Clean windows have a huge impact on our daily lives, from our mood and happiness, to our engagement with natural light. They also help us to form positive impressions about the cleanliness of the building in question, which also affects our overall judgement of the services provided. This is exactly the case in care homes, where the benefits of having clean windows can have a significant impact on the residents living there. We discuss how care home window cleaning helps the residents.
A cleaner environment
No one wants to live in a dirty environment, and windows are one of the most obvious areas where dirt shows up. Messy living areas can increase the likelihood of bad moods, irritability and depression, none of which residents in care homes should experience. By ensuring that residents live in a clean environment, they will be happier and healthier as a result, and be more likely to enjoy the surroundings.
More natural light
It may be obvious, but clean residential block and communal area windows will naturally let more light into the areas residents of care homes are most active. This increase of natural light will not only help them to see, but will also help to regulate the brain’s natural day and night cycles, known by scientists as the circadian rhythm. There are a number of benefits to having a circadian rhythm which is more in tune with the outside world – your body naturally knows when it is day and night time. These include falling asleep more easily, more restful sleep, and having higher concentration levels during the day.
Better views stimulate the senses
Looking out of the window on a sunny day naturally cheers you up and makes you happier. It also has the added advantage of engaging your senses; by looking at your surroundings, and connecting these with the sounds outside, the areas of your brain which regulate and receive information from these senses are stimulated. This helps to keep the mind active, while also releasing dopamine, the chemical in the brain which naturally increases happiness levels. So having clean windows is essential to residents in a care home, as it can make them happier!
Care home window cleaning – where to find out more
If you would like to talk to us to find out how we can help with window cleaning for your care home, please get in touch today.
Or you can read about our care home window cleaning services here. We carry out care home and retirement village window cleaning services in all types of environments and we understand how vital it is that we provide your residents with an exceptional experience.
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