Posted on Oct 03, 2013
The Importance of a Clean Home and In Home Assisted Living for the Elderly
Just as your eyes are the windows to your soul; your home might also be considered the window to your personality. Keeping a clean home is not just important for aesthetics, but also for safety. A dirty floor littered with clutter is not only unappealing to the eye, but also could pose a tripping hazard. A refrigerator filled with expired food product is not only a waste of money but could pose a health threat if accidentally consumed. There are many reasons why it is important to keep a clean home.
You may have an elderly loved one who is finding it difficult to keep up with the daily responsibilities and chores of running a household. A recent visit may have exposed the fact that their floors are not clean, their laundry is in unfinished piles, and dishes are dirty in the sink. It may become overwhelming to think about having to clean and this may cause your loved one to avoid it altogether.
A clean home means less clutter to create dangerous situations and also a clear mind to think of other important things such as visits with family and friends. Senior Helpers of Thousand Palms provides companionship as well as personal care services for your elderly loved one. If you find that your elderly loved one is unable to keep up with the daily chores of their home, you may find that a responsible caregiver from Senior Helpers of Thousand Palms is the solution you are looking for.
A clean house equals a healthy house. How healthy your elderly loved one’s home is depends how clean it is. If their house is dirty, it can attract mice, insects, and also harbor unwanted germs. It is important that your loved one’s home receives a thorough cleaning at least once a week. This will include cleaning the floors, dusting, dishes, toilets, and laundry. Sometimes it is best to pick one day a week to become part of routine.
Many people don’t feel comfortable in a dirty home. Your elderly loved one will be able to relax easier if their home is clean. If your loved one doesn’t feel comfortable in their home, it is quite possible that neither do their visitors. Keeping a home clean comes with many benefits such as everyone can be healthy and your loved one won’t feel embarrassed when guests suddenly stop by for a visit. When the home is clean, your loved one is also more likely to invite someone over for a visit on spur of the moment.
A clutter free home leads to a clutter free mind and more time to spend visiting with friends and family. If you would like to learn more about in home assisted living for the elderly and in home dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Thousand Palms to speak to a senior care specialist today 760-343-5533! Senior Helpers of Thousand Palms provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, and surrounding areas.