Geriatric Care Managers in San Diego County can help Make Seniors’ Laundry Rooms Safer

Over at AgeWiseLiving, Barbara Friesner has written a great article on how we can make Seniors’ laundry rooms and routine more “elder friendly”!

Making the Laundry Room Elder-Friendly

“Friends have told me that the only way to make doing laundry any kind of friendly is to hire someone else to do it!  I suppose that’s true – although I happen to like to do the laundry.  (Yes. . . I know . . . weird!)  But the point is, as people get older, there are things they can do to make doing some of the every day stuff easy enough to continue doing – thus staying active and engaged.  (Also something to think about when you’re creating your retirement home.)  Here are some suggestions:”

Barbara’s article makes 14 suggestions, including these great examples:

The basement of the home may not be the best place to do laundry any more (especially if they’re lugging laundry).   It may be time to move the washer/dryer to either the main floor or the bedroom level (which would cut down even more schlepping up and down stairs).

I love the huge bottles of laundry products (although I have to plan ahead to carry them home from the grocery store!) but make sure you also have a small, refillable bottle so they’re easy to pour.

Professional Geriatric Care Managers can help assess the safety of Seniors’ laundry rooms and procedures as part of a comprehensive geriatric care assessment.

For the complete article, see:  Making the Laundry Room Elder-Friendly

Originally posted 2011-04-14 12:00:00.

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Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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