Grocery shopping can be incredibly tedious for your aging adult, especially if she has health conditions that make it even more difficult. So what can you do to make it easier for her to get the foods that she needs into her home? The solution might be easier than you think.
Do it for Her
One way to make grocery shopping as easy as possible for your senior is to take over the task yourself. This works especially well if you live with your aging adult and you’re the one making most of the meals, anyway. If you’re not in that situation, though, then doing the grocery shopping for your loved one may not be as easy as it sounds.
Break up the List
Another option is to recruit help from friends, family members, and neighbors. Break the list up into smaller chunks allows you to assign specific items to specific people. That way when they go to the store, they may only need to pick up a few items and you can still get the entire list checked off.
Encourage Her to Use the Motorized Carts
If your senior insists on continuing to do her grocery shopping herself, then safety is a huge concern. You don’t realize how much energy and effort it takes to deal with the grocery store until you’re feeling weaker and the same can be true for your aging adult. The motorized carts available at the front of grocery stores can make the task so much easier. This can help her to conserve her energy for the trip.
Enlist the Help of Home Care Services Providers
Whether your elderly family member insists on going to the grocery store herself or is comfortable with someone else going for her, home care services providers can be incredibly helpful. This option works best if they’re already there, providing companionship to your senior, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t stop by on grocery day only. Whatever works best for your aging adult is possible.
Keep your senior’s preferences in mind as you take over this task for her. It can be doubly frustrating to have little control over something as simple as what groceries make it into your home.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Naples FL, call the caring staff at Dial-a-Nurse today. Naples: (239) 307-0033. Ft. Myers: (239) 307-0065.
In 1995 he became Administrator of Dial-a-Nurse nursing agency, the oldest nursing agency in the Southwest Florida succeeding his mother who started the company 37 years ago. He is also President of Nevco, Inc., an educational healthcare training company begun in 1988.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce on various Missions to improve the quality of life around the world by development of supportive healthcare programs. In 2005 he traveled with U.S. officials and addressed the Italian National Government assisting in the creation of Nurse Education mandates for that Country. In 2006 he was invited and spoke with the National Institutes of Continuing Education in Eastern Europe on healthcare education and developmental mandates, and most recently represented the United States at the European Union in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2011. In 2014 he traveled with the U.S. Department of State to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in an effort to improve caregiver knowledge and training.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with a number of non-profits in contributing and creating curriculum to improve the quality of life in third-world countries since 2001, and notably created a successful program in Odessa, India that has been modeled in other areas of the world. In his backyard, he has worked with local Goodwill Industries to provide curriculum and training to underserved individuals who have obtained employment as a result of educational training. He was the Congressional appointment to the Governor's purple ribbon task force in 2013, and has worked to educate caregivers in all aspects of Alzheimer's training.
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