Cleaning and Maintenance

The care, maintenance, and cleaning of a home can feel like a full-time job, regardless of age. But, many older adults struggle with many of these tasks due to age-related aches and pains or even more serious health issues.

We created the following guides to help seniors and the elderly take care of their homes with less effort and pain. These guides range from simple tips to make cleaning easier to expert reviews of cleaning aids that help with arthritic pain.

Best Cordless Vacuums for the Elderly

The 4 Best Cordless Vacuums for the Elderly [Lightweight & Easier to Use]

Cordless vacuums are one of the most effective and easiest ways for older adults to keep their homes clean. And cordless cleaners are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to suit different kinds of users and jobs. They can easily replace most plug-in cleaners for most household jobs. Here are some of the best.

senior woman with aching back from cleaning house

8 Bend-Free Cleaning Tools For A Bad Back

Cleaning the house can be a real pain in the … back (and the back side!) If your back hurts every time you clean, try one or all of these 8 tools for less back pain while doing your household chores!

senior woman sitting while cleaning a table

8 Helpful House Cleaning Tools For Seniors & the Elderly

As we age, some tasks and chores become more difficult to accomplish before. One of these tasks is cleaning the house. Check out these 8 cleaning tools for aging adults that will make the job easier so you can get on with the things you actually enjoy doing!

senior woman cleaning the floor

8 Floor Cleaning Tips For Seniors

Keeping the floors in your home clean is one of the most difficult household tasks there is. What may seem like a simple household chore to most, can be back-aching work for seniors and aging adults. Sweeping, mopping and carrying around a bucket of water all become more and more difficult as we age. Here are some easier ways for seniors to keep their floors sparkling clean.


10 Simple But Effective House Cleaning Tips For Seniors

Not many people get excited about cleaning the house. Sometimes, older people downright dread it! In this guide, you’ll learn some methods and tips for making house cleaning less of a chore plus ways to reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do in the first place!

elderly woman using a lightweight vacuum cleaner

The Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners for Elderly People and Seniors

It makes sense, you know? Lightweight vacuum cleaners are easier for elderly people to use. But, there are other considerations too. For example, there is the power source (corded or cordless), the type (upright, stick, canister), power buttons, and the accessories. Bagged vs. bagless is another point to debate. Keep reading to learn more about all your options to determine the best lightweight vacuum cleaner for you or an elderly person you love.

senior man with using a spray bottle with arthritic hands

What is the Best Spray Bottle for Arthritic Hands?

Spray bottles are helpful household gadgets but maybe not if you suffer from arthritis in your hands. The squeezing and pumping is painful. So, here are the best spray bottles for arthritic hands for less pain.

senior woman needing help with home repair

How To Get Home Repair Help For Seniors

Unfortunately many seniors and elderly people lack the money and physical ability to maintain and repair their homes. To help, here is a list of resources that offer home repair help for seniors that is free or at reduced cost.