A deep cleaning of your clients’ homes shouldn’t only occur in the springtime. In fact, several cleaning and maintenance actions should be completed quarterly. And with 33% of adults saying they do not clean everything in their home often enough, your caregivers can add real value to their clients by assisting with these tasks.

Read on for cleaning tips for caregivers and their clients.

Cleaning Tips for Caregivers and Their Clients

Together, your caregiver and their clients can address these items on an ongoing basis. By cleaning together, caregivers are providing their clients company, instilling a sense of independence and ownership and improving their daily quality of living.

Check medications

Review your clients’ medication lists and dispose of expired medications routinely. Many pharmacies provide medication disposal boxes to get rid of unused and unwanted prescription drugs safely.

While you’re cleaning out the medicine cabinet, you may also check expiration dates for over-the-counter medicines, sunscreen, bug spray, cosmetics and more. This can help declutter clients’ counters and cabinet and reduce the risk of medication management errors.

Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Test batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If your clients have home security systems, cameras or outdoor flood lights, it can also be helpful to test those systems regularly, too.

Change air filters

Replace the air filters of a clients’ HVAC system quarterly to help improve the home’s air quality, which can be particularly important if your clients have pets or medical conditions like asthma, allergies or more serious respiratory diseases.

Regular air filter replacement can also extend the life of the HVAC system.

Clean out the fridge, freezer and pantry

Prevent foodborne illnesses by checking food expiration dates of items in the fridge, freezer and pantry regularly. Encourage safe food storage and safe cooking practices.

Minimize clutter

Slips, trips and falls are a hazard for clients and caregivers. Prevent these incidents by placing cords in the proper place, clearing wide walking paths, storing items off the floor and more.

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From home cleaning to running errands, caregivers can make meaningful improvements in the lives of their clients.

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