Keeping up with the daily tasks that make a home clean and organized isn’t just about making sure that things look neat, it’s an integral part of ensuring both mental and emotional health are maintained. Our caregivers can help Seniors and others looking for in-home care with light housekeeping tasks. Many homes in older communities such as Pacific Heights or Telegraph Hill can be a challenge due to stairs and just large square footage, while in newer communities such as condominiums in San Francisco’s South of Market area, community standards can emphasize yardwork and outdoor looks.
Regardless of where they live in San Francisco, when your loved one’s home is well maintained, they enjoy a higher quality of life and a lower risk of injury in the home. Germs on countertops that haven’t been properly cleaned, fall threats due to unkempt carpets, expired food in the refrigerator or cabinets, water on the floor of the bathroom that could cause a fall, all of these and more can pose risks for seniors or those with disabilities.
What is light housekeeping?
Light housekeeping includes a wide range of steps that our trained professional caregivers can attend to in the home of your loved one. These are tasks that your loved one is unable to do for themselves but that are essential to their well being, even if they can seem to be mundane.
Our light housekeeping services include:
Staying ahead of clutter
Vacuuming and mopping
Organizing food stuffs
Cleaning dishes kitchen surfaces
Disinfecting bathroom surfaces
Cleaning up water after baths
Washing and putting away laundry
Helping out with light gardening
And so much more
These simple but powerful home care services can truly be lifesaving. They give families peace of mind that loved ones are well cared for, ensuring that loved ones are safe as they lead their lives independently. Indeed, many Bay Area residents are pressed for time, so rather than driving from Santa Clara to Burlingame to visit an aging parent and then spending time cleaning the house, they can spend quality time, secure in the knowledge that our caregivers have kept it clean during the week.
Staying organized and connected in the home can be an important part of fostering the connections that keep your loved one feeling emotionally supported. Whether it’s ensuring that photos are visible, helping out with correspondence that’s been mailed to the home, or helping to keep track of phone numbers so that your loved one can reach those important people in their lives, NuevaCare’s light housekeeping services are there to help your loved one stay connected.
Maintaining a well organized and clean kitchen area is a basic part of food preparation. Light housekeeping from NuevaCare ensures that your loved one is able to cook healthy meals in an environment that’s conducive to the task. The easier it is for seniors to cook food, the less likely they are to struggle with malnutrition. Often cleaning the kitchen becomes the challenge for seniors that blocks them from being able to eat well.
Bathroom cleanliness and organization is something that our caregivers can greatly assist with. Though the bathroom is one of the most important areas in the house, it’s also one of the most dangerous. Slippery floors are a serious risk here, as are unorganized medications.
Changing bed linens help seniors to sleep easier, tackling an issue that is widespread among the elderly. Keeping the bedroom organized and clean contributes to better sleep and overall better health.
There are so many reasons that the light housekeeping services offered by NuevaCare can help your loved one to live better. No matter where you are in the Bay Area and around San Mateo, the services provided by our professional caregivers are here to support the health of your loved one. While our corporate office is in San Mateo, our caregivers extend anywhere from Daly City to the northern edge of San Jose, so we have many clients not only in San Mateo but also in Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto.
To learn more about our services, simply give us a call at 415-494-8175, chat live with one of our representatives right now, or submit the form to the right. A highly trained professional from our office will contact you immediately to discuss your specific needs and to set up an free in home assessment.
San Francisco Factoid
San Francisco’s Chinatown was first established in the mid-nineteenth century, attracting immigrants mostly from China’s Guangdong Province. Most of these individuals had jobs Chinatown, San Francisco
Grant Avenue with the Central Pacific Railroad. They soon established their own town within the city. By the end of the nineteenth century however, racial tensions in San Francisco started to grow and the U.S. government passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, greatly reducing the number of Chinese allowed into the country, which impacted the population of Chinatown. In addition, much of the neighborhood was destroyed during the 1906 fire caused by the Great Earthquake. Source: http://www.aviewoncities.com/sf/chinatown.htm.