What Tasks Are Considered "Light Housekeeping"?
As we get older, everyday tasks that are taken for granted become increasingly more difficult. Things like brushing our teeth, cooking dinner, getting dressed, and light housekeeping can be hard to do without assistance. That is why Affordable Home Care aims to provide trained and experienced caregivers to offer aid to elderly individuals who can use some extra help. Our elderly care services promote the highest level of comfort, independence, and recovery. We treat each individual with respect and dignity and help them live their life to the fullest.
What Is Light Housekeeping?
Mobility and physical limitations begin to diminish with age, making keeping your house tidy extremely difficult. But nobody should have to live in a cluttered mess just because they are getting older. Light housekeeping should be considered any task that helps make the patient’s day-to-day life more manageable. For example, for everyday tasks such as eating and bathing, the caregiver can be expected to clean the kitchen, wash and put away dishes, and throw out trash after the meal. They will do things like laundry and cleaning the sink, toilet, and other appliances for the next use. Other light housekeeping tasks include:
- Light dusting
- Sweeping and mopping
- Wiping counters
- Wash and put away dishes
- Clean kitchen and bathrooms
- Take out trash
- Change sheets and make the bed
- Organize drawers, shelves, and closets
- Pet-care assistance (feeding, walking, and basic grooming)
What Is Not Considered Light Housekeeping
Light housekeeping is limited to everyday use areas and surfaces. Deep cleaning projects are not considered part of light housekeeping. Other tasks that do not fall under light housekeeping include:
- Shampooing carpets
- Scrubbing floors
- Cleaning windows, windowsills, and doors
- Polishing chrome, brass, or stainless steel fixtures
- Cleaning roofs and gutters
- Cleaning the exterior of the house or outdoor furniture
- Moving heavy furniture
- Landscaping or mowing the lawn
If you need help with any of these tasks, you will need to hire a professional cleaning or landscaping service.
Other Benefits of Home Care
In addition to helping with everyday light housekeeping tasks, elderly care services are great for helping to prepare meals, as well as assisting with running errands. Our caregivers can handle grocery shopping, transportation to and from medical appointments, and other chores. It is typical for people to become lonely as they get older, so our companionship services provide friendship for patients and somebody to talk to, play games with, and enjoy other crafts, hobbies, and activities together. We also provide reminders for appointments, medications, meals, and other obligations.
Partner with Affordable Home Care
If you have a loved one you are worried about and want to ensure they are comfortable, safe, and not alone, then partner with Affordable Home Care. We provide dependable, trustworthy, and personalized care for all our patients to help them live their best life. Our caregivers deliver companionship, assistance, and housekeeping for seniors. Everything we do is in full collaboration with the entire family to keep you in the loop and allow for personalized care and attention for your loved one. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your family.