- Clean off the kitchen counters of all unnecessary items – paper, plastic bags and containers, boxes, etc. Only have items that a client needs like: medication, dishes and silverware, and other items that are regularly used and needed.
- Clean out cabinets with food and cooking items; check expiration dates, throughout expired food, then put like items together in groupings and easily accessible like: all spices, all crackers/cookies, all cereal, etc. Do this also for pots, pans, utensils, and plastic containers.
- Clean out refrigerator and freezer; throughout mystery packages in freezer and expired items in refrigerator; when adding new items put purchase dates on them and put them to the back of the freezer or refrigerator and as you use the oldest items move the newer items up to the front. It is call FIFO method – First In First Out.
These are just a few of my top tips. I love caregivers and all they do for their clients.
Keep up the good work!