Responsibilities of Residents in the Home

It is normal to post a chart every week showing the assigned responsibilities of each resident. Usually the assignments rotate.

Sample assignments:

-Clearing the table after meals

-Doing the dishes, pots and pans

-Emptying waste baskets and putting out trash

-Cleaning their rooms, making their beds

-General house cleaning, dusting, etc.

-Walking the dog if a pet is involved

-Bringing in the mail and newspaper

-Minor snow removal

-Minor lawn and flower care; watering

-Setting the table for next meal

-Keeping their bathroom neat

It is suggested that a system of “rewards” be set up for good work.