Chores & Housekeeping
One of the early signs that it might be time for a Caregiver is a decline in housekeeping standards. Individuals who are losing independence (and those who care for them) might have a hard time keeping up with chores that were once very important to them. This is often a frustrating and depressing experience that can lead to other problems.
Having a Caregiver means there’s someone to help with household chores like:
Vacuuming, Sweeping and Floor Care
Making the Bed
General Household Cleaning
Taking out the garbage
(like feeding, brushing, litter box cleaning, and picking up after pets)
These services are also a good way to ease an uncertain parent into broader caregiving services. As rapport is developed with a trusted Caregiver, you may find that uncertainty begins to fade as other needs increase.