January is National Get Organized Month and if you have a senior loved one aging in place now is a great time to help them organize their home. Seniors that are aging in homes they have lived in for a long time usually have a lot of stuff that can get in the way. Sometimes they have decades of furniture, art, and stuff that can not only add a lot of extra cleaning but also make it more dangerous for seniors to try and get around the house. Eliminating clutter, downsizing, and getting organized will help seniors live better and be safer at home. Some of the best organization tips that seniors can use are:
Rely on the Support of Senior Home Care
Senior home care can help seniors make sure that their homes are organized and safe for seniors to live there comfortably. With senior home care seniors will have the help they need with things like dusting, vacuuming, picking up mail, organizing newspapers and magazines, folding laundry and putting it away, and other household tasks that can be overwhelming for seniors. If your senior loved one is struggling to keep their home organized home care can make a difference in the quality of their life at home.
Get A Rolling Cart For The Kitchen
One of the places where seniors struggle the most is in the kitchen. And the kitchen can be one of the most dangerous places for seniors because they can spill things, drop things, or have other accidents that can lead to falls or injuries. One way to keep the kitchen organizes is to get a sturdy rolling cart. Make sure that the wheels are lockable so it can be put into place and locked there. But a rolling cart will give seniors some extra stability when they need it and it will make it easier for them to move things around the kitchen safely.
Hang Baskets On Walls
A lot of keeping a senior’s home organized is putting away all the little items that seniors use every day. A great way to organize items but keep them easily accessible is to hang baskets on the walls in all the places where your senior loved one spends a lot of time. A hanging basket on the wall near their favorite chair can hold the TV remote, a cordless phone or a cell phone charger, craft supplies like yarn if they like to knit or crochet, or a tv channel guide. Baskets in other areas can hold things like craft supplies, puzzle books and games, mail, magazines, or newspapers.
Get Things Off The Floor
To reduce the risk of seniors falling it’s important to get as much off the floor as possible. So using organization and good storage to remove items like blankets, pillows, extra clothes, socks, slippers, and other items that clutter up the floor will keep your senior loved one safer and reduce the risk that they will trip and fall at home.
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