Sometimes, even light housekeeping duties can be overwhelming and feel like a tremendous burden. We’ve all been there before; other aspects of our lives take precedence and the chores begin to pile up.
For seniors, overlooking certain tasks around the house can actually start to be dangerous and put their health at risk. Completing simple chores is essential to a senior’s quality of life and survival. Letting dirty dishes pile up or not regularly cleaning the bathroom can lead to unsanitary conditions that make them sick. Not changing burnt-out light bulbs can force them to walk in poorly lit areas and increases the risk of falling. Dust and debris build-up from not sweeping or vacuuming can irritate medical issues.
If you observe that your loved one’s house is getting a little messier, it’s not necessarily their fault. Many older adults struggle with mobility issues or have trouble seeing the unkept condition of their homes. In some cases, there are memory issues that make it difficult for them to remember to do laundry or other housekeeping tasks.
It may be time to seek an expert personal caregiver if age-related disorders and other issues have begun to take their toll. Luckily, there are home health care providers – like DreamProviders – that can step in to help. With routine individualized care from a visiting or live-in caregiver, you can improve the quality of your senior’s life and help keep them safe and healthy.
Job Description of a Personal Caregiver
Caregivers assist clients by offering personal care to enhance their living environment and help them with the tasks of daily living. With the services provided by a trained personal caregiver, a senior can retain some of their independence and remain in their own home for longer. In-home care does not mean full-service housekeeping from a maid or medical care from a registered nurse. Rather, personal caregivers are there to assist with basic cleaning activities, grooming routines, and other non-medical duties. Private caregiver jobs entail doing chores and providing personal care in these areas:
- Meal preparation
- Wiping down counters
- Vacuuming or sweeping
- Taking out the trash
- Cleaning the bathroom
- Assisting with pet care
- Doing laundry and ironing
- Changing bedding
- Organizing cabinets, drawers, and closets
At DreamProviders, our caregivers complete light housekeeping tasks, giving you peace of mind that your elder loved ones are in the best hands when you can’t be there.
Benefits of Personal Caregivers
There are several advantages to having a personal caregiver for your aging loved ones:
Hiring an in-home caregiver is the best way to help keep your senior’s home clean, safe, and hygienic. Without regular cleaning from a trained professional who knows what they’re doing bacteria, germs, and other hazardous substances can build up, which can make your senior sick or exacerbate other health conditions.
Safer Environment for Seniors
Housekeeping services are essential to keep seniors active and independent. The experienced caregivers at DreamProviders will give your loved ones the personal attention they need and can make sure their home environment is without dangerous hazards like spills, dark hallways, overflowing laundry, and so on. Each member of our team has highly qualified skills in cleaning and giving personal care! Our home healthcare providers will assist with everyday tasks to guarantee that your elders’ residence is safe for them.
If you’re looking into hiring someone who can keep your seniors’ homes in order, DreamProviders is just what you need! We offer a variety of private care services including light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, running errands, dementia care, personal hygiene tasks, and more.
Contact our home care agency now at (210) 908-9998 to learn more about our services. You can also reach out online. We will be delighted to answer any questions you may have and help you understand the services we can provide.