On the surface, it might not seem like a big deal. Your parent or elderly loved one is having trouble keeping things in order around the house. Maybe vacuuming is too hard on their back, so you come over once a week and do it. Problem solved, right? You’re a good son or daughter and are able-bodied, so you can do it no problem.
Now you notice the dishes are piling up and maybe your parents have eaten cereal for the past three suppers. Maybe they’re ordering in more food. So you cook them a big meal with lots of leftovers and do the dishes. Solved that problem, too, right? Except now, life has caught up with you. You’ve been very busy and haven’t visited them in a few weeks. And when you finally get there, what do you see? Their home is very dusty and dirty, there dishes piled up in the sink, and they’ve lost weight because they’ve not been eating regularly. What do you do?
The aforementioned problems are not merely issues of bad aesthetics. Sure, the dust can cause real problems with your elderly loved ones have allergies, but otherwise it’s not a big problem, right? Well, it might be. Most people take pride in their homes. Especially homes in which they’ve been for a long time. But when they see their own home begin to become unkempt and look shabby, yet they haven’t the energy to clean it up, that can become very depressing. And depression can have a massive negative impact on overall health. What’s more, if they aren’t eating right, their health can rapidly deteriorate.
This is why homemaking services can be a real difference maker. With homemaking services, seniors need not fret that they cannot keep up with the day-to-day tasks of taking care of their home. They don’t have to dread every necessary chore. They can relax knowing that it’s not the end of the world if they can’t vacuum the house every week and that they don’t have to prepare every meal all by themselves. Furthermore, homemaker services are great because they allow for an easy transition to more comprehensive personal care if and when that becomes required.
Some homemaker services
At Executive Care, we pride ourselves on the variety of tasks our care workers are able to perform competently. And so too is this true of our homemaker services. Our professional, friendly, and dependable care workers can offer a plethora of homemaker services, including:
- Making/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
If you have any questions about Executive Care’s homemaker services, or any of our other services, please get in touch with us today.