What Expenses Are Associated with “Light Housekeeping”? When Is It Necessary to Use a Professional Cleaning Service?

What Expenses Are Associated with “Light Housekeeping”? When Is It Necessary to Use a Professional Cleaning Service?

Light housekeeping is one aspect of a client’s Service Plan that often needs further explanation. This is in contrast to other services, such as bathing and food preparation, typically covered by CNAs and HHAs. Wiping off a counter or washing windows are just two examples of housekeeping, yet they often get mixed without distinction. Read on to learn about philadelphia light housekeeping.

What does Light housework Entail?

It is important to view light cleaning as something a caregiver performs to facilitate better care for a client. When a caregiver helps with dinner preparation, they should clear the table, wash or hand-wash the dishes, dry them, and put them back in the cabinet. The client can rest assured that the bathroom sink, restrooms, counters, and mirrors are going to be cleaned after each use and that a clean towel and clean clothes will be available to them when they need standby or hands-on help with bathing.

Light housekeeping entails tasks like dusting, sweeping, mopping (damp mops – small areas and hard surface floors), vacuuming around furniture, wiping down countertops, washing and putting away dishes, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, emptying trash cans, changing sheets and making beds, and arranging drawers, shelves, and closets. Light housekeeping is intended to be limited to the sections of the home that are utilized by the client, including the restroom, the kitchen, the bedroom, and the living room. Light housekeeping may be provided as part of a comprehensive Service Plan designed to help seniors age in place.

What Exactly Is a Deep Clean?

Cleaning the external walls of a house or outdoor furniture, moving heavy furniture, cleaning the roof and gutters, cleaning the grout lines, shampooing carpets, cleaning glass windows, cleaning with steam or scrubbing the floors, cleaning windowsills and glass doors, polishing objects made of chrome, brass, stainless steel, such as fixtures, cleaning the ceiling fans, and cleaning the kitchen appliances. Hiring a cleaning or maid service for routine deep cleaning may be the best option if you need assistance with these kinds of chores.

The following are some more ways in which a caregiver who provides home health care might assist you:

  • Help with standing by or providing hands-on assistance with tasks of everyday life (ADLs), which include things like getting dressed, showering, bathroom use, walking/mobility, transferring, eating, cleaning, and maintaining continence.
  • Shopping for food and cooking it
  • Errands
  • Helping someone remember to take their prescription or assisting them in doing so while they are driving
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