As we brush off another winter, it is time for spring cleaning action once again. At Right at Home Salem-Marblehead, we look forward to spring cleaning each year. We know how important keeping senior loved ones home, clean, tidy and clutter-free are to their health, safety and well-being.
For some, spring cleaning might seem like a big task, but the benefits for elders, are too big to sweep under the rug.
With yearly spring cleaning for your loved one, you can:
- Improve the safety of your loved one’s home by reducing hazards
- Increase ease of living by reorganizing items
- Evaluate your loved one’s quality of life
- Determine if further assistance is needed
Recruiting Help With Spring Cleaning and Organizing
If you find yourself overwhelmed at the thought of helping your senior loved one toss items and organize their stockpile of possessions and collectibles, Celeste Begley, Community Relations Director, suggests seeking in-home care assistance to help with the spring-cleaning process and to stay on top of weekly tidying up. “There’s no shame in enlisting the help of in-home care professionals, who understand how to walk your older loved one through the sentimental emotions of downsizing and holding on to the items and memories that mean the most,” adds Begley.
Health Benefits to Clearing Clutter
Health and wellness experts state there are a number of positive benefits to decluttering a senior’s home, including:
- Reduced fall risks
- Lowered anxiety
- Removal of allergens
Right at Home of Salem-Marblehead is a leading provider of in-home care and assistance. Contact us at 978-744-5151 or online.