Cleaning the house and doing the housework

Keeping your home clean is important to your health and state of well-being. An unclean environment allows germs to thrive, increasing the likelihood that San Francisco seniors come into contact with harmful bacteria that may have adverse health effects. Aviva Caregivers can assist with preventative measures that reduce any chance of your loved one becoming ill from airborne or contact-based bacteria by performing some light housekeeping tasks.

Having a clean kitchen is the first area we have in mind when inspecting a client’s home. All too often the refrigerator, stovetop, or compactor can serve as a host environment to pathogens and molds. Cleaning these parts of the kitchen on a regular basis ensures that food-borne germs are eliminated. Even checking the refrigerator and freezer as a part of our normal shiftwork can be a valuable exercise to ensure that spoiled foods are not missed by our elderly clients. Our caregivers can also vacuum and dust in the bedroom, keeping the threat of dust mites under control. Additional chores include arranging household belongings, mopping the floors, and doing the laundry.

Maintaining a clean and clutter-free environment will bring your loved one a greater sense of calm and relaxation. Items are less likely to be misplaced, or pose an obstacle to one’s mobility. While we know the joy of living with pets, we also know that this can greatly increase the need for cleaning. Let our trained caregivers help you stay on top of the challenges of keeping a clean house with dogs, cats, or other members of the family.

Our light housekeeping tasks include:

• Maintain general cleanliness of home (dusting, mopping, vacuuming)
• Bathroom maintenance (keeping a sanitary environment)
• Bedroom maintenance (changing linens, dusting)
• Kitchen maintenance (cleaning appliances/floors and checking for spoilage)
• Minimizing clutter
• Collecting and taking out the trash
• Pet care
• Doing laundry
• Washing dishes


We ensure that our clients receive the finest in-home care available.