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Determining the Most Necessary Homemaking Tasks

A clean and tidy space is essential for aging adults who spend the majority of their time at home. A well-maintained living environment can contribute to an older adult’s physical health and emotional wellness, which are important for sustaining a positive quality of life. Unfortunately, due to limitations associated with aging, many seniors find it difficult to manage day-to-day tasks at home.

Homemaker services help seniors maintain their households and provide them with a safe living environment. Generally, homemaker services involve support for a variety of tasks that would otherwise be challenging for seniors to complete on their own.  Here, Ideal Home Care Services details the various jobs included with homemaking services, helping clients to determine which services are most necessary based on their particular needs.

The Various Aspects of Homemaking Services

Medical care is important, but tending to a person’s non-medical needs is just as crucial. Homemaker services help clients with a wide range of daily tasks that the individual cannot safely do alone. Providers can offer assistance by lending a helping hand or performing the tasks altogether.

The level of support a senior needs depends on their health and limitations. Different ways a senior can receive assistance with homemaker services include:

Light Housekeeping

Maintaining a home is important for anyone, but it becomes increasingly more crucial as we age. A tidy home helps to reduce the risks of falls and accidents, as well as developing illnesses.

Keeping a home clean requires much movement and physical activity. Seniors who are no longer as spry as they once were can benefit from light housekeeping services. Aids will help patients with the following tasks:

  • Washing dishes
  • Cleaning floors
  • Wiping down countertops
  • Taking out the trash
  • Removing dirty linens and replacing them with clean sheets
  • Making the bed
  • Organizing items


Access to clean clothes and linens is necessary for seniors who wish to age in place. Those with mobility limitations can find this chore especially challenging. Homemaker services involve assisting clients with their laundry, including:

  • Washing and drying garments
  • Folding articles of clothing and putting them away in their proper place
  • Hanging items on hangers and placing them in the closet
  • Ironing clothes as needed


Seniors need access to necessities such as food, prescription medications, toiletries, and more. However, running errands can feel like an overwhelming task for aging adults. Seniors who don’t feel comfortable running errands themselves should instead rely on homemaker services. Providers will pick up any items a patient needs or perform any other errands required.

Meal Prep/Planning

Proper nutrition is imperative to remaining healthy. For seniors, consuming the correct nutrients helps decrease their risks of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and even certain cancers.

Aging adults may no longer feel comfortable in the kitchen due to the physical demands of meal prep. Homemaker services can entail preparing delicious-tasting food for seniors, which all contain the recommended amount of nutrients.

The Homemakers at Ideal Home Care Services

At Ideal Home Care Services, we understand the challenges aging adults face. To help ease their burden and make life easier, we are proud to provide a full spectrum of skilled care services, including homemaker services. Our homemaker caregivers are dedicated to providing you or your aging loved one with the care they need in the comfort of their home.

We base our homemaker services on the needs of each client. Our team will work with you to set a schedule that best suits your lifestyle and will only perform the services you need assistance with. Our goal is to help aging adults maintain their independence through compassionate services. By limiting services to exactly what you need, elderly clients can keep their sense of autonomy.

Learn More About Our Homemaker Services Today

If you or an aging loved one struggles to maintain the household, turn to the team at Ideal Home Care Services. Based in Hauppauge, New York, and serving clients throughout the Long Island area, our dedicated homemaker caregivers offer their assistance for a variety of day-to-day tasks around the house.

To ensure we offer the highest quality of care for our patients, we employ the most qualified caregivers who demonstrate outstanding levels of patience, kindness, and civility. Explore our resources to discover other ways we can assist you, or contact us today to learn more about our homemaking services.