The Abcs Of Hiring A Home Cleaning Service For An Elderly Relative With Alzheimer's Disease


Simply performing the everyday care of an elderly loved one can be a lot of work, which means there can be little time for cleaning. While hiring a cleaning service to help you keep your family member's home clean is a good idea, there are special rules involved when your relative has Alzheimer's disease. The last thing you want to do is allow strange people in the home to clean and cause them any disconcert. Here is a simple ABC rule set you should follow if you plan to hire cleaning services to help you tend to an Alzheimer's patient's home. 

Arrange for the cleaning service professional to meet the patient beforehand.

Before just having a cleaning service agent come to the patient's house for cleaning, set up a meeting so the patient can be introduced to the new person or people that will be in the home. If you must, arrange a trip to the cleaning service office to meet the agents who will be cleaning your loved one's home. The more familiar your relative is with the person or people who will show up for cleaning, the more at ease they will feel with the situation. 

Be present when the cleaning service arrives for a visit.

Even if you take the time to properly introduce your family member to the cleaning agent before their first scheduled cleaning day, the last thing you want to do is to have a strange person show up at their home. It is always best to be present during scheduled cleaning times so you can make sure your loved one is okay with someone being in the house. Your loved one may not let the cleaning agent inside the house and even if they do, they may try to slip out the door if they get confused.

Create a list of instructions for the service representative.

People who suffer with Alzheimer's disease rely heavily on routine and familiarity. When their surroundings or routine is disrupted, it can bring about confusion and bouts of frustration. Therefore, it is a good idea to create a list of instructions and guidelines for the house cleaning agent to follow. For example, you should let them know if your loved one will be watching their favorite television show at a certain time so they will not try to vacuum in the same room or if the bathroom will be off limits at a certain time because this is the normal shower time.


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