Spring is the Perfect Time to Help Your Senior do Some Cleaning
Here at Synergy Homecare of Yuma, we feel that spring is the perfect time to make some changes. Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal and, in today’s post, we wanted to go over some of the ways that you can help your senior loved one take advantage of the new season by helping them declutter their house! Everyone can use some help cleaning and this is especially true when it comes to senior citizens. Continue reading below to learn some helpful tips when assisting your loved with some essential cleaning.
Spring Cleaning is in Full Swing
Helping your loved one with a little spring cleaning can be a challenge. To help our readers tackle this important task, below we have listed a few steps you can take to ensure that you help your loved one as much as possible.
- Make a Plan With Family Members: Before the cleaning process begins, it is important to communicate with family members about helping your loved one de-clutter their home. Communication is an important first step because your loved one needs to understand why you want to help them declutter. Because senior care can be a bit of a tricky subject, it is important that your senior loved one doesn’t think that you are looking to come into their home and throw away things that they are attached to. Effective communication will let them know that you are simply trying to help and are not looking to come in and disrupt things for no reason.
- Organize Important Things: The next step that we suggest you take when helping your senior loved one perform some spring cleaning is to find any important documents or other sensitive personal items and set them aside. Taking the time to do this will not only help keep any important documents from getting thrown away, it is also a great way to keep your loved one involved in the process and give them a sense of control over the situation. Additionally, being able to find important documents quickly can come in handy if an emergency situation crops up at a later date.
- Get Rid of Clutter: The next step in helping clean your senior loved one’s home is to get rid of as much clutter as possible. While the definition of “clutter” will change depending on your situation, we suggest that you involve your loved one as much as possible in the process so that you don’t actually toss something that is important to them. A great place to start is to round up any magazines, newspapers, or magazines that might be lying around and determine whether not they can be thrown out. From there, simply go from room to room and remove anything that is not important or essential. Although it may not seem like there is the much clutter in a home, once you start clearing things from rooms you will be surprised at how quickly a trash bag can fill up.
Join us again next time as we continue to list out some helpful steps in regard to helping your loved one perform some spring cleaning. And, as always, if you would like to learn more about our homecare services please contact us today or visit our website. Our dedicated staff would be more than happy to help.