The holiday season is a wonderful time for most people, full of gatherings, gifts, cheerful decor, and good wishes. Cleaning up after the holidays is not something anyone looks forward to but a tidy home is also a safe home for disabled or elderly residents. Your elderly or disabled loved one can have a comfortable, secure home if you provide the assistance they need.
Keep these things in mind when helping your loved one with the post-holiday clean up:
- Visit while you tidy. Every task can be a time for learning more about your loved one and building your relationship. Use the time together to provide companionship for your relative.
- Take time to declutter. While the decorations and gifts are put away it is a good time to clear out any clutter and items that are no longer needed. Cluttered hallways and doorways are major causes of falls in homes. Clear these areas to make your loved one’s home safer for them.
- Keep your loved one involved. Make sure your family member is included in decisions about decluttering and rearranging the household. It will reduce their anxiety if they can be a part of the decisions in their home.
- Get help when you need it. Daily home maintenance takes a lot of time and energy. Clean up after the holidays can mean packing up boxes to go into attic or basement storage. Extra help makes these tasks easier.
Community Care of the Northeast can offer your disabled or elderly loved one just the help they need to get their living space in order after the holidays or regularly. Our home care aides can provide the dignity and help seniors need and deserve. We will provide companionship for your loved one as well as help with daily tasks, housekeeping, transportation and other activities that enable them to enjoy living in their own home