Independent Living is an excellent option for seniors living out their golden years. Since your loved one is living alone, making sure that spring cleaning gets done safely is important. Use some of these helpful tips to get your loved one’s independent living quarters in excellent condition this spring.
1. Make a Checklist
You can’t come up with a proper cleaning plan without having a checklist. If your loved one is unable to determine what type of cleaning needs to be done at their home, then a collaboration between you and him or her on a checklist is a great idea.
Go through each area of his or her community cottage with them and find out the spots that require special attention, like the bathtub needing cleaning. Put the ‘special attention’ spots at the top of the list. Then, go over the list with your loved one so that he or she can feel involved in these seasonal changes that you are creating together.
2. Use the Right Cleaning Tools
If your loved one in independent living decides that they want to be responsible for spring cleaning their living space, then provide him or her with the tools to get the job done safely. There are plenty of senior-friendly cleaning tools that will help make the job effortless. Some of these cleaning sources include:
- A duster with an extending handle,
- Squeegee for the windows,
- Vacuum with an instant cord retractor, and
- A dustpan that stands on its own and requires no bending.
3. Get the Family Together for a Spring Cleaning Day
Sometimes your loved one in independent living may need a little help. Take the opportunity to get your family involved and make a day visit out of the occasion. Getting unnecessary clutter out of a home can be stressful and having family around to help out alleviates some of the stressors involved with spring cleaning.
4. Clean Out Expired Medicines
Sometimes our loved ones tend to hold onto medicines for far too long, and, sometimes your loved one can even hide things away.
Gathering up the medicines that you can find and properly disposing of the expired or loose tablets can help keep your loved one organized throughout the year as they continue fulfilling their medical needs.
5. Buy Bins for Safe Access
Instead of having clutter all over his or her living quarters, go out and purchase some small bins that you can store in your loved one’s new home. Let him or her help you decide what goes into them. Then, ensure that they are labeled and placed in safe locations where they can be reached with little effort.
Holly Hall Invites You to Visit Our Community This Spring
If you or your loved one is ready to start considering moving to independent or senior assisted living, keep Holly Hall in mind. Our community is based on our Christian values and we truly believe in providing the best quality-of-life for our community members.
We know that this decision can lead to several important questions that need to be answered. Schedule a visit to Holly Hall Retirement Community so that our professional staff can help you get the information that you need. We look forward to serving you.