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How to Help Your Loved One with Yard Work During the Fall

Seniors in Wheat Ridge, CO, can greatly benefit from assistance with taking care of their yard during the fall

For so many people throughout Wheat Ridge, fall is their favorite season, and it is no wonder why. Leaves are changing color, temperatures are just right and there are so many fresh fruits and vegetables at a farmer’s market. However, fall has its downfalls. For seniors in need of elderly home care services to assist with yard work can represent a problem. Raking leaves and cleaning gutters are tasks seniors often struggle with, especially if they suffer from mobility issues.

Whether you decided to help on your own or hire yard work services, assisting your loved one with these tasks can make a significant difference. As providers of elderly home care services, we realize just how valuable a helping hand can be.

Fall Yard Work Checklist

During the fall there are so many tasks that need to be done, so it is easy to overlook some of them. That is why our experts have made a checklist that should help you keep everything under control. Whether you will do these tasks on your own or hire help keep in mind that window and door seals, as well as the roof, should be checked, outdoor water should be turned off and hoses stored. Also, sprinkler system and outdoor spigots should be drained, leaves raked and gutters cleared out. If your loved one loves having plants in their yard, this is the time when cool-season grasses should be fertilized and trees, shrubs, bulbs, and roses planted. Don’t forget to prune plants and protect them from freezing with a layer of mulch.

Helping Your Loved One with Their Yard Work

Although this list is long and might seem overwhelming, helping your parent with yard work should only take a weekend or so. There are three ways providers of our elderly home care services recommend dealing with yard work.

Include Your Loved One

Here at Visiting Angels Denver, we understand just how much seniors want to be useful and keep their independence. Therefore we recommend you include your loved one in these activities. Although they might not be able to clean out the gutter they can’t accomplish less difficult tasks, like pruning plants. Not only will your parent feel included, but they will also get some exercise which is crucial for maintaining healthy bones and muscle strength.

By Yourself or with Family

If your parent isn’t able to help you with yard work, you can do it yourself or with other family members. Put aside a weekend where you will be able to complete all the major tasks.

Hire a Yard Service

If your parent is not able to do any of the yard work and you live far away or don’t have time to do it on your own, hire a yard service. By checking out the reviews you will be able to find an affordable, quality service.

Visiting Angels of Denver is a leading provider of non-medical in home care services for seniors. To learn more about the in-home assisted living services provided by our staff of compassionate caregivers, please call our Wheat Ridge office at (303) 232-9999 or contact us for more information.

Visiting Angels proudly serves Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

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