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More Spring Tips for Seniors

Yesterday, we talked about introducing new routines into your senior loved one’s life as spring rolls in. Today, let’s talk about spring cleaning.

Senior Spring Cleaning Tips

As older adults reach the stage where they require a bit of assistance, it is common for their housekeeping to become challenged. A Home Care agency like Best Life or a weekly maid service can help with some of the housekeeping but some tasks are too big for outside help.

Families of aging loved ones should help them with Spring Cleaning this season for two reasons. First, cutting down on clutter is good preparation in case your loved one needs to move suddenly. And second, Spring Cleaning is an opportunity to ensure that their important papers and possessions are well ordered and looked after.

Joan London offers advice for Senior Spring Cleaning:

With spring finally here and with many families setting aside time during this season to thoroughly clean and organize their homes, I encourage families to think about how they can work with aging loved ones to “spring clean” as well. Below are a few tips I wanted to share on how to tackle this important task.

1) Discuss mutual goals with family members. Before you start clearing out items from your parent’s home, I suggest communicating with them — and any siblings — about your desire and reason for helping to de-clutter and organize

Read the whole thing, and use the warming weather to help your loved one remain in control of their living environment.

 

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