As we get older it’s easy to let some chore fall by the wayside. Some chores require an excess of movement, or require heavy lifting, which can be difficult for seniors and older adults. Though as we all know, just because a chore has gotten difficult to accomplish on one’s own, doesn’t mean that chore doesn’t still need doing. Many cleaning related chores are important to maintain a healthy living environment, especially for seniors who are generally more susceptible to illness.
As we age it’s very important to make sure that our homes remain clean and healthy, even if it means hiring outside help to take care of cleaning chores. Many people are too proud to admit that they need a little help with chores, but as seniors, it’s important to get over that feeling and accept help where we need it. Besides, you’ve been doing chores your whole life; wouldn’t it be nice to let someone else handle them so you can do more of the things you enjoy?
Some chores around the house are to keep things looking nice, while others (generally the ones requiring more rigorous labor) are important for maintaining a healthy space, such as:
- Cleaning bathroom floors and surfaces, particularly tiled surfaces that require grout cleaning
- Regular carpet cleaning
- Dusting high surfaces
- Cleaning under furniture
These are just a few of the chores that get more difficult as we age. We all know that frequent bending, lifting, and crawling on our hands and knees are very difficult at an advanced age. Arthritis and other factors make these chores not only difficult, but painful.
If you are a senior living at home, one of the best things you can do to maintain a healthy living space for yourself is hire a company that performs regular carpet cleaning in your home. Professional carpet cleaners have high-tech cleaning equipment that will penetrate deep into the fibers of your carpet to kill harmful bacteria and mold that might be growing there.
These carpet molds and bacteria can release a steady stream of allergens into your home, making you miserable, especially if you have particularly bad allergies. These allergens can cause symptoms ranging from a runny nose to full blown asthma attacks for people who suffer from asthma. As we age our bodies are more susceptible to these kinds of allergens and our symptoms can be worse than the symptoms a younger individual might experience. So it is of utmost importance to get regular carpet cleanings to reduce theses allergens as much as possible.
It’s also incredibly important to maintain a clean restroom as a senior living at home. Because bathrooms are rooms that experience excess moisture regularly, they too can be breeding grounds for mold and other harmful bacteria. If left unchecked, mold in the bottom of your tub can cause a slippery surface that could result in a slip and fall. This can be avoided by hiring a maid service, or caregiver that will make sure your bathroom is kept clean and safe for you.
At our age, chores are something we’ve been doing for a very long time, and most of us don’t even think about them. As we get older though, it becomes more and more of a hassle to take care of tasks that were once easy. Take a few minutes today and call professional cleaning services in your area to set up a weekly or even monthly cleaning day. This will ensure that your home remains in its best condition, and keep you healthier in the long run. Nobody wants to be breathing in dust and allergens all the time, but it’s also no good to hurt yourself trying to keep up your regular chore regimen. Let someone else do the hard work for you, you won’t regret it.