We know — keeping up with a regular cleaning routine can be a difficult and trying task. With your busy life, between staying on top of work, managing a family and household, keeping a balanced budget, making the extra time for social activities… Sometimes, it seems difficult to get it all done in a day, right?
And at the same time, millions of adults are also responsible for caring for elderly family, including parents and grandparents who may be in need. While looking after the seniors in your family is a labor of love, it’s easy for this to become another important yet trying job to add to the list.
We know you care about your loved ones, and want to do everything and anything to be there for them in their time of need.
Elderly family members may need assistance with daily tasks and activities that require mobility and endurance, which could now be a little more difficult for them. Regularly keeping a clean and tidy home is difficult for anyone, so it may be extra important to help them out in this arena!
Want to provide for the older family who once took care of you? Give the gift of a clean home!
Here are a few ways you can help seniors keep their home clean, working together for a well-balanced lifestyle that is safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling for everyone:
Discuss Family Needs Together
As you step in and lend a helping hand, it’s still important for your loved ones to feel like they have some agency and control over their living areas. It is still their home and personal space, after all, so you want to be as accommodating as possible. Making things a dialogue, rather than a lecture, can help make sure everything runs smoothly — and, ultimately, let you and your loved one clean house most effectively.
After discussing all of your family’s needs, plan out your priorities and get organized! Take stock of what’s already there, so that you and your senior family can talk about how to use the space they have to meet their needs, whether that means reorganizing, maximizing storage, stocking up on cleaning supplies, decluttering, or taking steps to make sure the home is safe, well-lit, and full of clean and breathable air.
Help Declutter all Living Areas and Hallways
Decluttering is helpful for your older family for many reasons. First, decluttering can help promote calmness and peace; it’s great for keeping a space clean and helping older adults to live a more balanced life, all at once. Second, keeping things out of the way and ensuring that living spaces are clear and clutter-free will make those areas much safer for living, helping prevent potential falls or accidents.
Give the House a Deep Clean
After organizing and decluttering spaces, do your family a favor by doing a full space deep clean. It will undoubtedly help your loved ones feel cared for and appreciated, while also giving them a healthier, more functional space. That extra elbow grease dusting blinds, scrubbing stovetops, and washing floors will help give your elderly family peace of mind and a safe place to put their best foot forward.
Call In the Reinforcements
You want to help in any way that you can — but be sure to care for yourself too, so you don’t burn out! Even after organizing the home and deep cleaning to the best of your ability, keeping everything clean, and helping your family whenever it’s truly needed, may call for some extra help. There are lots of services available to help your elderly loved ones to live comfortably at home, from in-home care services, to meal delivery groups, and more. And remember, your Chicagoland cleaning experts can help by providing regular, efficient cleaning services for your senior loved ones.
Sweeping Dimensions Is Here to Keep Things Clean!
Whether you or your loved ones need to keep a tidy home, Sweeping Dimensions can help you make the most of your precious time. We’re here to sweat the small stuff, so you — and your senior loved ones — don’t have to.
Bringing on a professional cleaning service might just be one of the most important and necessary steps you can take to help care for your aging loved ones. We understand that caring for elderly family can be one of the most important jobs there is. Bringing on help can make it easier, at every step of the way.
We’ll give you back peace of mind so that you can take better care of yourself and your family, all while making sure that your cleaning and organizing to-do lists get done!
Sweeping Dimensions Cleaning Service is here and ready to help moms and dads all across Chicagoland! Here at SDCS, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful.
With a professionally trained and uniformed staff, all of our cleanings are fully customizable to meet your unique needs. We bring all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to clean your home, with a focus on green, environmentally sound cleaning products. We also offer flexible time availability and can easily accommodate any of your loved one’s scheduling needs.
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