Visiting Angels Temple Terrace, FL Blog

Elderly Care in Tampa: Why Clutter is a Sign It's Time for a Caregiver

 provider of elderly care in Tampa with elderly patient

For seniors, clutter can signal the presence of underlying health issues, including changes in physical and mental ability. For family members, it can also be the first noticeable sign that there may be a problem. If your aging loved one is having difficulty keeping up with housework and other daily tasks, elderly care from Visiting Angels® Tampa can help.

Our in-home elderly care provides seniors in Tampa, Temple Terrace, and the surrounding areas with the support and companionship they need to continue living independently. 

Signs and Symptoms of Clutter

We have all had times in our lives when clutter seemed to get the better of us. Busy schedules and changes in routine can lead to counters covered in mail and bills, laundry on the floor, and odds and ends at the bottom of the staircase waiting to be brought up and put away. 

But for seniors, clutter can be one of the first signs of a more significant issue. Physical changes, such as the advancement of arthritis or vision loss can make even the easiest of tasks difficult and time-consuming. Memory-related conditions, such as dementia and Alzheimer's, can affect their ability to remember what they need to do. Sometimes a messy home is a sign of loneliness or depression, leading to a lack of initiative.

When visiting your loved one's home, be observant and look for these common signs that they may be experiencing changes in ability:

  • Counters and other surfaces covered with papers, mail, and unpaid bills

  • The floors, hallways, or staircases are cluttered, creating a falling hazard 

  • Expired foods and medications aren’t being discarded, creating a safety issue

  • Your loved one has always enjoyed company, but no longer invites friends and family to visit

  • Change in personal hygiene and cleanliness  

How Elderly Care from Visiting Angels Tampa Helps Seniors

When a senior parent or loved one needs help, family members are often happy to step in and provide care. But there are many circumstances where family members aren't available, or available when needed. That's where Visiting Angels Tampa comes in. We provide compassionate and reliable in-home elderly care that provides seniors with the support they need to continue living in their own homes safely. 

Our caregivers can take care of daily household chores, such as cleaning, laundry, and organization while providing companionship and engaging your loved one in meaningful conversation. They can also help with personal hygiene, provide medication reminders, and run errands in the Tampa area. All of our elderly care services at Visiting Angels Tampa are completely customizable and available on an hourly basis, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.    

Call Visiting Angels Tampa today to schedule a free in-home elderly care consultation.

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.