If you are looking into getting housekeeping services from home care providers for your elderly loved one, it would be a good idea to know what you can expect. There are certain tasks the senior care providers who are providing the companion care at home services can help with and some tasks they can’t assist your elderly loved one with, as well. Basically, it boils down to these providers being able to assist with light housekeeping. But, what exactly does light housekeeping mean?
Tasks Home Care Providers Can Help With
As noted above, there are some housekeeping tasks that elder care providers can help your elderly loved one with. These are listed under light housekeeping tasks. The basic tasks these providers help with include:
- Helping clean and put away dishes
- Helping pick up after dinner
- Running a bath and putting the towels out
- Hanging towels up and putting washcloths away where they belong
- Cleaning cupboards, countertops, and sinks
- Cleaning the toilet and bathtub
- Wiping up messes, such as spills in the kitchen
- Sanitizing various surfaces throughout the house
- Dusting throughout the house
- Changing bed linens
- Taking the trash out
- Tending to clutter in the home
- Sweeping/vacuuming floors and carpets
- Organizing the house
Does your elderly loved one need help with any of these tasks? If so, you may want to highly consider getting them companion care at home services. With these services, the elderly care providers can help your elderly loved one daily, weekly, or whenever they need with the tasks noted above.
With this being said, it is also important to discuss some of the tasks that are not involved with home care services. These are tasks that are not labeled as light housekeeping.
Tasks Not Involved with Home Care
As noted, there are some tasks around the house that the elder care providers won’t be able to help with as they aren’t light housekeeping. Some of these tasks that you and your elderly loved one should be aware of include:
- Washing windows
- Moving around furniture
- Scrubbing bathtubs, floors, carpets, and other areas of the home
- Shoveling snow
- Mowing their grass
- Raking up leaves
Basically, the bigger, heavier-duty tasks that need to be done around the house aren’t considered home care services. If your elderly loved one needs these tasks done, it would be a good idea to hire someone other than home care providers to do them. The senior care providers can still help with the tasks listed above, even if you have to hire someone else for the bigger tasks.
Does your elderly loved one need help with housekeeping tasks? If so, hopefully, the lists provided here today can give you a good idea of the types of housekeeping tasks that elderly care providers can assist with. If your elderly loved one needs help with the things noted in the approval list above, be sure to get companion care at home services when they are needed.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Companion Care at Home in Gilbert, AZ, or anywhere in the East Valley, please contact the caring staff at Legacy Home Care.
Call (480) 777-0070