Cleanliness is synonymous with care when it comes to keeping an environment that is safe and welcoming. As you age, the tasks that used to feel normal such as housekeeping can quickly become burdensome. Senior housekeeping services are the perfect solution. With assistance in the tasks of keeping house, you are empowered to direct your energy towards the things that matter without sacrificing a clean environment.
Why Housekeeping Services for Seniors Are Essential
Chores such as mopping, dusting, running the vacuum, scrubbing toilets, and organizing can become physically exhausting and even dangerous for seniors. No one wants to see their parents living in a cluttered and dirty home. Many younger folks are already taxed with the upkeep of their households and struggle to help their elders. However, housekeeping services can alleviate the stress of keeping up a clean and smoothly functioning household. A housekeeping service can step in and take up a variety of chores that have become taxing or cumbersome. This can free seniors of the pressure to do the same tasks they were capable of at a younger age and preventing those injuries and physical ailments that spring from taking on too much.
Maintaining a Clean Environment for Seniors
While the services that senior living communities provide will vary, some of what’s involved can include:
- Laundering linens and making the beds
- Laundry, ironing, and dry cleaning
- Taking out trash and recycling
- Sweeping and mopping
- Bathroom cleaning
- Cleaning kitchen surfaces and appliances
- Changing lightbulbs
- Rearranging furniture
- Polishing wood, silver, and china
- Inspecting and cleaning drains
- Changing air vents and HVAC filters
- Steaming carpets and area rugs
- Daily tidying up
Many housekeeping services for seniors can also provide additional support by checking to make sure there’s food in the fridge, driving or running errands, assisting with meal prep or cooking, and assisting with medication restock.
Another valuable aspect of housekeeping services for seniors is companionship. When seniors employ housekeeping services they often benefit from the social interaction as much as from having a presentable home. Many service providers will consciously seek to match the personality of the housekeeping staff with the client to maximize the potential for friendship.
Choosing a Sanitary Senior Living Community
When the time comes to choose an assisted living community, cleanliness is paramount. Aging immune systems are more vulnerable to cleanliness-related health complications.
Making the move to a senior living community is a life-changing decision. Cleanliness is as important as a sense of community. Taking a thorough tour of the community, talking to current residents, and asking the right questions can help determine the standards of care and cleanliness maintained.
When touring and interviewing a senior living community, make sure to ask about cleanliness, best practices for cleaning, daily/weekly/monthly cleaning checklists, and the level of privacy that residents maintain while receiving these services.
A high-quality senior living community can balance the highest standards of cleanliness and care with respect for residents’ privacy.
Come Home to Summer’s Landing
Summer’s Landing is an all-inclusive senior living community where you can safely enjoy living in a robust community no matter the type of assistance you require presently or come to need in the future. Our thoughtful combination of cleanliness, amenities, and affordability means that you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands.
The professionals at Summer’s Landing take pride in following best practices to maintain a clean community while respecting residents’ privacy. Contact Summer’s Landing at 850.265.9829 to learn more about our sensational senior living community.