Spring is here, and with spring comes home maintenance tasks that seniors who are aging in place need to take care of to make sure their homes are in good shape after winter. Seniors who want to remain independent at home know that good maintenance is the key to keeping their homes in good repair. And keeping their homes in good repair means that seniors can continue to live there independently as they get older. Seniors can rely on home care assistance services to help with indoor tasks like spring cleaning and making sure that the home is in good shape on the inside.
But winter can do some real damage to homes, especially older homes. Home care assistance for seniors is a great way for seniors to get help with household tasks that are necessary like cleaning windows, dusting, and mopping floors.
Seniors also need to do these things to get their homes ready for warmer weather:
Check The Gutters
Gutters are what protect the house from major water damage. But during the winter they can get clogged with leaves and debris. Or they can get knocked off track, or fall down due to the weather. Seniors should take a good look around their hours and see if the gutters are leaking, broken, or look like they are bulging. If seniors notice any signs of damage they should call a gutter cleaning and repair service to come to check out the gutters. Getting them professionally cleaned and serviced could save seniors a lot of money in repairs.
Set Up Lawn Care
The grass may already be growing so now is the time to set up lawn care. Seniors who still want to do their own lawn care should get someone to come and service their lawn care equipment to make sure it’s in good working order. Seniors who don’t want the hassle of doing yard work should set up a contract with a lawn care service or find a provider in the neighborhood that will take care of mowing and raking the yard for the spring and summer. Often landscape professionals get very busy very fast during this time of year so seniors shouldn’t put off making their lawncare arrangements.
Clean Off Outdoor Furniture with Home Care Assistance and Get Gardening Supplies
Soon it will be warm enough to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, or sit outside and talk to the neighbors on warm spring and summer evenings. So now is the time for seniors to make sure that the outdoor furniture is clean and in good shape. Seniors with home care assistance can get help from a care provider to hose off furniture and make sure that the cushions for the outdoor furniture are clean and in good repair.
It’s almost time to plant flowers, vegetables, and any shrubs or hedges that seniors want to plant this year. And once that planting season is gone it will be too late for the rest of the year. So seniors should make a list of all the seeds, soils, and supplies they need to get their garden going this year.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Home Care Assistance Services in Brooklandville MD please contact the caring staff at Vital Sign Home Care today. (410) 814-0258
A Trusted Skilled Medical and Non-Medical senior home care provider in Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Guilford, Towson, Brooklandville, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Columbia MD, and surrounding areas.
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