At one time, all that existed were heavy bulky vacuum cleaners. Only recently have manufacturers focused on designing lightweight vacuum cleaners with the development of handheld, cordless and stick vacuums. In addition, you can buy lightweight version of the standard upright and cylinder vacuums. Also of course, you can now buy robot vacuum cleaner where all you have to do is flick a switch and let the vacuum get on with the cleaning.
As you get older, cleaning can become more difficult. You may sometimes lack the energy for some cleaning tasks. Tasks like wiping and dusting are not so bad. However, vacuuming and washing floors require more stamina.
If you are elderly, you may be more prone to diseases such as asthma. If you suffer from disabilities or mobility this may make cleaning more difficult.