Need to Flatten a Mountain?
Home Management often becomes a burden with the aging, sick or disabled. Keeping up with normal everyday home chores is difficult on the best of days, but when health is impaired, energy low, and pain is a factor, “a mole hill can look like a mountain”. What’s bad about perceived “mountains” is that they crowd out the enjoyment of life.
Home Management services vary from home to home. Light housekeeping can easily be provided. It would include cleaning the areas related to the client and things that are everyday or weekly chores This would include such things as the following: washing linens, making bed, dusting, mopping, laundry, ironing, cleaning bathroom, cleaning kitchen, and washing dishes.
Home Management services would also include shopping and storing items bought, preparing light meals for the client, and following diet regulations. It could, also, include suggestions for home organization; help with bill organization, or making shopping lists.
Home management is always to be done with respect. When it’s possible for clients to direct cleaning, caregivers will respect how they want to do things. Above all, caregivers who give home management services are present to be “helping hands” not someone who “takes over.” When a client is not able to participate, family can be an asset as they train the caregiver on what is expected and normal in the home.
Why is Home Management Important?
Having a caregiver in the home for housecleaning, food preparation, and organizational tasks provides quality time for family and friends to spend with their loved one. While at the same time, the senior, disabled, or ill can enjoy their needs being met on a daily basis so they can focus on health, relaxation, and a quality life.