Keeping In Touch Solutions
Sharing is Caring!
caregiver support for aging parents

"How can you stand this mess?!?"

There are more than 2 million widowers over the age of 65 in the United States. They are outnumbered 4 to 1 by 8.3 million widows of the same age according to an article in the Christian Science Monitor. The article called them society’s invisible men.

After the death of a spouse, men are often at a loss when it comes to domestic skills. Here at Keeping In Touch Solutions, we often hear that a visit to Dad or Grandpa revealed a dirty and cluttered house with laundry piled high.

We encourage the families of aging loved ones who live alone to plan a “work party” and help get the house back in order. Not only will it provide some peace of mind, it could also improve health conditions.

Air Quality:

  • Vacuum carpets, upholstery, mattresses and drapes (or take curtains down and wash them) to remove dust, mold and dust mites.
  • Humidifiers and dehumidifiers – clean reusable filters and replace disposable filters. Clean water reservoirs. Be sure appliances are cleaned thoroughly before storing for the off season.
  • Thoroughly dust surfaces and remove items on surfaces and excess clutter. Clear surfaces make dusting easier and quicker.
  • If there are blinds, take them down and clean them. While they are down, let the sun shine in by cleaning windows and doors.

Sanitize Surfaces:

  • Mix a solution of diluted bleach water to wipe kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Leave it handy so he can continue using it after the party.
  • Use a sanitizing cleaner to scrub the tub and shower. If his eyesight is poor (without his glasses) he might not even realize the shower stall is moldy.
  • Take down the shower curtain and run through the washer. Hang to dry.
  • Clean toilets and install cleaners that work with every flush.

While you’re at it, check the pantry and refrigerator. Remove any expired or spoiled foods and organize the packages. Add the medicine cabinet to the list and do the same for over-the-counter creams, pills and lotions.

Make it fun with lots of family there helping out, food and drinks. Make some good memories at the same time you are giving Dad a healthy living environment and you some peace of mind.

You can keep your peace of mind about Dad’s well-being with Keeping in Touch Solutions. Our Care Callers talk daily with clients to chat and check that they are eating and taking their medicines.

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.

diana beam

I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.

For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.

 

 

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