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How Visiting Angels Helps Denver Area Seniors with Spring Cleaning Through Quality Care at Home

Visiting Angels provides top-notch senior care at home so older adults in Wheat Ridge, CO can thoroughly clean their homes without having to worry about their safety and well-being

Spring is a perfect time for making new plans. It is also an excellent time for a general house clean-up—and many family caregivers take the time to help their loved ones with this springtime task. 

“A clean home makes caring for a loved one that much easier,” says Larry Meigs, CEO of Visiting Angels. “Yearly spring cleaning is a fantastic chance to evaluate and improve your loved one’s home living conditions.”

While this may sound like too much work to tackle, it is important to help your loved one clean up, declutter and make their home a safer place. You can also use this opportunity to assess how Mom or Dad are managing on their own and talk to them about hiring professional care at home from a home care agency like Visiting Angels.

Benefits of Spring Cleaning for Older Adults

For seniors, there are many benefits to spring cleaning, including:

  • Eliminating potential tripping hazards and improving safety in Mom or Dad’s home
  • Evaluating your loved one’s quality of life and whether additional care at home is needed
  • Making the home more accessible by removing or reorganizing household items and furniture

Helping Denver Area Seniors Clean Up with Quality Care at Home

To help you with this year’s spring cleaning event, we recommend following these tips:

  • Create a plan  - Write a checklist of things you plan to do and then cross everything off that list one by one. Make sure to consult with your loved one and enable them to have a say in what needs to be done. This way, you won’t forget to do anything important.  
  • Invite friends and family over to help – By involving other people in spring cleaning, you can finish the job much faster and your loved one will be delighted to have company.
  • Make sure to involve your loved one – Consult with your loved one as they will surely know best what should be thrown away and what should be kept. If they have the strength and the ability, you can encourage Mom or Dad to perform some lighter tasks as this can be a great way to get some exercise.
  • Start by cleaning up the clutter first – If you start with the clutter, it will be easier to clean everything later. You can also eliminate tripping and fall hazards, significantly reducing their risk of injury at home.
  • Throw out perishables that over-passed their expiry date – Having expired groceries and medication lying around can be dangerous for your loved one, so make sure to check every item in the cupboard, fridge, and areas and get rid of everything that expired.
  • Test safety precautions – Spring cleaning is a perfect excuse to inspect whether grab bars around the house are loose, test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and perform overall safety evaluation of the premises.

If you happen to notice that Mom or Dad struggles with their current living conditions, consider hiring professional home care providers that can help your loved one boost their quality of life.

Visiting Angels of Denver is a leading provider of non-medical care at home for seniors. To learn more about the care provided by our staff of compassionate senior 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.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.