Senior Care in Mesa AZ
Creating and maintaining a clean, comfortable, and welcoming home environment for your aging loved ones is an important part of your senior care efforts. When they are comfortable in their home, they are better able to maintain a high level of mental and emotional health, ward off physical illness and irritation, and may even be more likely to welcome guests into the home to give them more of the social interaction that they need to stay healthy and happy throughout their aging years.
One room in your parents’ home that is often overlooked when it comes to keeping it neat and clean is the bedroom. This room, however, is one of the most important spaces in the home. This is where your parents relax, rejuvenate, and recover when they are ill. Keeping it clean, organized, and welcoming helps them to get the most out of this soothing space.
Try these tips, and share them with your aging parents’ senior health care services provider, to help your parents keep their bedroom neat and clean in between deep cleanings:
• Get individual trashcans. A senior is much more likely to put a piece of trash such as a used tissue, a wrapper, or a piece of paper on the side table or even on the floor rather than getting up out of bed and walking around to the other side of the room to toss it into the trashcan. Even if they intend on throwing it away in the morning or the next time they leave the room, once they put trash somewhere other than in the trashcan, it is likely to stick around. Invest in two small trashcans so that you can put one on either side of the bed to encourage your loved ones to put their trash where it belongs.
• Have at least two sets of linens. Changing your loved ones’ sheets is an important part of keeping their bedroom clean, but if they only have one set of sheets, you are much more likely to leave them on for a few extra days. Have at least two sets of linens so that you can keep up with changing their sheets once a week or once every two weeks during cooler weather by immediately putting the fresh sheets on the bed while the others are in the wash.
• Choose mess-free snacks. If possible, discourage your parents from eating in their bedroom at all. If they insist on having snacks or even meals in their bedroom due to mobility limitations, injury, or illness, however, make sure that you choose mess-free options for them. Put beverages in spill-free cups, avoid foods that have crumbs or messy sauces, and always serve food on a tray to help catch any spills.
Get in touch with the elder care agency in your area to find out more about hiring a senior health care services provider who can help you to enhance your parents’ quality of life with a customized care approach designed with their specific needs in mind.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Mesa, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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