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Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Easier for Family Caregivers

By Nick Paciello, 9:00 am on

A clean, safe, and well-organized home can make it easier for your senior loved one to live independently. This spring, consider helping your loved one get his or house in order, and use these strategies to make accomplishing the task simpler.

Create a Schedule

To balance spring cleaning with daily life, create a schedule of tasks you want to complete. Break your cleaning schedule into small, manageable increments. For instance, schedule 15 minutes for cleaning every few hours. This allows you time to provide elder care in Henderson for your loved one when you’re not busy cleaning. To stay organized, make a list of rooms and specific tasks, and check off items when they are completed.

Organize Paperwork

Go through your loved one’s paperwork, and store important documents in a secure location before spring cleaning begins. This helps ensure nothing important is thrown away. Recycle paperwork your loved one no longer needs, or scan the paperwork and save it on the computer if you aren’t sure if it should be discarded.

Clean Thoughtfully

Spring cleaning usually involves throwing out clutter, but it is important to consider your loved one’s feelings when sorting through items. Things that seem like clutter to you may be important to your loved one. Ask your loved one before you throw out any of his or her belongings, and keep anything he or she doesn’t want to throw out. Often, items that seem like clutter may have sentimental value to others.

Get Help

Spring cleaning is a big job that can take several days, especially if you usually have a lot to do on a normal day. A Henderson part-time caregiver can reduce your workload significantly by assisting your loved one while you are cleaning. Begin by tackling the big projects, such as cleaning the garage, when your loved one’s caregiver is available. You can then work on smaller tasks when the larger projects are finished. 

The caregivers at Home Care Assistance can also help your loved one with light housekeeping to maintain the cleanliness of the house over time. However, the expertise of our caregivers is not just limited to cleaning. They can also assist with cooking, exercise, bathing, transportation, and much more. We also offer Parkinson’s, stroke, and Alzheimer’s care for Henderson seniors who need more extensive assistance. For more information on our senior care services, call one of our friendly Care Managers at (702) 527-7723 to request a complimentary in-home consultation.