Taking care of household tasks can feel like it consumes the biggest part of your free time. It probably always feels like something needs your attention. It can get quite stressful at times. That can be even worse as people get older and can’t do as much. Luckily, you can get help with lots of these jobs if you choose domiciliary care. It can invite a support worker into your home to ease the load.
Why is it so important?
There are many reasons why keeping on top of household tasks is vital. For one, it has a big impact on health and wellbeing. A clean home is really great because it improves air quality and reduces the chance of illnesses. It is also beneficial in terms of emotional wellbeing. Mental health can really suffer if your surroundings are poor.
The household tasks can also have a big impact on safety. There could be a higher risk of fires, trips, slips and falls, and other accidents. This is worse for people with mobility issues.
What tasks to look at?
The best thing to do is consider tasks in terms of how frequently they are necessary. Firstly there will be things that will be needed every day or even several times a day. Here you can consider things like doing the dishes, putting rubbish in the bin, and wiping down kitchen surfaces.
Next are bigger tasks that usually need doing once a week. For example there are things like dusting, hoovering, sweeping, and mopping. Some people will clean the whole kitchen and bathroom weekly.
Finally there are monthly or seasonal jobs. They don’t need attention as often but can take a lot of time when you get to them. For example, there is cleaning out the fridge and inside kitchen cupboards, washing curtains and soft furnishings, and cleaning the oven.
Choose domiciliary care to help
A lot of these tasks can get difficult for people as they get older. That is especially true if there are mobility or balance problems. Neglecting them is bad though because it can have a big impact on health and safety. If it gets too much to keep up with it can be a good idea to get extra help from a support worker.
At Diamond Care & Support we can offer services to make things easier here. You can choose a friendly, experienced person to come in and help. The service can be bespoke so someone can come in daily, weekly, or as you need them. During a visit they can take care of various household tasks and more. It can be a fantastic help and make sure your living spaces are cleaner and safer.
So, if you want to take a closer look at domiciliary care and what it can include in this sense, please get in touch. We provide services all over Sunderland and in other parts of the North East.