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4 Household Tasks Homecare Can Do for Seniors

Gillian lived a few hours away from her elderly mother, Alice, so she wasn’t able to visit frequently. It had been two months since her last visit. On that visit, Alice’s house had been a little messy with a few dirty dishes in the sink and a thin layer of dust on the furniture. Gillian didn’t think much of it. She simply grabbed a dust rag and helped her mother clean up. However, on this visit, she noticed the house didn’t seem to have been cleaned since the last time she had been there. There was a thicker layer of dust and the carpet looked like it hadn’t been vacuumed in a while. The kitchen floor had a dried spill of food on it that had not been cleaned up. There was also a huge amount of dirty laundry in the laundry room. Gillian hated the thought of her mom living in an untidy home since Alice had always been particular about her house when Gillian was growing up. She couldn’t be there to clean the house each week.

Gillian called a homecare agency and asked what they could do to help. She was surprised at just how much help around the house homecare could provide her mother.

Below are just 4 of the tasks Gillian learned homecare could do.

Homecare Greer SC - 4 Household Tasks Homecare Can Do for Seniors

Homecare Greer SC – 4 Household Tasks Homecare Can Do for Seniors

#1: Vacuuming

A vacuum can be too heavy for older adults to lift and maneuver around the house. That can lead to a build up of dust and dirt in the carpet. Not only does it look bad, if your aging relative has allergies, pollen and dust can build up in the carpet, making their allergy symptoms worse. A homecare provider can vacuum the house weekly or as often as needed.

#2: Dusting

Dusting may be an easy task for some seniors, but for older adults with mobility problems or arthritis, bending to reach lower tabletops or reaching to dust higher shelves could cause a fall or be painful. A homecare provider can grab a dust rag or duster and clean up dust in all rooms of the house while the senior relaxes or spends time doing something they enjoy.

#3: Cleaning the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the rooms of the house that it is vital to keep clean. Dirt and bacteria in the kitchen can get into the food and make your older family member ill. A homecare provider can wash counters, clean old food out of the refrigerator, clean up spills, and sweep and mop the floor.

#4: Bathroom Clean Up

A dirty bathroom is filled with germs and just not pleasant to use. Homecare providers can clean the toilet, wash the floor and counter, and keep the bathtub and shower clean.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering hiring Homecare Services in Greer SC, please contact the caring staff at Upstate Home Care Solutions today. Call (864) 527-0455.

James Bennett

James Bennett is a native of Taylors, SC. A graduate of Riverside High School, he attended Clemson University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Packing Science. Upon graduation, he commenced on a career path in food manufacturing with Nestle Frozen Foods (1999 – 2008) and Country Fresh, Inc. (2008 – 2011). When James was only 12, his father, at the age of 37, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).With both an ailing father and a grandmother suffering from several medical conditions, James Bennett and his family were able to unify and provide their loved ones with the home care they needed. Their family structure and consistent schedule were key aspects in providing care. Unfortunately, not all families have the structure, resources, or flexibility to provide the home care their loved one desires. James understands the difficulties families and caregivers encounter while providing and caring for loved ones. A loving son, husband, and father who understands the need to help families, James created Upstate Home Health Care Solutions, LLC in 2011 to fill in the gap for families who need caring individuals to assist with a loved one’s home care needs.

• Greenville Chamber of Commerce Minority Business of the Year 2017
• Greenville Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) Program participant 2017
• Greenville Chamber of Commerce MBA Excellence Award Recipient 2017
• Featured on the cover Upstate Business Journal June 2016
• Community Works Economic Impact Award 2016
• Board Member of Ten at the Top (TATT) and Fire Pit Ranch (FPR)
• Member of Upstate Senior Network, Greenville & Spartanburg Chapters
• Member of the Healthcare division of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce
• Member of the Better Business Bureau
• Staff member of Palmetto Boys State sponsored by the American Legion
• Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.