For some seniors, their health is hardly a concern at all. They don’t seem to have any trouble with anything. For others, they appear to be in perfect health until a sudden health problem arises and changes everything. But for many seniors, aging comes with a gradual decline in energy. It’s nothing to be ashamed of; it is merely the way of things. Chores and errands that used to never cause a second thought can now be very difficult and in still anxiety and even dread. It makes perfect sense; you can’t assume that you can mow the lawn or vacuum the house with the same ease with which you did these chores in your thirties. But how bad can you let it get before you do something about it?
What to do
It is very sad to think about, but some people see their parents, grandparents, or other elderly loved ones encounter increasing trouble when it comes to maintaining their home and they think it might be time to start looking at retirement facilities or even nursing homes. But where’s the sense in that? Why should a senior have to leave their beloved home, somewhere they’ve lived for decades in some cases, just because maintaining said house has became very difficult for them? Sure, if it’s your elderly family member, you would love to come by multiple times a week to help with groceries, cleaning, or whatever. But you have your own life with your own responsibilities, you can’t expect to hand all this yourself. So what is your best option?
Your best option is homemaker services. At Executive Care, we offer homemaker services that will allow you or your elderly loved one to remain in their home even when it becomes too much of a bother to routinely maintain that home as you or they once did. What’s the sense in stubbornly suffering through mundane chores when with a little bit of help you be enjoying your life so much more? That’s why homemaker services can be so important.
Some homemaker services
Executive Care’s homemaker services offer practical assistance with regular household chores and related activities to enable you or elderly your loved one to remain in a safe, clean, and healthy home environment. The caregiver could begin by doing some of the homemaking tasks and preparing nutritional meals. What’s more, utilizing homemaker services can facilitate an easier transition to increased care should it be required in the future.
Executive Care Homemaker services include:
- Making/changing beds
- Washing dishes, pots, pans, and utensils
- Cleaning kitchen counters and appliances
- Cleaning inside the 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
If you’d like to learn more about our homemaker services, or any of our other home health care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.