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

By assisting your senior loved one in Jenkintown, PA, with yard work during the fall, you can help them prepare their yard for the winter while staying safe

For many people fall is the best season of the year, but a lot of seniors who require care at home face some difficulties during this time of year. After all, during the fall there are so many yard tasks that need to be completed, and for older adults that can be a challenge. Helping your loved one with yard work can make a difference, and here at Visiting Angels Jenkintown, we understand just how much a helping hand can improve someone's quality of life.

Fall Yard Work Checklist

Whether you will tackle yard work on your own or hire professionals to do it, there are some things that need to be done. It is easy to overlook some of them, which is why our care at home providers have created a list. First of all, you or professionals should check window and door seals, as well as the roof. Outdoor water should be turned off, hoses stored and sprinkler system and outdoor spigots drained. Make sure that the leaves are raked and gutters cleared out. Fall is the time when cool-season grasses should be fertilized and trees, shrubs, bulbs, and roses planted. In order to prepare the plants for winter, they should be pruned and protected from freezing with a layer of mulch.

Helping Your Senior Loved One with Yard Work

You can help your loved one tackle yard work in any of these three ways:

With Your Loved One's Help

Seniors want to be included in various activities instead of just being passive bystanders. Therefore, our care at home providers recommend you give your parent something to do. They don't need to be involved in strenuous tasks such as cleaning the gutter, but they can help with pruning plants. Yard work is a good exercise for your loved one and can help them improve muscle strength.

By Yourself or with Family

In case your parent is not strong or mobile to help out, complete all the tasks on your own or with the help of other family members. Take a weekend or two to tackle major projects and even make a family event of it.

Hiring a Yard Service

If you live far away or don’t have enough free time to help out your parent, hire a yard work service. Just ask around which company offers affordable and quality services.

If your parent needs a helping hand inside the home, consider working with our care at home professionals. Contact us today to connect with a home care provider in your area.

To learn more about the live-in and 24-hour senior care services available in Jenkintown, Abington, Ambler, Huntingdon Valley, Lafayette Hill, Horsham, Lower Gwynedd, and throughout Eastern Montgomery County, PA, call Visiting Angels Jenkintown today at (215) 938-7201.

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