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Comfort Keepers Elder Home Care Services Include Light Housekeeping in Portland, OR

Elder home care services can help maintain a safe, clean living space for your senior loved one

Your loved one may be having trouble coming to terms with challenges posed to them by their age. What's more, you may be having trouble coping with it as well. One of the first things that will suffer as your loved one becomes weaker as the result of the current state of their health is housekeeping. If you are worried about your loved one, you may want to consider elder home care.

An elder home care professional can help your loved one keep a tidy house. Living in a clean, tidy surrounding has a number of health benefits. To begin with, it reduces the risk of your loved one getting sick and lowers allergies. It will also help your loved one improve their mood, particularly if they spend a lot of time at home.

A caregiver can help your loved one with a whole slew of housekeeping responsibilities. This includes activities such as vacuuming, sweeping, taking out the trash, dusting and watering the plants. An elder home care professional can make your loved one's bed, help them with cleaning and changing the sheets and other laundry such as folding the clothes. A caregiver will also be able to help your loved one clear out any clutter they have around the house. This will prevent falls, which is very important for seniors as a majority of emergency room visits by people over the age of 65 are the direct result of a fall.

A caregiver can also help your loved one with any organizational activities they may need to carry out. This includes organizing and clearing out drawers, shelves, and closets.

However, light housekeeping does not mean you can expect a home care professional to keep your loved one's house spotless from top to bottom. There are a number of things you should not expect from a senior caregiving, these include heavy-duty cleaning tasks that entail moving heavy pieces of furniture, washing windows, cleaning carpets, or scrubbing floors. A caregiver should not be expected to shovel snow or mow the grass either. These are all tasks that should be undertaken by a maintenance professional. 

It is important to point out that light housekeeping services cover areas of the house used by your loved one. Typically this is restricted to the kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom.

To find out more about our elder home care services and how we can help your loved one stay independent for the rest of their lives, please give us a call. We are always happy to take your call and any questions you may have. 

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