Your mom wants to stay in her home, but the upkeep of her home is getting harder. Her home’s laundry room is in the basement, and those stairs are hard for her to navigate. Have you looked into housekeeping services from a home care agency? Vacuuming and Sweeping Floors throughout your mom’s home are vacuumed and swept. Her caregiver will run a dust mop over hardwood, vinyl, laminate, or tile floors to pick up any pet hair and dust. Houseplants Your mom’s home care aide can water all of your mom’s houseplants. If there are patio plants that need watering, her caregiver can also do those. Your mom’s garden may also need watering and her caregiver can help her do that. Dishes and Counters After a meal, the caregiver will wash your mom’s dirty dishes and any pans and utensils used to prepare the meal. Counters are cleaned and sanitized. If she has a dishwasher, her caregiver will run that, too. Sinks and Faucets After meals, the caregiver will rinse out the sink and wipe faucets with a sanitizing product. Excess water that’s splashed out is wiped up to prevent standing water from damaging the floor or causing your mom to slip. Bathrooms A quick clean of bathroom floors is completed each week. The caregiver will sanitize faucet handles, sinks, and surfaces like the toilet seat and rim. Deep cleaning is generally not a service provided, so you should take care of anything that’s badly stained or covered in a lot of grime on your own. Dusting Each week, your mom’s caregiver can dust her furniture. If anything needs to be treated with a product like a furniture wax, her caregiver will do that after dusting. Trash and Recycling On trash day, your mom’s caregiver can take out the trash and recycling, make sure the bins are in the proper area if required, and bring the bins back to the house after the trash company picks everything up. Beds and Towels Beds are made and fresh towels are hung as needed. If it’s time to strip the sheets, that’s typically done on a laundry day. Laundry Once a week, your mom’s home care aide can strip her bed, move the sheets to the hamper, and gather dirty clothes and towels. Her caregiver will set up laundry loads in the washing machine and then move them to the dryer. If your mom has to go to a laundromat, her caregiver can help her complete that errand. When the laundry is washed and dried, her caregiver folds or puts items on hangers. If anything needs to be ironed, her caregiver will take care of it. Clean laundry is put away, and your mom’s bed is made with a set of clean sheets.