Housework and laundry
Being able to clean your home and wash your clothes can become difficult as you get older or if you are living with a physical or health condition.
Living in an unclean environment can not only have an impact on health, but can also affect mental wellbeing.
Some things you can do to help with cleaning and gardening include:
- Keep your home free from clutter. The less you have to move when cleaning, the less tiring it will be. You will also reduce your risk of falling.
- Use your Attendance Allowance or Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment to hire a cleaner or gardener. Always ask for references.
There is some equipment that might help you with your cleaning and laundry; visit the Equipment and technology to help you section of this website for information about how to find out what might be suitable for you.
- If you are worried about falls, use long handled dusters instead of overreaching or climbing on furniture.
- Try using a light weight vacuum cleaner.