Can Home Care Help Seniors to Live More Sustainably?

Seniors who want to live a more sustainable lifestyle might find it difficult to keep up with that on their own. Home care assistance can bridge the gap.
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Living a sustainable life is a big choice, especially for seniors. That’s because even though the changes involved are usually simple ones, seniors may have to expend a lot more energy to make those changes stick. Home care can reduce that effort and help aging adults to live the lifestyle that they want to be living. That can improve quality of life for aging adults and help them to feel as if they’re making a difference in the world around them at the same time.

Reducing Waste and Recycling

All too often seniors have to choose between convenience items that allow them to keep up with their needs and a more sustainable lifestyle. In terms of waste and recycling, this can mean that aging adults are using more items like paper towels or single-use items that they can throw away because it takes them too much time and effort to go the more sustainable route. Home care providers can help seniors to use products that have little to no packaging and keep up with things like laundering cloth towels instead of using a lot of paper towels. These small choices can be big ones for aging adults.

Non-Toxic Cleaning

Cleaning and cleaning products is another area in which seniors might find themselves making decisions that don’t necessarily correspond with their desire to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Making homemade cleaning products might not seem as if it takes a lot of time and effort, but for seniors with mobility problems it can be easier to buy ready-made products. When home care uses more environmentally friendly cleaning products, seniors can benefit from sustainability, but they may also enjoy the benefits of having fewer chemicals in their living spaces.

Maintaining Indoor Plants for Improved Air Quality

Plants are natural air purifiers because they draw in carbon dioxide and emit oxygen in return. Some also filter pollutants and help to significantly improve indoor air quality. The downside for seniors who are low on energy and ability to take care of these plants is that they may not be able to care for them properly. Home care providers can take care of weekly watering duties, however, offering seniors the benefits of improved air quality and the greenery that plants provide without having to expend a ton of effort on their own.

Maximizing Energy Efficiency

Senior care providers can also help aging adults to save energy by doing little things like turning off lights and other electronic devices when they aren’t in use. They can also help seniors to take advantage of natural light more often and ensure that their home is both comfortable and clean. Small changes can make a big difference, but seniors can often feel overwhelmed trying to keep up on their own.

Living a more sustainable life is possible for aging adults, especially when they have help from home care assistance. These choices can improve the well-being and quality of life for seniors in big ways. Being able to stay on target with these sustainability goals can give seniors a mental health boost, too.

If you or an aging loved-one is considering home care in Bloomington, MN please contact the caring staff at Great Oak Senior Care, Inc. today. (952) 767-4925

Keith Dahlen

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