Grocery shopping can be a physically demanding task, which is one of the reasons why seniors may avoid doing it. Seniors may also do things like ration food or skip meals to avoid having to shop if they are having a tough time with physical shopping or managing their money. Because a large percentage of seniors are battling malnutrition making grocery shopping easier for seniors is an important part of making sure they are eating enough and eating healthy foods. Companion care at home services is the best solution to the problem of grocery shopping for seniors.
These four things can make the process of keeping healthy nutritious food in the house easier for seniors:
Companion Care at Home Services
When seniors have companion care at home a care provider can take them to the store and help them shop. Seniors get control over their purchases and the independence they want while still having help. Some of the physically difficult parts of shopping like pushing a cart around a large store, reaching for products then reaching to put them in a cart or put them on the checkout belt, and carrying the heavy bags to the car can be done by a care provider so that seniors aren’t doing things that are too difficult for them to do safely.
Grocery delivery is a game-changer for seniors. Using an app or a laptop or tablet seniors can shop all their favorite stores and get all their favorite products. They use the app or website to check out and pay with a credit card. Then the groceries are delivered to them within two hours. Often the people delivering the groceries will bring the bags inside for seniors if they are asked to do that so all seniors need to do is put the groceries away. And seniors with companion care at home aides don’t even need to do that because a caregiver will do it.
Senior Grocery Hours
Another thing that can make shopping easier for seniors is seniors-only shopping hours. Many grocery stores now have an hour or two early in the morning that are for seniors only to shop. The store is less crowded so seniors don’t have to worry about being pushed or shoved as they’re shopping. Seniors who use a wheelchair or motorized cart have plenty of space to do their shopping. And the staff is available to help seniors who need extra help, including helping seniors get their groceries to their cars. Check to see if your senior parent’s local groceries have seniors-only or senior-friendly shopping hours. Most large supermarket chains do these days.
Another way to lighten the load of grocery shopping for seniors is to have main meals delivered a few times each week. That way seniors only need to shop for basics like snacks and household items because their main meals come to them already cooked and ready to eat. You can arrange deliveries from a meal delivery service in your senior parent’s city or town even if you don’t live in the area.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Companion Care at Home Services in Annapolis MD please contact the caring staff at Vital Sign Home Care today. (410) 814-0258
A Trusted Skilled Medical and Non-Medical senior home care provider in Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Guilford, Towson, Brooklandville, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Columbia MD, and surrounding areas.
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