Senior care services can do a lot more for your elderly family member than she might think, especially in terms of everyday tasks that have to be done.
Cleaning and Housekeeping Chores
It takes a lot more time and energy to keep up with household chores than your senior might realize. That’s all energy and time that she can spend on tasks that she enjoys far more. Senior care providers can take over the vacuuming, dusting, and other chores so that your senior can just relax. If she’s still uncomfortable with the idea, play with the timing. Help once a month might be more acceptable to her than weekly help is.
Laundry is another task that can build up and get out of hand a lot more quickly than you or your senior might realize. It’s possible that someone else could take over that chore for your senior. It’s a good feeling having your clean clothing just appear in your closet without having to work so hard to make that happen.
Cooking and All that Goes with It
Some people just don’t enjoy cooking and there’s nothing wrong with that. If your senior hates cooking, though, that might mean she’s not eating as well as she should be. In the interests of improving her nutrition levels, home care providers might be the best solution. They can do the shopping and meal prep and get delicious food on the table. This might be the fastest answer to getting your senior to eat healthier.
Keeping Everything Organized
Your senior’s organizational needs can change over time. Where things made sense before may not be practical storage locations now. It’s helpful to have someone come in who can move those items around to places that make far more sense and are safer for your senior.
Little Tasks that Add Up
So many little tasks, like sorting junk mail and taking the trash out, are ones that you don’t think about until the task gets to be a larger one. You can help your senior to avoid this by having someone handle those for her. If she never has to think about them, that’s a huge relief right there.
Your senior may have some other ideas for how senior care providers can help her around the house. Make a list together of some of those ideas and put them to the test. Those might be chores that neither you nor your senior have to worry about from now on.