MOPPING PART 3: But Before We Start......
As an organised and efficient Home Care worker, you'll know that there are important pre-show matters you'll need to attend to BEFORE you commence any mopping procedure in your elderly client's homes.
Completing these first will ensure the job gets done in a more professional and superbly slick manner leaving an outstanding result which ultimately means your fussy elderly client has less to grumble about. Or in some cases - absolutely nothing to grumble about .... PHEW!
So just a couple of pointers:
PREPARING THE AFFECTED AREA:
1. Ensure the floor to be mopped is clear of clutter, wondering pets and/or grand-children – not to mention your nosey non-trusting client. You need to be able to manoeuvre yourself, the mop and your trusty bucket safely, without worrying about where Jumping Jasper the annoying Jack Russell has got to. You also don’t want to be having to continually push ‘n’ pull objects or furniture around to reach obscure floor areas.
(then destroy all rugs!)
3. Generally you should thoroughly sweep or vacuum the floor to be mopped first, so as to remove any food particles, lose grit or dust clumps (also a chance for locating your client’s long lost hearing aid batteries). This should then prevent the whole kitchen turning into a gunky boggy mess once the water hits.
I’ve got one fairly sprightly client in particular who keeps her entire home spotless (because she can) – I feel like the mopping I do, is actually dirtying her floor up! Most frustrating.
|You get what you give|
- BE KIND TO YOUR MOP!
But he’s such a nice polite chap that I dare not tell him - he would be mortified to think he was creating all this hard work for me! Instead, while I spray the cemented on food and stab at his tiles repeatedly with the mop (without trying to look like I’m sweating), he writes me poems about trees and flowers and we discuss his life and how he used to work “on the trains”.
And I get there… in… the… end… < wipes dripping brow >