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Provide Cleaning Tips For All Seniors

Aug 16, 2018 by Suzanne M. White

Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ can help provide your senior loved one with a clean home that they can live in safely. Over time, seniors may not be able to do the things they once did and this can cause them a lot of frustration, especially when it comes to things such as bathing themselves or even cleaning their own home. If seniors attempt to clean their home and they do not have the energy to do it or they cannot do it, then this can lead to injury. Comfort Keepers caregivers can assist in cleaning the home and oversee cleaning to ensure that your senior is not placed in harm’s way.

Comfort Keepers of Flemington, NJ has provided some cleaning tips to help aid your loved one.

 

Do NOT Attempt to Lift Heavy Objects

It is important that any senior does not try to lift an object that is too heavy for them. Some seniors may not want to ask for help because it exposes their weakness, but it is not a weakness. Ask for help and do not be afraid to. Lifting an object that is too heavy can lead to serious injury.

 

Get Rid of Extra Things in the Home

Sometimes, homes can become overcrowded with objects and if your loved one has not cleaned up in a while, he or she may have some things that are in the way. For example, think about that box of old books, it can be a fall hazard, especially if it does not move freely and it is in a walkway.

 

If You Can’t Reach It – Don’t

One of the ways that many seniors injure themselves when cleaning is because they stretch and reach for items that are out of reach. This can then lead to a slip and fall or it can lead to the item dropping and breaking and presenting an entirely new risk. Let your loved one know that he or she does not need to overreach or stand on objects to grab the things they need. Tell them it is okay to ask one of our caregivers to do it for them.

If you would like to discuss housing cleaning services with us, contact Comfort Keepers today.

 

At Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ, we understand you can’t be there for your loved ones at all times. That’s where we can help. Our compassionate, professional caregivers, called Comfort Keepers®, can provide your loved one with the assistance they need to live in a clean safe home.

For more information on how our caregivers can ensure your senior loved ones live in a clean safe environment, and to learn more about our other in-home care services, contact us or call (908) 806-2220 or Toll Free at (877) 806-2220.

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