We talk a lot about personal care help here on the blog, but let’s talk about another very common aspect of caregiving. Homemaking includes tasks like meal preparation, light cleaning (no scrubbing), and other daily aspects of keeping a home nice and clean. Most of our clients’ care includes some amount of homemaking services. So let’s talk about the benefits of this kind of care.


As people age, tasks like vacuuming can take longer than before. Not to mention all the light cleaning tasks you do throughout the week. Having someone help you out with some of those tasks will save you so much time, even if they only come to your house a few times a week.


Just like how cleaning can take more time as you get older, it can tire you quicker than before. I talk a lot about people not being physically able to do something anymore, but I think it is just as valid to want to use your energy for other things. Especially if someone is going to be helping you with things that you cannot do or that you need assistance with physically, you may want to add some housekeeping tasks if they have time.

Mental Health

A clean and decluttered house can do wonders for your mental wellbeing. Having someone to help with that when you’re dealing with the kind of situations people are in when they typically look into hiring caregivers. There’s also the fact that you don’t have to worry about having enough time to sweep or make dinner. You know that a trustworthy person is going to take care of that for you.

In conclusion, homemaking services can be a key part in enabling older adults to live at home for as long as possible. These are extremely important services that we provide to our clients.