Did you know that not making your bed is a healthier, more hygienic option than making it? This might come as good news to people everywhere! The results of a series of tests released in a study by the Good Housekeeping Institute in 2015 suggests that by keeping slept-in blankets off of used sheets, bacteria and other “no-see-ums” are eradicated in the sunlight and fresh air. Who knew? Not your mother, who insisted on the chore every morning. Now you’re free!
Sadly, science can’t seem to make the same case for the dirty dishes in the sink, the laundry in the hamper (which unfortunately won’t wash itself in the sun and fresh air), or the dirt on the hallway floor. These are tasks that yet need to be accomplished for a healthy, happy home environment. However, sometimes age, injury, or illness prevents us from accomplishing all that we might otherwise expect from ourselves.
That’s where home care services might be of help. Being unable to keep up with the housekeeping, meals, or errands isn’t a sign that it’s time to give up your entire lifestyle. Instead, it simply means you need support in filling in the gaps. Investigating and engaging a Home Service provider is not a sign of weakness or lack of interest in keeping your home. It is a sign that that you are full of life and enthusiasm for maintaining your own space with vitality.
Home Services: Around the House
Home care services can cover a whole host of household responsibilities to keep your home running smoothly. Services can cover basic weekly chores, including washing dishes, dusting, sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming floors and other surfaces, managing household laundry (washing, folding, putting away), taking in and out the trash, watering plants, and even caring for pets! Perhaps you have a beloved cat that likes to sit on your lap – and is an indoor cat that uses the litter box? Home Care services will help you by negotiating the heavy lifting and keeping the litter box tidy.
What’s more, home care services frequently include meal planning and preparation. In conversation with the home care service provider, you can plan out upcoming menus and the provider will prepare the meal for you – can you imagine having a home chef!?
Home Services: Around the Neighborhood
Maybe the gaps you need to have filled aren’t at home, but around the neighborhood. Perhaps your condition doesn’t allow you to get out or drive as easily as it once was. A home care provider can help you by running errands such as grocery shopping or a trip to the pharmacy to pick up your recent prescriptions. You may be able to go with the service providers or simply ask the service to perform the task for you. Think about home service as an extension of what you can do at home. If grocery shopping has become a special burden, unlike everything else on your list, get that task covered so you can move on with life as you love it.
Is Home Care Service a Luxury?
It may feel like home care service is a luxury. For fun, you may want to pitch it that way to your friends and family – that you have hired a master chef, chauffeur, housekeeper, and gardener. All that’s left now is a butler!
But, in reality, home care services will allow your loved one to remain comfortably in the familiarity of their home or your own. When you are able to remain in your home under nearly any circumstances, your physical, emotional, and social health is dramatically improved. In the comfort of your own home, you are more likely to stay active due to the familiarity of your environment. A well-kept home also promotes hygiene and a fulfilling sense of well-being.
Furthermore, friends and family are more likely to remain in contact because they know where to find you and what to expect. With home care services, homes may continue to be a place to receive guests, keeping you and your loved one connected in spite of age-related limitations, illness, or injury that might otherwise prevent these types of important interactions. In short, home care service is actually YOU care service. Getting someone to help with the gaps allows you to stay healthy, happy, and at home.
Contact Caring Hands Matter Today!
Home care services allow you to skip the bed-making (because science says so!) for the more important things. Let licensed and trained professionals fill in where you’re struggling. For more information about using home care services for in-home non-medical assistance such as errands, cooking, and household chores and maintenance, please call or contact Caring Hands Matter online today.