Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors


As seniors age, they may stop moving as much as they used to and this means they stop cleaning as much as they used to. Their bodies don’t move the same, their eyes don’t see as well, and maybe they don’t want to ask for much help from their adult children. Tons of things accumulate in their house over the years and there can be a lot of dust that comes with it. If your loved one needs more help around the house it is time to consider hiring senior home care providers to help them.

Here are some of the best spring cleaning tips for seniors who want to age in place.

Go Through the Pantry

Senior Home Care Union County NJ - Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Senior Home Care Union County NJ – Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

One of the many things a senior needs to focus on is diet. Senior home care should ensure that your elderly loved one is eating tons of fresh foods and vegetables. They may help prepare meals throughout the week or even help your loved one grocery shop. Before senior home care takes your loved one to the grocery store they need to see what a senior already has. If your loved one has not gone through their fridge or pantry it’s time to do that. This is the time to get rid of any expired foods and even deep clean the fridge to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria that could be in there. This is a great spring cleaning task to do as the weather gets warmer. Open up the kitchen windows and clean the fridge and pantry out!

Start With Main Rooms

If your loved one has a bigger house there may be rooms they don’t use at all. Senior home care can help your loved one prioritize which rooms they use the most and focus on cleaning those areas. This may mean your loved one needs to sort through possessions and take them to a donation center or just throw a bunch of stuff away. However, if a senior thinks they need to get a whole house done in a week this can put too much pressure on them. Instead, start room by room and start with the rooms they use the most. This could be the living room and bedroom or it could be the living room and kitchen! Senior home care is supposed to be observant and can make recommendations based on what they notice and how a senior lives.

Use Storage Bins

A senior may not want to get rid of everything because they may want to save things for certain family members. But they may also need to get these items out of the way and put them somewhere where they can be kept safe and clean. A senior should use storage bins and maybe even a storage unit. Your loved one may need help with transportation and it is something you may have to help with or ask senior home care if they are comfortable doing this as well.

All of these tips can help your loved one get their homes in order this spring and will boost their quality of life.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional Senior Home Care Services in Union County NJ, please talk to the caring staff at Generations Home Health Care today.

Providing Home Care in Somerset, Essex, Union, Morris, and Hunterdon Counties. Call us today at (908) 290-0691 or (973) 241-4534.

Susan Myer, RN, BSN, CCRN, CDP