores of daily home life became too much for them. Every senior’s needs are different, but if one of the biggest problems facing you or an elderly loved one is the number of chores in daily life, you should seriously consider utilizing some homemaker services.
Homemaker Services provide practical assistance with routine household tasks and related activities that will enable you or your elderly loved one to remain in a safe, clean, and healthy home environment. Aging can be really tough. Whether it’s happening to us or a loved one, it’s not easy on anybody. When you notice a parent or other elderly loved one beginning to neglect household chores, it can be a real wakeup call. But don’t fret, because this can be an opportune time to introduce a caring, trained in-home caregiver that can visit for a limited amount of hours per week. The caregiver could begin by doing some homemaking tasks and preparing nutritional meals.
What’s also important to remember is that, when you introduce in-home care with only some homemaker services, this can pave the way for an easier transition to increased care should that become necessary in the future. These services provide seniors with peace of mind as well as their family and friends by knowing that their loved-ones are receiving the care they need.
Executive Care offers top of the line homemaker services. Our homemaker services include:
- Making and changing beds
- Washing dishes, pots, pans and utensils
- Cleaning kitchen counters and appliances
- Cleaning inside refrigerator
- 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 preparation
- Cleaning up after meals
- Assisting with diet plans and reinforcing diet maintenance
- Transporting clients to doctors, clinics, errands, shopping and outings
- Shopping for groceries and cleaning supplies
- Performing errands
- Providing companionship, friendship and emotional support
This last item on the list is of immeasurable importance. While not as easily observed as the other more tangible homemaker services, companionship is crucially important to the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of seniors. Seniors, perhaps more than any other demographic, are at risk of isolation and loneliness, which can lead to mental health problems and can worsen physical ailments. Having a caregiver who comes by, even just once a week to do laundry and change bed sheets, can make a big difference in the life of a senior. And at Executive Care, we only hire courteous, friendly, and empathetic caregivers.
Want To Learn More?
If you have any questions about our homemaker services, please do not hesitate to contact us! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and figure out which homemaker services are right for you or your loved one.BACK